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Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint (Miradouro Pico dos Barcelos) Tours

Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint (Miradouro Pico dos Barcelos)
The city of Funchal on the Island of Madeira rises gently from the coast back into the hills. As such, just a short way back from the shore there are fantastic views not only of Funchal, but the surrounding mountains and the sea. As any local can readily tell a visitor, the best point from which to survey this vast domain is the Miraduro Pico dos Barcelos.

Despite Madeira being a hiker's dream, the Pico dos Barcelos is accessible to all and not a “trek” in the traditional sense. From the car park to the observation point is about a 15-minute walk, and the promontory is well-paved and includes safety fences. Recently the city has also built a cafe, restrooms, and other facilities there for visitors, making it more than just a ride up the hill and back. It's a wonderful place to have a lunch with a view; shutterbugs will want to head there at sunrise or sunset for some calendar-worthy shots.

Practical Info

The Pico dos Barcelos is located on the Estrada Comandante Camacho de Freitas. It is open even in inclement weather, so check the forecast for the best views; however, it closes around 8pm every night. It is reachable by bus and taxi as well as private transport. Funchal hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses go up to Pico dos Barcelos as well. 
Address: Funchal, Portugal
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33 Tours and Activities to Experience Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint (Miradouro Pico dos Barcelos)

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Private 4x4 Tour Full Day

Private 4x4 Tour Full Day

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With dense forests, sweeping beaches, and spectacular natural scenery, Madeira is widely considered the jewel in Portugal’s crown—but the rugged terrain can make exploring a challenge. On this flexible private tour, step off the tourist trail and explore Madeira’s wilderness at your own pace. With your guide at the wheel of your powerful 4x4 vehicle, reach corners of Madeira many visitors miss.
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  • 8 hours
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$144.26
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$144.26
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Private Service VIP Nun's Valley Halfday Tour

Private Service VIP Nun's Valley Halfday Tour

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On this scenic, private half-day trip, you’ll travel from Pico dos Barcelos to picturesque Nun's Valley in a comfortable, WIFI-equipped car. See where the nuns of the Monastery of Santa Clara once sought refuge from French privateers. Other highlights include postcard-perfect views from Pico dos Barcelos, a stop at popular Eira do Serrado lookout point, and a peek at the UNESCO-listed Laurisilva Forest.
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  • 3 hours
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$98.22
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Nuns Valley - Curral das Freiras

Nuns Valley - Curral das Freiras

On the way to the center of the Island, we make our first stop in Pico dos Barcelos, viewpoint overlooking Funchal and the parish of Santo António, the birthplace of famous football player, Cristiano Ronaldo. We then stop by Eira do Serrado with its important views over the Nuns Valley. The last stop will be at the Nuns Valley where you can have a taste of the local liqueurs and cakes.
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  • 4 hours
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$23.33
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Madeira Nuns Valley Sightseeing Tour from Funchal, Canico, and Machico

Madeira Nuns Valley Sightseeing Tour from Funchal, Canico, and Machico

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Experience a famous Madeira beauty spot on a small-group Nuns Valley (Curral da Freiras) trip from Funchal, Canico, and Machico. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, make the scenic journey to Nuns Valley, a village tucked into an ancient crater-like bowl between vertiginous peaks. Stop at Pico dos Barcelos to gaze over Funchal, enjoy bird’s-eye views over Nuns Valley from Eira do Serrado, and visit the history-steeped village. Hotel pickup and drop-off, and choice of departure times included.
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  • 3 hours
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$18.42
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Nuns Valley Tour

Nuns Valley Tour

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This is a trip to the center of Madeira Island, where extraordinary mountains with cloud-covered ridges descend to the verdant valleys in the most spectacular way. Our excursion begins with a visit to the Mirador do Pico dos Barcelos (from this place it is possible to contemplate a panoramic view of the bay and the city of Funchal). We then proceed to Eira do Serrado, a viewpoint located at 1094 meters above the parish of Curral das Freiras. Then we went to the small village of Curral das Freiras. The enormous cauldron in which the Curral das Freiras is situated was formed by erosion, which is the latest theory, or, as many still believe, by volcanic activity. The village is very isolated and the inhabitants live mainly from what they cultivate. The local chestnuts are delicious and are used in daily cooking. Every year, the inhabitants celebrate the 'Chestnut Festival', for which the village is famous.
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  • 4 hours
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Super Pack - 3 Days around Madeira

Super Pack - 3 Days around Madeira

Enjoy your time in Madeira the best way possible with this Super Pack! You will enjoy 02 Full Days Tour (East & West) and 01 Half Day Tour (Nun's Valley) at the best price!! It can't get any better than this!!
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  • 3 days
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$110.50
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Arieiro Peak and Nun´s Valley Half day Tour in Open Roof 4x4

Arieiro Peak and Nun´s Valley Half day Tour in Open Roof 4x4

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Famed for its splintering mountains and rugged coastlines, Madeira is a mecca for outdoor adventurers. See some of the island’s most spectacular scenery on a 4-hour jeep tour from Funchal, including convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Absorb panoramic views of Funchal from Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint, visit the famous Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras), and Pico do Arieiro, the island’s third-highest peak.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Arieiro Peak & Nun´s Valley in Open Roof 4x4 Tour + Dolphins Watching

Arieiro Peak & Nun´s Valley in Open Roof 4x4 Tour + Dolphins Watching

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This guided tour of Madeira is a great way to save time, and see multiple sites in one day. After a hotel pickup, travel by jeep to the heights of Nun’s Valley. Get access to beautiful panoramic views at Pico do Arieiro, which would be difficult to reach without a jeep. Make the most of your trip by seeing Madeira from the water, and going on a dolphin and whale watching tour too.
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  • 8 hours
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$79.80
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$79.80
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Small Group Madeira Half Day Tour from Funchal

Small Group Madeira Half Day Tour from Funchal

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See the highlights of Madeira without the crowds on this guided half-day tour. In a small group of no more than eight people, visit such sites as Pico dos Barcelos and Eira do Serrado. At Monte, you can embark upon a toboganning adventure, and in Curral das Freiras you have the a chance to try a traditional chestnut cake and ginja liqueur.
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  • 4 hours
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$25.78
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Nuns Valley Tour by Tukxi

Nuns Valley Tour by Tukxi

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Ride up the mountains, comfortably in a Tukxi, with a skilled local guide on the driving seat. The Nuns Valley tour provides wonderful changes in landscape, from the sea side and urban environment of Funchal to the greener and dramatic mountain views, with changes in temperature and vegetation in between.
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  • 3 hours
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$98.22
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Nun's Valley Open 4X4 Tour

Nun's Valley Open 4X4 Tour

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Discover the vertiginous roads and secluded villages of the Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras) on a 4x4 tour from Funchal. In an open-top 4x4, you’ll follow rugged routes and enjoy stunning views of Madeira’s mountainous terrain. Plus, you’ll stop to taste Portuguese liqueurs and pastries, and visit a wicker factory. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
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$44.08
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Exquisite Nun's Valley Tour

Exquisite Nun's Valley Tour

The Nuns Valley Tour starts of from the reception area as we make our way up to Picos dos Barcelos where we make a short stop to enjoy one of the best views over Funchal. After that, we go to Eira do Serrado viewpoint, where you can see the Nun's Valley from the very top of the mountain. We then make our way to Nuns Valley or Curral das Freiras, which is a small village nestled at the foot of a deep basin, surrounded by the rugged peaks of the surrounding mountains. Since Madeira is a volcanic island, this is regarded as the mouth of the volcano and hence the amazing surroundings. Once only accessible by foot (or donkey!) Nuns’ Valley can now be reached by road, although the village still remains fairly isolated.
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  • 4 hours
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Camara de Lobos and Funchal Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Camara de Lobos and Funchal Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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A pair of fishing communities with spectacular views, Funchal and Câmara de Lobos are key stops on any trip to Madeira. See them both on your own schedule with 48-hour tickets for hop-on, hop-off bus loops that take in each village’s most captivating neighborhoods and attractions. This hop-on, hop-off tour of Funchal and Câmara de Lobos offers the flexibility to see only the things that interest you, and includes discounts to Madeira monuments, activities, and attractions.
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  • 2 days
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Corral Of The Nuns

Corral Of The Nuns

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Curral das Freiras is a small village, surrounded by huge mountains, in the heart of the Island. The cauldron on which this village lies was formed by erosion as many believe or by volcanic activity. After passing by the church of Santo António, we stop at the belvedere of the Barcelos Peak with 355m where you will be dazzled with a magnificent view over Funchal. Then we cross the mountains to Eira do Serrado where there is a viewpoint over the valley of Curral das Freiras with 1094m. We visit the famous Freguesia Curral das Freiras returning to Funchal.
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  • 4 hours
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Eira do Serrado - Monte

Eira do Serrado - Monte

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The first stop is at the belvedere of Barcelos Peak. Here you can see the landscape over the Bay of Funchal and the mountains. Then we climb to Eira do Serrado (1053 meters high) where there is a panorama over the parish of Curral das Freiras. Access to the viewpoint is by a path. After visiting this point we leave for Monte known for its gardens and the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte. For the more adventurous, there is always the possibility of making a 10 minute descent in the typical Basket Car (not included in the price).
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$30.23
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Private Service Night Tour

Private Service Night Tour

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Beat the daytime crowds and see the island’s attractions illuminated by evening lights. On this special after-hours private tour, you’ll enjoy a bespoke night out on the town. Highlights include a taste of Madeirans’ most beloved cocktails—Poncha or Nikita—and stops at Pico dos Barcelos, Miradouro das Neves and Old Town of Funchal. Travel between locations in a comfortable, WIFI-equipped vehicle with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.22
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$98.22
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Super Pack - 3 Days Tours

Super Pack - 3 Days Tours

Get involved with nature, history and tradition. Feeling Madeira gives you adventure and a unique experience that you will never forget!
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  • 3 days
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$108.62
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$108.62
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 WHEELCHAIR TOUR 1/2 VISIT CABO GIRAO Private Tour

WHEELCHAIR TOUR 1/2 VISIT CABO GIRAO Private Tour

We are a company focus on providing services and equipments necessary for people with reduced mobility enjoy the nature and walks without conditioning. We provide a off road chair that enable the access to walks or levadas and trails on mountain as well local touristic zones in city. We also have a ramp that enable access on stairs. We do tours All Over island and specific trails on mountains. FORGET EVERYTHING WHAT YOU SAW ... FORGET ALL WHY HAPPENED ... DARE YOURSELF WITH NATURE ... CHEIRE THE FLOWERS ... HEAR THE NATURE ... BREATHE PURE AIR ... BREATHE NATURE ... LET'S GO TO INIMAGINABLE PLACES ... PLACES TO STAY WITHOUT WORDS ... PLACES ONLY FOOTPRINT ... HEAR ... FEEL ... RELAX ... DISCOVER ... MADEIRA IS NOW ACCESSIBLE
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$314.82
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$314.82
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Maderia Island Tour & Famous Monte Toboggan Ride

Maderia Island Tour & Famous Monte Toboggan Ride

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Come and enjoy one of Maderia's favourite tours in a private taxi or minivan, this personal enjoyable tour gives you all you need from the sights and includes the famous Toboggan run.  Pick up can be from any hotel or the cruise port, with English, French, German, Spanish or Portuguese speaking guide.
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  • 5 hours
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$140.22
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WHEELCHAIR TOUR CABO GIRAO CRUZEIRO Privade

WHEELCHAIR TOUR CABO GIRAO CRUZEIRO Privade

We are a company focus on providing services and equipments necessary for people with reduced mobility enjoy the nature and walks without conditioning. We provide a off road chair that enable the access to walks or levadas and trails on mountain as well local touristic zones in city. We also have a ramp that enable access on stairs. We do tours All Over island and specific trails on mountains. FORGET EVERYTHING WHAT YOU SAW ... FORGET ALL WHY HAPPENED ... DARE YOURSELF WITH NATURE ... CHEIRE THE FLOWERS ... HEAR THE NATURE ... BREATHE PURE AIR ... BREATHE NATURE ... LET'S GO TO INIMAGINABLE PLACES ... PLACES TO STAY WITHOUT WORDS ... PLACES ONLY FOOTPRINT ... HEAR ... FEEL ... RELAX ... DISCOVER ... MADEIRA IS NOW ACCESSIBLE
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$104.36
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$104.36

Cristiano Ronaldo Premium Tour

Cristiano Ronaldo Premium Tour

Once known as the Pearl of the Atlantic, there will always be reasons to maintain its designation. Amid belvederes, gardens and various high altitude peaks, Madeira is the ideal destination for a family holiday or a short trip for two.
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  • 4 hours
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$57.30
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$57.30

Curral das Freiras e Monte

Curral das Freiras e Monte

We start at Pico dos Barcelos, a viewpoint overlooking the bay of Funchal and mountains. We continue to climb until Eira do Serrado which is at a height of 1053 meters. This viewpoint offers an overview of the parish of Curral das Freiras. Access to the viewpoint is via a footpath that leaves from Estalagem Eira do Serrado. We went down to Curral das Freiras, a cozy village surrounded by mountains. Finally we go to the parish of Monte, known for its gardens and the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte. On January 1st and December 25th there are no excursions.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$125.93
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Camping Experience - Adventureland Madeira 4x4 Tours

Camping Experience - Adventureland Madeira 4x4 Tours

We set out after lunch to discover the forgotten part of the island. From the sea level to the mountain plateau the unknown paths of many are part of our itinerary. With the fall of the night the barbecue with the sunset in the background, make us relax for a night in our roof tents with the crickets singing for us. Day 1: Pickup at Hotel / Local Apartment at 14H00pm Day 2: Dropoff at Hotel / Local Apartment at 8:30 am
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$221.00
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C. Ronaldo Tour

C. Ronaldo Tour

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Admire the Cristiano Ronaldo trophies and take photos with the full-size wax statue of this Portuguese footballer. Visit the childhood sites of the best player in the world. Stop at Santo António Church, the first football club and its enclosure, Pico dos Barcelos and Museum CR7. It's really worth it, just great.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.10
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What's the best way to experience Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint (Miradouro Pico dos Barcelos)?