PICO … A very special mountain…
Pico / Ilha do Pico Description
Pico, the most southerly island in the central group of the Azores, lies east of Faial and southwest of Sao Jorge, from which it is separated by the 18km/11mi wide Canal de Sao Jorge.
The rugged and mountainous island of Pico, 48km/30mi long and up to 15km/9mi wide, with an area of433sq.km/167sq.mi, rises at its western end to the prominent Pico Alto (2,351m/7,714ft), the highest peak not only in the Azores but in the whole of Portugal. The highest point in the eastern half of the island is the Pico Topo (1,633m/5,358ft).