Spend a wonderful fortnight exploring the lesser visited islands of the Azores – Graciosa, Terceira, Flores, and Santa Maria: the islands that most visitors overlook. Is it fair to say the ‘authentic’ Azores ? Why not.
This fully guided walking holiday takes you to some of the most beautiful locations across the archipelago: the unspoilt and protected landscapes of Graciosa and Terceira, the former being home to one of the most spectacular lava caves in the whole of the Azores, the famous west coast trails, waterfalls and seacliffs of Flores, and the rolling hills and vineyards of Santa Maria: location of the very first settlement in the Azores.
Evenings are spent relaxing, with the option of enjoying local, seasonal food in great locations, and in the excellent company of our resident English-speaking guide. You’ll also be staying in some of our favourite hotels – not necessarily the most luxurious but they’re comfortable, and the service is always super-friendly.
Dates for our Lesser Visited holiday:
Saturday 8th September to Saturday 22nd September 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.
Price 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.
You will be walking some of the best trails in the Azores.