menu logo

Text size:


Montanha do Pico – 50 years of Nature Reserve

Montanha do Pico – 50 years of Nature Reserve

March 13, 2022 - 3 p.m. | 4 p.m.

On 8 March 1972, through Decree no. 79/72, the third-largest volcano of the Atlantic Northe ocean, Pico Mountain, was classified as a protected area.
This stratovolcano is the highest mountain in Portugal, with a height of 2351 metres above sea level, and houses alpine and subalpine habitat, subject to extended snow deposits. In these habitat, there are flora species that adapted to the adverse conditions of the mountain over time.
As you climb the majestic Pico Mountain, in addition to the privileged landscape over the islands of the triangle, you may encounter the rare 𝘚𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘢 ssp. c𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘢, a species of endemic flora exclusive to this area.

13 March | 15h00 – 16h00

Climb to Furna Abrigo

Distance: about 400 metres

Meeting point: Mountain's House Car Park

Limited registrations until 15h00 of 11 March, through the email: [email protected]

ℹ️ During the activity, you must comply with the proper social distancing and respiratory etiquette.

Promotion: Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Climate Change

Activity included in the Azores Junior Park Ranger Programme.

This website is WCAG 2.00 AA Compliant