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Climb Pico Mountain with round trip from Faial island provided by Our island

Climb Pico Mountain with round trip from Faial island

Climb Pico Mountain with round trip from Faial island
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About
We provide a private Pico Climb experience for travellers staying at Faial island. Our local guides are extremely knowledgeable and will make sure to ascent in an easy pace, in order for a comfortable and exciting mountaineering activity.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Pico mountain climb is a very special activity. For the Pico ascent, specific mountaineering techniques are not required to reach the peak. But it is a tough ascent and descent. And that’s why we only advice it for active people. People used to hike in natural terrain, or used to sports in general. Pico mountain is an unique kind of stratovolcano. Most of the lava flows that cover the cone are less of 5000 years old. It’s possible to observe a significant number of very well preserved pahoehoe lavas, and other volcanic features. The mountain flora is also unique in Pico. Calluna vulgaris and Daboecia azorica cover most of the mountain above 1500 meters. And the Silene uniflora cratericola is specific to Pico crater. And only exists there. Weather wise it’s also challenging. Since it can change very quickly. It’s important to be well equipped and prepared for rain, cold, wind and heat. Pico mountain climb is a very demanding activity.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Pico mountain climb is a very special activity. For the Pico ascent, specific mountaineering techniques are not required to reach the peak. But it is a tough ascent and descent. And that’s why we only advice it for active people. People used to hike in natural terrain, or used to sports in general. Pico mountain is an unique kind of stratovolcano. Most of the lava flows that cover the cone are less of 5000 years old. It’s possible to observe a significant number of very well preserved pahoehoe lavas, and other volcanic features. The mountain flora is also unique in Pico. Calluna vulgaris and Daboecia azorica cover most of the mountain above 1500 meters. And the Silene uniflora cratericola is specific to Pico crater. And only exists there. Weather wise it’s also challenging. Since it can change very quickly. It’s important to be well equipped and prepared for rain, cold, wind and heat. Pico mountain climb is a very demanding activity.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 172298P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Ferry tickets
  • Pico Mountain Natural Park fee
Exclusions
  • Bring your own snacks, water, and sandwiches for lunch
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up travellers on their accommodation in time for the first morning ferry to Pico island
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Ferry tickets
  • Pico Mountain Natural Park fee
Exclusions
  • Bring your own snacks, water, and sandwiches for lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up travellers on their accommodation in time for the first morning ferry to Pico island
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Breathtaking!
Sep 2020
Wow! What a trip that was!

Thank you so much to Rita (who handled the whole administration stuff and communicated with us before the climb) and to Luis (who was the best guide to introduce us to stunning Pico Mountain)!

We found Ourisland Azores thoroughly professional, fun and flexible. And from the moment we met Luis at the ferry terminal in Horta early in the morning until we parted again around 12 hours later we had fun, felt tremendously safe and learned so much about the region, the islands, the mountain, the people and all their challenges.

Being avid mountain hikers (mainly in the Alps, though) we felt it was right to hire a guide to climb Pico Mountain. While one can find the way up to the crater rim and to the peak on his/her own, an experienced mountain guide always knows the right paths to follow up AND DOWN, cares about safety (sharp lava rocks, slippery gravel and muddy soil) and knows when to take the occasional break.

Luis kept a wonderfully steady pace up and down and let us into so many interesting facts and secrets - absulutely fabulous. He could "sense" the mountain and knew exactly when another five minutes of hiking made the difference between having a break in the clouds and enjoying a sip of tea and some chocolate under the nice September sun ;-)

All in all: perfect agency, perfect guide - we will be back for more. Obrigado and all the best!
Written 3 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Fantastic private tour of Faial!
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Amazing Private Full Day Tour of Faial
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B-a-n-a-n-a-s!! Trip with Our Island
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Faial and Pico tours with Our island travel company!
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Outstanding Experience
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Mhzad
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Excellent tour guide
Pedro was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We had a fabulous tour of the island and learned so much. I would h
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