Activities at Pico
Museum Cachalotes e Lulas
Visit one of Pico’s museums with us. For example the famous sperm whale and squid museum “Cachaolotes e Lulas” from Professor Malcom Clarke. He dedicated his life to the research of sperm whales and their favourite food, the giant squid in the deep sea. In the affectionately equipped museum you get a deep insight into the biology, the behaviour and the mode of life of those animals. A life’s work which is worth a visit.
Furthermore you can join us visiting the whaling museum in Lajes do Pico. There you get an overview of the traditional whaling which fortunately has been prohibited more than 20 years ago. Whaling techniques, worked teeth, movies and even a whaling boat are depicted very well in this very modern museum.
Lava cave Gruta das Tores
We organise a guided tour to one of the largest lava caves in Europe. The tour takes about two hours and gives a comprehensive insight into the geological and geographical formation history of Pico and the Azores. Discover the lava tunnels with an experienced guide. Please do not forget to bring a flash light for your camera and a jacket. Insight the cave it is completely dark and the temperature drops dramatically.
Lava cave Furna de Frei Matthias
On the way to the plateau of Pico there is a cave hidden in a meadow usually populated by cows, the Furna de Frei Matthias.
There are endless possibilities to hike in the different micro climate zones of the island. Whether in the highlands, in the vineyards or at the coast: There are fully developed trails everywhere.
Pico’s wine-growing districts
With its wine-growing districts Pico is listed as an UNESCO world cultural heritage site. In September the grapes are harvested by the friendly and welcoming inhabitants of Pico. Maybe they invite you to take a sample of e.g. a Terras de Lava or a Lajido.
Further activities are swimming, snorkelling, biking, horseback riding and bird watching.
We gathered more useful information for you in a pdf-file about holidays at the Azores with Pico Sport/Scuba Azores.
Photographer credits: Karl Finkbeiner, Elke Herman, Frank Hensel, Ben Schiling, Frank Wirth and many more.Top