Pico, Azores

Description

Pico, Azores

Pico is the second largest of the nine Azores, and belongs to the central group of islands. It houses the highest mountain of the Azores, Mount Pico, 2351 m. This forbidding black stratovolcano can be climbed, but that’s not without danger. Choose a clear day, take enough water because their is no source, and be sure to be in a good shape, especially when going down through the tiring volcanic grit. If you don’t feel sure, take a guide.

This spectacular cone is not the only interesting aspect of Pico. Even more intriguing is the long string of small cones and lakes extending from the eastern point of the stretched island towards mount pico. Parts are overgrown with shrubs and forest, protecting even some of the original endemic vegetation. Along the northeast coast, several shorter and easy trails are set out. Much of the lush coast is still wooded.

Check the list of all nine Azores islands.

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • A guidebook for trekking the Pyrenean Haute Route, which zig-zags across the Franco-Spanish border and stays close to the main ridge in the highest and most spectacular central Pyrenees. It covers 800km with a total of 40km ascent, so is only suitable for experienced mountain walkers. The route is split over 45 stages and is largely unwaymarked. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2012
Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • The Pyrenean High-Level Route is probably the most beautiful, spectacular and challenging trek in the Pyrenees. Unlike the GR10 and GR11, the trek from Hendaye to Banyuls-sur-Mer crosses the French Spanish border many times, exploring both sides of the mountain range and staying as close as possible to the main ridge of the Pyrenees. The 800km... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • The Pyrenean High-Level Route is probably the most beautiful, spectacular and challenging trek in the Pyrenees. Unlike the GR10 and GR11, the trek from Hendaye to Banyuls-sur-Mer crosses the French Spanish border many times, exploring both sides of the mountain range and staying as close as possible to the main ridge of the Pyrenees. The 800km... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The Sierras of Extremadura
  • Guidebook to Extremadura, one of Spain's most unspoilt regions, comprising the provinces of Caceres and Badajoz. 32 mainly circular walks (6 to 19km) explore Sierras, rolling hills and oak forests criss-crossed by thousands of kilometres of ancient paths. Includes the Jerte Valley, the hill town of Montánchez, Guadalupe and Monesterio. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
Bol.com
Netherlands
2017
  • The Sierras of Extremadura
  • This guidebook showcases 32 walks exploring the sierras of Caceres and Badajoz, one of Spain's least known regions and a gem for walkers and nature lovers. Walks range in length from 6 to 20km are suitable for any reasonably fit walker. They can be done from a number of bases in the area including San Martin de Trevejo, Gata, Hervas, Jerte,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The Sierras of Extremadura | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids, goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten This guidebook showcases 32 walks exploring the sierras of Cáceres and Badajoz, one of Spain’s least known regions and a gem for walkers and nature lovers. Walks range in length from 6 to 20km are suitable for any... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2017
  • The Sierras of Extremadura
  • This guidebook showcases 32 walks exploring the sierras of Caceres and Badajoz, one of Spain's least known regions and a gem for walkers and nature lovers. Walks range in length from 6 to 20km are suitable for any reasonably fit walker. They can be done from a number of bases in the area including San Martin de Trevejo, Gata, Hervas, Jerte,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Aneto - Maladeta - Valles de Benasque y Barraves Editorial Alpina
  • The highest part of the Spanish Pyrenees, the Maladeta massif with Pico de Aneto including the surrounding valleys of Benasque and Barraves, at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editorial Alpina, accompanied by a booklet with English language descriptions of recommended walks and climbs, accommodation details, etc.Vivid... Read more
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eBooks.de
Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Aneto - Maladeta | Alpina
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaanstalig, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Azores: Car Tours and Walks
  • The Azores in the Sunflower Landscapes guide series; exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region or area. Detailed information about touring by hired car or public transport, as well as on foot, is provided, helping walkers to navigate and plan day-trips. Shorter strolls are also included as an alternative for each main... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Azores - Azoren | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig, want nederlandstalige is uitverkocht en niet meer leverbaar. 5 car tours (on São Miguel, Terceira and Faial), 30+ long and short walks, 21... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walk! Tenerife
  • 43 fully detailed walking routes with 1:25,000 scale maps and GPS Waypoints. A real `Rolls Royce` of a walking guide to the authors` home island. Full GPS information for Waypoint navigation with `pin-point` accuracy. Large scale map sections for every walking route adapted from Tenerife Hiking Map. Walking routes cover the North (Orotava... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walk! Tenerife
  • TENERIFE - A WALKER'S ISLAND Tenerife is a big island - 2034 square kilometres big. It offers the walker a wide variety of exciting landscapes to choose from; everything from coastal strolls, high altitude summits, pine forests and laurel forests, challenging and strenuous routes to easy country walks. Walk! Tenerife is a comprehensive walking... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walk! Tenerife
  • TENERIFE - A WALKER'S ISLAND Tenerife is a big island - 2034 square kilometres big. It offers the walker a wide variety of exciting landscapes to choose from; everything from coastal strolls, high altitude summits, pine forests and laurel forests, challenging and strenuous routes to easy country walks. Walk! Tenerife is a comprehensive walking... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Walk! The Alpujarras
  • Walk! Alpujarras guide from Discovery Walking Guides providing descriptions of 34 hiking trails on the southern slopes of the Alpujarras range of the Sierra Nevada, with extracts from the publishers’ map of the region and general tourist advice.The 34 walks cover routes of varying degrees of difficulty, length and altitude. Each walk has a... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Walk! the Alpujarras
  • New for 2013 Walk! the Alpujarras is the comprehensive guide for adventurous leisure walkers choosing to explore this exciting region of Andalucia; providing many new routes along with full updating of routes from the 1st edition. Combine with Alpujarras Tour & Trail Map 3rd edition for your complete adventure in these breathtaking landscapes.... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Walk! The Alpujarras | Discovery Walking
  • This is a comprehensive walking guide to the Alpujarras region of Andalucia. Fully detailed walk descriptions include route summary, frequent timings, colour 40K maps and GPS waypoints. Accommodation and regional background are information included. It is written in Charles Davis' informative and inspirational style. Walk! The Alpujarras" is... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Walk! the Alpujarras
  • New for 2013 Walk! the Alpujarras is the comprehensive guide for adventurous leisure walkers choosing to explore this exciting region of Andalucia; providing many new routes along with full updating of routes from the 1st edition. Combine with Alpujarras Tour & Trail Map 3rd edition for your complete adventure in these breathtaking landscapes.... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Tenerife
  • This walking guide to Tenerife 50 hiking tours, including easy paths over rough cliffs and picturesque trips to heights as well as ascents to peaks that offer a fabulous view - hiking paths through fairytale-like nebulous primeval forests are also included, such as the partially paved Caminos, which in the early days where the main connecting... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Walking on Tenerife
  • 70 walks on the most varied of the Canary Islands. A paradise for walkers: wide valleys, pine and laurel forests, wild barrancos, lofty summits and the stunning Ca adas with Pico del Teide. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Tenerife | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Tenerife can easily be described as the most versatile hiking paradise of the Canary Islands. The »Island of Bliss« not only offers the highest... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Walking on Tenerife
  • 70 walks on the most varied of the Canary Islands. A paradise for walkers: wide valleys, pine and laurel forests, wild barrancos, lofty summits and the stunning Ca adas with Pico del Teide. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Madeira
  • Every island thrives on its clichés. The name Madeira stands for a heavy drop of wine which might have had its time a long time ago, yet is still praised by many a connoisseur. The island's all-year-round mild climate helped Madeira be awarded the decorative suffix 'floating floral island in the Atlantic'. Bird of paradise and torch lilies,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Madeira | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Every island thrives on its clichés. The name Madeira stands for a heavy drop of wine which might have had its time a long time ago, yet is... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Madeira
  • Every island thrives on its clichés. The name Madeira stands for a heavy drop of wine which might have had its time a long time ago, yet is still praised by many a connoisseur. The island's all-year-round mild climate helped Madeira be awarded the decorative suffix 'floating floral island in the Atlantic'. Bird of paradise and torch lilies,... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
2016
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Kapverdische Inseln
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO die kontrastreichen Inseln vor der Küste Afrikas intensiv von dem Märchenstrand Praia de Santa Maria bis zur spektakulären Aussicht vom Gipfel des Vulkans Pico do Fogo. Mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort auf den Kapverdischen... Read more
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eBooks.de
Germany
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Azores
  • The Azores, previously known primarily in connection with weather maps, has drawn more and more visitors in recent years. Nine different islands of volcanic origin belong to this archipelago, which, politically, belongs to Portugal. Corvo, the smallest of the Azores, measures only 17 square kilometres, compared to São Miguel at 757. The island... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Azores
  • The Azores, previously known primarily in connection with weather maps, has drawn more and more visitors in recent years. Nine different islands of volcanic origin belong to this archipelago, which, politically, belongs to Portugal. Corvo, the smallest of the Azores, measures only 17 square kilometres, compared to São Miguel at 757. The island... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Cape Verde Islands
  • Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean, one of the attractions of the Cape Verde Islands is the watersports; surfing, windsurfing, diving, and fishing. Travelers are also lured to the islands by the promise of scenic hikes around the dramatic terrain of these volcanic outcrops, including the climb up the Pico de Fogo volcanic cone. Many... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Cape Verde Islands
  • Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean, one of the attractions of the Cape Verde Islands is the watersports; surfing, windsurfing, diving, and fishing. Travelers are also lured to the islands by the promise of scenic hikes around the dramatic terrain of these volcanic outcrops, including the climb up the Pico de Fogo volcanic cone. Many... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Canary Islands Travel Guide
  • The Canary Islands (Spanish: Islas Canarias) are an Atlantic territory of Spain on the west coast of Africa, near to Morocco, Cape Verde and the archipelagos of the Azores Islands and Madeira Islands.Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Canary Islands Travel Guide
  • The Canary Islands (Spanish: Islas Canarias) are an Atlantic territory of Spain on the west coast of Africa, near to Morocco, Cape Verde and the archipelagos of the Azores Islands and Madeira Islands.Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries.... Read more
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eBooks.de
Germany
2011
eBooks.de
Germany
Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Azoren
  • Neun grüne Perlen mitten im Atlantik - das sind die Azoren. Viele Träume und Geschichten umranken die Vulkaninseln, den Rest des sagenumwobenen Atlantis. Auf halbem Weg zwischen alter und neuer Welt liegt der weit verstreute Archipel fernab vom portugiesischen Mutterland in den Weiten des wilden Ozeans. Weit weg vom Massentourismus sind die... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Azoren | Rother
  • Een praktische wandelgids voor diegenen die wat langer blijven. Er worden 75 dagtochten beschreven, vergezeld met een klein kaartje en veel praktische info over de tocht. Handzaam formaat. (let op: Duitstalig) Jeder kennt das Azorenhoch: Hier entsteht es. Viereinhalb Flugstunden von Deutschland entfernt liegen die neun Inseln der Azoren - Santa... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Azoren
  • Neun grüne Perlen mitten im Atlantik - das sind die Azoren. Viele Träume und Geschichten umranken die Vulkaninseln, den Rest des sagenumwobenen Atlantis. Auf halbem Weg zwischen alter und neuer Welt liegt der weit verstreute Archipel fernab vom portugiesischen Mutterland in den Weiten des wilden Ozeans. Weit weg vom Massentourismus sind die... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Faial - North Beach - Azores 4
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pico - Lajes do Pico - Azores 12
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Jorge - Topo - Azores 20
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Miguel - Ribeira Grande - Azores 28
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pico de Navachica CNIG Topographic Map 1041-III
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Faial - Pedro Miguel - Azores 5
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pico - Piedade - Azores 13
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santa Cruz da Graciosa - Azores 21
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Miguel - Maia - Azores 29
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pico del Veleta CNIG Topographic Map 1027-III
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Faial - Feteira - Azores 6
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Jorge - Farol de Rosais - Azores 14
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Terceira - Biscoitos - Azores 22
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Miguel - North East - Azores 30
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pico Turquino
  • Pico Turquino, Cuba’s highest mountain, and the surrounding peaks and villages of the Sierra Maestra at 1:50,000 on an excellent map from the Swiss publishers Climbing Map, with a profile of the main hiking route, street plans of the two local tourist bases, Bayamo and Santiago de Cuba, as well as of Havana’s Old Town, plus notes on Cuban... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren * Faial, São Jorge en Pico (lang)
  • In twee weken reizen we langs de 'Triangle' van centrale eilanden in de sub-tropische Azoren-archipel. Ontdek een natuurreis-paradijs in de eindeloze blauwe oceaan, rijk aan vissen, dolfijnen en walvissen. We nemen de tijd om de eilanden en hun bewoners tot in hun wezen te ervaren. Van reusachtige caldeiras, met diepe meren en gestolde... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren, Pico
  • Op zoek naar dolfijnen en walvissen op het paradijselijk vulkaaneiland Pico, midden in de Atlantische Oceaan. Aan de voet van de imposante Pico-vulkaan (2300 m) verblijf je een week in een klein hotel of Casa Rural in het walvisvaardersdorp Lajes do Pico. Spectaculaire walvisexcursies met een supersnelle boot worden afgewisseld met voettochten... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren walvissafari's
  • Voor de kust van het Azoren-eilanden Pico duiken elke zomer talrijke walvissen op. Vanuit het voormalige walvisstation gaan we vijf keer met een speciaal voor onze groepen gecharterde boot de zee op, op zoek naar de tuimelaars, potvissen, gevlekte dolfijnen, bultruggen, etc. We nemen ruim de tijd om de dieren rustig te benaderen en te... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren * Faial, São Jorge en Pico
  • Een week eilandhoppen langs drie eilanden van de sub-tropische Azoren-archipel, een natuurreis-paradijs in de eindeloze blauwe oceaan, rijk aan vissen, dolfijnen en walvissen. Wandelen langs sporen van natuurgeweld: reusachtige caldeiras, grote vulkaankraters gevuld met diepe meren en gestolde lavavelden. Eindeloze rijen hortensia’s omzomen... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren - Pico, São Jorge & Faial
  • U bezoekt drie kleine, nauwelijks bezochte, maar prachtige eilanden van de Portugese Azoren-archipel en geniet van de bijzondere endemische flora en fauna en de vriendelijkheid van de bevolking. Vanuit sfeervolle pensions en hotels maakt u bijzondere dagwandelingen over de jonge vulkanische eilanden. Loop door de wijngaarden op de flanken van... Read more
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