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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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  • Lovely walk, beautiful view, more a walk conducted successfully. Very nice people and explained all the details.
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  • Great day out, from previous TA reviews I had the impression the walk to the highest peak from here was gruelling and only for the very experienced. The trail is infact a Very well laid out path with ...  more »
  • the views are amazing. we arrive by car but probably is a really good trekking day. Watch the island or watch the clouds are equally astonishing  more »