Pico Island

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The Grey Island

Characterized by black volcanic soil, Pico Island is covered with basalt (lava rock) lined vineyards that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Locals have been producing wine here since the 15th century and even have a museum dedicated to its rich history. Pico’s red and white varietals grow in the shadow of Pico Mountain, the highest point in Portugal, measuring over 7,700 feet. The island also boasts one of the world’s longest lava tubes, where you can see rare stalactites and stalagmites that have been unaffected by outside or artificial light.