A cinematic mountain backdrop
Pico do Areeiro, the third-highest point on the island of Madeira, is located at an altitude of 1,818 metres. From this elevated spot, the ample view allows observers to extend their gaze over the unique grandeurs of Madeira's Mountainous Massif, with the Atlantic Ocean in the background.
Besides the wide view over the central mountain range, from Pico do Areeiro you can also see Ponta de São Lourenço, Curral das Freiras and, on clear days, the island of Porto Santo.
Pico do Areeiro is one of the most visited places on the island, due to its good access and facilities, but that's not all. The famous visual spectacle that can be enjoyed here at sunrise (weather permitting), has attracted more and more curious people - and many photography lovers - to this viewpoint.
From Pico do Areeiro, you can also start one of the most remarkable hiking trails of the island. We are talking about PR1 Vereda do Areeiro, which goes towards Pico das Torres (1,851 m) and then finishes at the highest peak of the archipelago, Pico Ruivo (1,862 m).
Being one of the highest points of the archipelago, at 1,818 metres, Madeira's Pico do Areeiro offers a privileged view of the imposing Madeiran mountain massif.