Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra, Madeira

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Pico Ruivo is the highest peak on the Madeira Islands. 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. Just below the summit is a hut offering simple accommodation and drinks.Pico Ruivo is 1861m 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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  • We stopped at the top of the mountain on our way to Rabacal. The highway up the mountain is very steep and windy. We didn’t do the hike but saw the windmills and solar panels. There are no trees only ...  more »
  • The trip is suitable for all people, there are 2 ways. You can go longer or shorter way. The longer way is not for older people, children and so on. It is quite challenging. The views are amazing. Be ...  more »
  • The difficult route to the top for views. Along the way, some tunnels (well is bring the lead). At the top I recommend spend an hour in the Sun:) Feeding the soul and eyes, views the unearthly. Clouds enfold the Valley fill passes, this is a must see live!
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  • Stunning views after a short but steep climb.
  • nice hike and great views!
  • Very very beautiful
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  • Beautiful place.
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  • The ascent from the East is recommended with younger children. The direct ascent of the South side is quite steep, narrow and dornenbewehrt. In clear weather, very nice view, but surprisingly can become hot. Even if the trip is short, it is recommended to have enough water.
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