"Pico do Arieiro - The road towards it." Top 5 Page for this destination Madeira Island Sports & Outdoors Tip by Jerelis

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  Just above the clouds.
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  • Just above the clouds. - Madeira Island
      Just above the clouds.
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  • Relinde taking the picture of the clouds. - Madeira Island
      Relinde taking the picture of the clouds.
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  • View at Pico do Arieiro. - Madeira Island
      View at Pico do Arieiro.
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The Pico do Arieiro is with its altitude of 1818 meters the third highest peak on the island of Madeira. It can be reached easily by car and from here you can walk 10 extremely spectacular kilometers to Madeira's highest mountain, the 1862 meters high Pico Ruivo, that is ... if you're not afraid of heights!

When we left by car towards Pico do Arieiro the weather was heavily clouded in Santo da Serra. With our car we drove through the clouds and later on we saw them below us, which gave a spectacular view! After a 40 minutes drive we reached the Pico do Arieiro car Posado with its car park, bar, restaurant and accomodation. It was about 9 o'clock in the morning and we only met a French couple.

Equipment: Have a look at Madeira Packing List.

Address: Mountain of Pico do Arieiro
Directions: Situated at the middle of the island. It is a 28 km drive from the capital of Madeira, Funchal.
Theme: Hiking

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 29, 2006
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