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Pico do Areeiro

Pico do Areeiro

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The Pico do Areerio is the third highest peak of Madeira and at the same time the highest place that can be reached by car. From here, the great mountain trail PR 1 starts for Pico Ruivo.

    On the top of the mountain is a large radar station of the Portuguese air strike forces and directly below a large snack bar and a parking lot. If you want to hike from here, you should come as early as possible, because many tourists go for the view to the mountain and thus quickly fill the parking lot.

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    • March 22, 2018

  • J&J S3ID3L

    If you want to have the mountain on your own, you have the unique chance of being high up at sunrise without having to run with a flashlight in the dark, as you can reach the mountain by car.
    In other ways too (except that it's a grand spectacle above the clouds), it's great to be there at sunrise:
    You can hike much more beautifully on the grade (to Pico Ruivo) before all the other hikers have left, you reach Pico Ruivo before possibly hiding in the clouds around noon and you have definitely had the best hours on the mountain!

    You can check the weather here: meteoblue.com/de/wetter Forecast/woche/pico-do-arieiro_portugal_2271550
    It is important to ensure that there is no chance of a thunderstorm and that the wind is below 25km / h, otherwise it will be dangerous.
    The mountain is categorically given too few hours of sun - the site doesn't seem to know what people are saying here in Madeira: "If there are clouds down here, the sun always shines up there."

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    • March 22, 2017

  • Sebastian (Ziggi)

    The Pico do Arieiro summit can easily be reached by car (quite busy during the day) and at the same time marks the starting point of a magnificent high-altitude hike to the neighboring summit Pico Ruivo ... However, this hike has it in itself and should only be started in good weather (on wind and weather often / Passages often in clouds / fog) - Absolute sure-footedness and vertigo necessary! In addition, with a height difference of almost 300m (multiple stairs !!!) A corresponding condition is required! For some of the tunnels, a flashlight is also recommended!

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    • September 15, 2016

  • Klaus-Peter

    Easy to reach by car. Whoever comes late has to park far below. Good starting point for a hike to the highest mountain of Madeira, the Pico Ruivo 1862 m high - well 2 h and many steps steeply abwaerts and back up.

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    • June 2, 2017

  • Levdi

    Fantastic view from up there

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    • January 3, 2017

  • SunnyKay☀️🚴‍♀️🐾

    From here, the eastern and western routes to Pico Ruivo start

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    • February 11, 2017

  • SunnyKay☀️🚴‍♀️🐾

    A really great, but also strenuous hike.

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    • February 11, 2017

  • Dany

    On the Pico Arieiro leads a road, so that can be driven to the trail parking lot just below the summit by car. From here, a high-altitude hike to Madeira's highest peak can be started. Often there is a lot going on here.

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    • August 21, 2018

  • Marco

    Second highest peak of the island with 1818m. It is directly accessible by car and is often used as a starting point for the tour to Pico Ruivo.

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    • May 16, 2016

  • Levdi

    the view is simply breathtaking

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    • January 3, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    Beautiful when the mountain peak stands out above the clouds

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    • December 24, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    Here you should experience a sunrise

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    • February 27, 2018

  • Iris

    Fantastic hike, as we hiked above the clouds in dreamlike sunshine. First of all, it makes sense to inquire if all roads are accessible (some boulders from rock falls). Many stairs but absolutely good feasible.

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    • December 23, 2017

  • Evildeadchen

    With luck you experience a great sunrise

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    • December 24, 2017

  • Fischerhanne

    Fantastic panoramic view, also in the Nonnental. Easy to reach by car. Therefore many visitors, also because of fog formation one should start early in the morning.

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    • February 20, 2018

  • Mosmas

    This short but very scenic excursion takes you from Pico do Areeiro (the third highest mountain in Madeira at an altitude of 1818m) to the Mirador Ninho da Manta. On the way there are breathtaking views into the mountains of Central Madeira.

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    • June 9, 2018

  • Chris Zirbes

    Attention, wrong marking !!!

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    • April 10, 2018

  • Evildeadchen

    Unique landscape on this mountain

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    • June 9, 2018

  • eyekon

    Absolutely fantastic views and start to the king walk on hike on Madeira!

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    • November 21, 2018

  • Pitti

    The view is fantastic when the fog clears, when we were there it was very windy and cold, within 2 minutes the mountains were clearly visible or disappeared in the fog.
    The paths are easy to walk, sometimes quite narrow and a little too close to the abyss.
    I then stopped because of the strong wind, but hope to come back to Madeira and continue.

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    • February 4, 2019

  • Martin

    A highly apocidal hike that requires stamina and good physical condition

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    • March 11, 2019

  • Martin

    A high-alpine mountain tour in a class of its own. Requires good weather and good condition. The track is well secured. Some tunnels facilitate the route.

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    • March 11, 2019

  • Petra

    stunning views of Madeira's highest mountains,
    -if the fog is not there 😉

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    • April 16, 2019

  • Arne

    Spectacular hike. Well-secured paths.
    It is best to start hiking in the early morning, because of the heat and lots of people!

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    • October 5, 2019


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