Funchal: Sunrise Hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

4.9 / 5

73 reviews

Activity provider: Do it Madeira

Funchal: Sunrise Hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

Activity provider: Do it Madeira
Likely to sell out

From US$ 33.54 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore the highest mountains on Madeira on a self-guided sunrise hike. Enjoy a convenient transfer from your Funchal hotel to the start of the trail and get picked up and driven back at the end.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Surround yourself with natural beauty as you hike from mountain to mountain
  • Secure a reliable and convenient door-to-door transfer to ensure a fun hike
  • Enjoy a morning trek along the most popular natural trail on Madeira Island
  • Hike up to Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo, the tallest mountains on the island
  • Admire the local scenery and the small communities you pass from the car
Full description

Enjoy an affordable and flexible transfer to Pico do Arieiro to enjoy a sunrise hike all the way to Pico Ruivo. Trek up to the highest and second-highest mountains on Madeira at your own pace and enjoy pickup and drop-off at your accommodation.

Instructions will be given by the host, regarding schedules and where you will pass by. The day before the hike, you will receive the exact pickup time and a weather forecast, in order for you to be as prepared as you can be!

Get picked up at your accommodation in Funchal and dropped off at the entrance to Pico do Arieiro to begin your self-guided hike. Experience the most amazing natural scenery as you walk from mountain to mountain on the #1 hiking trail on Madeira Island.

Once you're finished exploring, the end of the hike and pick-up location is at Achada do Teixeira, in the parking lot area.

On the way back to your accommodation, pass through the city of Santana for close-up views of the traditional triangular homes and you will have a tasting and the end of the hike, produced by locals.

Hike information: Distance: 10km Availability: Sunrise Hike (05.00 - 13.30) or Morning Hike (09.30 - 17.30) Elevation Gain: 1862 m / 1540 m

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver
  • Personal guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Weather conditions are very unpredictable in this part of the island. Therefore, your reservation could be canceled or postponed in the event of bad weather
  • Due to this, being able to watch the sunrise is not guaranteed
  • This experience involves some strenuous physical activity. Please make sure you're capable of this
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 73 reviews

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A wonderful tour. Transport to Pico and back worked great. The driver was also an enthusiastic guide and showed and explained a lot along the way (on the way back a detour to Santana). Sunrise - fantastic. hike as well. However, many people on the way on the narrow path. And the ascent from the valley to Pico Ruivo was a heated battle. But the landscape is unique.

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August 9, 2022

The walk is very beautiful! Cool views and quite spicy with the warm sun on your head. We wanted to do the sunrise tour, but after booking at 5:00 it turns out that it is already full. You will hear this via email. Would be better if you can't book the sunrise anymore. Good pick up and drop off service. Also direct contact with the service via whatsapp if you have already finished the walk and where the driver is.

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August 9, 2022

What an experience! Logan and Felipe were both amazing and made sure we had all the info we needed for the hike! Felipe is a very careful driver who knows a lot about the island and he made sure he shared his knowledge with us along the route. The pick up was on time, he even arrived 10 minutes earlier, which gave us plenty of time to arrive to the top on time and had a little briefing before the sunrise and the hike. Honestly, cannot express enough my gratitude for this trip and experience. Highly recommended!

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August 7, 2022

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