Spend a week exploring São Miguel’s south coast by bike, on a self guided cycling holiday culminating in a two night stay at the Hotel Terra Nostra in the old spa town of Furnas.

Your week includes three full days of cycling, with rides from 10 to 20km in distance; some gradients but nothing too steep!

Highlights along the way include a two night stay at the Convento São Francisco in the historic town of Vila Franca do Campo, a whale and dolphin watching trip, and visits to Furnas lake and the Terra Nostra botanical gardens with their geothermally heated outdoor pool.

Bike type: Specialized Cross Trail – Frame sizes 15, 17 and 19 inch.


Fly London to São Miguel. Transfer to hotel in Ponta Delgada (10mins). Overnight at the Hotel do Colegio
Cycle Ponta Delgada to Caloura (20km). Overnight at the Hotel Caloura for 2 nights.
Free day in Caloura.
Cycle Caloura to Vila Franca (10km). Overnight at the Convento São Francisco for 2 nights.
2½ hour whale and dolphin watching trip from Vila Franca marina.
Cycle Vila Franca to Furnas (20km). Overnight at the Terra Nostra Hotel for 2 nights.
Free day in Furnas.
Transfer to the airport (50mins) for your flight to London.

From £1184 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, flights and airport taxes (guide price only), and a pre-departure information booklet. EXCLUDED : meals (other than breakfast) and travel insurance.


You will be staying in lovely hotels all week in good locations with restaurants either in the hotels and/or nearby for your evening meals.


You will be cycling along the south coast from Ponta Delgada to Vila Franca do Campo on quiet roads and cycle ways before ascending into the interior to Furnas.


During your week, you'll be staying at 3 hotels on the south coast before moving up into the central highlands to Furnas.

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