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Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo

In the middle of the mountains of Madeira

Milan Kment
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Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo
Inserted: 09.12.2021
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The ridge from the 1,818 meter high mountain Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo is the most popular variant of the route, which leads along the entire length along the marked road PR 1. Pico do Arieiro is the third highest peak in Madeira, behind Pico Ruivo / 1861 m / a Pico das Torres / 1851 m /. The top of the mountain is accessible by road.Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?…

Pico Ruivo

We set off on the PR1 road towards Pico Ruivo, the peak is right in front of us in today's beautiful weather, but the journey to the roof of Madeira takes 3 hours.

Pico Ruivo
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View of Ninta da Manta

The road alternately descends and ascends, we stop at the next lookout.

View of Ninta da Manta
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Pedra Rija

The stone walkway and a series of stairs bring us closer to the rock walls and aerial views of the valley open up.

Pedra Rija
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Rock walls

We come to a place where the road begins to descend sharply. This is where those who aim for Pico Ruivo continue.

Rock walls
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Pedra Rija

We return to Pico do Arieiro. The top cannot be overlooked, it has a radar dome on it.

Pedra Rija
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Levada do Furado

After looking into the world of mountains, we go for a walk with a short levada. Levada do Furado is one of the oldest state-owned levadas, obtained under a treaty signed in 1822 between the first Earl of Carvalhal and the Royal Treasury Council to irrigate Porto da Cruz farmland. We head to the levada from the car park in Ribeiro Frío.

Levada do Furado
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Balconies

Balcões (Czech Balconies) is one of the most popular views in Madeira. A small viewing platform with railings rises on a high rocky promontory above a deep wooded valley, offering wonderful views of the wooded mountainous interior of Madeira. The view is often shrouded in fog, but we are lucky. In front of us are the highest peaks of the island – the whole ridge from Pico Arieiro (1,818 m) through Pico das Torres (1,847 m) and Pico Ruivo (1,861 m) to Pico das Pedras (1,302 m).

Balconies
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Sunset

The sun is setting over Funchal. After a busy day full of experiences, it is a soothing sight.

Sunset
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