Pico Mountain

The Pico Mountain with 2 351 m of altitude, is the highest mountain of Portugal. At the top of the mountain, the crater of the volcano is located and within this, there is another elevation denominated Pico Pequeno or Piquinho, with about 70 meters of height. Piquinho is vulcanically active at its base, from which emanate various fumaroles.

 

Climbing to Pico Mountain is an extraordinary experience for anyone physically fit. The mountain is scalable using the services of a certified guide and paying attention to some rules.

Before starting the climb, stop at the Casa da Montanha (Mountain House). This is a required stopping point for registration and full support before climbing. In addition to the formalities, the Casa da Montanha offers information about the geology, biology, history, climate and legal framework of the Pico Mountain Nature Reserve.

Pico Mountain is Nature Reserve, so it is advisable to consult the rules before enjoying the experience. Click here for more information about the Pico Mountain.

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