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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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  • We hiked from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo. The views were amazing!! A must do if you are in Madeira. We got picked up from hotel in the morning and mini bus up to Pico do Arieiro where we started ou...  more »
  • Got up early to see the sunrise at Pico do Arieiro and then hiked to Pico Ruivo (highest point on Madeira). Great walk...was cool at first but warmed up nicely! Guided by Nico with Up Mountain Madeira...  more »
  • We were very lucky to go visit the Pico on a nice clear day. The drive to the top was beautiful with lovely views the entire way up. There was a nice gift shop and cafe at the top and the walking path...  more »

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