Round trip transfers to Pico do Arieiro - Pico Ruivo, Fanal Forest, Rabaçal Valley and self-guided hikes
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Looking for a bus to Pico do Arieiro from Funchal? Or perhaps you need a return transfer to Madeira's capital after hiking between Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo? We provide bus transfers to the most important tourist routes and hiking trails in Madeira. Check our bus schedule.
Due to its geographical location Madeira’s high mountains are exposed to sudden and severe weather changes. Hence the hikes are always weather dependent. When you book the transfer to Pico do Arieiro or to other destination in mountains, you cannot book the weather. On rare occasions this could mean having to cancel for reasons of safety. If we have to cancel due to weather or unsafe conditions, you will be fully refunded. We can’t guarantee automatic rebooking for another day, since the following transfers might be already fully booked. You should wear clothes which are suitable for changeable weather conditions. See “Essential backpacking & best hiking gear".
Knowing how to prepare for a hiking and trekking trip can make the difference between a good hike and an unforgettable one. Preparing for a hiking trip ahead of time will help you avoid physical discomfort and overpacking.
We suggest taking time to reflect on your overall fitness level and the trail’s specifications (i.e. elevation, surface) when selecting the trail. To enjoy your hike to the fullest, we strongly advise not pushing your body past its limits. Straining your body to the maximum can lead to dangerous scenarios for both you and your fellow hikers. Physical training for hiking — as a beginner or expert trekker — is an important part of hiking preparation.
❕Pack light, stay flexible: Day backpack (25-40 L)
❕Be water & wind resistant: Waterproof jacket & boots with good ankle support
❕When cooler, insulate the body from cold: Thermal underwear, gloves & hat
❕Don’t get sunburned: Sunglasses, light sun hat & sunscreen of SPF 50
❕Stay hydrated & energetic: 2-3 litres of water & snacks
❕Headlamp, powerbank & optional extras:
❕Trekking poles if you want solid knee & back support
❕Personal medical kit & personal toiletries
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Read the feedback from travelers who have used our transfer services for Madeira's trails.
Everything went great. The pickup from the meeting points was on time and the transfer was very professional in a large bus. We could easily take over the entire route to the top and even had time to rest and have some wine at the end of the trekking route.
Easy, uncomplicated transfer to the hike... Bus driver was clearly very experienced on the windy roads and gave us good hiking directions.
As it said on tin... Coach transfer each end of walk. Just what was required. Good, simple and cost effective service.
Nice driver. The bus is comfortable.
Transfer was smooth and on time.
Trip was perfect.
Pico do Arieiro transfer
Wondering how to get to Pico do Arieiro since there are no public buses that go there? You can drive your own car, go with an organized tour, or make use of our professional Pico do Arieiro transfer service, which is the most convenient option you can choose. Pico do Arieiro is practically located in the heart of the island, and it's accessible from multiple points on the island, taking approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Once there, you will be at an altitude of 1,818 meters. You will then have to cover 7 km to the highest point, Pico Ruivo, which is at 1,862 meters above sea level. If you love mountain hiking, this path offers breathtaking views that are well worth the effort.
Bus to Pico do Arieiro from Funchal
Enjoy a hassle-free transfer to Pico do Arieiro service with an experienced local driver. Pico do Arieiro offers perfect landscapes for breathtaking views of pure nature. The journey begins with amazing photo opportunities right from the start. It's something you simply have to experience in person; words can't describe it. We offer full Pico do Arieiro transfer organization tailored to tourists' needs. We arrive at the peak no earlier than 9:00 a.m. and conclude the trip after 6:00 p.m. You should pace yourself for the climb, as although the distance is not long (7 km), it can be quite exhausting, especially in high temperatures. The green mountains rising above the clouds are more than worth the effort.
Explore Pico Ruivo - Madeira's highest mountain
Marvel at stunning landscapes, lush vegetation, and unique birds that Madeira has to offer. Mountain trails are a special treat for avid trekkers. These unique moments should be captured in photographs that will serve as wonderful souvenirs of this grand adventure. You can even reach a unique section of the Madeira trail called "Stairway to Heaven" for an incredible experience. Meanwhile, we'll take care of the safe transfer to and from Pico do Arieiro (transfer to Pico do Arieiro and return bus from Achada do Teixeira - from the side of Pico Ruivo). Note that you can only reach the peak of Pico Ruivo on foot. However, you can take advantage of a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle transfer from Funchal to Pico do Arieiro, with pickup at Pico Ruivo. The transfer occurs according to a prearranged time and pickup location.
Madeira hiking transfers with Get to Hikes!
If you enjoy hiking and mountain trekking, reserve our transfer service to Pico do Arieiro, Rabacal and Fanal. We offer punctual and safe transportation with a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Our service, available from various stops including Ajuda, Lido I, Lido II, Funchal Center, Caniço I, Caniço II, and Garajau, eliminates the need for parking and backtracking, allowing you more time to enjoy the scenic hikes. Thanks to Pico do Arieiro transfer, you can spend more time admiring Madeira's unique landscape, while we take care of the logistical aspects related to transport. In our offer, you will find roundtrip transfers to the beginnings and ends of the most beautiful trails in Madeira. We offer transfers:
Transfer to Pico do Arieiro
Fast transfer to Pico do Arieiro, one of Madeira's highest peaks, with breathtaking views and challenging trails.
Transfer to Rabaçal
Experience the beauty of Rabaçal Valley, renowned for its Levadas and lush landscapes. Our hassle-free transfers from key locations ensure easy access to these remote trails.
Transfer to Fanal
Step into the ancient laurel forests of Fanal, a magical hiking experience. A paradise for photographers and nature lovers, Fanal's serene landscapes make for a memorable hike.
Maximize your hiking experience with Get to Hikes! Enjoy more than just a transfer. You unlock the full potential of your hiking adventures in Madeira. We handle the logistics, so you can focus on the beauty and thrill of the trails. Embark on your Madeira hiking journey with us! Choose Get to Hikes for seamless, eco-friendly transfers from convenient locations across Madeira, ensuring a memorable exploration of the island's natural wonders.