The Pico Ariero is, with 1818 meter, the highest point of the island to be reached by bike. After a steep beginning, the climb flattens with two more nasty kilometers after the road to Santo de Serra. From there, you seem to enter a tropical rainforest in the parc of Santo da Serra.
The Pico Ariero is situated in Portugal
Starting from Funchal,
the Pico Ariero ascent is 19.6 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1813 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 9.3 %.
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