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. 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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  • Great views. Easy access, we took Madeira sightseeing "The green experience" mini bus. You must to see this place when visiting Madeira.  more »
  • Have tried before to get up here, but have been thwarted by the weather and cloud cover. I know purists would point out you are driving up, akin to taking the train up Snowdon I suppose. There is plen...  more »
  • There you have to reach, depending on the weather each time is different. Place beautiful, breathtaking view. Just drive up and sit, you can also wander. It would be a sin not to reach for the top, as in most of the places on the island of Madeira. Hotel to lie down cake better choose elsewhere, Madeira you need to explore. And Pico de Arieiro is in the top 10-tce!
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