Pico is a Portuguese island in the Azores, renowned for its dramatic scenery, much of which is provided by the mighty summit of Mount Pico (the largest mountain on Portuguese territory). The island has a black hue due to its volcanic history, leading to the title 'Black Island'. Whale watching is big business in Pico, along with travellers looking for dramatic countryside and year round clement temperatures. The UNESCO vineyards are highly rated, giving Pico's wine exports world acclaim. Car hire in Pico is popular with those wishing to explore the vast mountain scenery. Hiring a car in Pico is available from the airport or in Madalena.
Mount Pico is the overwhelming landmark of the island, dominating the skyline for miles around. Whale spotting is a big tourist pastime here, and the whaler's Museum in Lajes Do Pico provides a valuable insight into the island's past; Lajes is on the southern coast of the island for anyone hiring a car in Pico. On the adjacent northern coast of Pico, you'll find the Gruta das Torres, which is an underground cave, or lava tube to be more exact. For those interested in Pico's wine producing heritage, the Museu Do Vinho may be a worthwhile detour. Rent a car in Pico and explore the rich natural beauty of Pico's caves, vineyards and scenic plains.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0900-1830, Sa 1000-1300, Su closed
Address: Largo Cardeal Costa Nunes, Azores Islands
Opening hours: Mo-Su 0700-2100
Address: Pico Airport, Bandeiras, Azores Islands
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.