During your self guided cycling holiday on Pico Island in the Azores, you will cycle for 4 to 6 days with distances from 25 – 30km each day and some gradients but nothing too steep. Highlights along the way include seeing the dramatic lava coastline, popping in for wine tastings at the cooperatives, visiting the whaling museums, taking a trip out to see the whales and dolphins and of course, glorious views of Mt Pico (weather depending!).
Pete Coombs, writing for Active Traveller magazine, took his young family on this trip. See his entertaining article about it here.
From £1026 per person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED : accommodation on B&B sharing basis, airport and luggage transfers, bike hire, maps and route notes, 3 hour whale and dolphin watching trip (Apr-Oct) or guided taxi tour of Pico (Nov-Mar), flights and airport taxes (guide price only), pre-departure information booklet. EXCLUDED : meals (other than breakfast), excursions, return Faial/Pico ferry (£8pp), travel insurance.
During your week, you'll be staying at a mix of small hotels and lovely guesthouses all close to the sea on the islands of Faial and Pico.
Cycling the coastal roads of Pico, you'll be able to stop along the way at the natural rock pools for a refreshing swim and the pretty fishing villages and their local cafés.
The most obviously volcanic of all the Azorean islands with its volcanic peak (Mt Pico 2351m), the quiet coastline and undulating roads make for an ideal week of exploration.