Pico do Arieiro

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Pico do Arieiro
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Ellen V
Asheville, NC2 contributions
Dec 2021
Hiking above the clouds is simply too magical to describe - go and do it yourself! The trail has lots of steps up and down and you definitely need a flashlight/headlamp for the tunnels, but that's what makes it so much fun!
Written January 4, 2022
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Gwespyr
Rhyl, UK1,409 contributions
Nov 2021
As most have written in their reviews, the views are great but try to pick a good day. Unfortunately, a good day in Funchal may not be a good day on Pico do Arieiro.
Also, try to avoid the busy times especially if the cruise ships are in as it can get crowded at the summit.
as this is the third highest peak on the island, hikes start from here to go to the highest two, however, good walking shoes or boots are required. Also, it might be wise to go on a guided tour if you want to do that as the guides are knowledgeable and can tell you about the surrounding area as well as the flora and fauna.
There is a cafe at the summit where you can buy refreshments and souvenirs.
Written December 2, 2021
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Peter R
Dartford, UK941 contributions
Sep 2021
This was the first stop on our off road 4WD trip. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind to us and the clouds were very low and it was drizzling, so we saw very little of what we were told were magnificent views.
Written November 30, 2021
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JohnP72
London, UK460 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
I hiked the Pico Do Arieriro to Pico Ruivo route through an organised tour but unfortunately it was a cloudy day which obscured most of the views. When we did break through the clouds the views were spectacular including the valley of the nuns. The hike lasted for about 4.5 hours but that included an hour for lunch and although steep in some parts it’s easily done if you’re fit. The route is pretty easy to follow even though you go through several tunnels so it can be done without a tour guide. It did get very cold in some parts especially when out of the sun so a jacket is necessary as you reach the highest peak on the island at 1800M so wear layers depending on the conditions on the day.
Written November 23, 2021
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paulius164
Kaunas, Lithuania63 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Just do it! Its not that hard as many are writing here. We did it with simple sports shoes in the horrible weather. There was fog, wind and rain. It took us 5 hours to go there and back in a quite slow tempo. I wish we could see all the beauty... But okey.
Written November 18, 2021
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Inwanderment
Burntwood, UK1,681 contributions
Nov 2021
We spent two mornings here watching the sun rise and the views are beautiful.
That said its very busy as all the tours come here from Funchal and so you don't get a quiet experience like you do at Bica Da Cana.

Even at 5am there are a lot of people around.

Its super easy to walk to all of the view points from the car park and no more than a ten minute walk on flat ground. Lots of spots so although its busy you can find yourself a quiet spot if you want one.

They also have lots of other view points around the back of the big globe which has even more stunning views over the mountain ranges!

Lots of walks also start here and there is a cafe and toilets but they do not open until 9am as an FYI.

The food at the cafe was very average and the toilet costs 50 cents but are very clean.

Overall would definitely recommend for sunrise as being above the clouds in the morning is an experience you will not forget!
Written November 17, 2021
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GlobeTrotting538931
Toronto, Canada17 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
A clean and nice place to have a coffee and take some pictures.
Visit if it is on your way to another place.
Written November 14, 2021
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cabeden15
Devizes, UK66 contributions
Oct 2021
Great opportunity to see the museum here and look at the views and walking opportunities
Shame you now need to pay to use the toilets!!!
Written October 24, 2021
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Sim0n2013
Oxford, UK36 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Weather changes rapidly up here, but if you see it when it’s clear of cloud, this is a first-rate viewpoint and the departure point for some truly outstanding hiking.
Written October 11, 2021
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burygirlkeeper
Bury, UK392 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Wonderful views once the fog cleared! Not a chance I was doing the hike to the tallest Pico though, but it's a well marked out trail if you're a keen hiker and the weather is good. It was very wet and very poor visibility for us. Bring cash for toilets and snack bar.
Written October 4, 2021
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