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Day hike to the top of Mount Pico in the Azores

Mount Pico Hike
Mount Pico Hike
Mount Pico Hike
Mount Pico Hike
Mount Pico Hike

Join Matteo or another experienced guide from Tripix Azores on an adventure to the top of the highest mountain in Portugal, Mount Pico.


1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


All Levels


  • Enjoy a day in nature on this one day hike
  • Climb the highest mountain in Portugal
  • Learn about the biodiversity of the volcano and the history of the islands


Come with me, or one of our guides at Tripix Azores, on an adventure-filled day hike to the top of Mount Pico in the Azores.

At 2351 metres, Mount Pico is the highest mountain in Portugal. This makes climbing it quite the achievement.

On this trip, we’ll start at around 8 am to make as much of the day as possible. The trip will last for around 7 hours, finishing at 3 pm.

The hike will be physically demanding in parts, however, along the way, you’ll be able to take in breathtaking sights.

We’ll be on hand at every step of the way to point out places of interest and give you information about the area. From the history of the Pico Islands to information about the volcano’s biodiversity, we’ll be here to tell you all about this special place. We’ll also be there to make sure your safety is taken care of at all times.

This is one experience you do not want to miss. Request to book now, and I’ll be seeing you soon.

Plus, be sure to check out my profile to learn about the other awesome experiences I offer here in the Azores.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

- Trekking poles

Price details


Professional and Certified Mount Pico Guide.

Mount Pico Natural Reserve access fee.

Hiking Poles.

Allianz® Personal Accident Insurance.


Notes: There are daily departures during the high season. This activity doesn't include food. Damaged equipment fee: hike poles 10€/each.

All participants must have a good physical condition and motor coordination to participate in the Mount Pico Climb and it is imperative to inform Tripix Azores, before confirming the activity, if any of the participants of the group have physical restrictions, especially in the lower limbs, fear of heights (vertigo), mental restrictions, heart problems, asthma problems or respiratory sensitivity, diabetes, pregnancy or other type of health limitations, and must not have done diving 24 hours before the climb. We also inform you that participants with a sedentary lifestyle will not be able to do the Climb Mount Pico activity. For adults over 65 years old and who are not used to practicing physical activities, Tripix Azores reserves the right to request a physical exam and respective medical certificate to guarantee the health conditions to perform the mountaineering activity. For any situation, we always suggest physical and mental preparation in advance.


Meeting point

We'll meet in Madalena

Frequently Asked Questions

 What is the best time of the year for this hike?

 What is the schedule to climb Mount Pico? How long does it take?

 How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

 When will I receive my refund?

 Should I bring water & food?

 How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

 What is the minimum and maximum age to climb Mount Pico?

 What is the average distance and altitude gain that we will hike each day?

 How soon / fast should I book the guided ascent of Mount Pico?

 Can I join a group?

 What is included in the price I'm paying here?

 What personal mountain equipment should I take with me?

 Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that I need to consider before the tour?

 What happens in the event of bad weather?

 What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

About the guide

We are a company of young and experienced local guides, ready to guide your through the best experience at Azores.

We know that the vacations is the most important time of the year, so we are committed to take your vacations very seriously, but in a Fun way!

Our experiences are made in small groups, so you can embrace the Tripix Tribe feeling, on top of the Mountain, exploring caves, riding a bike or appreciating our unique Azorean culture and local wines.

You’ll be always a result of people you meet and places you see, so join the Tribe and live your best experience at Azores.

Respecting the raw nature and the local sustainability of Azores.


Portuguese | Italian | English


The Azores, Portugal

What people are saying about this trip

Philipp Triller


November, 2022

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Daniel Pons


October, 2022

Great platform and great partners with Tripix. The guide and the trek was perfect. Many thanks will return for future experiences.

Rosalinde Kempenaar


September, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Wouter Maasakker


September, 2022

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Karen Ingledue


July, 2022

The hike was cancelled and I am waiting for a refund.

Beth Maguire


June, 2022

We had a great day out with Matteo and Bruno in challenging and wet conditions. Matteo was a fantastic lead guide, super friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic through the whole day. Thank you Matteo and Bruno for a fantastic experience we won’t forget!

Stacha Schintgen


September, 2021

Great experience!! Great guide!

Abbey Theis


September, 2021

This was a lifetime highlight! We loved Matheo as our guide. We will definitely be back

Filip Orac


October, 2019

Biggest thanx to excelent guide Raisa, excelent views, the best mountaining experience ever.


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