ACTIVITIES

EXPLORING THE VOLCANO
  

The volcano "Montanha do Pico" is 2,350 meters high and has an average diameter of 19 km.

 

The tours we offer, will allow you to experience the Island of Pico and the breathtaking scenery offered by its majestic volcano, in a particularly intense way. You will be able to dominate the Atlantic Ocean from the top of the volcano, to have a picnic lunch on the shore of a mountain lake surrounded by beautiful forests and grazing cows and finish the day with a visit to the caves along the galleries created by lava.

HIKING ON THE VOLCANO

 

It's possible to gain the top of the volcano and enjoy a breathtaking view of the island, the nearby Faial and Sao Jorge, and on days when the sky is clear, you also get the additional bonus of the sighting of Graciosa and Terceira.

 

With a vertical drop of 1,200 meters, it takes a good physical shape and about 7 hours there and back. Fundamental hat, sunglasses, windbreaker or similar, a snack and a water bottle

Montanha do Pico 2.350 mt
Montanha do Pico 2.350 mt

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Aerial view
Aerial view

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Volcano from Alma do Pico
Volcano from Alma do Pico

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Montanha do Pico 2.350 mt
Montanha do Pico 2.350 mt

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TOUR OF THE LAKES

 

The Pico Island is dotted by 14 lakes. 


Each lake is a discovery, some are very isolated and placed in large depressions while others are veritable mountain lakes surrounded by thick vegetation. 

 

They are all easily reached by car, but there are also marked trails for trekking lovers.

Lagoa Seca
Lagoa Seca

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Lagoa do Paul
Lagoa do Paul

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Lago
Lago

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Lagoa Seca
Lagoa Seca

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THE CAVES

 

The “Gruta das Torres”, is a lava cave, a geological formation of volcanic origin formed from the flow and cooling of subterranean magma rivers.

 

The caves are a group of interconnected lava tubes between 0.5–22 metres (2–72 ft) width and an estimated length of over 5.2 km (3.2 mi). It is the longest lava cave in the Azores.

The Cave
The Cave

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The exit
The exit

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The lava pipe
The lava pipe

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The Cave
The Cave

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The tours listed above may be made in total autonomy, even if we strongly recommend a guide to climb the volcano.

 

Alma do Pico with its partners, organizes these trips in a complete and professional way: you just have to put your enthusiasm because we will take you with our shuttle where the tours begin, we will accompany you in the adventure with our experienced guides and we will also provide you all you need to have lunch or a picnic. Do you have special needs? We're here to listen to you.