8 days
Duration
Easy to Moderate
Difficulty
Portugal
Location
April-October
Availability

Hiking in the Azores: Higlights

  Explore the wild and lush landscapes of São Jorge Island

 Pico Island, with its perfectly symmetrical volcanic cone rising from the Atlantic

  Spectacular views from the Caldeira at the top of Faial Island

  Comfortable accommodation 3*** and 4**** hotels

  Includes ferries and flights between the islands


The mid-Atlantic Azores islands are simply made for adventure. On this trip you will explore three distinct and fascinating islands by foot and by boat. Faial Island, the island of hydrangeas, was the scene of a great volcanic eruption in 1957. The horizon is dominated by the majestic silhouette of Pico’s volcanic cone, towering over the ocean and surrounding islands. Wilder and more secretive, the scenically dramatic island of São Jorge is a sheer-sided ridge which offers magnificent hiking trails among vineyards and sub-tropical dragon trees, as well as banana, guava and coffee plantations. Watch out for whales and dolphins as you ferry between the islands and discover why this archipelago is often called the “Hawaii of the Atlantic”.

With very comfortable accommodation, you will be able to soak up the island lifestyle, always with a swimming possibility nearby.

8 DAY TOUR From €1250 per person sharing*

*high season supplement will apply during busy booking periods
*this trip is unfortunately not available to solo walkers

ACCOMMODATION Double accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels with breakfast. Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis and all rooms are en-suite. The hotels are carefully selected for their location, atmosphere and/or unique services.
AVAILABILITY This trip is available from April to October and you can start on any day of the week, subject to availability.
DIFFICULTY Easy to moderate walks: between 2hrs to 4½hrs walk and an average ascent /descent of 150 to 500 metres per walk.
INCLUDED
7 nights’ accommodation in comfortable en-suite rooms
7 Breakfasts
Day 1: transfer from Ponta Delgada airport to your hotel
Day 2: airport transfer and flight to Pico island
Day 3: transfer for your walk on Pico island
Day 4: transfer to ferry port and ferry to Sao Jorge island
Day 5: transfer for your walk on São Jorge
Day 6: ferry to Faial island and transfer for your walk
Day 7: transfer for your walk and flight back to Ponta Delgada
Day 8: Ponta Delgada airport transfer
Luggage transportation from one hotel to the next
Road Book with detailed route notes, vouchers and integrated maps
Emergency telephone support
NOT INCLUDED
Flights to and from the Azores
Travel insurance
Lunches or dinners
Whale watching trips or bike rental
Anything else not mentioned in the ‘included’ section
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Additional nights before, during or after the walk
Single Room Supplement(s)
Naxos Town
Naxos castle
Apiranthos, Naxos
Verada do Pico Ruivo © Hugo Reis
hiking, Naxos
Naxos white-washed house
Madeira north coast
Santana thatched cottages, Madeira
Hiking Madeira
Dimitra Temple, Naxos
Verada do Pico Areeiro © Francisco Correia

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