Island do Beak

Isla do Pico
Island do Beak

Heaving in this island, High Beak with 2,352 m is the highest mountain of Portugal and confers him a a totally different character to the rest of the archipelago. Beak, also famous by his whaling tradition, is the second island in extension of the archipelago, covering a surface of some 448 m2 (46 km of long by 15 of width). Beak situa in the extreme south of the central group and is to some 8 km of Faial, 15 km of Sãor Jorge, 80 km of Funny and 100 km of Terceira.

While the colossal High Beak and the plateau that surrounds it occupy the main part of splits it west of the island, another plateau, the Planalto gives Achada with several dozens of volcanic cones, several lakes, pastures and forests, occupies the main part of the zone this and arrives in some points to upper heights to the 1,000 m.

The slopes of these high earths, extend to the coast that in the case of this island is very escarpada, with rocky trainings of odd forms, being especially impressive the ones of the zone north with numerous caves, arches, tunnels and fissures. One of the rocky trainings more known is Arches do Cachorro, a big rock perforada with tunnels and grottos situated in the bay of the same name in the coast northwest.

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Portugal 7 63 Km. 1350 m. 2650 m. Easy Excursiones Independientes
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1350 m. 2650 m. Easy Excursiones Independientes