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UNESCO's favorite vineyards

Hiking Tours

Pico island
Small groups
For nature lovers
Full of Culture & History
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Free cancellations
40 per adult

UNESCO's favorite vineyards

Hiking to Criação Velha Vineyards – Half day

Pico island

No discouragement flourishes, no thought grows dark while we walk through this green-painted space decorated with carmine-colored fruits, where the breeze is a breath and the sun a warm quilt stretched over the cliffs.

By the light of a pure, clear air, we will visit the vineyards spilled over the slopes, but also furrows, barrel ramps by the seaside, shelters, and wine cellars – all that makes the wine culture a special, complex world.

By the shade of the cane fields, which sometimes hide the decency of robust cellars, we will discover the sea salty air mixed with the fresh smell of the grape must, in a unique visual, olfactory universe…

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese
  • Tour starts Madalena
  • Minimum age 8
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Distance 10 Km
  • Duration 3H
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    This trail stands out for its scenic and cultural diversity.

    Since 2011, it has been part of an area of Protected Landscape for the Vineyard Culture, and is one of the most emblematic trails of the island.

    Indeed, it includes a great active vineyard area, where the walls streaking is in perfect state of preservation.

    Wander through a 1,500 year old lava field and admire the unique vineyards made of black lava stones and special vines, resistent to the Azorean unstable weather.

    • Candelária

      – This trail is a linear route connecting Candelária to Madalena.

      – From Madalena, we will reach the trail. It is located in an area that was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004. This trail is particularly rich in elements of the wine culture.

    • Vineyards

      – You will discover what makes Pico’s wine culture so special. And how this unique landscape was created.

      – Walking over a 1,500 year old lava field, you will also be able to enjoy the view over the rock islets facing Madalena. From there we can see Pico mountain and other geological formations.

    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 to Criação Velha Vineyards – Half day

    What to bring?

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


    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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