Explore the most popular trails in Reserva Natural da Montanha do Pico with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fantastic! Boots and poles are a must if you are older or less fit!

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30 days ago

We hiked in perfect weather which is a rarity. Did not have a guide and it was no problem. You have to sign in at the Casa Montanha and pay 20 euros per person plus carry a two way GPS system. We started early to take advantage of the sun not high enough to hit the western side which is one climbs. Took a little more than seven hours because on the way down we explored the caves at the 2nd post. With no clouds there are immense views. One of our most memorable hikes.

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9 months ago

Beautiful hike with the electric green erica azorica covering the landscape below 1700 meters and plenty of wildflowers. Can easily be done in 7 hours and no need for a guide (though I went with a group for other reasons). Will cost you 20 euros to enter. They now mandate use of gps tracker (small and light). Don’t lose it as it will cost 250 euros (can purchase insurance for 25 euros more). Good bathrooms and small bar at trailhead in the Mountain House. Trail is not hard to follow especially with this App which you will need if there is fog/clouds. Don’t go if it is raining. Will be very, very slippery. At top the views are fantastic, but plenty of good views along the way. Only wildlife you will see are birds. At times, lots of people and some bottlenecks. Overall a must do hike, but you need some hiking experience, should be in reasonable shape, and proper hiking shoes are a must.

Done by night with family, what a wonderful view to see the sunrise over the clouds !

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Thursday, June 07, 2018

One of the best hikes of my life

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Very nice trek! The trail is marked all the way up to the summit, you don’t need a guide.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

It was one of the best hike I’ve done! Most people do it in approximately 7 hours. Bring a hat because there is no trees to cover you! You can camp at the top and please go on pequeno, it is juste amazing to see the Atlantic ocean all around you!

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

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Monday, July 31, 2017

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Monday, June 19, 2017