The country's highest basalt mountain, Pico de Sao Tome rises from the island's massive shield volcano. Although standing 2,024 m (6,640 ft) above sea level, the mountain is actually submerged another 1,000 m (3280 ft) and contains freshly formed rocks at the sea bed, some of which date back to 100,000 BCE. You can reach the summit on foot only, so pack up your hiking gear and consider hiring a guide to navigate the misty forests and grasslands. Along the way, you'll observe the thriving animal and plant life, including orchids, bamboo, tarantulas, and exotic birds. Use our Monteforte day trip website to add Pico de Sao Tome and other attractions to your Monteforte vacation plans.
Pico de Sao Tome reviews
I completed the hike over 2 days from Ponta Figo on 28 & 29 Sep 2019, early in the wet season and after heavy rains. I would like to endorse the description and warnings given in the excellent... more »
We struggled to find much info about climbing the pico grande in advance so here goes... First a bit about me - hopefully this will help put my comments in context. I am an experienced multi-day... more »
Not for the faint hearted, but worth doing. It is very physically challenging. We were two young men (part of family group) who were quite fit and played a lot of sport, otherwise one day would be... more »
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