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The culture of Pico wine


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The culture of Pico wine

Van Tour – Pico Wine Culture

Pico island

This is a story that started in the 15th century, with the early settlement, and continued through these successive rows of basaltic stone that cut the scenery, erected as pieces in an enchanting game.

Touring the south coast you will be able to reconstitute the adventure of the wine from the islands, once served at the Czars’ table. The narrative of how the culture adapted to the land and sought to shape nature, from the sea to the hills, is written in the bare soil of the island.

And the endemic vegetation and the surrounding sea frame it, adding details of original art.

  • Schwierigkeit Einfach
  • Sprachen Englisch, Portugiesisch
  • Tour starts Lajes do Pico
  • Jahreszeit Ganzjährig
  • Dauer 3H 30M
  • Beinhaltet

    • Zertifizierter Führer
    • Versicherung (Unfall und Haftpflicht)
    • Wine tasting in the local wine cooperative

    Die Erfahrung

    On Pico Island, an impressive maze of dry stone walls was created to protect vines.

    Come with us to discover the testimonies of this wine cycle.

    We tell you the secrets of the wine of Pico island in an experience full of history in the stunning wine landscape, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    • Lajes do Pico

      – Starting our tour in Lajes do Pico we will head along the South Coast in the direction of Madalena. During the first stop in São Mateus, you will discover the extension of vineyards.

      – You will also have an idea of how wine production changed over the years.

    • Along the coastline

      – Continuing along the coastline, we will discover built centers of adegas (little lava stone houses). Nowadays, they seem abandoned. Indeed, they only serve as weekend houses or for the production of the local table wine.

      –  Also, did you know that nearly every inhabitant produces for its own personal consumption?

    • Protected landscape of vineyards

      – In the protected landscape of vineyards, we will find tidal wells, distilleries, and wine presses. But also ancient warehouses, “Rola-pipas” (stone ramps) as well as “relheiras”. They are marks from the constant passage of oxcarts and manor houses.

      – At the end of this experience we will drop you back at Lajes.


    Rua Conselheiro Terra Pinheiro, nº3, 9950-329 Madalena (Hotel Caravelas) | Free pick up in Madalena municipality (select this option during the checkout process). Our staff will contact you on the day before the tour takes place.


    Bitte wählen Sie im Kalender oben rechts auf dieser Programmseite ein Datum aus und überprüfen Sie den verfügbaren Zeitplan.


    Rückkehr zum ursprünglichen Abfahrtsort

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    Was zu bringen?

    • Wanderschuhe
    • Comfortable light clothes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Water and snacks

    Wichtige Info

    • Please book this tour at least 24/48h prior to the preferred date to adapt to the availability of the adega (wine cellar) and wine laboratory
    • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour
    • You can book for fewer people. If the minimum is not met on that daym tou can reschedule, assume the full value of the experience (3 people) or cancel at least 48 hours beforehand

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    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    Kann ich meine Tourreservierung stornieren und eine vollständige Rückerstattung erhalten?

    Ja, Sie können unsere detaillierten Stornierungs- und Rückerstattungsrichtlinien pro Tour auf jeder Tourseite im Abschnitt „Gut zu wissen“ einsehen

    Was ist, wenn das Wetter nicht mitspielt?

    Wenn das Wetter eine sichere Durchführung dieser Aktivität nicht zulässt, werden wir sie absagen und ein alternatives Datum vorschlagen.

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