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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  • This is worth a visit , once you are there thou feel as if you are above the clouds . So picturesque as you walk around. Superb photo opportunities, even a rock you can climb up the steps admire the.....  more »
  • It is a nice trip as not so often you can get to the top of the mountain by car. Usually a little bit cold and cloudy up there but really worth visiting.  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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