Walking on the Azores

8 days | From £899 | Self-guided holiday for 2 or more people

Discover Portugal's secret paradise. Visit two of the Azores most beautiful islands and explore the fascinating and varied landscape.


8 days | From £899 | Self-guided holiday for 2 or more people

Known as Portugal's secret paradise, on this trip you will discover two of the famous Azores Islands. Remaining untouched by mass tourism you will get a true feel for island living. With an array of beautiful landscapes you will walk through vineyards, valleys, and stone quarry's and past waterfalls, lakes and volcanoes. These walking trails will be easy to moderate with some short uphill sections that will keep it interesting. With incredible sea views you may also get the chance to spot a whale or two on your journey as, the Azorean Archipelago is one of the best places to see whales and other cetaceans.
Day 1. Arrive Sao Miguel Island
You will be met in the arrivals hall of Ponta Delgada Nordela (PDL) and transferred to your accommodation.
Day 2. Sete Cidades
On todays walk you will be passing the volcanic crater with its vibrant blue green lakes and descending into the valley and on to the village of Sete Cidades.
Day 3. Furnas walking and journey to Santa Maria Island
You will head to Furnas for the start of todays walk. Passing by holes in the ground where the traditional meal 'cozido' is cooked by the underground vapours released by the volcano. Fly to Santa Maria Island.
Day 4. Walk from Pico Alto to Anjos
Transfer to Pico Alto Forest Road where your walk will begin. You will climb to the highest peak on Santa Maria (approx. 587m) with views to Sao Miguel Island on a clear day.
Day 5. Walk to Entre a Serra e o Mar
Todays trail starts at the parish church of Santa Barbara, passing ruins and a stone quarry until you reach the Bay of Sao Lourenco.
Day 6. Walk from Santo Espirito to Maia
Starting the day at the Santo Espirito Church the trail will run along side the village and in the direction of the beautiful waterfall of the Ribeira de Aveiro. You will also cross some traditional vineyards and past the Goncalo Velho Lighthouse.
Day 7. Walk to Lagoa do Fogo
Today you will visit the famous Lagoa do Fogo, only accessible by walking. Your walk will finish at the beach with time to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Day 8. Depart Sao Miguel
You will be transferred to Ponta Delgada Nordela (PDL) Airport in time for you return flight.
  • Trip Code: TPAZ
  • Walking grade: A/B - Easy/Moderate
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Accommodation: 3*hotels
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts
  • Departs: February to December
  • Joining Point: Ponta Delgada Nordela (PDL) Airport
  • Ending Point: Ponta Delgada Nordela (PDL) Airport