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
|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.|