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For nature lovers
Small group experience
Professional mountain guide
75 per adult

Sunrise lovers top experience

Pico Nighttime Mountain Climb – Full day

Pico island

The mountain is not only the highest point in Portugal, but, mainly, the most beautiful seat to admire the universe.

To observe the sunrise from the top of this quiescent volcano enlightens humans, as if lending them, in fact, an aura of deity.

The sunrays tear the horizon, setting the cobalt-blue of the Atlantic on fire, and the sense of conquest and fullness is absolute.

During the descend, as if nature held a spotlight, the light will increasingly shed over the islands of the central group, stunning in their Atlantic awake.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese
  • Tour starts Madalena
  • Minimum age 8
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 10H
  • Includes

    • Certified Pico mountain guide
    • Hiking poles
    • Sleeping bag
    • Headlights
    • Ascent fees
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    During the night, the climb is even more challenging, but you will be so amazed by the sunrise that you will forget the effort.

    The colors of the sunrise are simply beautiful, relax and breathe pure air before going down, back to normal life.

    For sure this is an experience you won’t forget.

    • Madalena

      – In the middle of the night, we will pick you up in Madalena for a trip of a lifetime.

      – Equipped with headlights, we will start the ascent at the mountain house (1,230m) still during the night.

    • 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 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.

    Departure Point

    Mountain’s House – Caminho Florestal nº 9 Candelária, 9950-000 Madalena

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

    Returns to original departure point

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    Largest tour operator in the Azores with 30 years of experience

  • Environmental Education

    At Futurismo, we think that educating and raising awareness among the young ones is very important for the future

  • Friendly Help

    We’re here to make your experience incredible. Reach us by phone, email, or WhatsApp

  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

    Apart from being a responsible tour operator, we also have a social commitment with many local organizations

  • Plan your Pico Nighttime Mountain Climb – Full day

    What to bring?

    • Hiking boots or shoes
    • Raincoat
    • Warm & comfortable clothes (no jeans)
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • 1,5L water, picnic lunch


    • 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
    • It is the responsibility of the participant to be equipped according to our recommendations. The mountain access can be denied to persons that are not equipped adequately

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    Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

    Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

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

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    I am pregnant but I would like to do this activity. Is it possible?

    We don’t recommend this tour for pregnant women.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

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