Coordinate 202

Caricato 8 febbraio 2016

1.795 m
1.438 m
5,6 km

Visto 795 volte, scaricato 9 volte

vicino Curral das Freiras, Madeira (Portugal)

With Judit

A brief and not excessively tiring excursion from Madeira's third highest summit, Pico do Arierio (1818m), reachable by car and endowed with a parking place, a restaurant, and an air force RADAR installation, to Madeira's highest, Pico Ruivo (1862m).
The one-way path is signalled and absolutely easy to follow and allows the hiker to enjoy breathtaking panoramas, very different from the ones I am used to behold in the Alps. Clearly, in order to do so, there must be no fog or low-level clouds.
In my opinion, everyone with a minimum training is able to do this trek. The only pieces of advice I fell obliged to give is to bring a headlamp or a torch, as you will traverse some pitch dark tunnels, avoid rainy days, as the path becomes utterly slippery, and make sure nobody in your group suffers from vertigo.

Pico do Arieiro

rifugio custodito

Casa do Abrigo


Pico Ruivo


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