Explore the third island on two wheels on our Self-Guided Terceira Cycling Holiday.

The island of Terceira has arguably the most-interesting, most-protected landscapes in the Azores. On the surface, the island looks tamed, with its rolling pastures and patchwork farms and fields. Dig a little deeper and you’ll discover overlapping lava flows, volcanic fumaroles and shifting tectonic fissures.

Your rides take you deep into the heart of the island, criss-crossing the Reserva Florestal Natural where the laurisilva forests which once covered Terceira are preserved and protected. To the east, the benign farmlands of the Serra do Cume and the Achada valley hide the remnants a vast caldera which formed the island almost 300,000 years ago. Two of the Azores’ most famous volcanic landmarks are also here: the Gruta da Natal ‘Christmas caves’ and the fascinating, famous lava tunnels at Algar do Carvao.

Your home for the week is the Pousada Forte in the historic capital Angra de Heroismo – the city’s restaurants and café bars serve some of the best, hearty Azorean cuisine. We’ll supply you with your bikes and the online maps you’ll need to navigate, and resident guide Tiago is on-hand for any mechanical support you might need. You’ll also have time off from cycling, and you can personalise your holiday with a whale and dolphin watching trip or a sea kayaking session.


You’ll begin your holiday by flying to the Azores - direct or via Lisbon. You’ll be transferred by our driver to your accommodation in Angra.
We’ll deliver your bikes after breakfast so you can explore Angra on two wheels. It's a great way learn the layout of the city, it's restaurants and historic architecture.
You’ll explore eastern Terceira, riding Praia da Vitoria to the miradouro at Serra do Cume overlooking the Achada valley. You’ll also visit the lava tunnels at Algar do Carvao, and the volcanic fumaroles and hot mineral springs at Furnas do Enxofre.
You’ll take a ride up to the summit of Monte Brasil, the extinct volcano overlooking Angra Bay.
You might like to explore western Terceira, beginning with a ride up to the highest point on the island: the summit of the Santa Barbara volcano, before heading down to the west coast village of Serreta.
You'll have a day off to relax in Angra - you might like to add a whale and dolphin watching trip from the local marina.
Your final ride will take you through the centre of the island, via Gruta do Natal cave to the sea pools at Biscoitos – one of the island’s best swimming spots.
You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

From £1800 per person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

INCLUDED: international flights, accommodation in twin/double en-suite rooms on a B&B basis, return airport transfers, hire bikes, helmets and online route maps.

Our customers know that Feefo reviews are the real deal. We trust Feefo to independently collect reviews from our customers

Feefo believe that only authentic reviews are worth collecting: genuine feedback that has been matched to a holiday with us