Pico do Arieiro, Funchal

4.8
#1 of 188 in Nature in Portugal
Depending on the weather conditions, from Pico do Arieiro you can either see endless chasms cutting through red and green colored hills or a soft carpet of white clouds rolling beneath your feet. With a height of 1,818 m (5,965 ft), the peak is the highest spot on Madeira. Even though it requires hiking and climbing long trails, 1,000 people on average visit the site every day. Dress comfortably, take water with you, and let the well-built stone pathway lead you through forests and tunnels to the top. Before you head to Funchal, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Funchal trip itinerary builder , to make sure you see all that Funchal has to offer, including Pico do Arieiro.
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  • Beautiful and with access by car. The trails are in relative good condition and the scenery is one of the most beautiful of Madeira. I loved it and it's an experience to repeat!
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  • Wonderful hike: Breathtaking landscapes, vertigo crevasses and a sea of clouds that surrounds you. to do! At least get to the first rooftop terrace (easy and safe)
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  • Amazing view. It's better to come before 8 am to have the possibility to enjoy the view alone!
  • A perfect place to watch sunset 🥰
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