Atlantic Circuit,  Atlantic Europe & Africa

Day trip to the island Pico

June 5, 2021

Just next to Faial in the Azores is the island Pico. The two islands are located very close to each other and a short trip with the ferry easily takes you to Pico. As we heard that it was a very cool island we decided to take the ferry there together with Svala and their crew. And we were not disappointed! Pico was very cool and pretty, and a lot of cows!

Taking the ferry from Horta was very easy, and a visit to Pico is something you shouldn’t miss if visiting Faial. We took the ferry by foot and rented a car once we got to Pico, but it wasn’t very easy finding cars. So, recommend to pre-book a car instead. But after visiting several car rental agencies we found a car!

The harbor in Pico, in the distance you can see Faial
A lot of cows everywhere on Pico, think we had at least 3 cow road blocks during the day.

There’s a lot of cool vineyards at Pico.

Enjoying the view

We stopped and took a walk in this very pretty parc; Parque Florestal e Recreio do Misterio de S. Joao

Very well taken care of

Traditional Azores mill
By a lucky shot we found this really nice restaurant, we thought we wouldn’t find anything as the village nearby didn’t have much. But then we saw a small sign, which led us to a hotel with a really nice restaurant. The restaurant was called Fonte Cuisine.
The peak Pico on the island Pico.

After a really nice day we returned the rented cars, had a few beers at the harbor while we waited for the ferry back to Faial.


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