Pico Arieiro Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling






Pico Arieiro

Portugal

Most difficult bike climb in Portugal!

Page Contributor(s): Ard Oostra, Switzerland; Helmuth Dekkers, Netherlands

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17.8 mph NNE with gusts up to 27.2 mph

rain:
5% chance of light rainfall

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Climb Summary


Climb Summary

Pico do Arieiro - Wikipedia 

Photo:  Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

This is the most difficult bike climb in Portugal and one of the Top 20 in the world.  

Of this ride, Wikipedia notes:

“Pico do Arieiro, at 1,818 m (5,965 ft) high, is Madeira island's third highest peak.[2] Most days, visitors can stand and look down on the clouds. The air is fresh and clear and the sun is very bright. On a clear day it is possible to see the neighbouring island of Porto Santo, 30 miles to the northeast.

The footpath northwards towards Pico Ruivo is an important tourist attraction, with a daily average of 1000 tourists trekking on it.

There is easy road access to the summit, with a large car park, a restaurant and souvenir shop. In 2011, an Air Defence Radar Station was built at the top of the mountain near the tourist facilities.”