With an amazing view, this hike connects two of the highest peaks of Madeira Island: Pico Ruivo (1862m) and Pico do Arieiro (1818m), hiking through the Central Mountain Massif area.
This trail is very uneven therefore physically demanding.
Among the climbs and descents along the trail, there is a steep climb over hundreds of steps carved into the rock as you reach Pico Ruivo, as well as a meticulous descent. This is an excellent trail for nature enthusiasts and for those who seek physical challenges.
Recommendation: bring a hiking stick, appropriate footwear, water (2 litres) and an impermeable jacket.