Pico, is named after its imposing mountain Ponta de Pico or Pico Alto, which is the highest mountain of Portugal and also the highest elevation of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Pico with its 300,000 years the “youngest” island of the Azores. The island is situated 17 km south of São Jorge and just 6 km west of Faial. If you wish, you can stay on the island of Faial and have easy access to Pico. The ferry from Horta to Madalena only takes about ½ hour. There are departures all day long.
A great way to see Pico (especially if you are short on time) is to take a tour through Terralta Nature Tours, +351 938 972 678. You can take tours to the mountain on Pico or a coastal walk along some of the most beautiful coastline in the Azores. They also have a wine tour and sunset tours.