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E 202, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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All reviews amazing views highest peak warm clothes highest point hire car blue sky cloud cover mountain top great walk souvenir shop starting point sunny day sea level worth the effort well worth the trip madeira island east tour
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of the must see places in Madeira. The views are breath taking. So peaceful. Would definitely recommend

Thank pozs
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stunning scenery, peace and quiet away from Funchal. Choose a sunny day even though you may still be caught out by the sneaky clouds. If heading for the heights take a coat as it can get quite chilly. Magnificent views. We travelled with True Spirit...More

Thank LezliC
Reviewed 1 week ago

For me this is one of the most beautiful places in Madeira. It's easily accessible by car and can be the starting point of one of the best walking paths of the island. The views are incredible and may inspire that photographic creative feeling that...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adverse weather meant not able to view when we got there. Check forecast before you go or go to Madeira Cam for realtime visual.

Thank Go10680025049
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular place. All the journey to the top of this mountain is very nice. If you're lucky you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the clouds underneath. Make sure you have warm clothes, if necessary, because it can be cold.The walk between Pico do Areeiro...More

Thank JoseCarlosMartins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok so the tour guide screwed the booking and so I never did the Pico walk. It’s a rocky walk and scramble between two high mountain peaks. Long story. But a lesson - if you book a walk with ANYONE they will be more interested...More

Thank philtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful views with glimpses of the Nuns Refuge valley. The mountain tracks not for faint hearted. The easiest way up is by minibus.

Thank 705allani
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk between Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo is a must do. It can be tough in parts but has a well established path. The views will depend on the weather. On the day we went it was cloudy in Funchal but we drove...More

Thank Jess B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty nice excursion! Windy, cold, cloudy but worth it! Went there alone with a camera and made some pretty interesting pictures due the landscape. Had a lot of fun up there. :)

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has good access via road with a car park very close to the peak and the "golf ball" fantastic views on arrival on a sunny day, or you may be above the clouds, small shop and restaurant on site, ensure you have a hire...More

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Darren C
17 October 2018|
Response from Finn_on_the_go | Reviewed this property |
Getting there: taxi it’s also good because you can have it picking you up at the other end at “Achada de Texeira” Alternatives: bus to Poiso and hike ca 2 h to Pico Areiro before the hike.. If you are fit you can: Hike... More
30 December 2017|
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Response from Hans H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we rent a car. Yes , it’s an easy drive, and yes, the roads are safe, for the most part. There are some very steep parts (not to Pico though) that can be daunting... Hope this helps.
Grant A
22 May 2017|
Response from Johan J | Reviewed this property |
I'm guessing you asked this question to yourself, Grant, right?
23 March 2017|
Response from Johan J | Reviewed this property |
I got it on my GPS (Garmin loaded with free OpenStreetMap navigational map) by just searching for "Pico do Arieiro" as point of interest.
Jessica L
21 March 2017|
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Response from Cnn5 | Reviewed this property |
The roads are very different from Canadian roads however the drive is safe if you take your time and drive sensibly. Quite bendy but not a problem.