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Achada do Teixeira

Achada do Teixeira

Achada do Teixeira

Page Type: Route

Location: Madeira, Portugal, Europe

Lat/Lon: 32.77000°N / 16.93°W

Object Title: Achada do Teixeira

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: Walk-Up

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Gangolf Haub

Created/Edited: Mar 1, 2004 / Mar 1, 2004

Object ID: 160204

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Follow the freeway R101 towards it end at Machico and head northwest on the coastal highway R 101 towards Santana. In Santana turn left (filling station, sign: Pico Ruivo) onto a side street that after 14km leads you to Achada do Teixeira.

Route Description

Altitude Gain: 270m
Duration: 1h
Trailhead: Achada do Teixeira (1592m)

This is the easiest of the routes described here. Just follow the almost level trail that leads by three refuges (!!) and finally gets steeper for the ascent of Pico Ruivo's summit. Enjoy the view of virtually all the island of Madeira at your feet.

Essential Gear

Hiking gear is advisable, sneekers will do.


Rock formation below Pico...Trail over the clouds ...Rock walls in front of Pico...The forest of dead treesSummit view of Pico Ruivo:...Summit view towards the north coast