"Pico do Arieiro - Enjoying the overwhelming views." Top 5 Page for this destination Madeira Island Sports & Outdoors Tip by Jerelis
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Because of the good weather we had some spectacular views of the island. We could see all the way to Porto Santo which lies 45 nautical kilometers to the north. After enjoying the overwhelming views we decided to go for a hike towards Pico Ruivio. It must be noted that all major peaks are accessible from Pico do Arieiro.
The path we took was excellently constructed. It's a wonderful hiking path with its ups and downs, from the beginning to the end. We learned that on a daily average only 1000 tourists do hike on it. It was quite a strenous walk, but we were justly rewarded with suburb views to all corners of the island. We passed the shoulder of Pico Moledo and this afforded an excellent view down the Ribeira Seca and the Penha de Aguia.
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.
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