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E 202, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 29, 2009

Madeira is all about walking - gentle strolls by the Levadas, scarmbling along the coast - there's no place on Earth like it - the abundance of water in such a warm climate makes it a paradise where there's always something to look at and...More

30  Thank TrouserPress2007
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

What a hideous place, ruined by mass tourism. If you are the outdoor type like us you will probably hate this place as much as we did. Bus loads of day trippers who obviously have bowel problems, like many remote area in Madeira, the scenery...More

5  Thank Paul D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was amazing definitely not for faint hearted but worth it. Take good and drinks. There is a cabin near too but only toilets. Several long tunnels best take a torch

Thank Jo C
Reviewed yesterday

Four of us shared a taxi from Funchal to Pico do Arieiro and we arranged for the driver to pick us up at Achada do Teixeira. It's just as well, there are no buses or taxis waiting at the other end. We met 3 people...More

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Did this small group walk with Travel with Us, excellent guide, prompt timings. Pick up at hotel and taken up to Pico Arieiro at 6000 feet walking to Pico Ruivo at 6100 feet, but lots of ascents and descents along the way. The walk was...More

1  Thank arthur7five
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

1  Thank pozs
Reviewed 1 week 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

1  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

1  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

1  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 2 weeks 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.

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Darren C
October 17, 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
December 30, 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
May 22, 2017|
Response from Johan J | Reviewed this property |
I'm guessing you asked this question to yourself, Grant, right?