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Pico Ruivo, Curral das Freiras

4.9
#6 of 18 in Nature in Madeira
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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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  • The mountain was ok, generally, and I can’t compare it to other mountains so don’t really have an opinion. However, I was disappointed that the mountain didn’t speak English or have a menu in English....  more
    The mountain was ok, generally, and I can’t compare it to other mountains so don’t really have an opinion. However, I was disappointed that the mountain didn’t speak English or have a menu in English....  more »
  • This is quite a hike to get to the peak but you are rewarded with stunning views. There is a restaurant with toilets about 3/4s of the way up for a break. The paths are a little tricky in places so... 
    This is quite a hike to get to the peak but you are rewarded with stunning views. There is a restaurant with toilets about 3/4s of the way up for a break. The paths are a little tricky in places so...  more »
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  • A must see while in Madeira
  • Great view but little bit crowded.

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