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
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From US$ 33.63 per person

Likely to sell out

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
Full description

Experience the most amazing natural scenery as you walk from mountain to mountain on a hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo. Walk at your own pace with total freedom as you enjoy the fantastic views.

Start with pickup form your accomodation. Before your hike, receive instructions from your 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. 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.

  • 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
  • Hike information: Distance: 10km, elevation gain: 1862 m/1540 m
  • Due to this, being able to watch the sunrise is not guaranteed
  • This experience involves some strenuous physical activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 83 reviews

Review summary

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I initially signed up for the sunrise hike. The hike ended up being full but Logan reached out and offered a 9 am hike instead which ended up working out better for us. Logan had excellent communication leading up to the pick up and Luis was an incredible tour guide on the ride to the mountain. Luis provided great information on the way there and on the way back gave us an amazing tour and even included a surprise stop! Logan and Luis provided us with one of our favorite days of our vacation and I will recommend this to anyone visiting Madeira!

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August 19, 2022

A wonderful tour. Transport to Pico and back worked great. The driver was also an enthusiastic guide and showed and explained a lot along the way (on the way back a detour to Santana). Sunrise - fantastic. hike as well. However, many people on the way on the narrow path. And the ascent from the valley to Pico Ruivo was a heated battle. But the landscape is unique.

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August 9, 2022

The walk is very beautiful! Cool views and quite spicy with the warm sun on your head. We wanted to do the sunrise tour, but after booking at 5:00 it turns out that it is already full. You will hear this via email. Would be better if you can't book the sunrise anymore. Good pick up and drop off service. Also direct contact with the service via whatsapp if you have already finished the walk and where the driver is.

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August 9, 2022

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