Looking for a bus to Pico Do Arieiro?
Sorry, no buses.

But we have the easiest and most reliable transfer service to get there and enjoy the stunning hike to Pico Ruivo and Teixeira!

Book with us and discover the N° 1 Hike of Madeira Island in your own rhythm!

(Funchal & Caniço)

After many requests from our customers,
we open up transfers to 25 Fontes &
Caldeirão Verde levada walks.

With our usual excellent service,
amazing drivers and good price!

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What our customers say about us …

  • We had an awesome day, everything worked flawlessly and was amazing! Our driver was Kevin, he was very funny and informative. Amazing experience! Highly recommend!

    Jodok Hämmerle Avatar Jodok Hämmerle
    August 11, 2023

    Great service! We had brilliant communication from Elisabeth before the hike, then the pick up was super slick with great information about the hike from Diogo - and he even arranged fantastic weather! We did the sunrise hike, which was amazing, but I expect all their services are equally as good. We would definitely recommend using these guys!

    John Munro Avatar John Munro
    August 10, 2023

    We used Pico Transfers today, and the whole service was excellent. Diogo was full of useful information and was great to chat to as we travelled towards the mountains. The minibus arrived exactly at the time stated at collection both times. Couldn't ask for a better service. So very happy, and would recommend to anyone!

    Matt Preece Avatar Matt Preece
    August 5, 2023
  • Great service from you guys . Highly recommend this company such a lovely man ulisses the driver . On time and very pleasant drive to our destination 😊 one happy customer. Thanks x

    Eve eve Avatar Eve eve
    July 29, 2023

    I have to admit the level of their service is very very impressive! Punctual, great communication, they shared with us the maps and explained everything very very well. What can I say–you guys raised the bar very high for other businesses! Keep up the good work!!

    Magda Żochowska Avatar Magda Żochowska
    July 12, 2023

    Booked for the sunrise hike. Received the whatsapp with the schedule and info 24 hours before as expected, and everything ran like clockwork on the day. You are given plenty of time to complete the hike, whole experience was stress-free and the hike was amazing too.

    Zoe Ling Avatar Zoe Ling
    July 12, 2023
  • Diogo was a superb transporter, he was warm and welcoming and very helpful with lots of information and giving us a little extra detour. He deserves a raise for how safely he drove those dangerous roads!

    Tashfin Awal Avatar Tashfin Awal
    July 12, 2023

    Great journey with Pico Transfers. From the very start with the easy booking, followed by the quick and responsive confirmation and communication with Elisabeth, to the super driver Ulisses that made our transfer comfortable and educational with a lot of nice local ideas and suggestions on where to go in Madeira. Great job!

    Peter Pozar Avatar Peter Pozar
    April 22, 2023

    Used this company today for the hike, was so great to be picked up and dropped off at the front door of our accommodation. The guy was very informative and gives you plenty of time to get the hike done. He is also great for recommendations and is extremely friendly.

    J Casey Avatar J Casey
    March 3, 2023
  • Great experience with Pico Transfers today, what a fab bunch. Excellent communication about the pick up and collection time snd lots of very detailed information sent about exactly what we needed to bring, to be aware of etc when heading up to hike Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo, Kevin was a great guide during the transfers, with lots of extra comments about the area and recommendations about places to go, restaurants etc. Definitely the way to do this walk, will absolutely use again next time we visit!!

    Brid Daly Avatar Brid Daly
    February 24, 2023

    amazing service!! could not recommend it more and Ulisses was an amazing driver and super helpful and happy to answer any questions! super easy to book and the transfer was so convenient and organised really well.

    Emily Gallin-Haynes Avatar Emily Gallin-Haynes
    February 17, 2023

    Perfect for people without a car but still wanting to go hiking. Communication is excellent, clear, reliable and very friendly and professional. Driver Kevin was super punctual, with safe driving style and friendly conversation and recommendations. I stayed in Porto da Cruz, and it was no problem to be dropped off at a near by busstop. Hike was great with phenomenal weather and views. For regular hikers, you can do this in 3hours (onr way). Highly recommended.

    Julia S. Avatar Julia S.
    February 10, 2023
  • Amazing day trip on a beautiful sunny day, Kevin and Elisabeth have been very helpful . Definitely recommend!

    Paul Tugulescu Avatar Paul Tugulescu
    February 10, 2023

    A really good way to go on this beautiful hike! They are really punctual and provide explicit details, so you don't have to worry about the logistics. You have enough time to do the hike without rushing, but you don't need to wait for too long after that, perfect balance! The driver, Kevin, was talkative, friendly and gave good tips about the hike, as well as the island itself. Much recommended!

    Airidas J. Avatar Airidas J.
    January 3, 2023

    Such a nice service, i can highly recommend the sunrise tour. They also give a very good tips for your tour and if you want you can hike with the people who are doing the tour with you:) further they have nice drivers and you can rely on their times.

    Annelie Dicke Avatar Annelie Dicke
    January 3, 2023
  • Great service, on time, great communication and planning. Loved seeing the sunrise before the trek. Also cool meet some people on the “bus” and see again during the trek. Would use again.

    agnelo vaz Avatar agnelo vaz
    December 28, 2022

    5 out of 5 experience! They sent full instructions a day before via whatsapp, we were well prepared. The pickup was timely and the driver shared lots of insights about the island and the upcoming hike. Definitely worth having the pickup on the other side of the island instead of leaving the car and having to walk all the way back (the hike is quite difficult but views are stunning).

    Elina Kruze Avatar Elina Kruze
    November 16, 2022

    Excellent service. Elizabeth sent lots of information the day before including pick up time and weather forecast. Diego the driver was incredibly friendly and knowledgable. He was also a really safe driver! Highly recommend!

    Alice Avatar Alice
    November 16, 2022
  • Amazing day made all the better by Pico Transfers. The communication post purchase was brilliant and the transfers the day itself even better. It felt like we had a full time tour guide!! Pico went above and beyond to make sure we had a great day. Don’t drive, go Pico!!

    Louis Granger Avatar Louis Granger
    November 6, 2022

    Very impressed with the professional service offered by Pico Transfers. Our driver Diogo was professional, fun, and an excellent driver. I only expected a drive to the hike but he shared lots of information with us along the road so it was like a mini tour at the same time.

    Joanne Page Avatar Joanne Page
    October 20, 2022

    I highly recommend this service for people who enjoy solo hiking rather than doing it with a group and a guide! It's really cool that you provide transport in this concept. The process of organising was very easy and I really appreciate the top quality communication and clarity (detailed info, maps etc). The driver was super friendly and talkative, he obviously loves his job wholeheartedly and is really dedicated. He provided us some extra information and answer questions. If you are looking for transfer to Pico de Arieiro it is definitely great choice!

    Ania Natasza Górecka Avatar Ania Natasza Górecka
    October 20, 2022
  • Pico Transfers is offering a very useful shuttle service for the PR1 walk from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo. The communication and planning was quite remarkable, the driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. The walk itself is not very challenging, however for me it was a great opportunity to relax and meet other people on the route, after a few days of longer walks. I really hope to see more routes proposed by Pico Transfers in the near future, especially on the west side of the island (e.g. Rabaçal, Fanal)

    George Sterpu Avatar George Sterpu
    October 20, 2022

    Clear communication beforehand including additional information about the hike itself, clear time schedule which was perfectly met. Had sufficient time to do the hike including some resting time, but barely had to wait for the return drive. Kevin is not only a social, funny driver but also drives reliably in the mountains without a rush and thus a very safe experience. Would 100% recommend

    Jamie Avatar Jamie
    September 20, 2022

    Brilliant service, very efficient and quick responses via WhatsApp as well as all the information you may need! Diogo was a brilliant tour guide as well as a driver and open to answer any questions you may need about the island as well as the hike! Thanks again

    Jack Teece Avatar Jack Teece
    September 20, 2022
  • Best hike in my life, hands down 😊 Elisabeth and Kevin are very friendly, professional and punctual, making this experience as good as it gets. Would definitely recommend and will be using their service again in the future.

    Judit Vágó Avatar Judit Vágó
    September 20, 2022

    This is the only way to do this hike. Yes you can do the out and back but you had better have the physical and mental stamina to complete the route. One way makes this a lovely but still challenging hike. And Diogo our driver was informative, and really safe driving the steep and bendy roads to and from the hike. I would highly recommend Pico Transfers.

    Peter Lariviere Avatar Peter Lariviere
    September 20, 2022

    Great service that is delivered well. Pick up and return were by comfortable vehicle with friendly driver. The walk was amazing , definitely one to do again. Massive thanks👍

    Michael Gilligan Avatar Michael Gilligan
    September 20, 2022
  • Only transfer we could find without guide during the walk. A-star service. Communication spot on, Elisabeth sends you detailed info before the hike on what to expect on the day. I didn’t have any questions as everything was covered. Kevin was on time and picked me directly up from my hotel. He is very informed on Madeira, and gave me and the other passengers some really good information about this beautiful island. It is well priced, the drive very comfortable; the vehicle nice and clean and Kevin’s good driving. I would highly recommend booking and using their service.

    Richard Gertsen Avatar Richard Gertsen
    August 20, 2022

    From the time they pick you up, all the way until they drop you off, you will be in the safest possible hands Madeira has to offer (like literally, you could text Elisabeth from the mountain and she will reply to you). They will give you all the possible information you could imagine on how to get from start to finish without getting lost or having any trouble. The booking and communication process, their punctuality, attention to detail and professionalism is remarkable. Elisabeth probably won't believe me 😂 but from all the tours I've taken around the world (and there have been a lot of them), I've felt most connected and special by this experience. Couldn't reccomend Pico Transfers more. Obrigado Elisabeth & Kevin.

    Chelson Saldanha Avatar Chelson Saldanha
    July 20, 2022

    A-star service. Communication spot on, Elisabeth sends you detailed info before the hike on what to expect on the day. I didn’t have any questions as everything was covered. Kevin was on time and picked me directly up from my hotel. He is very informed on Madeira, and gave me and the other passengers some really good information about this beautiful island. It is well priced, the drive very comfortable; the vehicle nice and clean and Kevin’s good driving. I would highly recommend booking and using their service.

    David Avatar David
    July 20, 2022

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