Pico Ruivo Madeira

Pico Ruivo

Pico Ruivo

May 04, 2020

The Pico Ruivo Viewpoint is located at the highest point of Madeira, to 1862 meters. This is the third highest point in Portugal.

Pico Ruivo, Madeira island

How to get there?

There are three different ways to get there, but always with proper transport, because there is no bus.

  • From Achada do Teixeira to Pico Ruivo -The most popular for sunrise is from Achada do Teixeira, check our tour HERE.
  • Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo 11-km in total distance, this hike will test out your level of endurance, more details on our WEBSITE.
  • Encumeada to Pico Ruivo- This trail is 10km one way from Encumeda to Pico Ruivo


  • Sunrise and sunset are the most popular times to visit Pico Ruivo, but get to the summit a minimum of 30-minutes 
  • The parking lot of Achada do Teixeira is just 2.5-kilometers from the summit of Pico Ruivo 
  • Because Madeira has a temperate climate all year, there is no good or bad time of the year when considering the weather
  • With very little light pollution this far up in the mountains, Pico Ruivo and Pico do Arieiro are great places for astrophotography and for witnessing the full moon.

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