Pico do Arieiro, Funchal

4.8
#1 of 183 in Nature in Portugal
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
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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  • One of the highest peaks on the island. Pico Areiro is accessible by car, and it is the starting point for a great hike to pico Ruivo. There are restaurants and souvenir shops. The views are of...  more »
  • This was the most difficult levada(trail) I’ve ever had. Levada goes from Pico do Arieiro to Puco Ruivo. And lots of people have 1 way trip, because at the end there is a possibility to take a bus in....  more »
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  • What an amazing view!! Gets busy but hard to have something to complain about that place!
  • Mind-blowing views. I'm speechless. It's simply impossible to describe beauty of this place!

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