Terceira Best Hikes

Terceira

6 days

From €339 per person

What's included

Activities

4 guided hiking tours

Accommodation

Hotel or Guest House in Angra do Heroísmo

Food

Breakfast at accommodation

Transportation

Transfers between airport-hotel at arrival and departure

Transportation to included hiking activities

Itinerary

Arrive at Terceira airport and be picked up by our representative and transferred to your accommodation. Relax for the rest of the day and get ready for the action-packed days to follow! A walk around Angra city is a nice way to spend the afternoon. In case you arrive in the morning and wish to get active right away, you can also add an afternoon activity to this package.
This hike is the perfect introduction to the natural environment of Terceira island and a great way to start your hiking holiday in the Azores! The trail is located in an elevation in the center of Terceira, providing amazing panoramic views in all directions. Some of the main geological formations of the island can be seen in the distance, setting the tone to start learning about the volcanic origins of the Azores. Many species of the native flora can be found on the way and your expert local tour guide will make sure you don’t miss any of them!
If you enjoy a good workout, surrounded by dazzling beautiful scenery, you will absolutely love this hike! The trail consists of a relatively steady climb of a volcano hill, with a cumulative elevation gain of about 500m. Along the way, pass a variety of landscapes typical from the Azores. See green pastures with dairy cows, forests and the famous hydrangeas hedges. At the end of the climb, be rewarded with a great panoramic of the west of the island. See also a small lake inside the crater at the top of the volcano. Take a different trail during your descent back, this time along an impressive canyon, which was formed by a water stream that runs down the mountain side.
This hike is the easiest and shortest of your holiday, serving almost as a rest day between the other more demanding ones. It’s also the only coastal trail in the program, showing unique landscapes that contrast nicely with the inner regions of the island seen in the other days. Walk along the ins and outs of the coastline on the north side of Terceira. Discover hidden bays that few ever see. Possibly, see large waves smashing against the black volcanic rocks, as it often happens on this part of the island. This is a relaxing and mesmerizing hike.
This trail takes you into the lush native vegetation that is still very well preserved at the hearth of Terceira island. It’s a great opportunity to see a typical sub-tropical forest of the Atlantic islands, with some plants unique to this region of the world. Small lakes and ponds will surprise you every once in a while along the way, adding to the somewhat mystical feel of the scenery. The last section provides great views over the south coast of the island throughout the vegetation. This is a relatively short but technical and gorgeous trail, to finish your hiking holiday in beauty!
Get picked up at your accommodation and transferred to the airport. Then it's time to say goodbye!

What to bring

Good hiking shoes

Backpack

Rain / wind jacket (come prepared for any weather conditions)

Important notes

All aspects of this package can be adapted to your needs.

A rest day can be added between hiking days.

Good physical condition essential for this trip.

The exact order of the hikes depends on your departure day. We may change the program or hiking locations due to weather conditions.

Why book with us

Small groups

We believe sustainable tourism is what is right for the Azores, not mass tourism, therefore all our tours are run in small groups, in a peacefull and relaxed way

Support the locals

We are based in the Azores and work with small local businesses, therefore your money is helping the local economy instead of international coorporations

Only the best

We offer you only the best and most unique experiences the Azores has to offer, provided by the best suppliers. We believe 100% in all our services.