Pico Ruivo is the highest point of Madeira island (1862 m). There are different routes to the summit starting at various locations. The route starting from Achada do Teixeira is the shortest one (and also the easiest one). The trail starts from the parking near Achada do Teixeira (32.764911,-16.921043). which is located at the end of the road ER 218. Just follow signposts “Pico Ruivo” until you reach the summit.
When you return back to the starting point, it makes sense to have a look at a basalt rock “Homem em pe” that reminds a group of standing men. It is located in about 100 meters from the starting point of the route (in the direction opposite to the direction of the trail). There are several unmarked paths leading there from the parking, although there are no signposts. These paths start from that part of the parking area which is the closest to Achada do Teixeira house. Take any of them (they are brunching and merging) and try to approach the rock, it’s difficult to get lost there.