Pico do Castelo Walk


If you love to be in contact with nature, don’t miss this walk! You will discover Porto Santo’s diversity, and the views around the island are lovely.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Walking & Active
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Pico do Castelo Walk.

If you are feeling fit enough, this walk is a must-do! We divided it into two parts: the first is easy and flat, while the second part has steps to negotiate. From Moledo, we will go around the highest peak of Porto Santo — “Pico do Facho” (516 m) —, for a 360º panoramic view of the island. On one side, we see the beautiful beach, and on the other, rugged sheer cliffs. Furthermore, you will admire the beauty of the terracing and stone walls. Then we will return to the same spot where we started and then climb along a zigzagging path to the fifth-highest peak: “Pico do Castelo” (437 m). Once at the top, you’ll get stunning views of the entire island, over the ocean of both sides, the city of Vila Baleira, the beach and the airport. On the top is a curious house with a stone roof and cannons used when pirates raided the islands. We find the endemic vegetation along this route and the exotic pine trees introduced in the 20th century. An excellent walk for amazing pictures, not to be missed. Make your booking now!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Certified staff (Tourist Guide/ Mountain Guide)
  • Taxes
  • Entrance fees when mentioned
  • Insurance (Required by Portuguese law)
  • First aid kit (basics recommended by ATR)
  • Air-conditioning vehicle
  • Pickup & drop-off in your Hotel or Harbour (Porto de Abrigo)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Drinks and food
  1. 09:00 Hotel Pick-up (Departure time)

    A member of our staff will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members. Please click here for location details and map.

  2. When Thursday

    Year-round, except on 25 December and 1 January

  3. Duration 3 hours

    The tour starts at 9:00 and finishes around 13:00.

  4. Trip Specifications Distance & Altitude

    Distance: 4,6 km (28 miles)

    Max. Altitude: 437 m (1433 ft.)

    Min. Altitude: 225 m (738 ft.)

  5. Departure Point and Time Confirmed by email
  6. Requirements Punctuality & be fit to walk
  7. What do you need to bring? Don't forget

    Non-slip walking boots or sports footwear, a camera, and a coat or a jumper if it gets cooler.

    Take a bag to carry your litter away with you.

    We remind you to have enough reserve of water and food, as there is nothing available on the route.

    A raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast and a wind protection coat as it gets windy there.


    Parents must bring a hiking child carrier backpack to carry their children <4-years old.

  8. Good to Know Activity level

    There are some steps to overcome.


    Not recommended for children <8,99-years old.

  9. Security Don't take risks

    Better to go with a guide and relax, instead of getting lost in the mountains of Porto Santo. If you fall or feel unwell, it is reassuring to know that the mountain guide activates the emergency system. He/she sends a warning and the location of the group to the local authorities, enabling a quick rescue. All well worth the money for the hike.

  10. Our Expertise Why us?

    We pick you up from the place you are staying at and drop you off when finished. It is an easy and comfortable way to get to the walk. It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified.  We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore.  Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of both our guests and personnel.

  11. 13:00 Hotel Drop-off (Return Time)
  12. Please Note The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.


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