Pico do Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal
Posted by: manchanegra
N 32° 44.134 W 016° 55.712
28S E 319294 N 3623617
Quick Description: Pico do Arieiro is the 3rd highest peak in Madeira with 1818 mts high (5965 ft).
Location: Arquipélago da Madeira, Portugal
Date Posted: 6/29/2011 2:57:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMBWXW
Pico do Arieiro is the 3rd highest peak in Madeira with 1818 mts high (5965 ft).
The summit is easily accessed by car and an important tourist atraction both for locals and foreigners.
At the top you can find a large park, souvenir shop, café an Inn (Pousada), and a viewpoint where you you can see Ponta de São Lourenço, Curral das Freiras and even the Porto Santo Island (depending on weather) 50kms away.
Another important tourist atraction is the footpath northwards towards Pico Ruivo (The higherst point at 1861 mts), with a daily average of 1000 tourists trekking on it. It´s a 3 hour walk across rocky mountain track with tunnels excavated in the rock so it´s advisable that you take proper precautions as proper clothes and shoes, flash lantern and extra food and water (just in case) because the weather changes very quickly.
During winter the surrounding areas are normally covered with snow.
There is easy road access to the summit, with a large car park and a restaurant and souvenir shop.
Altitude in Feet: 5964
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