The highest mountain of Portugal is a strato-volcano with a height of 2,351 meters. At the same time it’s the highest mountain of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the highest volcano in Europe. At the top there is a volcanic crater with a diameter of more than 500 meters and a depths of 30 meter. Inside, there is the Piquinho (Pico Pequeno), a small volcanic cone which is 70 meters high and marks the actual peak. Climbing this mountain is an unforgettable experience which you should not miss when visiting Pico.
Early in the morning transfer to the base of the mountain. After a briefing with your guide and a short visit of the visitor centre you start to climb the highest mountain of Portugal. The ascent is not easy as you walk on broken volcanic stones, but impressive. Once you arrived at the peak and if the weather permits you have an impressive view of the neighbouring islands. After the descent transfer back to Madalena. At the base you receive a certificate.
- Transfer to/from Madalena to the base of Mt. Pico
- Guided tour at the visitor centre
- Park fees for Mt. Pico national park
- Multilingual hiking guide
What to bring
- Ankle high hiking boots
- Hiking pole
- Sunscreen with high sun protection factor
- Headgear (depending on the season a warm hat)
- Warm, layered outdoor clothing
- 3 litres of water
- Energy food such as glucose or cereal bars