Pico Ruivo is the highest peak on 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 via a shorter, easier trail. There is an additional trail leading west to Encumeada. The hut just below the summit is now open, and there are water tap and toilets available.

Pico Ruivo
Pico Ruivo.jpg
Highest point
Elevation1,861 m (6,106 ft)[1]
Prominence1,861 m (6,106 ft)[1]
Coordinates32°45′31″N 16°56′32″W / 32.75861°N 16.94222°W / 32.75861; -16.94222Coordinates: 32°45′31″N 16°56′32″W / 32.75861°N 16.94222°W / 32.75861; -16.94222[1]
Pico Ruivo is located in Madeira
Pico Ruivo
Pico Ruivo
Location of Pico Ruivo in Madeira
Easiest routeFrom Achada do Teixeira

Pico Ruivo is 1,861 metres (6,106 ft) high [2] and provides panoramic views of the island from coast to coast, but unpredictable weather conditions can make it quite dangerous.

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