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Casa da Montanha

Caminho Florestal, 9 | Candelária, Madalena, Pico 9950, Portugal
+351 967 303 519
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Mandatory stop if you are hiking the mountain. You have to register yourself at the shelter and pay... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ana L
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Boliden, Sweden
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Best Experience in ALL of Azores

The reason our climb up Mt. Pico was made so memorable was because of this wonderful place called... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
OutdoorCrazie
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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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The Mountain's House (CM) is an obligatory stop at Pico Mountain. Its main goal is to support those who want to make the climb to the mountain and to make the registration and control in accordance with the regulation. The CM is complemented by a bar with panoramic views, where you can taste some products of local gastronomy while recovering from the effort expended on the way up or simply listen to the stillness of nature and enjoy the magnificent scenery that embraces the entire west coast of Pico and the Faial Island. It provides information on the geology, biology, history, climate and legal framework of the Nature Reserve of Pico Mountain, both in information panels, or in movie format, which can be viewed in the auditorium.
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“gps device” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Caminho Florestal, 9 | Candelária, Madalena, Pico 9950, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mandatory stop if you are hiking the mountain. You have to register yourself at the shelter and pay a fee to climb up. The guides also provide you with a GPS and weather advices.

Thank Ana L
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

The reason our climb up Mt. Pico was made so memorable was because of this wonderful place called Casa Montanha. Many reviewers have noted logistical details related to this place. But I wanted to take a moment to mention the awesomeness of the staff, esp...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Climbing is extremely difficult from a physical point of view, it took me 3 hours but I had friends that could not finish. Be aware that it is not easy, it is important to have experience climbing elevation. But the view and experience is like...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Open until about 6pm they offer a basic coffee/tea and pastry selection as well as a clean bathroom for use. There are tvs set up by the front desk where you can view the weather conditions as well as see video footage from the various...More

Thank J T
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

If you want to climb Pico mountain, you start in this place. You pay 10 euros to climb Pico and 2 additional euros to climb Piquinho. You sign a document confirming that you take the full responsibility of yourself and are aware of the risks....More

Thank TeReMe27
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We climbed up, but it was grueling for me. My husband had no trouble, and I thought I would be okay, as an avid runner and in good shape. The climb up was hard, and only decently marked, but we figured it out. I was...More

Thank Leslie C
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Basic food and drink offering. The house is big and great, but do not expect the usual warm food selection you are used to in the Alps.

Thank katafazekas22
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

The staff are friendly and knowledgeable if you are interested in climbing Pico. There is an interesting (brief & free) movie about the mountain. The toilets are clean. The cafe/bar serves tea (amongst other things) and when the weather is clear there is a great...More

Thank NMMc
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is an easy and very scenic drive from the ferry port. The mountain house is the trailhead for the mountain climb. Permits are issued here and for a fee of 12€ they provide you with a gps device/ two way radio so they can...More

Thank seafare74
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Park here and enjoy scenic views. Visit the Mountain House and view the informative short film about Pico and plants which can be found there. Trekkers to the top will need to register and carry and GPS device. For safety, their progress will be monitored...More

Thank KHealyO
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About 100 euros from 2 to 4 people
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Response from KHealyO | Reviewed this property |
Contact Caminhando (a tour company) in Madalena. Very knowledgeable guides!
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