Pico do Arieiro

Pico do Arieiro is the third highest peak on Madeira with an altitude of 1818 metres. The views all around are stunning with clouds floating over the beautiful mountainous rock formations – it’s just impossible to describe. When the weather permits, the south coast, Curral das Freiras and even Porto Santo can be seen from here.

On the way to Pico do Arieiro one can admire a unique stone-built pit (looks like a huge igloo) known as “Poço da Neve” built by an English family who once used to store ice, snow and hail from the mountains. An Air Defence Radar Station was built at the top of the peak in 2011. Pico do Arieiro is one of the most visited places on the island, due to its easy access, extraordinary views and well known nature paths to Pico das Torres and Pico Ruivo.
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