Pico Island: best known for its excellent wine - Pico, which means "Peak" in Portuguese, is the aptly named island that is the tallest of the Azores Islands. It sports a giant peak that often rises above the cloud cover, marking the first glimpse an air traveler might have of the Azores. Visitors can climb the peak at Escalada ao Pico. The climb up to the 7,700-foot summit is well worth the 3-hour trip! Pico is the highest point in all of Portugal – dwarfing even Mt. Washington.