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From Madalena: Pico Volcanoes and Lakes Guided Day Tour

1. From Madalena: Pico Volcanoes and Lakes Guided Day Tour

Discover the volcanic landscape of Pico island, elected one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal. Explore lakes, lagoons, viewpoints, and enter a mysterious lava cave on this guided day trip. Begin your tour by visiting beautiful lakes and several viewpoints. Pass by Casa da Montanha, the highest point reached in a car. From here, the adventure trail to Portugal’s highest summit starts and you can admire the panorama. Pass by the volcanic complex of the eastern part of the island. Stop for a light lunch in between volcanoes and lagoons and tuck into sandwiches while enjoying a scenic view. Hear stories and facts from your local island guide. In the afternoon, continue your adventure as you join a guided tour through Portugal’s longest lava tube, Gruta das Torres. Walk along the 3.2-mile-long tube which was created 1500 years ago from an eruption in Cabeço Bravo. Observe different geological formations such as stalactites and stalagmites, side benches, and lava balls. Finally, head back to van and be dropped off back in Madalena.

Azores: Full Day Wine Culture Tour

2. Azores: Full Day Wine Culture Tour

Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience and discover the rich diversity of Pico's wine landscape. Begin the tour with a pickup from the Hotel Caravelas in Madalena before walking through the vineyards of Criação Velha. Next, visit a regional wine laboratory and meet a professional winemaking engineer. After lunch at a local restaurant, the group will travel to São Roque on the North Coast. On the way, the group will pass former wine production sites including Cachorro and Lajido. End the tour in a local adega (or wine cellar) of a local producer, and taste the finest wines Pico Island has to offer.

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