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Climb Portugal's highest mountain

Hiking Tours

Pico island
Small groups
Professional mountain guide
Secure Payments
Free cancellations
65 per adult

Climb Portugal's highest mountain

Daytime Pico Mountain Climbing – Full day

Pico island

We call it the ultimate Azorean challenge – in fact, probably its most sublime show: overcoming the mountain, the greatness of its alpine habitat entrenches the spirit of those who achieve it as well as the multitude of sceneries that can be embraced with a single prime glance.

Accustoming your eyes to the consecutive rings of mist; adapting your body to the tremendous lightness of the atmosphere makes you feel blessed, in that top that suspends you in an infinite dazzle.

To watch the sun set from the summit sheds over the average human an aura of greatness, peace, and eternity.

  • Difficulty
  • Languages English, Portuguese
  • Minimum age 8
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 8H
  • Includes

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

    The Experience

    This adventure is one of a kind.

    This is the experience you do not want to miss when in the Azores.

    Climbing Pico mountain is quite a physical challenge, but the view is definitely worth it.

    • Overview

      – Challenge yourself climbing Portugal’s highest mountain and enjoy the reward. This is the top thing to do while in Pico island, the ultimate Azorean challenge!

      – Besides breathtaking views and unforgettable memories you will be in contact with lots of geological formations.

    • Madalena

      – We will welcome you for check in Madalena. Then, we will take you to the mountain house at 1,230m of altitude.

      – There, the climb starts and takes an average of 8 hours both ways, including short stops and a picnic lunch at the top.

    • Ascent and descent

      – The ascent and descent lead over the same, rather steep path of rocky and irregular ground, sometimes covered with loose material.

      – A certified Pico mountain guide will give you tricks to make the climb easier. The guide will lead the way to the easiest ascent route, helping you to avoid injuries.

    • 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

    Why Futurismo

  • 100+ Breathtaking experiences

    Venture beyond the extraordinary. Unrivaled adventure

  • Azores Travel Experts

    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 Daytime Pico Mountain Climbing – Full day

    What to bring?

    • Hiking boots or shoes
    • Warm & comfortable clothes (no jeans)
    • Raincoat
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Snacks
    • 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

    Our Policies

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellations up to 48 hours before the tour, no penalties are applied
    • Cancellations up to 24 hours: 50% of the total amount will be charged
    • Cancellations less than 24 hours or no-show: full amount will be charged
    • If the weather conditions do not allow the activity to be done safely, we will cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    Booking confirmation policy

    • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of successful booking.

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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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