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Pico do Areeiro & Pico Ruivo (Madeira)

Pico do Areeiro & Pico Ruivo (Madeira)

A drive to Pico do Areeiro, the island's third highest point, will provide visitors with a magnificent landscape of the central ridge and its peaks. The footpath connecting Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo is one of the most scenic, but also one of the most challenging ones. For those who are not seeking the thrill of hiking but still want to enjoy the magnificent landscape from the highest spot of the island, a much more accessible alternative footpath starting at Achada do Teixeira, Santana will make for a softer scent.
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Botanical Garden (Madeira)

Botanical Garden (Madeira)

Completed in 1960, the Botanical Gardens, with an area extending over 35,000 m², has more than 2,000 exotic plants from all around the globe, some of which are endangered species. This fantastic garden has several ornamental trees and shrubs, an orchid area, lawns, viewpoints and an amphitheatre for recreational activities. Whether you are a nature lover, botanist or tourist, if you're interested in discovering the plant kingdom, you should not miss Madeira Botanical Garden.
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Road ER 101

Road ER 101

The old ER 101 route is a breathtakingly scenic road that stretches around the island of Madeira in full circle; you'll drive through tunnels, over hills and past steep slopes along the way, with the occasional adrenaline rush of a particularly sharp turn and a permanent view of the magnificent Atlantic. The route is only recommended to confident drivers, so do opt for a taxi if navigating challenging roads doesn't exactly excite you (opt for cars with an automatic gear-box for tricky uphill starts if you choose to rent).
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