Pico do Arieiro, Funchal

4.8
#1 of 184 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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  • The view here at Pico Arieiro is worth the challenging walk from Pico Ruivo. There is a cafe that serves a few drinks and a facet that you can get fresh water from. The peak feels really safe and you....  more »
  • Hiked from this peak to Ruivo. WONDERFUL EXHAUSTING REWARDING The guide suggested there were 5000 steps involved and this was the killer aspect for this 73 year old. Wonderful hike! Completed, but...  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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