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Guided Walks Pico

Guided Walks

The islands of the Azores, with their mild climate (day time temperature ranging from 14-22 degrees), are the most wonderful islands for walking. Our suggested walks incorporate some of the best scenic walks on the island.

Vinhas da Criacao Velha (Half Day)
This 8km walk (2 hours) 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 £36 per person

(Full Day)
This 6km walk (3 - 4 hours) 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 £56 per person

Caminho das Voltas
(Full 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 £56 per person


  • Excursion provider: Abegoria Adventure
  • Pick-up from hotels in Madalena (Pico) at about 09:00
  • Guided walks with English speaking guide
  • Full day walks include a picnic lunch
  • Minimum 2 people and maximum 16
  • Recommended: Comfortable clothing, walking boots, swimming suit, towel, rain jacket, sun lotion, binoculars and a camera

To book this itinerary, or discuss a tailor-made alternative, call one of our Sunvil experts on:

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