Pico do Arieiro, Funchal

4.8
#1 of 184 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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  • The weather was superb, the views spectacular. There is a cafe cans shop at the summit. You can take a short walk along the top, be aware you are at nearly 6000ft, you could get breathless.  more »
  • This is the one place you MUST visit if holidaying on the island. The views are amazing. We went on a 4x4 trip on a Sunday and managed to miss all the coach trips which were due to arrive later and...  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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