Pico, the hiking island
Pico is a nature lover's paradise.
You can take wonderful walks along the coast, over gentle mountain slopes and the wide, lush green highlands with small volcanic cones.
With over 100 volcanoes the Ilha Montana, with 448km² the second largest island in the Azores and known for tasty wine and many whales.
On the island, which is largely surrounded by cliffs, many hikes through green landscapes and hidden valleys are possible on designated hiking trails.
Go deep into the depths of the earth in lava tunnels, observe birds, discover the pristine nature and marvel at lava formations.
Bathing in natural swimming pools and snorkeling become an experience. Island visits are for real nature lovers
A real highlight is the ascent of Pico, 2,351 m
With certified mountain guides or alone, you can climb the highest mountain in Portugal. The Pico with its 2,351m is a picture book volcano. When the visibility is good, you have an overwhelming panoramic view of all five islands of the central group. The demanding and strenuous summit tour requires good fitness, surefootedness and a head for heights. There are 1,150 meters of altitude to overcome, the total walking time to the ascent is approx. 4.5 hours.