PICO DO ARIEIRO TO PICO RUIVO HIKE ON MADEIRA

PICO DO ARIEIRO TO PICO RUIVO HIKE ON MADEIRA
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The hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo is the most famous hike on the island of Madeira in Portugal. This tunnel-route leads hikers along narrow pathways, up and down ominous staircases, and through dark tunnel chambers. It is an adrenaline-filled test of endurance with steep inclines, causing some serious quad and calf burning on the trek. If you are up for the challenge, I promise you it will be the highlight of your trip to Madeira.

PICO DO ARIEIRO TO PICO RUIVO HIKE DETAILS Hike Distance: The total distance of the hike is 11km out and back (return trip)

Hike Duration: The hike can be completed in about 3-4 hours depending on how long you relax and enjoy the views from the Pico Ruivo summit at the halfway point of the hike.

Hike Difficulty: This trail is quite difficult due to the almost 1000m of incline throughout the return-trip. I found it relatively safe because of the well-maintained track including the hand-rails an.... Continue Reading at Journey Era



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