|Elevation||1,861 m (6,106 ft) |
|Prominence||1,861 m (6,106 ft) |
|Easiest route||From Achada do Teixeira|
Pico Ruivo is the highest peak on the Madeira Island. 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. Hut just below the summit is permanently closed but there is water tap and toilets available.
Pico Ruivo is 1,861 metres (6,106 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.
- "Europe: Atlantic Islands - Ultra Prominences" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
- Madeira Geography - Madeira Island and Porto Santo Island Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine
Media related to Pico Ruivo at Wikimedia Commons