Sete Cidades just one of the beautiful sites on our Azores walking holidays
About The Azores
Discover an exotic corner of Europe where life remains refreshingly civil and unhurried! Located in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, the Azores islands are renowned for their stunning volcanic and coastal scenery and wildlife. Walkers will appreciate the unusual landscape with its green mountains, shimmering lagoons, exuberant wild flowers and exotic plants, thermal springs and geysers, dramatic coastline and pretty villages. Our walks have been designed to be interesting and fun but not overly strenuous so that you’ll still have the time and energy to take in some of the Azores’ other highlights such as dolphin and whale watching, sea fishing or visiting the famous botanical gardens.
Our Azores walking holidays
We currently offer three self guided walking holidays in the Azores. We can also arrange guided day tours.
Azores São Jorge
Explore what are arguably the best walking trails in the whole of the Azores and discover unusual volcanic formations, stunning sea views, a lakeside nature reserve, underground caves, orchards of tropical fruit and flowers, picturesque villages, warm, friendly people and much more besides. This holiday costs as follows per person: November to March: €369, April, May and October: €432, June to September: €480, single room supplement: €120. This includes: 4 nights’ accommodation in a twin or double room with en-suite facilities and breakfast, all transfers to and from the walks and to and from the ferry, and comprehensive walking notes.
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Azores São Miguel
São Miguel is the largest of the Azores islands and is known as the green island thanks to its lush scenery. This walking holiday allows you to see the very best that the island has to offer at a very leisurely pace so that you can really appreciate its beauty and tranquility. Your walks will take you along old donkey trails to coastal fishing villages, past blue and turquoise lakes, to the edge of a volcanic crater, to secluded beaches and over green mountains and pastoral valleys. There are spectacular views over the sea, lakes and countryside and keep a look out for Europe’s only tea plantation! Overall a great introduction to the Azores. This 7 night holiday costs October to March: €, April, May and September: €1040, June, July and August: € including accommodation with breakfast, transfers, luggage movement and comprehensive walking notes.
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Azores Faial and Pico
This Azores walking holiday is based on the island of Faial, often known as the ‘Blue Island’ due to the abundance of flowering hydrangeas. The island has a fantastic range of landscapes rising from the rugged coastline and sandy bays through impressive volcanic landscapes to the dramatic caldeira, a crater which has a depth of some 300m and a diameter of 2km. You’ll stay in the lively capital of Horta the most important stop for ships and yachts sailing between Europe and the USA and there is also the opportunity to walk on the tiny island of Pico which is dominated by its volcanic cone- one of the most beautiful in the world. Cost per person: November to March: €, April, May and October: €490, June to September: €, single room supplement: €120. This includes: 4 nights in a 4* hotel in Horta with en-suite facilities and breakfasts, transfers to and from airport and to and from the crater walk, walking notes and maps.
Practicalities of Walking in the Azores
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The Weather: The Azores have a lovely mild climate so you can walk here all year round.
Getting There: There are direct flights to the Azores from Portugal, Spain, Germany, the USA and Canada. Flights from the UK and Ireland usually go through Lisbon or Porto. Flights generally land at Ponta Delgada on São Miguel, the largest island in the Azores.