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The culture of Pico wine

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The culture of Pico wine

Van Tour – Pico Wine Culture

Pico island

This is a story that started in the 15th century, with the early settlement, and continued through these successive rows of basaltic stone that cut the scenery, erected as pieces in an enchanting game.

Touring the south coast you will be able to reconstitute the adventure of the wine from the islands, once served at the Czars’ table. The narrative of how the culture adapted to the land and sought to shape nature, from the sea to the hills, is written in the bare soil of the island.

And the endemic vegetation and the surrounding sea frame it, adding details of original art.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese
  • Tour starts Lajes do Pico
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 3H 30M
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)
    • Wine tasting in the local wine cooperative

    The Experience

    On Pico Island, an impressive maze of dry stone walls was created to protect vines.

    Come with us to discover the testimonies of this wine cycle.

    We tell you the secrets of the wine of Pico island in an experience full of history in the stunning wine landscape, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    • Lajes do Pico

      – Starting our tour in Lajes do Pico we will head along the South Coast in the direction of Madalena. During the first stop in São Mateus, you will discover the extension of vineyards.

      – You will also have an idea of how wine production changed over the years.

    • Along the coastline

      – Continuing along the coastline, we will discover built centers of adegas (little lava stone houses). Nowadays, they seem abandoned. Indeed, they only serve as weekend houses or for the production of the local table wine.

      –  Also, did you know that nearly every inhabitant produces for its own personal consumption?

    • Protected landscape of vineyards

      – In the protected landscape of vineyards, we will find tidal wells, distilleries, and wine presses. But also ancient warehouses, “Rola-pipas” (stone ramps) as well as “relheiras”. They are marks from the constant passage of oxcarts and manor houses.

      – At the end of this experience we will drop you back at Lajes.

    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 Van Tour – Pico Wine Culture

    What to bring?

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


    • Please book this tour at least 24/48h prior to the preferred date to adapt to the availability of the adega (wine cellar) and wine laboratory
    • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour
    • You can book for fewer people. If the minimum is not met on that daym tou can reschedule, assume the full value of the experience (3 people) or cancel at least 48 hours beforehand

    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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    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)

    Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

    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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