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Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)

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Address: Pico, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 967 303 519
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Classified as a nature reserve since 1972, this is the highest mountain...

Classified as a nature reserve since 1972, this is the highest mountain (7,800 feet) in Portugal, which is capped by a crater, the Pico Grande, from which a small cone emerges.

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the most magic spot on the archipelago with a mystic and magnetic attraction whether you are on the island or just watching it from a neighbouring island, I am always speechless... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Took a day tour of Pico. Went by ferry from Horta, Faial. Unbelievable landscape. Lava fields remind me of Hawaii. Don't miss the vinyards; unlike any vinyards I've ever seen. Little rectangles (6' X 8') walled by volcanic rocks enclose two or three vines. Harvest time must be hell! Wines from Pico are superb. I was told the the walled... More 

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lomba da maia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

the most magic spot on the archipelago with a mystic and magnetic attraction whether you are on the island or just watching it from a neighbouring island, I am always speechless to explain its magic..worth watching the Pico's peak change every second either by cloud formation or else...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited during rainy season in dense cloud cover & light rain. No hiking, but the drive to the visitor center was fairly smooth as long as you take it slow. Even in the clouds & rain it was spectacular. Ferry ride for two people with car was about 50 euros from Faial.

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Thank Amie L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great walk up Mount Pico. I am not an experienced hiker, but I think the difficulty level would be medium. Although my bf thinks the walk was pretty hard. Took us 8.5 hours to reach the top and back. I've enjoyed every single second of it! The view on top is magnificent. The mountainhouse, where you start your hike, provides... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were so glad to get the chance to hike Pico! My youngest is 6 so we didn't attempt to the top but we did get to 1700 meters in the 3 hour span (I forget how many meters you start at, but you drive a good portion of that up). Beautiful views above the clouds even just from there!... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Of course, there is nothing better than taking the hike up to the very top of Pico! But we had two challenges - only two full days on the island and I'm not in the greatest shape. We anticipated we would only go half way. But the staff at the "guide house" let us know there was a little trail,... More 

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Horta, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A must do if you have legs and a healthy heart! 3 Hours to get to the top and 3 hours down normally. Some can do it in 1 hour and something.. The coming down is hardest. One of the few places where you can see 5 islands of the Azores

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Waltham, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We weren't up for the hike this time around, but I did want to let people know that you can drive about half way up the mountain to get to the visitor's center, which is where hikers begin their trek to the top. The road is easy to drive, and offers great views. At the center, you can park, and... More 

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Nosy Be, Madagascar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The experience is not easy, depending on your training, but it's so rewarding once you're on top! It's really worth the early wake-up. We suggest you take a guided tour: when you have to walk for 8 hours it's better being with someone who knows every possible path. Moreover, the guides are so nice here!

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Kastrup
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Is a hard climbing, but if you are going to climb a volcano is what you are expecting. 6 hours up and down. You get the most amazing experience and a fantastic view over the Atlantic. In the top you can feel that the volcano is alive. Smell and see the steam coming from the mountain.

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