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Pico do Arieiro, Funchal
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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. To visit Pico do Arieiro on your trip to Funchal, use our Funchal itinerary builder.
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  • Magnificent view, come early (before 10 / 11: 00 hour in low season...) to avoid the crowds. Starting point for hiking for confirmed Walker
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  • One of my favorite spots on the island of Madeira, if you're lucky and get good time can view a set of mountains around, to see we can be above the clouds, is a breath-taking landscape, great to see the sunset or the Sunrise, take blankets;)
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  • While in Madeira, Pico do Arieiro should visit. Around the amazing mountain scenery and wonderful views of the island. It is possible to walk over the clouds. And what the air. ...
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