Encumeada to Pico Do Arieiro

A 14k walk over the mountain tops, mostly in mist from Encumeada to Pico Do Arieiro. Started out as a lovely sunny day, but as i climbed higher into the mountains my luck changed. As I wandered I spotted scenes that reminded me of Led Zeppelin song titles such as Misty Mountain Hop and Stairway to Heaven.

Misty Mountain Hop

I was late arriving at the end of the walk and wasn’t sure if I’d manage to get to the bus stop in time. Thankfully a lovely Spanish couple who couldn’t speak English stopped and gave me a lift back to Funchal which saved me a two hour walk.



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