Path to Pico Ruivo – Madeira

Pico de Arieiro – Madeira

After a short summer break here we are again! I’ve still a couple of gorgeous photographic spots from my last trip to Madeira I want to share before going back to wandering and photographing Ireland!
This is the the path of the beautiful hike from Pico de Areeiro to Pico Ruivo, at about 6000 ft, they are two of the highest and most impressive peaks of Madeira.

Ideal time to shoot: Every time of the day and night. Sunrises and sunsets offer an amazing atmosphere, rich in colours and details. Broad daylight is rarely my favourite but here clouds can play a great role creating interesting skies and surprising light conditions. Night photography is also a possibility.

Gear: Wide angle lenses to standard zooms. At night a very bright wide angle give you the possibility of capturing the starry sky as the light pollution is very limited. I suggest to travel light as the path is uneven with several slopes.

How to get there: There is easy road access to the summit, with a large car park, a restaurant with souvenir shop. and an Air Defence Radar Station. From there follow the path towards Pico Ruivo.

9 thoughts on “Path to Pico Ruivo – Madeira

    1. Thanks Leya, I’m so glad we’ve chosen it for our vacation, definitely a great find and I’m very much looking forward to going back and exploring more levadas! 🙂

  1. Wonderful picture! Hubby and I are currently preparing for our return to Madeira in a few weeks – with a few upgrades in our hiking and photo equipment 🙂 Your “Time” and “Gear” advice will be very useful to us, thanks a lot~!

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