Pico do areeiro

pico do areeiro

What is Pico do Arieiro?

Pico do Arieiro is the third highest peak on Madeira with an altitude of 1818 metres. The views all around are stunning with clouds floating over the beautiful mountainous rock formations – it’s just impossible to describe.

Is it safe to hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo?

Doing the one-way hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo with an organized tour is a safe and convenient option, but it isn’t cheap, especially if we travel in big groups.

How long does it take to climb Pico Ruivo?

An excellently built path leads to Pico Ruivo, the highest peak, however do reckon with a two to three hour walk. During this walk, you will pass by Pico das Torres, the second highest of the island with 1851 m of altitude, which has no pedestrian access and is great for climbing.

Is it easy to drive to Pico de adeiro?

Although driving up to Pico De Adeiro isn’t easy at times, it gives you opportunity to stop in a bay to admire the view. Worth going early in the morning as the car park gets full quite quickly. Advice: take at least half tank of petrol as there will be no petrol station in the certain height!

How hard is it to climb Pico Ruivo?

The climb to the top of Pico Ruivo provides for a challenging hike and there are two excellent routes of varying degrees of difficulty. The most popular and more challenging course is from the summit of Pico do Arieiro, which is easily accessible by car and is the third highest peak of Madeira.

How long does it take to hike Pico do Arieiro?

Time it takes: 3.5-4 hours (one way) although it took us more than 4 hours one way. I think 3.5 hour is if you don’t stop at all. Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo are two of the highest peaks in Madeira with Pico Ruivo being the highest.

Where is the start and end point of the Pico Ruivo?

Pico Ruivo continues onto Achadas Teixeira, where the parking lot is. The portion between Pico Ruivo and Achadas Teixeira is actually another hike called PR1.2. As you can see, the starting point of PR1 is at Pico do Arieiro and the end point is at Achadas Teixeira.

How to get to Pico Ruivo in Madeira?

The summit of Pico Ruivo is accessible by foot, and there are two challenging hiking trails which climb through the stunning mountainous scenery of Madeira’s interior. The first shorter route follows the PR1.2 trail, which begins at the car park at Achada do Teixeira, and then climbs eastwards to the summit of Pico Ruivo.

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