Achada do Teixeira

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 32.77000°N / 16.93°W
Additional Information Route Type: Hike
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Difficulty: Walk-Up
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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.



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