Mat Hayward

The easy route up Pico Ruivo

09 November 2023  •  Madeira  •  6km  •  473m ascent


We took a last minute trip to Madeira for some final sun before the misery of the British winter hit and the weather did not disappoint.

We’d done our research on places to visit and so drove our way to the top of Pico do Areeiro one evening to watch the sunset with a few hundred other tourists!

They next day, we decided to take the less busy PR1.2 route from Achada do Teixeira to the summit of Pico Ruivo for an incredible sunset view and only a handful of other people around.

Sunset on Pico Ruivo
A white dead tree with orange tinged mountains in the background
Kerry and Sarah the Pr1.2 route to Pico Ruivo
Sunset on Pico Ruivo
The observatory at the top of Pico do Arieiro, taken from Pico Ruivo at sunset
Kerry looking out at the sunset from the top of Pico Ruivo
Casa de Abrigo do Pico Ruivo after sunset