Day trip

Funchal/Caniço: Pico Do Arieiro & Pico Ruivo Hike Transfers

Activity provider: Pico Transfers

Funchal/Caniço: Pico Do Arieiro & Pico Ruivo Hike Transfers

Activity provider: Pico Transfers
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From US$ 33.23 per person

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Take an easy morning transfer from Funchal or Caniço to Pico do Arieiro. Admire breathtaking views as you hike to Pico Ruivo at your own pace before meeting your driver for a return transfer.

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Duration 7 hours
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Pickup included
You will be notified of your exact pickup time 1 day before your transfer in the evening, via WhatsApp or email.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Feast your eyes on breathtaking views of Madeira along the Pico Do Arieiro trail
  • Benefit from a hassle-free transfer service with a knowledgeable local driver
  • Set your own pace, with plenty of time for slower hikers to explore as well
  • Climb the stairway to heaven and see green cliffs rising through the clouds
  • Hike to Pico Ruivo, the tallest peak on Madeira Island, only accessible by foot
Full description

Benefit from a morning transfer service from Funchal or Caniço to embark on your self-guided hike of Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo.

After pickup from your accommodation, drive to Pico Do Arieiro in the late morning where the hike starts. Your driver will provide a briefing with all the information needed about the route and the timings. You can walk on your own or join other people in the group.

Walk from Pico Do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo, the highest mountain on Madeira Island with 1862 meters of altitude. You will have 4 and a half hours to complete the hike, which is plenty of time even for slow hikers.

Admire breathtaking views along the trail and feel as if you are walking above the clouds. On the challenging path, you will find a few tunnel walks and the famous stairs to heaven.

Finally, arrive at Achada Do Teixeira, the ending point of the hike. Your driver will be waiting there to bring you back to your accommodation.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Funchal and Caniço only)
  • Driver
  • Tour guide on the trail
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • People with recent surgeries

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Flashlight

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour is subject to cancellation in the event of unsafe weather conditions, in which case you will receive a full refund
  • This is a medium-hard trail with a total distance of 11 km
  • The maximum elevation is 1862 m and minimum elevation is 1542 m
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

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The communication with Elisabeth was outstanding, she provided all of the relevant information and replied extremely quickly to any query. Luis, the driver for the day was, to put in simply, BRILLIANT. His enthusiasm and knowledge was conveyed through his fantastic sense of humour. The walk itself was simply the most beautiful, stunning, picturesque I have ever experienced and I have trekked all over the world. I highly recommend both the company and the walk unreservedly. Definitely worth their 5 star rating. In fact, I'm surely tempted to do the walk again next week with the same company as it was that good Give it a go, believe me, you won't regret it.

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November 4, 2022

The transfer is very well organized and also very practical if you don't have a rental car and don't want to go there and back for the hike. The details of the hike were explained to us in great detail, although 4.5 hours for the hike seems very long at first, but we would have liked to have had an hour more...

October 8, 2022

Pick up on time and an enthusiastic driver. Received good instructions and enough time to do the hike. If you have a good pace you will finish a little earlier but then you can rest for a while with a beautiful view. A guide for the hike is not necessary because the route is very clear. Great hike so definitely do it!

October 6, 2022

Product ID: 412877