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.
Transfer from hotel to ferry terminal (5mins). Ferry from Faial to Pico (30mins - €4 per person payable locally). You will be met at Madalena ferry terminal by our driver with your bikes. He will then transfer your luggage to your accommodation and you will cycle to your accommodation in São Roque (25km). Overnight Casa das Barcas.
Cycle from Lajes to Madalena (30km). Your luggage will be transferred separately and handed over to you by our driver at Madalena ferry terminal. He will collect the bikes from you there. Ferry from Pico to Faial (30mins - €4 per person payable locally). You will be met at Horta ferry terminal and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight Hotel do Canal.
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.
Azores Choice provided a prompt, helpful service. they found us the perfect accommodation for our needs and provided superb, expert advice on how to spend our week walking on San Miguel. I would certainly use them again.
Joan from Durham
Recommended small travel company!
Great little company with friendly staff. Organisation of flights & accommodation very efficient. When problems arise they are helpful and very reasonable in their efforts to resolve them. We would definitely use them again for a return trip.
Really great! Would use again!
Very efficient, friendly, helpful. Excellent local knowledge. Everything ran very smoothly, from supplying the tickets to airport pick ups and hotel bookings. Lovely accommodation selected. No complaints!
A wonderful break in a beautiful environment!
Everything was excellent. The information and organisation, the hotel and the island itself all exceeded our expectations. Whale watching and other trips out, fantastic. We will book again!
Great honeymoon package and experience!
They provided a great package at a good price. We found them to be helpful and a quality service was provided.
Nicola and Christopher – Winchester
Top notch service. Highly recommended!
Excellent service throughout. Very informative, with lots of literature, maps and the like. Attended their offices in Ponta Delgada – very impressed with Olivia, friendly and helpful. Paul was first class.
Lynne in Welton-by-Lincoln
Great company for first time Azores visit!
Really great company, will be recommending them. We had never visited the Azores before but this company helped us decided which islands to visit.
Brilliant holiday organised by an excellent company!
Friendly, helpful, professional and completely geared to us as individuals.
John and Janice
Very helpful staff, and the trips they organised for us were excellent with knowledgeable guides.
A really wonderful holiday!
We normally travel independently, but I am go glad that we used Archipelago Choice – their insider knowledge was really helpful in making the most of our time.
Valerie – Brighton
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