Pico, Azores

Description

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

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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United Kingdom
2018
  • Walking on Madeira: 60 mountain and levada routes on Madeira and Porto Santo
  • This guide describes a varied selection of 57 walks on the Portuguese island of Madeira, exploring the dramatic cliff coastline, scenic levadas (irrigation channels), dense laurisilva `cloud` forests and high mountain peaks, plus three walks on neighbouring Porto Santo. There are routes to suit all abilities, from easy, level levada walks to... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Azores Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • The Azores, nine islands in the Atlantic halfway between the Old World and the New, rise above sea level from a depth of several thousand metres. They are all volcanic in origin and all are covered in this guide.They are not the remains of the legendary continent of Atlantis, which is said to have sunk in the ocean once upon a time.... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Azores Tour & 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Azores Tour & 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Azores - Azoren | Discovery Walking
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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United Kingdom
2019
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • There are three main trekking routes across the Pyrenees from coast to coast: of these, the Pyrenean Haute Route (or HRP for Haute Route Pyreneenne) is the most challenging - and arguably, the most spectacular. Unlike the GR10 and GR11, it is not waymarked and borders on mountaineering at times, sticking as closely as possible to the main... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Portugal
  • Your journey starts here. We`ve reimagined and updated our iconic DK Eyewitness travel guides. This brand new Portugal guide, now in a lightweight format, has been expertly curated with all new photography plus DK`s much-loved illustrations and maps.- Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there- Reasons to love... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • 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
Belgium
  • 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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Bol.com
Belgium
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
  • Madeira walking guide 60 walks 2019
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2014
  • Madeira
  • The Rother Guide to Madeira selects over 50 walks, each with there own map at either 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 scale, both ideal for hiking.The detailed route descriptions are preceded by up-to-date information in fact-file form; small walking maps marked with the line of the route make route finding easier and numerous photos complete the picture,... Read more
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
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
  • 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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Bol.com
Netherlands
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Belgium
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Lonely Planet Mexico
  • hangout with howler monkeys near a Mayan ruin, scale the Pico de Orizaba (Mexico's tallest mountain), visit mummies on Day of the Dead, or nap in a Yucatecan hamock - this guide has it all - ventures beyond tacos to discover the best of Mexican cuisine - special section on artesanias (handicrafts) - 161 detailed maps for discovering Mayan... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Lonely Planet Mexico
  • hangout with howler monkeys near a Mayan ruin, scale the Pico de Orizaba (Mexico's tallest mountain), visit mummies on Day of the Dead, or nap in a Yucatecan hamock - this guide has it all - ventures beyond tacos to discover the best of Mexican cuisine - special section on artesanias (handicrafts) - 161 detailed maps for discovering Mayan... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Insight Guides Pocket Madeira
  • From the gorgeous capital of Funchal, to the wealth of hidden coves and beaches on the island, to the hiking trails of Pico do Arieiro, Madeira has much to tempt the visitor. Insight Pocket Guide Madeira is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that this island has to... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Insight Guides Pocket Madeira
  • From the gorgeous capital of Funchal, to the wealth of hidden coves and beaches on the island, to the hiking trails of Pico do Arieiro, Madeira has much to tempt the visitor. Insight Pocket Guide Madeira is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that this island has to... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Wanderfüher Gran Canaria | Dumont
  • Gran Canaria ist ein landschaftlich abwechslungsreiches und vielfältiges Ganzjahres-Wanderziel. In der Inselmitte geht es auf den Schneegipfel Pico de las Nieves, über Pilgerwege, Forstpisten und wieder hergestellte ",Königswege",, über steile Klippen, durch Täler und Schluchten bis zu den Dünenlandschaften im Süden der Insel.... Read more
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  • Cape Verde Islands
  • Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean, one of the attractions of the Cape Verde Islands is the watersports; surfing, windsurfing, diving, and fishing. Travelers are also lured to the islands by the promise of scenic hikes around the dramatic terrain of these volcanic outcrops, including the climb up the Pico de Fogo volcanic cone. Many... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Cape Verde Islands
  • Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean, one of the attractions of the Cape Verde Islands is the watersports; surfing, windsurfing, diving, and fishing. Travelers are also lured to the islands by the promise of scenic hikes around the dramatic terrain of these volcanic outcrops, including the climb up the Pico de Fogo volcanic cone. Many... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Rother Wandelgidsen - Azoren
  • De Rother wandelgids Azoren beschrijft de mooiste kust- en bergwandelingen voor een fantastische wandelvakantie in dit Portugese natuurparadijs. De Azoren bestaan uit de eilanden São Miguel, Santa Maria, Faial, São Jorge, Pico, Terceira, Graciosa, Corvo en Flores. Er zijn veel verschillende wandelmogelijkheden op de eilanden; van wandelingen... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Rother Wandelgidsen - Azoren
  • De Rother wandelgids Azoren beschrijft de mooiste kust- en bergwandelingen voor een fantastische wandelvakantie in dit Portugese natuurparadijs. De Azoren bestaan uit de eilanden São Miguel, Santa Maria, Faial, São Jorge, Pico, Terceira, Graciosa, Corvo en Flores. Er zijn veel verschillende wandelmogelijkheden op de eilanden; van wandelingen... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pico - S.Roque do Pico - Azores 8
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Jorge - Norte Grande - Azores 16
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Terceira - Angra do Heroismo - Azores 24
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Miguel - Ponta Delgada - Azores 32
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • E1 El Arquipelago dos Acores
  • On this 2016 edition the latest depth surveys have been applied. New Marine Reserves are shown where appropriate as are new submarine cables. Completed harbour development is now shown on the Porto das Velas plan as are the current works in progress. There has been general updating throughout. Plans included: Vila das Lajes (1:20 000) Horta... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pico - Prainha de Cima - Azores 9
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Jorge - Urzelina - Azores 17
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Terceira - Ribeirinha - Azores 25
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Miguel - Vila Franca do Campo - Azores 33
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Flores North - Azores 1
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pico - Candelaria - Azores 10
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Jorge - Calheta - Azores 18
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Miguel - Bretanha - Azores 26
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Flores South - Azores 2
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pico - S.Mateus - Azores 11
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - Pyreneeën GR11 etappe 2 Ordesa - Aneto
  • De GR11 voert door de hoogste, ruigste en mooiste stukken van de Spaanse Pyreneeën. Met SNP kun je in twee etappes van Jaca in Aragón naar Catalonië wandelen, individueel en ‘self-guided', maar wel met ondersteuning van een lokale gids. Van hem krijg je elke avond een briefing waarbij de weersverwachting, condities van de paden en eventuele... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Kaapverdië - Santiago & Fogo
  • Dansen op de vulkaan van Pico Grande. Geniet van de diversiteit van vriendelijke Kaapverdianen. Weg van de gebaande paden. De zuidelijke eilanden Santiago en Fogo lenen zich perfect voor een heerlijk wandelavontuur van een week. Eens waren de Portugezen in het eiland Santiago geïnteresseerd vanwege de voorraad zoet water in de vallei.... Read more
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
Snp Wandelreizen
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
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Kaapverdië - Wandelreis
  • Wandel door het grillige landschap op de westelijke eilanden van Kaapverdië, de eilanden-archipel in de Atlantische Oceaan met zijn twee gezichten. Terwijl zonaanbidders op de stranden van Sal en Boa Vista liggen, verkennen wij de ruigere westelijke eilanden Santiago, Fogo en Santo Antão. Op Fogo wandel je over de beboste hellingen van... Read more
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