Category Archives: Portugal

Free things to do with kids on Madeira Island

We all know that going on holiday can be expensive enough without adding in the cost of kids’ ‘attractions’ as well,  so we’ve compiled a list of things to do on Madeira which are either free or very cheap. Free things to do on Madeira with kids If you’d like more information on each attraction,…

Hiking Pico Ruivo – Pico Areeiro (Arieiro) with kids

Hiking Pico Ruivo from Areeiro (Arieiro) is by far the most challenging and gruelling hike we have ever completed. Don’t be deceived by the start height from Areerio of 1818m and the end height at Ruivo of 1862m  because around the central peak of Torres, the height drops significantly and you have steps climbing 300m…

VIDEO: Hike – Achada Do Teixera to Pico Ruivo. Madeira

Rather than take photos the kids and I decided to video our hike from Achada do Teixera to Pico Ruivo. PR 1.2 Teixera to Ruivo The hike (PR1.2) is really, really easy and especially so in comparison to our 15km hike from Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo! The only problem was the wind, the cloud…