Hike up to Pico da Vara from Graminhais on an eco-adventure in the Azores. With your hiking guide, learn about the protected area's biodiversity as you walk. Keep a lookout for the Azorean bullfinch, an endangered species, among the juniper, heather and Portuguese laurel bushes. When you reach the peak at 3,618 feet (1,103 meters), get dazzling views of the entire island of São Miguel. This 4-hour, moderately difficult hike covers 4.3 miles; enjoy a picnic bag lunch along the way.