“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” 

-Eleanor Roosevelt-

 

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” 

-Eleanor Roosevelt-

 

Climbing Pico Mountain

The number one activity on Pico island, Azores, that cannot be missing on your bucket list has to be climbing Mount Pico. This mountain, with its 2351m / 7713 ft height, is the highest point of Portugal and the third highest peak of the Mid Atlantic Ridge. The climb is physically challenging but very rewarding.


After registration at ‘Casa da Montanha’, we will be starting the climb at 1230 m / 4035 ft. At the start of the hike, we are surrounded by endemic green lush vegetation. Gradually the landscape will change and you enter an entirely different world. There are various fauna, flora and unique geological structures to discover. It is also the perfect opportunity to learn more about the island and its history. If the weather is clear, it is possible to see all the islands of the central group. And even if you are above or in the clouds, it is still an experience of a lifetime. Remember, there is no bad weather, only bad equipment!

All the information you need to know to safely climb Pico mountain with a certified guide you can download here.

Climbing Pico mountain

Pico mountain day climb

The climb starts at the first signs of daylight so we can hike most of the ascent in the shadow of the mountain and in the cool temperatures of the morning. The goal is to reach ‘Piquinho’ (the small peak) around lunchtime. After enjoying the views and taking mental pictures, we will start the descent. This is for many adventurous the most challenging part of the climb but we are here to guide you safely back to the base. 

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Details of activity

  • Small groups
  • 8 am – 4 pm
  • €50 per person
  • Group discount

Whale tour

Conquer the highest point of Portugal as well as the highest point of the Mid Atlantic Ridge. Let the magnificent view on top of the mountain make you feel reborn.

Points of interest

  • 2351 m altitude
  • View to the islands of the Central group
  • Biodiversity
  • Volcanology

Whale tour

Conquer the highest point of Portugal as well as the highest point of the Mid Atlantic Ridge. Let the magnificent view on top of the mountain make you feel reborn.

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Included

  • Hiking sticks
  • Certified guide & biologist
  • Insurance

Pico mountain day climb

The climb starts at the first signs of daylight so we can hike most of the ascent in the shadow of the mountain and in the cool temperatures of the morning. The goal is to reach ‘Piquinho’ (the small peak) around lunchtime. After enjoying the views and taking mental pictures, we will start the descent. This is for many adventurous the most challenging part of the climb but we are here to guide you safely back to the base.

 

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    Details of activity

    • Small groups
    • 8 am – 4 pm
    • €50 per person
    • Group discount

     

    Points of interest

    • 2351 m altitude
    • View to the islands of the Central group
    • Biodiversity
    • Volcanology

     

    N

    Included

    • Hiking sticks
    • Certified guide & biologist
    • Insurance

    Pico mountain night climb

    The climb starts in the night so we can catch the sunrise at the summit. During the climb you have the chance of seeing shooting stars. Once we have reached the top, the colours of the sky are breathtaking beautiful. After seeing the sunrise we will start our descend to reach the base around lunchtime.

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    Details of activity

    • Small groups
    • 2 am – 12 pm
    • €75 per person
    • Group discount

    Whale tour

    Climb the mountain under a sky full of stars you have never seen so bright. Witnessing night turning into day at a height of 2351 m will be ever so rewarding.

      Points of interest

      • Sunrise at 2351 m altitude
      • View to the islands of the Central group
      • Biodiversity
      • Volcanology

      Whale tour

      Climb the mountain under a sky full of stars you have never seen so bright. Witnessing night turning into day at a height of 2351 m will be ever so rewarding.

        N

        Included

        • Hiking sticks
        • Head flashlight
        • Certified guide & biologist
        • Insurance

        Pico mountain night climb

        The climb starts in the night so we can catch the sunrise at the summit. During the climb you have the chance of seeing shooting stars. Once we have reached the top, the colours of the sky are breathtaking beautiful. After seeing the sunrise we will start our descend to reach the base around lunchtime.

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          Details of activity

          • Small groups
          • 2 am – 12 pm
          • €75 per person
          • Group discount

           

          N

          Included

          • Hiking sticks
          • Head flashlight
          • Certified guide & biologist
          • Insurance

          Points of interest

          • Sunrise at 2351 m altitude
          • View to the islands of the Central group
          • Biodiversity
          • Volcanology

          Pico mountain night climb

          The climb starts in the night so we can catch the sunrise at the summit. During the climb you have the chance of seeing shooting stars. Once we have reached the top, the colours of the sky are breathtaking beautiful. After seeing the sunrise we will start our descend to reach the base around lunchtime.

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            Details of activity

            • Small groups
            • 2 am – 12 pm
            • €75 per person
            • Group discount

             

            Points of interest

            • Sunrise at 2351 m altitude
            • View to the islands of the Central group
            • Biodiversity
            • Volcanology
            N

            Included

            • Hiking sticks
            • Head flashlight
            • Certified guide & biologist
            • Insurance

            Pico mountain overnight climb

            This is a perfect activity for those that want to add even more challenge to the climb. We will be setting up our camp for the night inside the volcano crater. It is magical to watch the sun going down in the ocean and to spend the night under a sky full of stars. In the early morning, we climb ‘Piquinho’ to watch the spectacle of the sunrise. After a good breakfast, we pack our gear to start the descend.

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              Details of activity

              • Small groups
              • 3 pm – 12 pm+1
              • €120 per person
              • Group discount

              Whale tour

              See the breathtaking sunset after a climb to the top of Pico Mountain and sleep inside the volcano crater. Get up at the crack of dawn to behold the sunrise setting the ocean on fire before descending the mountain.

                Points of interest

                • Sunset and sunrise at 2351 m altitude
                • View to the islands of the Central group
                • Biodiversity
                • Volcanology

                  Whale tour

                  See the breathtaking sunset after a climb to the top of Pico Mountain and sleep inside the volcano crater. Get up at the crack of dawn to behold the sunrise setting the ocean on fire before descending the mountain.

                    N

                    Included

                    • Hiking sticks
                    • Head flashlight
                    • Tents and sleeping bags
                    • Certified guide & biologist
                    • Insurance

                    PICO mountain OVERNIGHT CLIMB

                    This is a perfect activity for those that want to add even more challenge to the climb. We will be setting up our camp for the night inside the volcano crater. It is magical to watch the sun going down in the ocean and to spend the night under a sky full of stars. In the early morning, we climb ‘Piquinho’ to watch the spectacle of the sunrise. After a good breakfast, we pack our gear to start the descend.

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                      Details of activity

                      • Small groups
                      • 3 pm – 12 pm+1
                      • 120€ per person
                      • Group discount

                       

                      N

                      Included

                      • Hiking sticks
                      • Head flashlight
                      • Tents and sleeping bags
                      • Certified guide & biologist
                      • Insurance

                      Points of interest

                      • Sunset and sunrise at 2351 m altitude
                      • View to the islands of the Central group
                      • Biodiversity
                      • Volcanology

                        PICO mountain OVERNIGHT CLIMB

                        This is a perfect activity for those that want to add even more challenge to the climb. We will be setting up our camp for the night inside the volcano crater. It is magical to watch the sun going down in the ocean and to spend the night under a sky full of stars. In the early morning, we climb ‘Piquinho’ to watch the spectacle of the sunrise. After a good breakfast, we pack our gear to start the descend.

                          p

                          Details of activity

                          • Small groups
                          • 3 pm – 12 pm+1
                          • 120€ per person
                          • Group discount

                           

                          Points of interest

                          • Sunset and sunrise at 2351 m altitude
                          • View to the islands of the Central group
                          • Biodiversity
                          • Volcanology
                            N

                            Included

                            • Hiking sticks
                            • Head flashlight
                            • Tents and sleeping bags
                            • Certified guide & biologist
                            • Insurance

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