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The great Pico challenge

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The great Pico challenge

Pico Mountain Climbing with Overnight Stay

Pico island

You can conquer the mountain challenge with the aid of «Futurismo» and, victorious, sleep on its crater, under a pallium of stars and comets.

Light will plate the silence around, as a quilt weaved of secrecy and respect. And then you awake to the most authentic interpretation of natural beauty:

The daybreak offers a performance of sheer joy over the surrounding mountains, the lowlands below, and the glassed sea as the background…

The boldest birds become our equals; the atmosphere vibrates with a rising light that sweeps the shades away from the most impressive of the settings.

  • Difficulté Facile
  • Langues Anglais, Portugais
  • Tour starts Madalena
  • Âge minimum 8
  • Saison Toute l'année
  • Durée 2H
  • Comprend

    • Certified Pico mountain guide
    • Hiking poles
    • Headlights
    • Ascent fees
    • Assurances (accidents corporels et responsabilité civile)

    L'expérience

    Once you are at the top of Pico mountain, you realize that it is worth the effort of the climb.

    You will arrive at the perfect time to see the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean, which is such a beautiful moment.

    After a refreshing night in a tent, you will be stunned by the sunrise colors surrounding you at 2,351m above the sea level. Enjoy and take lots of pictures!

    • Overview

      – Imagine yourself sleeping in the crater of an active volcano at an altitude above 2,000m… You will hear nothing but silence and see nothing but the moon and the million stars of the night sky.

      – That is what this tour is all about, topped by a unique sunset and sunrise from the highest point of Portugal, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

      – We will do the ascent during the afternoon and the descent on the following morning. We will reserve time enough for the hike up and to pitch camp inside the volcano’s crater still under daylight.

    • The climb

      – The trail leads over a rather steep path of rocky and irregular ground, sometimes covered with loose material.

      – Our guide will show you tricks to make the climb easier, leading the way up the easiest route. This will help you to avoid injuries.

    • The night

      – Once you arrive at the top of the volcano, you will settle your camping equipment. Also, you will climb to the smaller cone to observe the sunset.

      – It will be a bit cold up there, but the stars make it all worth it.

    • The descent

      – After enjoying the sunrise at the summit (2,351m) we start the descent.

      – The sunlight reveals breathtaking views over the 5 islands of the central group on a good day.

      – You will also see various geological formations. Namely volcanic pits, craters and cones, an eruptive fissure, pyroclastic deposits and fumaroles.

    • Back to Madalena

      – At the end of this amazing self-rewarding trip, we will take you back to Madalena for a well-earned rest.

    Point de départ

    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.

    Heure de départ

    Veuillez sélectionner une date sur le calendrier en haut à droite de cette page de programme et vérifier l’horaire disponible.

    Point de Retour

    Retour au point de départ d’origine

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    Ce qu'il faut apporter?

    • Warm & comfortable clothes (no jeans)
    • Raincoat
    • Hiking boots or shoes
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • 3L water, snacks
    • Change of clothes

    Informations importantes

    • This activity is ideal for keen walkers and not recommended for people with knee or heart problems
    • It is essential to inform us if you have any health restriction or if you have been diving in the last 30 hours
    • On request, children younger than 12 years can join the private tour
    • Please note that each hiker needs to carry its own backpack containing spare clothes, alimentation for the night and morning, at least 3L of water and camping gear: sleeping bag and tent, which can be shared by 2 persons

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