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Sister trip. Must Do on a clear day!

This was SO hard to find! 😡 Well worth the effort! You can drive and park at the base of the steps... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Stroud, OKlahoma
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Great little hike. Amazing view!

Took another unplanned detour and climbed the 135 large steps or so to the top of this in a... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Gavin F
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14 Feb 2018
“Sister trip. Must Do on a clear day!”
3 Jan 2018
“Great little hike. Amazing view!”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Canada do Pico | Matias Simão Peak, Altares, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira 9700-303, Portugal
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This was SO hard to find! 😡 Well worth the effort! You can drive and park at the base of the steps to the top. Fantastic views!! We viewed the sea spray from Biscoitos and on up toward the west coast on a clear day....More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank cpixok
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Took another unplanned detour and climbed the 135 large steps or so to the top of this in a blasting wind. Loved it. We were the only ones there. Well except the horse but he was penned in down below as we climbed up to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Gavin F
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We went here with our tour guide, Gui Bruges, from Tourist Activities. It was amazing. Everything there is beautiful. Gui is informative and very fun.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

Nice walking tour with excellent seaview, Top of the Altares Vulcano. Even better to see from the seaside

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank veronikakain
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Pico Matias, just east of the town of Altares, is a wonderful place to view the coastal pastoral terrain of Terceira from a high elevation. You access Pico Matias via the narrow Pico do Canada (Pico Street), which is a sharp turn off the main...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank CruisersRus
Reviewed 28 February 2016

What a view!!!! This is something you have to see with your own eyes the views will take your breath away.....

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank 1Travelbug26
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Fairly easy hike that is 100% worth the effort!!!! The view is unbelievable!! You feel so close to nature and at peace with yourself in this spot. If it wasn't so close to sunset, this would be the PERFECT spot to bring a book or...More

Date of experience: January 2016
3  Thank lyndav78
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

A must do with amazing views...Not in the tour book or offered. We stumbled on it while cruising the main road from the Northwest side of the mountain...Parking lot is at the bottom.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank EatDrinkNBMerry
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Pico Matias Simão is a wonderful lookout point and landmark.Interestingly, the blue, tiled sign on the corner of the building just past Raminhos, Terceira, says ‘Pico do Canada’. In Portuguese, the word 'Canada' translates as ‘Street’. Turning down this old narrow road at the sign,...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank CruisersRus
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