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Pico Mountain (Montanha do Pico)

Pico, Portugal
+351 967 303 519
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An amazing site you must see! In it there is a vulcanic cave that's unique. Group of friends and I... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Zorrnitsa
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Sozopol, Bulgaria
Majestic beauty

I had looked forward to climbing this highest mountain in Portugal, Pico mt on the island of Pico... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Davefromsaratoga
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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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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

An amazing site you must see! In it there is a vulcanic cave that's unique. Group of friends and I was brought almost to the top (to the alpinistic station) by locals to see the view. There we were wathing interesting movie about the island...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I had looked forward to climbing this highest mountain in Portugal, Pico mt on the island of Pico in the Azores. It was a starkly beautiful place, and well worth all the effort. It was a harder climb than I anticipated, but well worth all...More

1  Thank Davefromsaratoga
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I have fallen in love with the Island where is born. I now try to visit as much as possible. I ahve climbed the Mountain twice at 20 and at 60 with my daughters, grandchildren, son in laws and niece. Best time for me is...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

this is an amazing trip. due to weather conditions it was not possible to go up there, but it is a must, so next time (because it will be a next time), we'll climb to the top. even without going there, the trip was amazing,...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Well, where to begin; first of all, I really had no idea what I was getting into, I thought this would be a normal hike albeit being up a mountain, so really I wasn't very prepared mentally. I reserved through Fonte Travel and Nuno was...More

3  Thank Rebecca E
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Me and my girlfriend climbed to the top of the pico mountain with a private guide during night, because we wanted to reach the top at sunrise. The experience was great - we've seen beautiful shapes of frozen water rising up from the ground, beautiful...More

Thank wrudo
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Fortunately for me my friend who lives on the island was a former tour operator. He knew the island back of his hand....obviously growing up in Pico. The Volcano "Pico Mountain" was a very interesting drive. The roads wound all over...but paved. However tiny roads...More

Thank Tom K
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is the toughest hike I've done. It is certainly doable if you're not in the best shape and adventurous, but it was difficult and we were sore and recovering for a few days. Having hiking boots and poles helped a lot. You need to...More

Thank jackielosangeles2015
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Pico mountain is the highest mountain in Portugal, and given that it is situated in the mid-Atlantic the views, if the weather cooperates, are incredible. This is not a technical climb, however it is steep and involves scrambling up rock/lava formations so you do need...More

Thank FrannyAB
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

An amazing experience. One of the hardest climbs ive done in a long time (and i thought i was in shape). But reaching to the top is just increadible. You really get the feeling of being on the top of the world. Next time will...More

Thank 135nivs
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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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fcosan61
11 July 2017|
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Response from itzik_goldenberg | Reviewed this property |
‫yes-its good but the weather chenge very fast from hot to cold or windy, its one of the diffifult mountains to climb the guys at the informetion center a nice&very friendly you can call them‬
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