Funchal: Sunrise Hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

Activity provider: Do it Madeira

Funchal: Sunrise Hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

Activity provider: Do it Madeira
Likely to sell out Booked 16 times yesterday

From US$ 33.11 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 16 times yesterday

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.

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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
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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

5 /5

based on 62 reviews

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Esperienza stupenda con Filipe, è venuto a prelevarci vicinissimo all'alloggio in cui stavamo (non sotto l'alloggio in quanto zona pedonale) e ci ha portato al punto partenza facendoci anche da piccola guida turistica durante il viaggio in pullman (50 minuti da Funchal volati grazie alla buona compagnia). Abbiamo avuto a disposizione 5 ore (il percorso lo si può fare in 3,30 ore, si ha tutto il tempo per far foto, riposare e mangiare uno snak). Al rientro ci siamo fermati a Santana da Emanuel che ci ha offerto un caffè speciale, persona molto accogliente e simpatica, ci ha fatto visitare la tipica casa di quel posto con foto ricordo. Lo consiglio a tutti quelli che vogliono vivere un'esperienza unica, che hanno una buona preparazione fisica e che non soffrono di vertigini (ci sono alcuni punti a strapiombo comunque sicuri). Aggiungo che anche il servizio informazioni con Logan è stato puntuale e utile nel capire nel dettaglio come si sarebbe svolta la giornata e altre info generali.

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August 5, 2022

Amazing views of the sun rising over the mountains. Totally stunning and the highlight of my holiday. Book well in advance for the sun rise tour because it gets booked up. It’s totally worth it. The light on the mountains is stunning. You’re literally walking above the clouds. Plus it’s cooler to walk in the morning. The walk is self guided (you’re in touch with the company by WhatsApp in case you have a problem) but Filipe, our driver and guide at the start and end, told us everything we needed up know and was informative and entertaining. He took us to see an old Madeira house after the hike. If you only do one tour in Madeira, do this one. It was definitely the highlight of my holiday. Take sturdy shoes if you can and be prepared for a bit of a climb, but the footpath is extremely well maintained throughout. You will feel safe and you can’t get lost. Views I will remember for ever!

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August 5, 2022

I can't recomend this tour enough, it was the highlight of my stay in Madeira. It is especially great if you're a solo traveler, because you can hike at your own pace and at normal pace there is more than enough time to finish the hike in time and take a lot of pictures of the beautiful nature. The guide Filipe was super nice and gave us a lot of cool tips what to visit on the island. If I had more time in this vacation I'd totally do it again!

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August 3, 2022

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