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Guided Walks Pico

Guided Walks

Vinhas da Criacao Velha (Half day)
This 8km walk (c.2hr) starts at Porto do Calhau, passing through vineyards towards a solitary windmill, from where there is a panoramic view over the vineyards, protected from the wind by lava rock walls, and inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. From here, the walk continues through pasture meadows following the coastline, offering some spectacular coastal and mountain views before ending at Areia Larca.

  • Grade 1 - Easy
  • Price is £29 per person


Lava (Half day)

This 6km walk (c. 3hr) passes through a fascinating landscape of lava fields in which the famous ‘currais’ (semi-circled, stone walls in which vines are cultivated) are found. These unusual vineyards, on Pico’s southern coast, produce an excellent Verdelho wine and are inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

  • Grade 2 - Medium
  • Price is £46 per person


Caminho das Voltas (Half day)

On the north coast of Pico is the small village of Santo Amaro, where the main ship building yard in the Azores can be found. This 6.3km walk (c.2-3 hr) twists and turns along the coastline of Pico and affords magnificent views over the ocean to Sao Jorge and of vineyards, rural scenes and Mount Pico. During the walk, you will have the opportunity to visit the maritime museum, an agricultural museum and the shipwright school in Santo Amaro (entrance fees payable locally).

  • Grade 2 - Medium
  • Price is £46 per person


Notes

  • Daily departures based on a minimum of 2 participants 
  • Each walk is led by an experienced English speaking guide 
  • No child reductions 
  • Full day walks include a picnic lunch 
  • Pick-up included from/to all hotels on Pico

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