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The Azores - Islands and Volcanoes - Guided Leisure Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • The stunning Blue and Green Lake of Sete Cidades
  • Pedalling through Pinhal de Paz Park
  • Caldeiras da Lagoa and tasting Cozido de Furnas
  • Cycling the trails of the Tronqueria forests
  • Sipping tea at the world famous Gorreana Tea Plantation
  • Bathing in the thermal pools of Ferraria

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival into Ponta Delgada airport - Transfer to Ponta Delgada    
2 Santa Barbara Loop Ride 19 Miles / 30 Kms Approx. B L  
3 Pinhal da Paz Park Loop Ride 24 Miles / 38 Kms Approx. B L  
4 Sete Cidades Loop Ride 18 Miles / 29 Kms Approx. B L  
5 Rest Day - Whale Watching / Jeep Safari / Optional Cycling   B  
6 Furnas Lake and Caldeiras da Lagoa Loop Ride 11 Miles / 18 Kms Approx. B L  
7 Povoacao to Nordeste 18 Miles / 29 Kms Approx. B L  
8 Departure from Ponta Delgada - Transfer to Ponta Delgada Airport   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

A guided cycling holiday in the Azores, located in the Atlantic Ocean. The volcanic origins of the islands are reflected in the mountains and valleys covered by a rich and varied vegetation, lakes in ancient volcano craters, natural swimming pools by the sea, black sandy beaches, active steaming fumaroles, and thermal hot water cascades and fountains.
Our trip starts in Ponta Delgada, which is situated on the largest of the Azores islands, Sao Miguel, or as it is more commonly known, The Green Island. It is in Ponta Delgada that we will spend our first few days exploring the trails. These include the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades, with its amazing Blue and Green lakes and the heated pools of Ferraria - make sure to bring your swimming costumes as there's plenty of opportunity during the week for a swim! 
We have scheduled in an optional non-cycling day and with the Azores famous for whales and dolphins, you can swap your cycling shades for binoculars and head out on a boat for a spot of whale watching! In the afternoon there is the option of a jeep safari to Caldeira Velha - a hot waterfall where you can take a dip.
Later on in the week we head to the village of Furnas, from where we're well placed to experience the volcanic origins of the Island around Furnas Lake, Caldeiras da Lagoa and the fumaroles! Our final day ends the trip in style - lovely cycling, amazing views over the whole island and the ocean, and a visit to the Gorreana Tea plantation.
If you'd like a little more flexibility, or are travelling with a family, then we also have a self-guided version and family version of this trip available. 

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
8 days
Prices From:
£995
Estimated flight price
£250

Optional

Bike Hire
£125
Single Room (May and October):
£335
Single Room (May and October):
£335
Single Room (June and September):
£470
Single Room (June and September):
£470
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47
Insurance - Europe 10 Day:
£47

Holiday Details

2 centre based

7 nights hotels

6 days riding

1 optional rest day

Breakfast and lunch provided

Guided with vehicle support

Airport transfers

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Last Updated: 15/03/2016