Situated at 2351 meters above sea level, the Pico is the highest point of the Portuguese territory. At the top is a 700-meter crater, 30 meters deep, features making this the third largest volcano in the Atlantic. The entire landscape around the volcano is rich in geological issues. Noteworthy is the base of the mountain, entirely surrounded by vineyards classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. These landscapes of the vineyards occupy an area of about 154.4 hectares, which is defined by massive, structured mesh walls. The services of the official Guides are advised, for a safe and more interesting experience.