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Pico Ruivo, Madeira Islands

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Pico Ruivo is the highest peak on the Madeira Island. It can be reached only by foot, usually either from Pico do Arieiro (3rd highest) after a strenuous hike, or from Achada do Teixeira with a shorter, easier trail. There is an additional trail leading west to Encumeada. Hut just below the summit is permanently closed but there is water tap and toilets available.

Pico Ruivo is 1,861 metres (6,106 ft) high and provides some of the most incredible views of the island from coast to coast, but unpredictable weather conditions can make it quite dangerous.
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  • You can reach it from Achada teixeira. This way is used by group trips or older people because it is easy. From Pico do Areiero it is longer but more interesting. If you want to enjoy it start for...  more »
  • As we are currently trying to bag all of the wainwright’s in the Lake District in the uk we took it upon ourselves to tackle the highest peak in Madeira. The path was easy to follow, very manageable.....  more »
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  • Pretty nice
  • This isn’t pico Ruivo on street view. The radar tower you see is on pico do areeiro

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