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There are so many opportunities to find some beauty and tranquillity within Sao Miguel, you are almost spoilt for choice. Take some time to get outside, do something healthy, and take a few deep breaths of
Mountain Bike Trails:
Valley of Lombadas Difficulty: ExpertThis is a beautiful ride from the top of the valley range in Riberia Grande to the abandoned spring water factory. This is a fast-paced downhill ride through some beautiful countryside. Best attempted with
Known as the white island, as this is a place with many hydrangeas and other flowers.
We have written these guides to help our guests and visitors to the Azores with curated tips and suggestions. We have not visited each place,
São Jorge is known as the brown island. This is because of the hikes and paths that cut into the volcanic rock. A beautiful island, where you can hike for hours and see no-one else.
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Flores is the flower island. Known for its beauty and abundance of flowers, this is nicknamed the pink island.
We have written these guides to help our guests and visitors to the Azores with curated tips and suggestions. We have not
Santa Maria has the nickname of the yellow island as it is the only one that has yellow sand, rather than the black volcanic sand of the other islands. Accessible from Sao Miguel via a ferry or a quick plane
Known as the purple island, as this is the island with the most purple hydrangeas. Terceira is located in the central group of the Azores. The highest point is Serra de Santa Barbara (1,022 m). The view from this point
Pico, is named after its imposing mountain Ponta de Pico or Pico Alto, which is the highest mountain of Portugal and also the highest elevation of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Pico with its 300,000 years the “youngest” island of the Azores.