Hiking in Madeira: Pico Grande

Activity provider: Madeira Mountain Tours

Hiking in Madeira: Pico Grande

Activity provider: Madeira Mountain Tours

From US$ 39.34 per person

Starting at Boca da Corrida, hike up to Pico Grande's central mountain chain to take in panoramic views of the region and its endemic flora and fauna. Cover almost 10km with your certified mountain guide.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Funchal, Machico, Caniço, or Ribeira Brava.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Admire the region's volcanic rock formations
  • Take in panoramic views of the Curral das Freiras
  • Cover almost 10km with your professional mountain guide
Full description
Hike up through Pico Grande’s central mountain chain and enjoy breathtaking views of the island’s dramatic volcanic landscapes. Start your hike at Boca da Corrida and set out with your professional, certified mountain guide to cover 9.5km and 600m of vertical gain. At 1654m, Pico Grande is not the highest mountain of Madeira, but it stands at the center of the islands on a ridge that links Madeira’s central mountain range and the high plateau of Paúl da Serra. Pico Grande remains one of the best lookout mountains, offering panoramic views of the Valley of Serra de Agua, Curral das Freiras, and Ribeira Brava Basin. You’ll also get to experience some of Madeira’s high-altitude endemic flora and fauna. At the end of your hike, you'll return to Boca da Corrida for your return trip.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Daypack
Customer reviews

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based on 5 reviews

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Great hike with fantastic scenery and less travelled than other paths!

April 19, 2022

Super nice guide, great tour and awesome view at the top

April 19, 2022

Great guide, great route. I can only recommend

March 22, 2022

Product ID: 319823