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Pico do Arieiro, Funchal

#1 of 183 in Nature in Portugal
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
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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  • Just when you think you’ve seen it all, then Madeira surprises you. Come above the clouds, and look at the whole island and the ocean around you from a different perspective ... Come to Madeira and...  more »
  • This is a place with wonderful and beautiful view showing of the greatness of the nature of Madeira, but only on a sunny day as otherwise the view is not as great and deserving.  more »
  • 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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