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Pico da Vara

Sao Miguel 9630, Portugal
+351 296 206 700
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Nice hike with kids

You should start early or you are part of the lemming walk. Our nearly 5 year old son had no... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Tobias B
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Didn‘t found the path

We searched two hours, but we dind‘t found the way. The cordinates from TripAdvisor were wrong... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
lilith008
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Aarau, Switzerland
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“nice hike” (2 reviews)
“permission” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sao Miguel 9630, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

You should start early or you are part of the lemming walk. Our nearly 5 year old son had no problems to walk up and down on his own. Please note that the way was not wet or slippy and we had no mist/fog. We...More

1  Thank Tobias B
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We searched two hours, but we dind‘t found the way. The cordinates from TripAdvisor were wrong. Then we tried to find the path with google. But we also failed. There was a sign with the name, but not really a street to drive there (near...More

Thank lilith008
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

For me it was a mid-difficult hike to the highest point of the island. There are pretty nice views on the trail and it was interesting to see constantly changing weather. We experienced both sunny and rainy parts. The rain makes the ground very slippery...More

5  Thank wrudo
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Really nice walk to get to the highest spot on the island. We had some trouble in finding the starting point as you have to drive to a very narrow road (if you don't want to do the whole tour from the village). Before going...More

3  Thank SaraVeg81
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The trail is easy to hike but due to the rainy days it was muddy and slippery. Still it was fun! Don't forget to bring dry clothes and shoes😄

Thank Réka E
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The weather can turn in an instant and it did. It's colder at these altitudes and the almost unavoidable rain makes the trails slick, muddy or darned right treacherous. I went with a local guide and he said he's only seen it clear once. You...More

2  Thank Ben B
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

We hiked the 3,3km in just under an hour and it us the same time back. The first kilimoter is flat land but after that you will find a beautiful scenery. If the whether permits from the top you will have great view overlooking Sao...More

2  Thank Edwin N
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

We love to hike and this didn't let us down. I was so pleased with this really cool trail. Spectacular views. It was a little trouble to find the trail head but theres another review that helpfully gives the coordinates.

Thank HeatherLCosta
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Great hike with friends for a gorgeous view. Wear good shoes as it is very wet and muddy in spots. Picnic was short as little flies wanted to eat us, many little flies. Still go up early in the day and enjoy!!!

1  Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

To go there you have to register in Environment Services of São Migue. Av. Antero de Quental • Edifício dos CTT • 9C 2 º Andar • 9500-160 Ponta Delgada This is national park area with original trees so they will explain everything on this...More

6  Thank Mariswa
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