Hiking Achada Do Teixeira to Pico Ruivo With Kids On Our Madeira Island Holiday

After hiking with the kids from Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo we decided to complete the much easier PR1.2 hike from the car park of Achada Do Teixeira to Pico Ruivo. Rather than take photos we decided to vlog the short hike which you can see below. If you’re visiting Madeira on holiday or having a hiking holiday, this is a short & easy hike which could be made more difficult.

Pico Ruivo

The sunset from Pico Areeiro

Achada Do Teixeira to Pico Ruivo

Achada Do Teixera to Pico Ruivo was an incredibly windy hike in winter from Achada do Teixera to Pico Ruivo. Read about the hike here through walkmeguide.


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PR 1.2 Teixeira to Pico Ruivo

All of Madeira’s hike are categorised into numbers which makes it pretty simple to follow signposts and not get lost! The hikes are very well signposted with cute wooden, engraved signs. You cannot get lost.

This hike, PR1.2, is incredibly easy and especially so in comparison to our 15km hike from Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo! The only problem was the wind, the cloud and the visibility.



The Weather At Achada Do Teixeira

As we arrived in the car park (we self-drove for our month in Madeira), there were other hikers all sat in their cars waiting for the wind and thick cloud coverage to pass. We visited and spent the month of January there and the island has many microclimates. I would pack for every eventuality.

After 10 minutes of waiting patiently, I think we were fairly sure it wasn’t going to pass until we got higher up (and even then it didn’t) so we decided to brave the winds and complete the walk regardless. I wasn’t amazingly popular with my kids, who thought it was a stupid idea to walk in the cold but they did it anyway!

A Map You Can Download

You can download this map of our hike path from GPSies.com


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Vlog of Hiking Achada Do Teixeira With Our Kids

Our vlog of hiking Achada do Teixera.



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