Quim Néné was born 50 years ago in Areia Larga. He began climbing Mount Pico in his adolescence, adventuring into the unknown alongside his friends. Since then, Quim Nené has been guiding visitors to the peak of Portugal.
Quim Néné is one of the longest serving mountain guides in Pico Island, having guided and supported thousands of hikers from all over the world. The trip to Mount Pico starts at “Casa da Montanha” and finishes at top of Mount Pico, “Pico Pequeno” or “Piquinho, Quim Néné is an avid storyteller and will share with you all the secrets the mountain holds and bring you an unforgettable journey filled with adventure.
When not in the mountain, Quim Nené spends his time in the ocean: kayaking, windsurfing, and fishing. When not in the ocean, you will find him exploring the many lava caves found in the island as well as cycling. Come join him on these adventures too!
Quim Néné knows Pico Island like the palm of his hand and does not see himself living anywhere else in the world. He takes huge pride in showing you the real Pico Island, beyond the beaten track! Experiencing Pico with Quim Néné will leave you feeling that you are part of this island too.