||Passing the highest gate, you will reach a grass field at the TrÍs Picos valley facing the mountains and find a sign showing Pico Maior to the left. Then you will cross a small river and pass a near a house on your right. At this point you must search for a small wooden gate that is the start of the trail. The trail go trough a forest in front of the Pico Maior crossing a river right in the beginning, which is your last chance to collect water, and the only chance to miss is at the intersection between Pico Maior e Menor. There is a sign saying to go right, however you need to go down into a kind of pit to find the track again. From there is steep and straight up to the base.