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Portugal - 1 Stages - 7Km. - 270Pos/270Neg - Easy - Round trip - Portugal January 2010
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Pico Ruivo

Madeira is a complex island for its intricate relief, with strong contrasts between the south coast, warmer and populated the northern cliffs, green and moist interior dominated by a mountainous Massif Central in the roof peak Ruivo with 1861 meters of altitude and a wide plateau.

Hiking is the main supply of the island. Maderira has 2,500 kilometers of trails and Levada. Levada are an endless network of canals to carry water that run almost all of the island.

In general the routes are well marked. The Levada do not have any guidance since only keep the water channel to the other many trails are marked with the corresponding signals of PR troubles.

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lugar Lugar Número de estapas Días Longitud Longitud Desnivel Positivo Desnivel Desnivel Positivo Desnivel Negativo Desnivel Desnivel Negativo Dificultad Dificultad Tipo de ruta
Tipo ruta
Portugal 1 7 Km. 270 m. 270 m. Fácil Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta

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1. Pico Ruivo


Distance: 7 Km.Up/Downhill 270 m. - Up/Downhill 270 m.Time: 01:45 h.
Pico Ruivo

The highest Madeira peak, Pico Ruivo , is an affordable upgrade to everyone as comfortable paved road becomes the trail on a nice walk of about an hour with little drop of 300 meters.

To get to the point we head for the town of Santana from Funchal , once the Repsol petrol station we follow the sign " Pico Ruivo "indicating left. Past Pico das Pedras will find the barrier that blocks access to the road to Achada do Teixeira open from 7am to 7pm. A few kilometers reach the parking Achada do Teixeira located 1592 meters of altitude above sea level.

We started the climb from the parking Achada do Teixeira to take the indications of PR 1.2. Thirty minutesspués initiation begins the paved road. Let enjoying wonderful views over the Peak Arieiro and our backs to the north coast Sao Lourenco Peninsula.

From the second shelter and we saw the Pico Ruivo , continue climbing to go through a third shelter.

We continue ascending scalar path to reach the trig point Pico Ruivo with magnificent views over the whole island. We are located at 1862 meters above sea level, the highest point of the whole island of Madeira point.

         Stage profile: Pico Ruivo
Stage profile: Pico Ruivo

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