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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 cycling holidays in Terceira, known as the Lilac Isle, so called because of its captivating pastel sunsets, is a vibrant place of people, culture and colour.

During these 7 days, you’ll visit the stunning coastline and the luxurious green forests of cryptomeria and green pastures in the interior of Terceira island in the Azores.
This is a cycling program around the island. Enjoy this self-guided cycling holidays in Terceira, known as the Lilac Isle, so called because of its captivating pastel sunsets, is a vibrant place of people, culture, and color. Cycle for 4 to 6 days with distances from 20km to 45 km each day.  
The highlights along the way include landscapes of dramatic lava coastline and natural pools, visiting a volcano pit,  locally produced wine tasting at the Museum, visiting a UNESCO World Heritage Town, riding along lush green sceneries,  taking a trip out to see the whales and dolphins of course.

 

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 for its 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 course crosses rural ways along the coast, taking you to the interior of the island, dominated by dense forests of endemic vegetation that refer to the native forest of the archipelago.
You´ll pass by Santa Bárbara Interpretation Center of the Natural Park, allowing the visitation of some volcanic landscapes such as 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 in the beautiful coast, passing by 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 in of the largest natural pool in this region within black lava rocks.
The next stop has to be Biscoitos Wine Museum where you can learn more about the wine 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)
This is a flat and easy tour, where you can visit Porto Martins and Porto Judeu. You´ll have the opportunity to observe the “Ilhéu das Cabras” until you get to the city of Angra do Heroísmo.
Overnight at Angra do Heroísmo.
Day 07
Departure
Transfer from Hotel to Lages airport.
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Dates & Prices

From 710.00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

Low Season (01stJanuary - 31stMay; 01stOctober - 30thDecember): 710€/person
High Season (01st June to 30th September): 819€/person

Single Supplement:
Low season: 115€
High Season: 212€

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, locker, quick repair kit;
  • 5 Bike Rides;
  • Personal Accident Insurance;
  • A2Z Offer.

 
Extra services
 
  • Guided Bike Tour around Santa Bárbara Mountain (min 2pax): 72€/pa
  • Extra night at local lodge at 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 item not mentioned in “included”.

 

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