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Came to enjoy the view

We did not plan to hike but still enjoyed the spectacular view and had a great picnic at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
revett2016
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Santa Rosa, California
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An effort that completely worths it

Possible to do by yourself, but a guide is highly recommended, especially for climbing at night... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Erez R
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Muenster, Germany
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not plan to hike but still enjoyed the spectacular view and had a great picnic at the center. We caught Pico mountain between cloud cover and just ahead of a storm so we had a view of the top of pico and then...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Possible to do by yourself, but a guide is highly recommended, especially for climbing at night. Make sure to select a good company that is responsible regarding the weather conditions and the quality of the guides. I highly recommend Tripix whose guides and organization are...More

Thank Erez R
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I climbed Pico at the end of May 2018(off seazon) and I just showed up to Casa da Montanha at ~8AM with no prior reservation. I registered, paid 10Eur+2Eur for the top, and I got a brief introduction video and a GPS tracking device. You...More

Thank _victor_imbuzan
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Please check the weather in advance. The weather is very unpredictable and changes from sun to rain in a few hours without warning. Please phone them, for they might be closed. Also, you have to arrive super early to register and obtain a GPS tracker....More

Thank Gilbert G
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Is it worth climbing Pico? - o yes it is :-) It is rising 2000+ m above the sea level and is quite spectacular. The climb is not particularly difficult - it is just long. You can rarely find a flat part, mostly you just...More

Thank Marian W
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Please plan ahead to stay many days on Pico Island and find out on the day depending on the weather if you can go or not. We lived in Faial and followed the weather forecast and decided to go once the weather forecast said clair...More

Thank gibsonwushu
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Pico is beautiful but it is essential to register with park authorities in order to gain access to the mountain trail as only a limited number of people are allowed on the mountain at a time . it is impossible to pre book a slot...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I went with my family and friends. For my kids with 12 and 13 it was almost no effort. In the group there where 2 kids with 7 and 9 and they jumped like kangaroos. I’m pretty sure they would repeat the adventure the next...More

Thank Catarina M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Having read reviews and been to see them at the visitor centre we got up at 4 am to register at 5 am. Luckily although it was a lovely clear morning we were ok and could walk it. The lovely man in the visitor centre...More

1  Thank hamish660
Reviewed 5 August 2018

A quick note to echo the experience I am guessing a few others had on the same day as we did last week. It was the most beautiful day -- so clear and going to be a great day for the hike. We, too, planned...More

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joselitog
27 June 2018|
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Response from Raisa s |
Hello dear Joselito! Great that you and your wife are coming to climb Montanha do Pico, it is a lifetime experience ! We would be very glad in being your guides on this adventure, you can send us an email :) that you... More
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KellysOdyssey
16 October 2017|
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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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