Pico, Azores

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Pico, Azores

Pico is the second largest of the nine Azores, and belongs to the central group of islands. It houses the highest mountain of the Azores, Mount Pico, 2351 m. This forbidding black stratovolcano can be climbed, but that’s not without danger. Choose a clear day, take enough water because their is no source, and be sure to be in a good shape, especially when going down through the tiring volcanic grit. If you don’t feel sure, take a guide.

This spectacular cone is not the only interesting aspect of Pico. Even more intriguing is the long string of small cones and lakes extending from the eastern point of the stretched island towards mount pico. Parts are overgrown with shrubs and forest, protecting even some of the original endemic vegetation. Along the northeast coast, several shorter and easy trails are set out. Much of the lush coast is still wooded.

Check the list of all nine Azores islands.

Books

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United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Azores Tour and Trail Super Durable Map
  • For the best adventures, use the best map. Azores Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is the most detailed, accurate, toughest, large scale map of these 9 islands that you can buy. Super-Durable Maps now come with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee, see Discovery Walking Guides website for details. 1:60,000 scale for each island, Sao... Read more
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Netherlands
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Netherlands
  • Wandelgids Spaanse Pyreneeen
  • In dit vierde en laatste deel van de wandelgidsenserie over de Pyreneeën worden vijftig wandelingen beschreven in de Catalaanse Pyreneeën en Andorra. Het fameuze Parque Nacional d'Aiguestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici heeft een prominente plek in het boek. Het is het paradepaardje van Catalunya, met enkele honderden bergmeertjes temidden van... Read more
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Belgium
  • Wandelgids Spaanse Pyreneeen
  • In dit vierde en laatste deel van de wandelgidsenserie over de Pyreneeën worden vijftig wandelingen beschreven in de Catalaanse Pyreneeën en Andorra. Het fameuze Parque Nacional d'Aiguestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici heeft een prominente plek in het boek. Het is het paradepaardje van Catalunya, met enkele honderden bergmeertjes temidden van... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wereldwijzer / Dominicaanse Republiek
  • De Dominicaanse Republiek, iets groter dan Nederland, ligt in de helderblauwe Caribische Zee. Met zijn witte stranden is het een fantastisch vakantieland, waar meer te doen is dan alleen in de zon liggen. Watersporten aan de kust bij Puerto Plata en Punta Cana zijn erg populair. Mountainbikers en wandelaars kunnen de hoogste berg van het... Read more
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  • Wereldwijzer / Dominicaanse Republiek
  • De Dominicaanse Republiek, iets groter dan Nederland, ligt in de helderblauwe Caribische Zee. Met zijn witte stranden is het een fantastisch vakantieland, waar meer te doen is dan alleen in de zon liggen. Watersporten aan de kust bij Puerto Plata en Punta Cana zijn erg populair. Mountainbikers en wandelaars kunnen de hoogste berg van het... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Walking on the Azores - Azoren | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to 70 walks on the Azores, a remote archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean. Most of the walks are easy or moderate, with a few graded difficult. The selection is spread across all nine islands, offering much variety, from easy village-to-village walks to remote and mountainous walks, including Portugal's highest mountain, Pico. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Tenerife - Teneriffa | Rother Bergverlag
  • Goede - Duitstalige - wandelgids met veel dagtochten verspreid over het gebied. Beschrijvingen zijn voldoende en praktische informatie is handig. Kaartjes beperkt. 73 Höhenprofile, 70 Wanderkärtchen im Maßstab 1:50.000 und 1:75.000, vier Übersichtskarten im Maßstab 1:400.000 70 ausgewählte Wanderungen an den Küsten und in den Bergen der... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • The Pyrenean High-Level Route is probably the most beautiful, spectacular and challenging trek in the Pyrenees. Unlike the GR10 and GR11, the trek from Hendaye to Banyuls-sur-Mer crosses the French Spanish border many times, exploring both sides of the mountain range and staying as close as possible to the main ridge of the Pyrenees. The 800km... Read more
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Belgium
2012
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • The Pyrenean High-Level Route is probably the most beautiful, spectacular and challenging trek in the Pyrenees. Unlike the GR10 and GR11, the trek from Hendaye to Banyuls-sur-Mer crosses the French Spanish border many times, exploring both sides of the mountain range and staying as close as possible to the main ridge of the Pyrenees. The 800km... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Madeira Marco Polo Travel Guide - with pull out map
  • Perfect Days in... Madeira. For advice you can trust, look no further than Marco Polo. The Madeira Marco Polo Travel Guide is a compact travel guide for people who have little time to prepare for a trip, don't want to miss anything, like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out and love all things ultra-practical and easy to use.... Read more
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  • Madeira Marco Polo Travel Guide - with pull out map
  • Perfect Days in... Madeira. For advice you can trust, look no further than Marco Polo. The Madeira Marco Polo Travel Guide is a compact travel guide for people who have little time to prepare for a trip, don't want to miss anything, like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out and love all things ultra-practical and easy to use.... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Island Interludes
  • "Romantic islands in the sun. Dreams of Sicily, Canary Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Madeira, and even further north to the distant Azores lying in the Atlantic Ocean. All of these I hungrily devoured from the pages of travel articles and over many years of looking at an atlas of the world. Everything seemed a distant dream until life had other... Read more
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  • Island Interludes
  • "Romantic islands in the sun. Dreams of Sicily, Canary Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Madeira, and even further north to the distant Azores lying in the Atlantic Ocean. All of these I hungrily devoured from the pages of travel articles and over many years of looking at an atlas of the world. Everything seemed a distant dream until life had other... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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2019
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Madeira | Rother Bergverlag
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Madeira zeichnet sich durch ein ganzjährig mildes Klima und eine verschwenderische Blütenpracht aus: Strelitzien und Fackellilien, Liebesblumen... Read more
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  • The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher A collection of great travel writing by authors from around the globe, including original stories set in Scotland, Thailand, Malaysia, Moldova, Tanzania, Austria and beyond, edited by long-term Lonely Planet collaborator Don George. The 35 impassioned stories included in this collection... Read more
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  • The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher A collection of great travel writing by authors from around the globe, including original stories set in Scotland, Thailand, Malaysia, Moldova, Tanzania, Austria and beyond, edited by long-term Lonely Planet collaborator Don George. The 35 impassioned stories included in this collection... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Dancing on the Off Beat
  • The Greece of fun-loving waiters, sun-drenched beaches, the breaking of plates, and big fat weddings only scratches the surface of the real Greece. In this account of a woman traveling solo throughout the Greek mainland, Joan Carol Friedberg uncovers a glimpse into the tragic history of modern Greece as it is reflected in the music, and she... Read more
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  • Dancing on the Off Beat
  • The Greece of fun-loving waiters, sun-drenched beaches, the breaking of plates, and big fat weddings only scratches the surface of the real Greece. In this account of a woman traveling solo throughout the Greek mainland, Joan Carol Friedberg uncovers a glimpse into the tragic history of modern Greece as it is reflected in the music, and she... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Madeira
  • Every island thrives on its clichés. The name Madeira stands for a heavy drop of wine which might have had its time a long time ago, yet is still praised by many a connoisseur. The island's all-year-round mild climate helped Madeira be awarded the decorative suffix 'floating floral island in the Atlantic'. Bird of paradise and torch lilies,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Madeira
  • Every island thrives on its clichés. The name Madeira stands for a heavy drop of wine which might have had its time a long time ago, yet is still praised by many a connoisseur. The island's all-year-round mild climate helped Madeira be awarded the decorative suffix 'floating floral island in the Atlantic'. Bird of paradise and torch lilies,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Madeira | Rother Bergverlag
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Every island thrives on its clichés. The name Madeira stands for a heavy drop of wine which might have had its time a long time ago, yet is... Read more
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Maps

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Netherlands
  • Azoren 1:50 000
  • . Die neun Azoren-Inseln gehören zu Portugal und liegen mitten im Atlantik - 1500 km von der Küste Portugals und 3500 km von Amerika entfernt; sie sind vulkanischen Ursprungs, wetterbedingt sehr grün und bieten ein gut markiertes Wandernetz.. Der Archipel besteht aus drei Inselgruppen - die östliche Gruppe mit Sao Miguel und Santa Maria, die... Read more
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  • Azoren 1:50 000
  • . Die neun Azoren-Inseln gehören zu Portugal und liegen mitten im Atlantik - 1500 km von der Küste Portugals und 3500 km von Amerika entfernt; sie sind vulkanischen Ursprungs, wetterbedingt sehr grün und bieten ein gut markiertes Wandernetz.. Der Archipel besteht aus drei Inselgruppen - die östliche Gruppe mit Sao Miguel und Santa Maria, die... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Tenerife Hikers Maps
  • Our latest hiking research on Tenerife has resulted in new editions of Walk! Tenerife and Tenerife Hikers' Super-Durable Maps being published in 2017. Thanks to Jan Kostura's 2016 research we have several new hiking adventures described in detail in Walk! Tenerife. Jan's gps records of his research for new routes and updating of current routes... Read more
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Belgium
  • Tenerife Hikers Maps
  • Our latest hiking research on Tenerife has resulted in new editions of Walk! Tenerife and Tenerife Hikers' Super-Durable Maps being published in 2017. Thanks to Jan Kostura's 2016 research we have several new hiking adventures described in detail in Walk! Tenerife. Jan's gps records of his research for new routes and updating of current routes... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Green Mountain National Forest - Moosalamoo NRA - Rutland VT
  • Map No. 747, Green Mountain National Forest: Moosalamoo NRA - Rutland area in Vermont, in an extensive series of GPS compatible, contoured hiking maps of USA’s national and state parks or forests and other popular recreational areas. Cartography based on the national topographic survey, with additional tourist information.The maps, with most... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Green Mountains N.F., Moosalamoo NRA/Rutland
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapNational Geographic's Green Mountain National Forest North Trails Illustrated topographic map is the most comprehensive available for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Designed to be easy-to-read, yet highly detailed this map includes a comprehensive road and trail network distinguishing between... Read more
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Belgium
  • Green Mountains N.F., Moosalamoo NRA/Rutland
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic MapNational Geographic's Green Mountain National Forest North Trails Illustrated topographic map is the most comprehensive available for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Designed to be easy-to-read, yet highly detailed this map includes a comprehensive road and trail network distinguishing between... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren - Pico, São Jorge & Faial
  • Je bezoekt drie kleine, nauwelijks bezochte, maar prachtige eilanden van de Portugese Azoren-archipel en geniet van de bijzondere endemische flora en fauna en de vriendelijkheid van de bevolking. Vanuit sfeervolle pensions en hotels maak je bijzondere dagwandelingen over de jonge vulkanische eilanden. Loop door de wijngaarden op de flanken van... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren * Faial, São Jorge en Pico (lang)
  • In twee weken reizen we langs de 'Triangle' van centrale eilanden in de sub-tropische Azoren-archipel. Ontdek een natuurreis-paradijs in de eindeloze blauwe oceaan, rijk aan vissen, dolfijnen en walvissen met de mooiste wandelingen van de Azoren. We nemen de tijd om de eilanden en hun bewoners tot in hun wezen te ervaren. Van reusachtige... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren walvissafari's
  • Voor de kust van het Azoren-eilanden Pico duiken elke zomer talrijke walvissen op. Vanuit het voormalige walvisstation gaan we vijf keer met een speciaal voor onze groepen gecharterde boot de zee op, op zoek naar de tuimelaars, potvissen, gevlekte dolfijnen, bultruggen, etc. We nemen ruim de tijd om de dieren rustig te benaderen en te... Read more
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