Pico

The island of Pico owes its name to a majestic volcanic mountain, Pico Mountain, which culminates in a pronounced peak, Pico Pequeno or Piquinho. This is the highest mountain in Portugal and the third largest mountain that emerges from the Atlantic, reaching 2,351 meters above sea level.
The Pico offers visitors a wide variety of tourist attractions, connected to the sea. Whale watching allows dolphins and great whales to pass by and visit the archipelago of the Azores.
Pico also has great fame and tradition linked to wine production. The Pico Vineyards, classified since 2004 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, produce high quality wines and their tasting is “mandatory” for those who visit the island of Pico.

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Azores, the islands of outdoor activities

Trails In the Azores there are dozens of certified trails, on all islands and of different types. From the easy circulars to the challenging climb of Pico, the highest mountain in Portugal (2,351m). There are also high difficulty trails and long routes. The most significant and complete can be found on the island of Santa Maria. Canyoning Cascades surrounded by …

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Azores, a fantastic (and sustainable) destination

And don’t think the competition was weak. The Azores have been ahead of many reputable and famous tourist destinations. Koh Tao in Thailand, Capri in Italy, Bali in Indonesia, Ibiza in Spain, Corsica in France and Santorini in Greece are some big names behind the Azorean archipelago. Big 7 Travel spares no praise to the Azores. The superb landscapes, wildlife, …

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São Jorge, the island of the “fajãs”

This 54 km long and 6.9 km wide maximum island is part of the Central Group and is one of the vertices of the so-called “triangle islands”, together with Faial and Pico, which is 18.5 km away.     Beautifully landscaped the contrast of the central mountain range that runs across the island almost along its length, with the rugged …

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