Pico Ruivo extreme run

On land


Trail running

About this activity

This is a hard level 20 km trail that will guide you to the highest peak of the island, Pico Ruivo. It's not the easiest way to get there, but it's, for sure, the gorgeous one.
This route begins in Eira do Serrado and the descent is done by a stone trail in zig-zag til the center of Curral das Freiras. From here, we'll follow through some paths til Fajã dos Cardos and Boca das Torrinhas. The course is mainly constituted by trail and basaltic steps til Pico Ruivo where we'll climb 200m for a 360° view, over the island.
The return is done by an alternative and shorter way through some trails dug into the rock and we'll finish this route climbing towards the Pico do Areeiro, the third highest peak of the island.





Nature sports



Highest cliff


  • • Share your love of running with a like-minded guide.
    • This is a trail for those wanting to run with great mountains in sight and conquer the highest peaks of Madeira.
    • Admire the impressive views of the central mountains of Madeira island, at the 3rd highest peak, Pico do Areeiro.

Good to know

  • • We speak English, Spanish and Portuguese during this activity.

What's included

  • • Experience Guide.
    • Insurance (as required by law).
    • A thermal blanket and a whistle.
    • A bottle of water and an two energy bars.
    • Flashlight.
    • Pick-up and drop-off between Câmara de Lobos and Caniço.
    • Other places Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged at the extra fee of €10 (You will be contacted and advised of the pick-up time.)

Travel plan

  • • Eira do Serrado
    • Curral das Freiras
    • Fajã Escura
    • Boca das Torrinhas
    • Pico Ruivo
    • Pico do Areeiro

Trail specifications

  • • Hike type: Running
    • Difficulty: Hard
    • Distance: 20km
    • Highest altitude: 1861m
    • Unevenness: ±1300m

Minimum age




Monday At 08:00
Tuesday At 08:00
Wednesday At 08:00
Thursday At 08:00
Friday At 08:00
Saturday At 08:00
Sunday At 08:00
Adult € 95,00
  • This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after making the reservation, given that there are more than 24 hours until the scheduled departure. After that period cancellation fees may apply.
  • You must be at the agreed location 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Check your digital ticket after the reservation is made for more information.
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€ 95,00 Adult