As you’d expect, this is one of our popular groups trip as it takes in some of the most iconic locations in the Azores: the great crater at Sete Cidades, the famous geothermal swimming pools at Furnas, the historic city of Angra de Heroismo, the secluded lagoons and fajãs of Sao Jorge, the barren volcanic landscapes of Capelinhos, and (if you still have the legs!) to the summit of Portugal’s highest peak.
Our walks are gently paced (we won’t be racing to the finish!) and are aimed at the moderately fit. No walk is longer than 18km and most will be around 10km.You’ll also have enough free time to enjoy the towns and villages at your own pace, sampling the local delicacies and watching the calm pace of local life go by.
Dates for the guided walking holiday on São Miguel & Central Islands:
Saturday 26th May to Saturday 9th June 2018
We include more: all our walks are fully guided; you’ll be accompanied throughout your trip by our resident, English-speaking guide. We also include picnics on walk days, any restaurant transfers that might be needed in the evenings and accommodation in good quality, comfortable hotels.
Evening meal arrangements: Evenings are free, and our guide will normally make a reservation each evening at a local restaurant. An average three course meal with wine costs around £15-£25 per person.
Self guided option: If you like this itinerary and the walks included, but can’t make any of the dates or prefer a more independent holiday, then why not book our self guided option. Same walks, same accommodation but instead of a walking guide, you get route notes, maps and taxi transfers to and from the walks.
From £2035 per person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED: accommodation on shared B&B basis, guided walks with our resident English-speaking guide, picnics on full walking days, all walk and airport transfers, and your flights between the islands. EXCLUDED: the prices here on the website don't include international flights, as there are a number of different routes you can take to the islands. Please feel free to call for a chat through the possibilities, and once we know your preference we'll provide you with an exact figure that does include international flights. As mentioned above, the cost of evening meals isn't included. If you'd prefer to have your own room, the supplement is £448.
We have included some of the best guided walks in the Azores.
This guided walking holiday covers five of the Azores’ most stunning islands – São Miguel, Terceira, São Jorge, Faial and Pico.