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Bike Tour in Azores - Terceira Island

Duration 7 Days
Type Self Guided
distance 173 km
Lodging Comfort
Ref. Tour: tour024

Enjoy this self-guided bike holiday in Terceira, a vibrant place of people, culture and colour known as the Lilac Isle due to its captivating pastel sunsets.

During these seven days, you’ll visit the stunning coastline and the luxurious green forests of cryptomeria and green pastures in the interior of the Terceira island in the Azores.
Enjoy this self-guided e-bike holiday that takes you around Terceira, a vibrant place of people, culture and colour known as the Lilac Isle due to its captivating pastel sunsets. Cycle for 4 to 6 days with distances from 20 km to 45 km each day.
Some highlights of this tour are the landscapes of dramatic lava coastline and natural pools, a visit to a volcano pit, tasting locally produced wine, visiting a UNESCO World heritage town. The lush green sceneries and the boat trip to observe the whales and dolphins complete the highlights.
 

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Angra do Heroísmo
Arrive at Lages Airport and transfer to Angra Heroismo.
Briefing with A2Z guide, including detailed information, route notes, maps and GPS tracks.
Free time to enjoy the city, rich in monuments and classified by UNESCO as World Heritage.
Overnight at Angra do Heroísmo.
Day 02
Stage 1: Angra do Heroísmo - Serra de Santa Bárbara (38 km | 23.6 mi)
This route crosses rural ways along the coast, taking you to the inside of the island dominated by dense forests of endemic vegetation that reflect the native forest of the archipelago.
You´ll pass by Santa Bárbara Natural Park Interpretation Center, which allows the visitation of some volcanic landscapes, such as the Gruta de Natal and Lagoa das Patas.
Overnight at Angra do Heroísmo.
Day 03
Stage 2: Angra do Heroísmo - Serreta (22 km | 13.7 mi)
Leave Angra in the morning and cycle on the beautiful coast, passing by the small villages of S. Mateus, S. Bárbara, and Doze Ribeiras.
Overnight at Serreta.
Day 04
Stage 3: Serreta - Praia da Vitória (47 km | 29.2 mi)
Leave Serreta, cycle along the coast and stop at Biscoitos, famous for its natural pools. You can enjoy swimming within black lava rocks in one of the largest natural pools in this region.
The next stop has to be the Biscoitos Wine Museum, where you can learn more about the wine-making process and taste a sample of locally produced wines that grow from the rich porous lava rock. Then, head to Praia da Vitoria.
Overnight at Praia da Vitória.
Day 05
Stage 4: Praia da Vitória - Center of the Island (47 km | 29.2 mi) or Free Day at Praia da Vitória
Visit the volcanic pit  Algar do Carvão and the fumaroles, Furnas do Enxofre, Lagoa do Negro and Mistérios Negros.

If you decide to take a break from the bike, there are many activities you can enjoy from Praia da Vitoria: whale watching,  sea kayaking, swimming in the sandy beach, windsurfing, walking or even take in a round of golf.
If you want to explore by bike you can go to Forte de Santa Catarina and  Porto Martins.
Overnight at Praia da Vitória.
Day 06
Stage 5: Praia da Vitória - Angra do Heroísmo (30 km | 18.6 mi)
Today's ride is flat and easy, with the opportunity to visit Porto Martins and Porto Judeu and observe the Ilhéu das Cabras before you get to Angra do Heroísmo.
Overnight at Angra do Heroísmo.
Day 07
Departure
Transfer from you Hotel to the Lages airport.
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Dates & Prices

From 710.00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

Single Supplement:
From: 115€

More Information

Included
 
  • 6 nights with breakfast on selected accommodations (3* or similar);
  • Briefing with an A2Z Guide;
  • Airport Transfers (In/Out);
  • Luggage transfers – 1 bag per person – up to 15kg/bag;
  • 24 hours support line;
  • Map of the island and documentation with detailed descriptions of each stage;
  • GPS rental with the stages;
  • Bike rental with pannier rack, pannier or handlebar bag, lock and quick repair kit;
  • 5 Bike Rides;
  • Personal Accident Insurance;
  • A2Z Offer.

 
Extra services
 
  • Guided Bike Tour around the Santa Bárbara Mountain (min 2pax): 72€/pa
  • Extra night at the local lodge in Serreta (1-2pax): From 77€
  • Upgrade to electric bike: 150€/bike
  • Solo Traveller Supplement: on request

* For an upgrade of lodgings, please feel free to contact us!

 
Not Included
 
  • Flights to and from Terceira;
  • Dinners and Lunches;
  • Museum and Monuments fees;
  • Personal equipment;
  • Other personal expenses;
  • Touristic taxes;
  • All items not mentioned in “included”.

 

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