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

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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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United Kingdom
2019
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Netherlands
2022
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Walking on Madeira | Cicerone
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Aneto Maladeta - PN Posets-Maladeta 2 maps
  • The highest part of the Spanish Pyrenees, the Maladeta massif with Pico de Aneto including the surrounding valleys of Benasque and Barraves, at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editorial Alpina, accompanied by a booklet with English language descriptions of recommended walks and climbs, accommodation details, etc.Vivid... Read more
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  • Aneto - Maladeta - PN Posets Editorial Alpina
  • The highest part of the Spanish Pyrenees, the Maladeta massif with Pico de Aneto including the surrounding valleys of Benasque and Barraves, at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editorial Alpina, accompanied by a booklet with English language descriptions of recommended walks and climbs, accommodation details, etc.Vivid... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 15 Aneto - Maladeta | Editorial Alpina
  • The highest part of the Spanish Pyrenees, the Maladeta massif with Pico de Aneto including the surrounding valleys of Benasque and Barraves, at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editorial Alpina, accompanied by a booklet with English language descriptions of recommended walks and climbs, accommodation details, etc.Vivid... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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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
2022
  • Lonely Planet Epic Hikes of the Americas
  • Lace up your hiking boots for the next in Lonely Planet`s highly successful Epic Hikes series, this time exploring 50 of the Americas` most rewarding treks and trails. From Canada`s longest hut-to-hut hike, the Sunshine Coast Trail, to a descent through Havasu Canyon in the USA, and the Santa Cruz Trail of northern Peru, we cover a huge variety... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2022
  • Epic Hikes of the Americas
  • Lace up your hiking boots for the next in Lonely Planet`s highly successful Epic Hikes series, this time exploring 50 of the Americas` most rewarding treks and trails. From Canada`s longest hut-to-hut hike, the Sunshine Coast Trail, to a descent through Havasu Canyon in the USA, and the Santa Cruz Trail of northern Peru, we cover a huge variety... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
  • Wandelgids Epic Hikes of the Americas | Lonely Planet
  • Lace up your hiking boots for the next in Lonely Planet`s highly successful Epic Hikes series, this time exploring 50 of the Americas` most rewarding treks and trails. From Canada`s longest hut-to-hut hike, the Sunshine Coast Trail, to a descent through Havasu Canyon in the USA, and the Santa Cruz Trail of northern Peru, we cover a huge variety... 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2021
  • DK Eyewitness Portugal
  • Welcome to Portugal, a sunseekers` paradise.Whether you`re looking for world-renowned beaches, serene hilltop villages, verdant islands, or captivating cities, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Portugal has to offer.Small but immensely varied, Portugal offers countless opportunities for adventure. From the... Read more
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Azores - 6th ed.
  • 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
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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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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Azores Bradt Guide
  • Bradt`s Azores 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 whale watching. Thanks to the experience of expert botanist and author David Sayers, and the ongoing involvement of author... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Reisgids Azores - Azoren | Bradt Travel Guides
  • Bradt`s Azores 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 whale watching. Thanks to the experience of expert botanist and author David Sayers, and the ongoing involvement of author... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Azores
  • The Rother walking guide to the Azores explores some of the finest walking opportunities on the coast and in the mountains of the nine Azorean islands; Santa Maria, Sao Miguel, Pico, Faial, Sao Jorge, Terceira, Graciosa, Flores and Corvo. Introductory sections profile the destination, with background information on the inhabitants of the... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Azores
  • The Azores, previously known primarily in connection with weather maps, has drawn more and more visitors in recent years. Nine different islands of volcanic origin belong to this archipelago, which, politically, belongs to Portugal. Corvo, the smallest of the Azores, measures only 17 square kilometres, compared to São Miguel at 757. The island... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Azores
  • The Azores, previously known primarily in connection with weather maps, has drawn more and more visitors in recent years. Nine different islands of volcanic origin belong to this archipelago, which, politically, belongs to Portugal. Corvo, the smallest of the Azores, measures only 17 square kilometres, compared to São Miguel at 757. The island... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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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
  • 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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Maps

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2022
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Azoren - Azores | Freytag & Berndt
  • This large double-sided road map of the Azores, at 1:50,000 from Freytag & Berndt, shows the islands both individually and as a group and comes with an attached index and concise leisure guide booklet. This map shows main and minor roads, motorways and toll roads, sections under construction or closed to traffic. Conveniently highlighted are... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Macizos del Posets Y la Maladeta | Adrados Ediciones
  • Posets and Maladeta Massifs in the central part of the Spanish Pyrenees on a double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Adrados Ediciones, with vivid presentation of the topography, hiking or ski trails, campsites and refuges, etc. Coverage extends from Plan and the Zinqueta River west of the Poset massif, across the... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2019
  • 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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Belgium
2019
  • 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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Bol.com
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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  • 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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  • 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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