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Pico Ruivo, Curral das Freiras

#6 of 17 in Nature in Madeira
Mountain · Nature / Park
Pico Ruivo is the highest peak on Madeira Island. It can be reached only by foot, usually either from Pico do Arieiro (3rd highest) after a strenuous hike, or from Achada do Teixeira via a shorter, easier trail. There is an additional trail leading west to Encumeada. The hut just below the summit is now open, and there are water tap and toilets available.

Pico Ruivo is 1,861 metres (6,106 ft) high and provides panoramic views of the island from coast to coast, but unpredictable weather conditions can make it quite dangerous.

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  • Great views! One thing to note is that there are quite some steps up but it is really worth it. You can see second highest peak in Pico do Aeerio from there and if you're luck you will be above...  more »
  • I recommend booking a guided tour/or just a pick up so you dont have to come back the same way. With pick up/guided tour you go from pico ariero through pico ruivo to Achamada de Teixera - here the....  more »
  • Pretty nice
  • This isn’t pico Ruivo on street view. The radar tower you see is on pico do areeiro

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