Pico do Arieiro, Funchal

4.8
#1 of 190 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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  • This hike is exceptional and a must do. It’s worth a special trip to Madeira for this hike alone. I’ve hiked in Switzerland, Peru, Patagonia and Oregon and I think this is a special, scenic and...  more »
  • It was a long and hard hike, but worth it at the end! Be ready to face the soreness for a few days after though  more »
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  • Stunning. One rep said the West of the Island was her favourite. We did the West, then the east. No comparison. If you had 1 day, I direction? Go East.
  • Absolutely a must see, one of the most amazing places I've ever been to. Make sure to go on a good weather day, otherwise you might not see much due to the clouds.
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