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
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
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
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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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Azoren
  • Neun grüne Perlen mitten im Atlantik - das sind die Azoren. Viele Träume und Geschichten umranken die Vulkaninseln, den Rest des sagenumwobenen Atlantis. Auf halbem Weg zwischen alter und neuer Welt liegt der weit verstreute Archipel fernab vom portugiesischen Mutterland in den Weiten des wilden Ozeans. Weit weg vom Massentourismus sind die... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Azoren
  • Neun grüne Perlen mitten im Atlantik - das sind die Azoren. Viele Träume und Geschichten umranken die Vulkaninseln, den Rest des sagenumwobenen Atlantis. Auf halbem Weg zwischen alter und neuer Welt liegt der weit verstreute Archipel fernab vom portugiesischen Mutterland in den Weiten des wilden Ozeans. Weit weg vom Massentourismus sind die... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Azoren | Rother
  • Een praktische wandelgids voor diegenen die wat langer blijven. Er worden 75 dagtochten beschreven, vergezeld met een klein kaartje en veel praktische info over de tocht. Handzaam formaat. (let op: Duitstalig) Jeder kennt das Azorenhoch: Hier entsteht es. Viereinhalb Flugstunden von Deutschland entfernt liegen die neun Inseln der Azoren - Santa... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Appalachian Trail, East Mountain To Hanover, Vermont
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic Map GuideThe East Mountain to Hanover Topographic Map Guide makes a perfect traveling companion when traversing the Vermont section of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). The landscape of Vermont is a variety of wooded mountains, forests of white pine and paper birch, and rolling terrain dotted by fields... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Appalachian Trail, East Mountain To Hanover, Vermont
  • Waterproof Tear-Resistant Topographic Map GuideThe East Mountain to Hanover Topographic Map Guide makes a perfect traveling companion when traversing the Vermont section of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). The landscape of Vermont is a variety of wooded mountains, forests of white pine and paper birch, and rolling terrain dotted by fields... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Bol.com
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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Bol.com
Belgium
  • 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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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Ultimate Wildlife Destinations
  • This book combines the desire for ever more adventurous activities with our long-standing passion for wildlife, all the while infused with responsible travel themes and conservation topics. From tracking jaguars in Brazil to snorkelling with whale sharks in Honduras, and from hiking in Transylvania's Carpathian Mountains in search of European... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Ultimate Wildlife Destinations
  • This book combines the desire for ever more adventurous activities with our long-standing passion for wildlife, all the while infused with responsible travel themes and conservation topics. From tracking jaguars in Brazil to snorkelling with whale sharks in Honduras, and from hiking in Transylvania's Carpathian Mountains in search of European... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont Reise-Taschenbuch Reiseführer Teneriffa
  • Rund um den fast 4000 m hohen Pico del Teide lockt Teneriffa mit einem Kaleidoskop unterschiedlichster Landschaften: von subtropischen Palmentälern und Bananenfeldern im Norden bis zu sonnenverglühten Felslandschaften und markanten Vulkankegeln im Süden. Aufgrund ihres milden Klimas ist die Kanareninsel auch ein ideales Ziel für... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Tenerife - Teneriffa | Rother
  • Goede - Duitstalige - wandelgids met veel dagtochten verspreid over het gebied. Beschrijvingen zijn voldoende en praktische informatie is handig. Kaartjes beperkt. Teneriffa darf als das vielseitigste Wanderparadies der Kanarischen Inseln bezeichnet werden. Auf der »Insel der Glückseligen« erhebt sich nicht nur der Pico del Teide, der mit 3718... Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Sierras of Extremadura
  • Guidebook to Extremadura, one of Spain's most unspoilt regions, comprising the provinces of Caceres and Badajoz. 32 mainly circular walks (6 to 19km) explore Sierras, rolling hills and oak forests criss-crossed by thousands of kilometres of ancient paths. Includes the Jerte Valley, the hill town of Montánchez, Guadalupe and Monesterio. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The Sierras of Extremadura
  • This guidebook showcases 32 walks exploring the sierras of Caceres and Badajoz, one of Spain's least known regions and a gem for walkers and nature lovers. Walks range in length from 6 to 20km are suitable for any reasonably fit walker. They can be done from a number of bases in the area including San Martin de Trevejo, Gata, Hervas, Jerte,... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The Sierras of Extremadura
  • This guidebook showcases 32 walks exploring the sierras of Caceres and Badajoz, one of Spain's least known regions and a gem for walkers and nature lovers. Walks range in length from 6 to 20km are suitable for any reasonably fit walker. They can be done from a number of bases in the area including San Martin de Trevejo, Gata, Hervas, Jerte,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The Sierras of Extremadura | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids, goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten This guidebook showcases 32 walks exploring the sierras of Cáceres and Badajoz, one of Spain’s least known regions and a gem for walkers and nature lovers. Walks range in length from 6 to 20km are suitable for any... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Berlitz Pocket Guide 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. Berlitz 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 offer.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Berlitz Pocket Guide 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. Berlitz 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 offer.... Read more
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Maps

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 - 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
  • 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 - 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 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 - 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
  • Corvo - Azores 3
  • 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 * 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. We nemen de tijd om de eilanden en hun bewoners tot in hun wezen te ervaren. Van reusachtige caldeiras, met diepe meren en gestolde... 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
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
  • Portugal - Azoren * Faial, São Jorge en Pico
  • Een week eilandhoppen langs drie eilanden van de sub-tropische Azoren-archipel, een natuurreis-paradijs in de eindeloze blauwe oceaan, rijk aan vissen, dolfijnen en walvissen. Wandelen langs sporen van natuurgeweld: reusachtige caldeiras, grote vulkaankraters gevuld met diepe meren en gestolde lavavelden. Eindeloze rijen hortensia’s omzomen... Read more
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