Pico do Arieiro, Funchal

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#1 of 13 in Nature in Madeira
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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  • Visited as part of East Island tour. The road took us up above the clouds . You need to take a jacket with you, as it is much colder at the high altitude. Beautiful views . A must do !  more »
  • It is better to drive sunny days, as it is about 1800 m at the beautiful views. Forget to take not light jacket / rain jacket. Parking lots are unfortunately scarce
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  • Great walk for the adventurous... But make sure to go on a nice-sunny day! Make sure that the winds are at a breezy scale and coming preferably from the north.  more »
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  • Wonderful experience with the kids. Feeling like walking in the clouds, seeing beautiful green mountains in close and far. Unique and magnificent. Safe walking and stone benches to rest.
  • Must see point of your Madeira's map. Very easy access by car, taxi or bus. Kind of difficult if you ride on bicycle. Outstanding views but depends on the weather. Parking, toilets and gift shop.
  • Scenic road up to an amazing mountain top hike. Make sure you use the handrails
  • Stunning viewpoints, an absolute must do in Madeira! Make sure you check for good weather and blue skies before you jump in your car! Enjoy this breathtaking experience!This hiking trail is one of a kind bridging the two highest peaks of Madeira, Pico Ruivo (1861 m) and Pico do Arieiro (1817 m).
  • Just go. Take windproof jacket, warm sweater, water, walking boots. Arrive in the morning, andd take a walk. 2, 3 or 5 hours, depends on you. One hour you will spend just going around
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