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E 202, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great trip during our holiday, the weather was good so made the day well worth a visit, wear robust footwear for most tours

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a small group tour stopping here. The vistas are SPECTACULAR, especially, if the clouds move in to cover nearby peaks. You are standing above the clouds. Ruggedly gorgeous. No bells or whistles here but mother nature at her best. The ride up is...More

Thank Edwers
Reviewed 6 days ago

Traveling around Madeira, we visited Pico do Arieiro we had taken a wrong turn as we were looking for Monte. The views are breathtaking - glad we took the wrong turning, this place is really worth a visit. There is also a cafe and souvenir...More

1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reviews about the PR1 trail from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo (and back, ~10 km) differ wildy: some advise you to go by bus/taxi, others by rental car; some say it is very doable without much training, others say it is only for the...More

2  Thank MerijnKerstens
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Included as part of the East Island Tour with Happy Tours. It's the 3rd highest one in Madeira and the climb up the winding roads goes on and on until you rise above the clouds. Amazing views on a clear day from 1800 feet up!

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired a car and drove up the winding hillsides to 1818 metres above sea level. Some might find the drive daunting but if you are composed and steady, it’s not too taxing. It was weird to reach 1500m and see very little through the...More

1  Thank GazzaTrips
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove to Curral das Freiras today and loved the road and scenery. So many blogs and comments warned us about the scary roads, but it wasnt a problem at all! We highly recommend driving. After a coffee in town, a local advised us to...More

1  Thank LorraineG1436
Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is the most beautiful place I described it to our guide as just out of this world I could not get find words to decribe it. we were blessed with perfect weather and visability. Every where you looked was simply breath-taking. It really...More

1  Thank 812foxy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing views from the top on a clear day. Check the webcam on the net Madeira website before you go to make sure it is worth making the trip. We had a rental car and the drive was not as daunting as I had feared,...More

1  Thank Heather S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pico do Arieiro is a stunning place. The views are amazing in every direction and sometimes one can even see the clouds below or disapear in the mist. Great place for hiking but bring good shooes, good shape and a jacket, because it can get...More

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December 30, 2017|
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Response from Debbie C | Reviewed this property |
Yes we rented a car. The roads were in great shape and very easy to navigate. We used Google offline map and other than a few hairpin turns it was a great drive up.
Grant A
May 22, 2017|
Response from Johan J | Reviewed this property |
I'm guessing you asked this question to yourself, Grant, right?
March 23, 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.