Pico Airport, Bandeiras, Azores Islands
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Pico Airport is an airport situated approximately 15 minutes from Madalena on the Portuguese Pico Island. Pico Island is home to the volcano Ponta do Pico which is the highest mountain in Portugal. It is also known as the Black Island because of its black volcanic earth which makes its historical vineyards UNESCO listed. Hiring a car from Pico Airport means that you can make your way around the island at your own leisure. You can climb the mountain or head to the coast for a spot of whale watching, you can even go swimming in a tidal, lava pool.
Rent a car from Pico Airport and head 7.5km to Rua do Castelo where you will find a building which was previously a whale processing factory as this was the island main industry. Now the building has been converted into the Centre of the Arts and Marine Sciences. The centre displays equipment and information on the whaling factory but it now also focuses on the biology and ecology of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Cultural and artistic events are also held here. Take part in a guided tour and make the most of your experience before perusing the shop.
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.