(+351) 915340487 | 919991776
Do you want to see the sunrise? Escape from the warmest and busiest hours of the day? Night climb is for you...
Do you want climb Pico mountain during daytime, without carrying extra weight? Come for a Day Climb...
REVIEWS FROM OUR ADVENTURERS
Starting Point: Mountain's House
Finishing Point: Mountain's House
Extension: aprox. 8 Km (up and down)
Minimum Elevation: 1230m (Mountain's House)
Maximum Elevation: 2351m (Piquinho)
Estimated Duration (day climb): 8h to 9h
Estimated Duration (night climb): 9h to 10h
With 2351 meters high (7713 ft), Pico mountain is the highest point of Portugal and the third biggest vulcano of the Atlantic Ocean. To reach the top is doubtless a chalenge to most of its visitors and it will be apleasure to guide your through this adventure, starting at the mountain’s house at 1230m (4035 ft), where we register and each person receives a GPS that will track us during the hike, for safety purposes.
The hikking trail is 8km long (up and down) and it has 47 poles marking the right way until the crater. Along the trail we will be able to see several geological formations, fauna and flora with some unique species and also know a bit of the history of the island. The ground changes constantly and has some slipery zones that along with the steepness makes this hike to be classified as medium/hard. You don’t need to be an athlete, but good physical conditions are important and as better prepared you are, easier it will be. No worries, we will adjust to your rhythm!
We will make some stops along the way so you can have a little rest, take some pictures and have something to eat/drink. On the summit, you will be able to experience new sensations, and we will be glad to be part of it! If it is not too crowded we can have our meal here, it will be as better as what you take up there ;) Normally on the high season we have our meals on the crater so everyone can enjoy the top, since the number of persons here and the time to stay is limited, but we still can have our meal with a panoramic view.
If on the way up the requirement is more cardio-respiratory, in the descent the knees and feet are the most affected, and the majority of visitors considers this the most difficult part ... think of some games that we can share in these moments!
THE VIEWS ARE DIFFERENT EVERY DAY
you can either be inside a cloud or above it
you can either see the islands of the central group or have them magically hidden
it doesn’t depend on us, but remember that
For a safe and comfortabe activity come equiped. See equipment >
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
1st April to 5th October
* Availability dependent on group size
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
20th June to 30th September
The climb may not be allowed if someone don’t have the mandatory equipment for the practice of this activity. In this case, 30% of the amount will be charged.
MANDATORY EQUIPMENT: mountain/trekking shoes/boots, backpack, water/wind jacket, food and water (minimum 1,5lt)
CHECK LIST OF RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT:
Shoes, Clothes and accessories
Water and food
* we don´t recommended to take alcohol
Other useful items
If you don’t have some of the items lets us know!
Why a guide? Why atiPICO?
If you are, or not, a mountain trekker, a guide can make your life easier:
Still some doubts, just send them on the message area on the contact form
Tips to enjoy the Mountain...
We are available by email, phone, whatsapp or other social media, just tell us when you want to climb, how many people and your email or whatsapp number.
As soon as possible, we will answer to you by email informing about our availability. If you have several days available for this activity, please inform us!
(+351) 915340487 | 919991776
Rua Eng. Falcão s/n | 9930-147 Lajes do Pico
The goal of our work is that every experience be unique, therefore is important to us that you read our terms and conditions:
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Lajes do Pico
Mónica and Nuno love to hike and since 2005 they have been doing it regularly, starting with different tracks across Portugal and deciding in 2012 to embark on a two-year backpacking adventure, "walking through" all the countries of South America. Some of the best hikes were Mount Roraima in Venezuela, the Lost City in Colombia, in the Galapagos in Ecuador, the Cordillera Blanca and Machu Picchu in Peru, Salar Uyuni in Bolivia, in the various Andean range Parks between Chile and Argentina, such as Torres del Paine, Conguillillo, Alercer and Glaciers.
In 2014 they returned to Pico Island where they seek to create and live in an environmentally sustainable space, in harmony with Nature, which they love to explore... especially the climb to the highest point of Portugal, where they will be pleased to guide you in a diferent experience.
Daniel has discover his passion for hiking and climbing mountains when he moved from Lisbon to the Azores back in 2009, when he climbed Pico mountain for the first time.
In 2016 he decided to quit his old jobs has a developer and music teacher to volunteer in communities and sustainable projects around South America for more than 2 years. During this period he did a lot of trekking and climbing in several Natural Parks and mountains al over the continent like Roraima (Venezuela), Chapada Diamantina, Aparados da Serra (Brazil), Machu Picchu (Perú), Salar Uyuni (Bolivia), San Pedro de Atacama desert, Torres del Paine, Vale de Cochamó (Chile), Ushuaia, Peninsula Valdez, El Bolsón, Bariloche, El Chaltén (Argentina), Tayrona (Colombia) and more.
He came back to Pico island in 2019 to start a sustainable and ecological project choosing to go back to be a music teacher and to became a mountain guide joining atiPICO team and provide you an atypical experience climbing the highest point of Portugal.