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Pico da Vara, Sao Miguel

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Mountain Hiking Trail
Pico da Vara is the highest mountain on the Portuguese island of São Miguel, in the Azores archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. It lies in the east of the island in the Serra da Tronqueira range in the municipality of Nordeste. The area around the mountain includes the largest remaining stand of the native laurisilva forest on the island, which is home to the critically endangered endemic bird species, the Azores bullfinch.
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  • 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  more »
  • 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 h...  more »
  • 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 h...  more »