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Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)

Pico, Portugal
+351 967 303 519
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Amazing Views

This is a great hike for those that want a challenging trail. The hike can take anywhere from 4-7... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tyler D
via mobile
A great hike - but be careful

this mountain does not look very difficult - but at the end, it's not the easiest one - You need... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
The_Protagonist
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Warsaw, Poland
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great hike for those that want a challenging trail. The hike can take anywhere from 4-7 hours depending on fitness and amount of stops. Make sure to take plenty of water, layers and food. The trail is steep and tough with the...More

Thank Tyler D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

this mountain does not look very difficult - but at the end, it's not the easiest one - You need to be careful about weather - do NOT go in bad weather (might be dangerous) - it is pretty steep, count more time for descent...More

1  Thank The_Protagonist
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Always ask the guides what is the weather forecast, and take, at least, 1.5 l of water/person, and enough food. Take a raincoat even if it's sunny - weather there changes quickly! And most important, don't attempt the hike without a good pair of boots/sneakers,...More

1  Thank Ana L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I climbed Pico with a wonderful guide managed by Renato Goulart. He made sure we got up and down the climb safely even though I found it physically challenging. I highly recommend using a guide if you are not experienced hikers. It...More

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from the Pico is incredible, but be aware, getting up and also getting down isn’t easy. The hike up the mountain took us about 3h. The route is clearly marked with numbered pillars so chances of getting lost are quite low. However, there...More

1  Thank Carmen K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we drove towards Pico this morning the weather was clear but you know... it’s the Azores ;) and by the time we were there it was foggy and cloudly. Weather changes quickly so be prepared and bring many layers. We had clouds, fog, sun,...More

Thank Alice R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For older people like myself, Pico is a challenging hike. The really difficult part is actually coming down (more below). The starting point Cabeca das Cabras is actually at 4039' so you're not climbing the entire 7713'. The trails are not well marked so it...More

2  Thank avio
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

What a day and what a climb! Worth the visit. The tallest mountain in ALL of Portugal is on a little island 1000 miles off the mainland. HOW COOL is that! Hawaii, please take a backseat. AZORES is part JRR Tolkien's Shire, part Hawaii, part...More

3  Thank OutdoorCrazie
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I hiked Mt. Pico yesterday. We waited for a sunny day before attempting the climb, and opted to book a guide as we found they were fair affordable and would be worth the peace of mind. The hike took us 3 hours...More

2  Thank rfitz537
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Incredible experience! It was difficult to find solid information on the internet before we went so we took a chance and drove up there once we were on the island. Anyone can climb the mountain, a guide is not necessary but we did see a...More

2  Thank Andrea I
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KellysOdyssey
16 October 2017|
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Response from 03KING | Reviewed this property |
I'm in my late 50's and fairly decent shape. This was a challenge. Walking poles will really help on the descent. They have it marked off for levels but not really a path. You have to pay attention to where you are stepping... More
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fcosan61
11 July 2017|
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only the guide. I would not recommend you doing it without one. You would get lost, possibly get hurt or even worse. Tripix Matteo or Rai would be excellent choice.
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