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A hike in Pico's wonderland

Hiking Tours

Pico island
Family friendly
Light meal included
Full of Culture & History
Secure Payments
Free cancellations
65 per adult

A hike in Pico's wonderland

Hiking Caminho dos Burros – Full day

Pico island

Walking trails are imprinted in the back of this land as veins in a body; they challenge us for hours of desirable leisure, promising the unveiling of mysteries and beauty.

We invite you to peek from the top of the wild coast, to surprise yourself with extensive lava fields, to sink your sight in the luxurious vegetation.

Come and range the grazing areas where the cattle indulge themselves under a peaceful sky and reach the geological formations and authentic mysteries.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese
  • Tour starts Madalena
  • Minimum age 8
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 6H
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    Caminho dos Burros used to be the donkey trail to connect the north shore to the south shore.

    Now, this beautiful path allows us to pass by a big variety of landscapes, unique to the Azores.

    Discover Pico on foot with our guide and learn more about the island.

    • Madalena

      – First of all we will welcome you for the check in or pick you up in Madalena. On this hike, we will wander along the northern part of the trail.

    • Caminho das Lagoas

      – Our hiking tour starts next to Caminho das Lagoas in the central highlands at about 830 meters of altitude. It will go down towards the North Coast.

    • Along the way

      – The landscapes we will explore throughout the trail are the consequence of lava flows from the historical eruption of 1562-64. In fact, this was the longest eruption in the Azores history after the settlement.

      – Passing by ancient volcanic cones, pastures and forests, we will learn about local flora and fauna.

    • Pic-nic in Prainha forest park

      – Once we arrive at Prainha forest park, we will stop to have a picnic lunch.

    • Baía das Canas

      – Then, we will go down the last part through dense vegetation and abandoned vineyards to Baía das Canas.

      – There, if the weather and ocean conditions allow, we will have the opportunity to go for a swim in the clear blue ocean to end this day in a cool way.

    Departure Point

    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.

    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 Hiking Caminho dos Burros – Full day

    What to bring?

    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Comfortable light clothes
    • Hiking boots or shoes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Water and snacks
    • Swimsuit & towel


    • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour
    • Please book the private tour option if you are travelling with children under 8 years old

    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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