PICO DO ARIEIRO TO PICO RUIVO HIKE ON MADEIRA
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