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

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • Walking on Madeira
  • A walking guide to the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo. Selection of varied day walks exploring Madeira's network of levadas (water channels) as well as routes across steep and rugged mountains, with slopes of bare rock or laurisilva 'cloud' forest. The neighbouring island of Porto Santo offers easy walking and a sandy beach. Read more
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Stanfords
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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Walking on Madeira | Cicerone
  • Zeer goede wandelgids van deze gerenommeerde Engelse uitgever. Met veel detail worden de wandelingen beschreven, voorzien van goede kaarten en ook nog praktische informatie. Veelal veel keuze uit het grote aantal dagtochten dat beschreven wordt. De afstand is tussen de 5 en 18 kilometer, al naar gelang wat je als wandelaar in gedachte hebt.... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Azores: Car Tours and Walks
  • The Azores in the Sunflower Landscapes guide series; exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region or area. Detailed information about touring by hired car or public transport, as well as on foot, is provided, helping walkers to navigate and plan day-trips. Shorter strolls are also included as an alternative for each main... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Azores - Azoren | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig, want nederlandstalige is uitverkocht en niet meer leverbaar. 5 car tours (on São Miguel, Terceira and Faial), 30+ long and short walks, 21... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Azoren
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Europas westlichste Inseln von den brodelnden Quellen in Furnas auf Sao Miguel bis zur Mini-Insel Corvo - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort auf den Azoren an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben dem Pico Alto, dem höchsten... Read more
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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Kompass
Germany
2016
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Kapverdische Inseln
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO die kontrastreichen Inseln vor der Küste Afrikas intensiv von dem Märchenstrand Praia de Santa Maria bis zur spektakulären Aussicht vom Gipfel des Vulkans Pico do Fogo. Mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort auf den Kapverdischen... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Wanderfüher Azoren | Dumont
  • Duitstalige wandelgids met goede beschrijvingen van de tochten, schetsmatige maar wel redelijke kaarten en heel wat praktische informatie per wandeling. Wandern durch die faszinierenden Landschaften der neun Azoreninseln mit Gipfelbesteigungen des Monte Escuro und Touren durch urwüchsige Wälder; über schroffe Felsküsten; zu gewaltigen... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
2011
  • DuMont Wanderführer Azoren
  • Herrliche Gipfeltouren, Panoramawege und Küstenwanderungen erwarten Sie auf den Inseln São Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores und Corvo mitten im Atlantik. Jede der 35 Touren ermöglicht einen perfekten Wandertag: Exakte Wegbeschreibung, Karte und Höhenprofil sind jeweils durch die zugeordneten Wegpunkte eng... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Azoren | Elmar
  • De Rother wandelgids Azoren beschrijven de mooiste kust- en bergwandelingen voor een fantastische wandelvakantie in dit Portugese natuurparadijs. Dit is een vertaling van de duitse versie. De Azoren bestaan uit de eilanden São Miguel, Santa Maria, Faial, São Jorge, Pico, Terceira, Graciosa, Corvo en Flores. Er zijn veel verschillende... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Wanderführer Teneriffa
  • Herrliche Gipfeltouren, Panoramawege und Wanderungen hoch über dem Atlantischen Ozean erwarten Sie auf Teneriffa, der kanarischen Vulkaninsel mit Spaniens höchstem Gipfel, dem 3718 Meter hohen Pico del Teide. Jede der 35 Touren ermöglicht einen perfekten Wandertag, z. B. durch einen wildromantischen Barranco, entlang der Caldera- Randberge, auf... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Azores
  • The sixth edition of the only full-blown guide to the beguiling islands of this mid-Atlantic Portugese archipelagoBradt's Azores guidebook is the only comprehensive guidebook to the nine-island archipelago, a nature-lovers' wilderness perched at the western extremity of Europe in the mid-Atlantic, and one of the best places in the world for... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Azores
  • The sixth edition of the only full-blown guide to the beguiling islands of this mid-Atlantic Portugese archipelagoBradt's Azores guidebook is the only comprehensive guidebook to the nine-island archipelago, a nature-lovers' wilderness perched at the western extremity of Europe in the mid-Atlantic, and one of the best places in the world for... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Azores - Azoren | Bradt
  • Voor vele landen net zo goed, zo niet beter dan de Planet. Beduidend soberder uitgevoerd, maar ook met veel informatie voor backpackers en met veel kaartmateriaal. Een aanrader! Bradt's Azores guidebook is the only comprehensive guidebook to the nine-island archipelago, a nature-lovers' wilderness perched at the western extremity of Europe in... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Walk! The Alpujarras
  • Walk! Alpujarras guide from Discovery Walking Guides providing descriptions of 34 hiking trails on the southern slopes of the Alpujarras range of the Sierra Nevada, with extracts from the publishers’ map of the region and general tourist advice.The 34 walks cover routes of varying degrees of difficulty, length and altitude. Each walk has a... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Walk! the Alpujarras
  • New for 2013 Walk! the Alpujarras is the comprehensive guide for adventurous leisure walkers choosing to explore this exciting region of Andalucia; providing many new routes along with full updating of routes from the 1st edition. Combine with Alpujarras Tour & Trail Map 3rd edition for your complete adventure in these breathtaking landscapes.... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Walk! the Alpujarras
  • New for 2013 Walk! the Alpujarras is the comprehensive guide for adventurous leisure walkers choosing to explore this exciting region of Andalucia; providing many new routes along with full updating of routes from the 1st edition. Combine with Alpujarras Tour & Trail Map 3rd edition for your complete adventure in these breathtaking landscapes.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Walk! The Alpujarras | Discovery Walking
  • This is a comprehensive walking guide to the Alpujarras region of Andalucia. Fully detailed walk descriptions include route summary, frequent timings, colour 40K maps and GPS waypoints. Accommodation and regional background are information included. It is written in Charles Davis' informative and inspirational style. Walk! The Alpujarras" is... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Canary Islands Travel Guide
  • The Canary Islands (Spanish: Islas Canarias) are an Atlantic territory of Spain on the west coast of Africa, near to Morocco, Cape Verde and the archipelagos of the Azores Islands and Madeira Islands.Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Canary Islands Travel Guide
  • The Canary Islands (Spanish: Islas Canarias) are an Atlantic territory of Spain on the west coast of Africa, near to Morocco, Cape Verde and the archipelagos of the Azores Islands and Madeira Islands.Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries.... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Jorge - Velas - Azores 15
  • 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 - Praia da Vitoria - Azores 23
  • 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 - Arrifes - Azores 31
  • 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
  • Faial - Horta - Azores 7
  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren - Pico, São Jorge & Faial
  • U 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 maakt u bijzondere dagwandelingen over de jonge vulkanische eilanden. Loop door de wijngaarden op de flanken van... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren, Pico
  • Op zoek naar dolfijnen en walvissen op het paradijselijk vulkaaneiland Pico, midden in de Atlantische Oceaan. Aan de voet van de imposante Pico-vulkaan (2300 m) verblijf je een week in een klein hotel of Casa Rural in het walvisvaardersdorp Lajes do Pico. Spectaculaire walvisexcursies met een supersnelle boot worden afgewisseld met voettochten... Read more
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