It is worth climbing the volcanic cone of Pico on the same name island. Natural paths will lead you up to the peak at 7,711 ft. This is the highest peak in the Azores islands and in the whole of Portugal. This is also the most popular sightseeing spot of the archipelago. It takes a seven hour hike to get your way around the entire island.
The island, which attracts very few tourists, has 15,000 inhabitants spread across a surface area of 172 mi².© Easyvoyage.com
Faial Island, of which the capital city is Horta, is an ideal destination for tourists hoping to avoid large crowds.© Easyvoyage.com
Discovered in the 15th century, the island is known for its viticulture and its whale hunting tradition.© Easyvoyage.com
Pico Island is the second largest island in the archipelago.© Easyvoyage.com
In the foreground, volcanic rocks formed by cooling lava have piled up.© Easyvoyage.com