What to see on your walking holiday in the Azores

The Azores is an archipelago made up of 9 Portuguese islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Discovered in the early 14th century, the islands were not inhabited until the 15th century. The first settlers were the Portuguese from the region of Alentejo and also the Flemish from Belgium. Spread across several hundreds of kilometres, these islands are a hidden gem in the middle of the ocean and have only recently opened up to tourism. They developed mainly due to farming, cattle, fishing and whaling. A walking holiday in the Azores is certainly a unique experience, a chance to get up close and personal with volcanos, crater lakes and white sandy beaches.

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Walking in the Azores : crater lakes and volcanic pools
      • Portugal - Azores
    • Self-guided
    • Walking
      • 8 days
      • From April to October
  •   Accommodation choice :

      • Comfort

Highlights of the trip in the Azores

  • Wild crater lakes and incredible volcanic fumaroles
  • Bathing in natural volcanic pools and hot springs
  • The freedom of the rental car
  • Exploring Nordeste, one of the wildest regions of Sao Miguel
  • Less frequented, off the beaten track hiking trails

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Each island of the Azores is as unique as it is beautiful. You can select the Azores walking holiday to suit you, choosing either to stay and explore one island, or hop from one to the next. The island of Pico is home to the highest summit of the archipelago and mainland Portugal, the Pico Volcano, standing at 2341 m above sea level. There are many walking trails on the island, through dense forests and lava tubes that spread over 5km.

The island of Terceira is one of the most emblematic islands with wild hills, fields marked by high stone walls and Angra do Heroismo, the historic capital of the Azores and a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The island of Flores, as the name suggests is the flower island. It is certainly the greenest island with 80% of air humidity and significant rainfall. The landscape and flora are stunning and boast wonderful hiking trails for a luscious green walking trip in the Azores.