Hampshire Hikes & Historical Sites
Bring intriguing coastal trails and history alive in South Hampshire
The Azores are a cluster of volcanic islands located in the mid-Atlantic, which are home to some of the highest peaks in Portugal. This heavenly archipelago features meandering coastal walks, as well as fascinating lava tracks and rock formations, expansive vineyards and quaint towns filled with character.
Embark on a walking holiday in the Azores with one of our expert leaders, who will show you the very best of what these beautiful islands have to offer. Their unique location in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean means there is a warm and pleasant climate, perfect for hiking in, while the volcanic landscape provides plenty of curiosities for you to see as you traverse the many trails here.
Start in the capital of the Azores, Ponta Delgada in São Miguel Island, where you can explore the charming old town and the glittering harbour close by. Here, you will get your first taste of the Azores’ volcanic landscapes by rambling a caldera (an extinct volcano crater), while passing glorious blue and green lakes.
Your trip to the Azores won’t be complete without visiting Pico Island, home to Mount Pico - the highest peak in Portugal. You can trek up this beautiful mountain range on a stunning walking trail, seeing plenty of lovely fauna and flora along the way. You’ll enjoy all of this natural beauty on our The Charm Of The Azores holiday, which sees you hop between three charming islands in the Azores.
Ramblers Walking Holidays offer itineraries which allow guests to venture off-the-beaten-track to experience less-travelled areas and immerse themselves in new cultures. Booking a trekking getaway in the Azores with us means exploring a number of different locations, without the hassle of organising it all yourself. One simple package includes flights, transfers, comfortable accommodation and even some meals.
With Ramblers Walking Holidays, you also have the opportunity to combine a trip to the Azores with a city break in Lisbon, on the mainland of Portugal. Our experienced leaders are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as our customers are and will guide you to all of the highlights of your destination, ensuring you have the most enjoyable holiday possible.
If you would like to find out more about what you can experience on a walking holiday in the Azores, please contact the team or request a brochure.
(7, 14 nights)
A journey around beautiful Atlantic islands
Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain.
Most of these holidays have an element of sightseeing as well.
Half day walks will probably involve about 3 hours of walking, with full day walks having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to 600m.
(7, 14 nights)