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Azores Bike Tour
on
São Miguel Island - Tour PT412

Enjoy the freedom of a bicycle as you explore the hidden treasures of the beautiful island of São Miguel in the Azores with is specular vistas, flower-fenced pastures, fairy tale lakes and romantic little towns.

9 days  2020 Daily Departures

Azores Bike Tours on Sao Miguel Island

DAY 1 - SÃO MIGUEL

Capelas - Transfer to Solar do Conde Hotel in Capelas or similar.

DAY 2 - SÃO MIGUEL

Capelas - Bicycle delivery at hotel around 09h30. Free day or tour to Arribanas (30 km). Today's ride is around the local area to get to know the surroundings of the village and its fantastic landscapes. At first, this route goes to the middle of the “Peaks Complex” volcano, the youngest of this Island, riding on winding roads between the small volcanic cones in this area. The route continues along the hill of the near volcano Sete Cidades, with amazing views of Island and its north coast to finish back in the village finishing this circular route.  

DAY 3 - SÃO MIGUEL

Capelas - Tour to Sete Cidades (44 km). The day starts with some kilometers along the north coast to the west before taking a secondary road up to the rim of Sete Cidades volcano. Here you will have some of the most incredible views to the inside of this volcanic structure with lakes, craters and hills, while riding off the beaten track, on the top of the crater rim. The ride takes you along some secondary roads back to the hotel via the coast.

DAY 4 - SÃO MIGUEL

Capelas / Furnas – Tour Capelas / Furnas (45 km). On this day you will move to a hotel located to the east in the Island. Riding the bike along the north coast passing through the villages along the coast, including the city of Ribeira Grande, the second biggest of the Island. Continuing further to the east you will pass by the only tea plantations in Europe. In these plantations you are welcome to visit the factory and taste a cup of tea. Leaving the tea plantation, the route guides you up the hill and into the middle of Furnas volcano. Accommodation at Hotel Terra
Nostra Garden. Luggage transportation between hotels made by agency service.

DAY 5 - SÃO MIGUEL

Furnas – Tour Furnas & Ribeira Quente (22 km). The program for today will show you the way to the fumaroles and hot spring, on the border of the crater lake, and the beautiful track around it. This circular route will give you nice views to the village of Furnas. In the afternoon, the route takes you down to a beautiful winding road, in the middle of a valley, to the fishing village of Ribeira Quente. Here you can find one of the most scenic beaches on the Island. In Ribeira Grande you find two restaurants where you can enjoy locally caught fresh fish.

DAY 6 - SÃO MIGUEL

Furnas - Free day or tour to Povoação (8 km). On this day you will cross the crater rim of Furnas to the east, entering the volcano of Povoação, one of the two extinct volcano's on the Island. The village was the first to be settled by the Portuguese in the XV century. Enjoy the views to the seven hills of Povoação.

DAY 7 - SÃO MIGUEL

Furnas / Vila Franca do Campo – Tour Furnas / Vila Franca do Campo (17 km). Leaving Furnas you will ride through winding roads to the outside of the Furnas volcano. Taking the road along the borders of the crater lake, you will ride to the southwest, slowly descending to the shore and approaching Vila Franca do Campo. This road offers fantastic views over the coastal villages and the crater islet located 500 meters from the shore. The ride finishes at your new hotel.  Accommodation at Hotel Marina. Luggage transportation between hotels made by the agency.

DAY 8 - SÃO MIGUEL

Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

Price per person in Euro:

 

 ($ rate varies depending the exchange

Includes:

  • 7 nights bed & breakfast. Includes 3 nights Hotel Solar do Conde in villas. 3 nights Hotel Terra Nostra, room type for min. 1 or 2 people: Single or Double Cosy Art Deco room. Room type for min. 3 people double superior garden view. 1 night Hotel Vinha d’Areia in standard rooms.

  • Arrival & departure transfers between airport & accommodation

  • 7 days bike rental (trekking bike) & assistance

  • Luggage transportation between accommodations as per description on the program

  • Biking road book with road descriptions and maps + SOS contacts

  • Entrance at the Monitoring and Research Centre of Furnas & botanical garden.
  • Symbolic contribution to social & environmental institutions: Rabo de Peixe Sabe Sonhar & Life Priolo: 1,00€

Excludes:

  • Local biking guide

  • Transportation of the bikes between the accommodations

  • Bike rental supplements such as helmets, special pedals, gps, rear carrier or side transport bag are paid locally

  • A guarantee deposit with credit card for the bike rental is compulsory and made locally with the bike rental company
    and returned at the end of the rental.

  • Picnics or any other kind of meal other than breakfast

  • Upgrades to superior rooms

  • The half board price is not valid for dinners on special dates or Gala dinners and may have restrictive conditions. Please consult us.

 

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