Azores, the ideal destination for Walking Tours and Trekking Holidays
The Azores are a haven for walkers – those looking for a gentle stroll can explore the numerous small villages and farms while fitter walkers should head to Flores and tackle Europe’s westernmost shoreline or climb to the summit of Mount Pico.
The coastal cliffs of Sao Jorge are also popular with walkers, as is Sao Miguel – home to the crater lakes at Sete Cidades (one blue and one green), the ‘Fire Lake’ Lagoa do Fogo and the bubbling hot springs of the Furnas Valley.
The Azores islands are ideal for tranquil walking with picturesque and varied landscapes and there are different options to choose from.
Main differences from self-guided and guided tours
Self-guided tours – for the more independent traveler. A common self-guided tour will often include accommodation in bed & breakfast or half-board basis, a holiday pack with maps, proposed routes and a few essentials for the road and a luggage transportation service from one hotel to the other. This is the most flexible option you can choose from. There’s no dependence on a group, or even routes and schedules. Also, the self-guided tours are available all year long.
Guided-tours – the biggest difference for self-guided is that this tours are always accompanied by a qualified tour guide, are made within a group and normally obey to pre-set travel dates.
Here’s a nice walking tour video taken in Nov 2015. Congrats to Miczius Piczius.
Click the photo below to see the Youtube video!