Achada do teixeira

achada do teixeira

How to get to Achada do Teixeira?

Achada do Teixeira is a mountain and a settlement of the freguesia (parish) of Santana, of the municipality of Santana, Ilha da Madeira. It has a natural attraction in basalt stone which is called the standing man (homem em pé in Portuguese). From here the main access to Pico Ruivo departs via the trail PR1.2 Vereda do Pico Ruivo.

How long does it take to hike the Teixeira hike?

Enjoying an impressive 360-degree panorama, the whole island lies at your feet. This hike starts at “Achadas do Teixeira” and it goes for approximately 6km. This is not an easy path, but it is not as demanding as if you would start at Pico do Areeiro.

How do I get to Pico de Teixeira?

The trail starts from the parking near Achada do Teixeira (32.764911,-16.921043). which is located at the end of the road ER 218. Just follow the signposts Pico Ruivo until you reach the summit.

How long does it take to hike from Achada da Texeira to Encumeada?

I did it once, very slowly (after a night on Pico Ruivo in the very small shelter you find between Achada da Texeira and Pico Ruivo (just 2 stone benches in an open small hut). (signposted), or to Encumeada but that took me 8 hours.

Where is the Achada do Teixeira parking?

The Achada do Teixeira parking is located high up in the mountains on the north central part of the island.

What time does the Sunrise transfer start at Achada do Teixeira?

And also a “Sunrise Transfer” the next day with which we will pick you up around 12:30 pm at Achada do Teixeira after you have seen the sunrise at Pico Ruivo, pack up and walk down.

How long is the hike from Pico do Teixeira to Areeiro?

This hike starts at “Achadas do Teixeira” and it goes for approximately 6km. This is not an easy path, but it is not as demanding as if you would start at Pico do Areeiro.

How to get to Achada do Teixeira?

The Achada do Teixeira route is located on the north/central part of the island of Madeira. You need to drive up and around the center of the island with no direct route from Funchal. This means it takes a little longer than the other side of the valley such as Pico do Arieiro, which can be accessed directly from Funchal.

How do I get to the peak of Pico do Arieiro?

To access the peak you must arrive walking. The absolute best way is from Pico do Arieiro (the 3rd highest mountain on the island with 1810 meters of altitude). It is popular for being the path in Madeira with the most breathtaking views because of the weather diversity along the hike.

How to hike Pico Ruivo in Portugal?

While there are many different routes to the Pico Ruivo summit, the easiest and quickest is the Achada do Teixeira to Pico Ruivo hike, which is just a 6-kilometer round-trip. The route isn’t too steep with just 260-meters of incline for the whole hike and the path is well maintained making it easy to hike in the dark before sunrise or after sunset.

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