Day trip

From Funchal: Madeira Peaks Mountain Walk

Activity provider: Lido Tours
Day trip

From Funchal: Madeira Peaks Mountain Walk

Activity provider: Lido Tours
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From US$ 42 per person

Likely to sell out

Travel from Funchal aboard a van to the start of the Madeira peaks hiking trail on this day trip. Marvel at fragile flowers, stroll thorugh a heather forest, and reach the island's the highest point.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up is from selected hotels in Funchal. Extra fees apply for hotels outside Funchal.
Private group available


  • Go to Pico Ruivo to experience the highest point on Madeira
  • See an abundance of unique plants and fragile flowers
  • Admire wonderful landscapes of formidable rock formations
Full description

Hike through the three highest peaks in Madeira on this day trip from Funchal. Connect with nature on a guided hike to Pico Ruivo. Enjoy transfersf rom Funchal aboard an airconditioned van to the trail starting point. 

Hop aboard a comfortable van and relax on the drive into the countryside. Begin your hike and pass by rock formations that look like giant sculptures stretching towards heaven. 

Get breathtaking views on almost every step of your journey. Discover a profusion of unique plants and fragile flowers in their natural habitat, and be dazzled by the myriad colors in the springtime.

Walk through Madeira's oldest heather forest near Pico Ruivo, and see ancient trees that were alive when Zarco landed on Madeira for the first time. Admire the peak of Pico Ruivo, famous as the highest point on the island and known for its views from coast to coast.

  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • People with altitude sickness

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please bring your own food as you will not be able to purchase any on the levada trail.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 230 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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A fantastic walk through the amazing mountains giving magnificant views of the island. The paths were all well made and safe and the pace of the walk was suitable for people of all ages with a relatively good level of fitness. Charlotte our guide was excellent, taking care to make sure everyone was ok. Pointing out interesting features and very much in control, which gave me great confidence. Overall an amazing day.

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March 4, 2023

The tour is about 10km, which should be very strenuous. Unfortunately, it wasn't shown that way in the was still spontaneously rescheduled for us, so that we could only take the easier ascent. Thank you very much for that. Nevertheless, it was not easy for us beginners, so we needed our time for it. Guite and driver, very nice, that's why 5 stars from us.

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December 29, 2022

A fantastic hike up to the top of the mountains. Sarah was a great guide, who took the time to talk to everyone in the group, and also teach some trivia about the place, animals and nature! Can highly recommend this tour, but be aware that it is a reasonably demanding one. If you have illnesses/disability, tell Sarah before the start - you will be given an opportunity for this!

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December 1, 2022

Product ID: 70143