The Azores - Island Discoverer - Guided Family Cycling Holiday
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20 to 27 Jul - Explore 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!
- Taking in the stunning Blue and Green Lake of Sete Cidades
- Sampling tasty Cozido de Furnas at the Caldeiras da Lagoa
- Sipping tea at the world famous Gorreana Tea Plantation
- Going on an exciting whale watching adventure
- Walking through the lush vegetation of Faial de Terra
- Splashing about in the hot waterfalls
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|1||Arrival into Ponta Delgada airport - transfer to Ponta Delgada|
|2||Sete Cidades Loop Ride||11 Miles / 18 Kms Approx||B L|
|3||Whale Watching and Jeep Safari||Whale Watching and Jeep Safari||B L|
|4||Faial de Terra - Hiking||4 Miles / 6 kms Hiking (Approx 2 hours)||B L|
|5||Furnas Lake and Caldeiras da Lagoa Loop Ride||11 Miles / 18 Kms Approx||B L|
|6||Furnas to Ponta Delgada||11 Miles / 18 Kms Approx||B L|
|8||Departure from Ponta Delgada - Transfer to Ponta Delgada airport||B|
Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software
For more information download our trip notes
For more information download our trip notes
Best family holiday!
Our guides Nuno and Carlos were outstanding and an absolute delight to be with. They were both very relaxed, extremely knowledgeable and interacted extremely well with the both the adults and children alike. The island of Sao Miguel is a treasure and took our breath away with its beauty. The week exceeded expectations and was the best family holiday we have experienced. Thank you to everyone at Skeddadle for making such a memorable trip possible.
The highlight for me was actually one of the non-riding days when we went dolphin watching. It was an exhilarating and wonderful sight to see these beautiful creatures playing under and around the boat. What a privilege!
Great value for money!
Both leaders were fantastic. They were great with the children and good fun. Nuno was extremely knowledgeable and told us masses about the Azores and Sao Miguel, which really added it the experience. He was always very careful to stay at the back of the group but never made anyone at the back feel they must go faster. The boys at the front loved Carlos and he was fun but firm with them, ensuring they rode safely and stayed behind him.
The whale watching was an absolute highlight, we were very fortunate to have a clear sunny day so there was fantastic visibility in the sea. We saw lots of dolphins swimming right beside the boat, a sperm whale and a loggerhead turtle. The walk was also great and a really good opportunity to see the density and beauty of the forests. The kids loved swimming in the icy waterfall.
The quality of the hotels were excellent! It isn’t a cheap holiday but everything is great quality and you get value for money.
The best service I've ever had from a travel company.
Extremely efficient, professional, helpful, customer focused and friendly – the best service I’ve ever had from a travel company. Wonderful guides. They took great care of us and were brilliant with the children. Would love to do a part 2 family guided cycling holiday in the Azores if you can come up with a different itinerary!
The whole holiday was excellent!
So many amazing experiences! Highlights include: The mix and quality of the activities – Cycling, Kayaking, Hiking – Sea and Thermal Pool swimming/bathing and Whale watching. The warm friendly and informative guide Nuno – (Who told us lots abut the Geology, Flora/Fauna, History and Politics etc of San Miguel), the great hotels with great facilities. ( Especially the Terra Nostra in Furnas – most amazing place in a remarkable setting with a evocative history.) The food provided was part of our package was excellent. Having the lunch Cozido das Furnas was a special experience. It may well be the best family holiday we have ever had!
Excellent, faultless organisation.
First day of cycling was best due to the magnificent scenery.
Nuno is a tremendous guide. Warm, engaging and informative. He really made the holiday for us all. What a lovely man.
Any dealings with the company were pleasant. All staff were pleasant and helpful.
Our whole family loved this trip
A holiday which included so many highlights: cycling round the rim of a volcano, swimming in a hot waterfall, whale watching and many more. The guides were extremely knowledgable and very friendly, and the team at Skedaddle were really helpful in planning our trip. Thank you!
Pass on our thanks!
We had the best guide you could hope for and was always on time and very knowledgeable of the area – please pass on our thanks!
Is this holiday suitable for your family?
Graded as mellow, this holiday is designed for families who are looking for adventure and other things to see and do alongside cycling, with hiking, whale watching and a jeep safari all included. The trip is guided, so it’s great for families with younger children who are new to cycling or for those wanting a little more support. It’s great for families who are used to day rides but who want to keep the daily distances relatively low. The trip is two centre based, so you won’t have to keep changing accommodation along the way. There are plenty of other activities to look out for during the day’s cycle, with places of interest to take a break and keep the children entertained.
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2 centre based
7 nights hotel accommodation
3 days riding
1 day hiking
1 rest day
1/2 day whale watching
1/2 day jeep safari
Breakfast and 5 lunches
Guided with vehicle support
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