Pico do Arieiro

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Pico do Arieiro
View of Pico Do Arieiro from the west
Highest point
Elevation1,818 m (5,965 ft) [1]
Coordinates32°44′08″N 16°55′44″W / 32.73556°N 16.92889°W / 32.73556; -16.92889Coordinates: 32°44′08″N 16°55′44″W / 32.73556°N 16.92889°W / 32.73556; -16.92889
Pico do Arieiro is located in Madeira
Pico do Arieiro
Pico do Arieiro
Location of Pico do Arieiro in Madeira

Pico do Arieiro, at 1,818 m (5,965 ft) high, is Madeira Island's third highest peak.[2] Most days, visitors can stand and look down on the clouds. The air is fresh and clear and the sun is very bright. On a clear day it is possible to see the neighbouring island of Porto Santo, 30 miles to the northeast.

The footpath northwards towards Pico Ruivo is an important tourist attraction, with a daily average of 1000 tourists trekking on it.

There is easy road access to the summit, with a large car park, a restaurant and souvenir shop. In 2011, an Air Defence Radar Station was built at the top of the mountain near the tourist facilities.


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Media related to Pico do Areeiro at Wikimedia Commons

Panoramic view from Pico do Arieiro. The footpath from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo can be seen in the centre of the picture.