At an altitude of 1818 metres, Pico do Areeiro is the third highest peak on the Island of Madeira. From this elevated spot, the ample view allows visitors to gaze out over the unique grandeur of the Madeiran Mountain Massif, with the Atlantic Ocean in the background.
Besides the wide view over the Central Massif, from Pico do Areeiro you can also see Ponta de São Lourenço, Curral das Freiras and, in clear days, even the island of Porto Santo.
This is one of the most visited peaks of the island, due to its good access and facilities, but not only. The famous visual spectacle that can be enjoyed at this viewpoint at sunrise (weather permitting), has attracted more and more curious visitors, and many photography lovers.
From here you can also start one of the most remarkable hiking trails on the island. We are talking about PR1 Vereda do Areeiro, which goes towards Pico das Torres (1851 m), and then finishes at the highest peak in the archipelago, Pico Ruivo (1862 m).
Being one of the highest points of the archipelago of Madeira, at an altitude of 1818 metres, this peak offers a privileged view of the majesty of the Madeiran Mountain Massif.