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Pico do Arieiro, Funchal

4.8
#1 of 183 in Nature in Portugal
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
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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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  • Hiking above the clouds is simply too magical to describe - go and do it yourself! The trail has lots of steps up and down and you definitely need a flashlight/headlamp for the tunnels, but that's... 
    Hiking above the clouds is simply too magical to describe - go and do it yourself! The trail has lots of steps up and down and you definitely need a flashlight/headlamp for the tunnels, but that's...  more »
  • As most have written in their reviews, the views are great but try to pick a good day. Unfortunately, a good day in Funchal may not be a good day on Pico do Arieiro. Also, try to avoid the busy times....  more
    As most have written in their reviews, the views are great but try to pick a good day. Unfortunately, a good day in Funchal may not be a good day on Pico do Arieiro. Also, try to avoid the busy times....  more »
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  • What an amazing view!! Gets busy but hard to have something to complain about that place!
  • Mind-blowing views. I'm speechless. It's simply impossible to describe beauty of this place!

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