Pico Ruivo, Madeira, Portugal
Posted by: RuiJSDuarte
N 32° 45.525 W 016° 56.560
28S E 318017 N 3626212
Quick Description: The Red Peak, in Santana, Madeira Island, is with its 1862 meters of altitude, the third highest mountain in Portugal (after the Ponta do Pico in the Azores, and Serra da Estrela, mainland Portugal ), and highest in the Madeira Archipelago.
Location: Arquipélago da Madeira, Portugal
Date Posted: 10/27/2011 5:25:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMCYNZ
Pico Ruivo is the highest peak on the Madeira Islands. It can be reached only by foot, usually either from Pico do Arieiro (3rd highest) after a strenuous hike, or from Achada do Teixeira with a shorter, easier trail. There is an additional trail leading west to Encumeada. Just below the summit is a hut offering simple accommodation and drinks.
Pico Ruivo is 1862 meters (6107 ft) high and provides some of the most incredible views of the island from coast to coast, but unpredictable weather conditions can make it quite dangerous.
Altitude in Feet: 6107
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