Self Guided – Azores – Pico Island

Beginner / intermediate minimum 2 people

The Island of PicoCircumnavigate the unique island of Pico by bike on this wonderful week’s holiday. During your trip, you will cycle for 4 to 6 days with distances from 25 – 30km each day and some gradients but nothing too steep.

Highlights along the way include seeing the dramatic lava coastline, popping in for wine tastings at the cooperatives, visiting the whaling museums, taking a trip out to see the whales and dolphins and of course, glorious views of Mt Pico (weather depending!).


You will ride on a mixture of quiet roads and tracks and stay in family run guesthouses and small hotels.

Included in this holiday
• 7 night’s accommodation in small guest houses and hotels, all rooms have en-suite facilities
• 7 breakfasts
• transfer from/to airport
• island map and route notes
• luggage transportation
• bike rental, a Trek 7.3 FX hybrid or equivalent
• 3 hour whale/dolphin watching trip (April > September) or guided taxi tour of the island (October > March)

Back up support is always available.

Not included
• flights
• transportation of bikes between hotels
• lunches
• dinners
• holiday insurance
• ferry fare to and from Faial (about 6 euro)

Cost per person
November – March: 740.00 euro
April, May and October: 800.00 euro
June to September: 842.00 euro

Single room supplement: 130.00 euro

Itinerary
Day 1 – arrive Faial and transfer to your hotel in Horta for the night.

Day 2 – you take the ferry from Faial to Pico (30mins) and begin your ride along the north coast of the island to São Roque (25km), overnight São Roque.

Day 3 – after breakfast you continue along the coast to the extreme eastern village of Piedade (25km), overnight Piedade.

Day 4 – today you have a circular ride along the gentle slopes of the volcano and along the lava dominated cliff tops (26km), overnight Piedade.

Day 5 – your circular tour of the island continues as you make your way to Lajes the old whaling capital (25km), overnight Lajes.

Day 6 – away from the wheels and onto the high seas for a 3 hour whale and dolphin watching trip (weather permitting) or a guided taxi tour of the island, overnight Lajes.

Day 7 – today you pass between tiny vineyards, through pastures and orchards on your way to the town of Madelena where there is time for a wine tasting before taking the ferry back to Faial (30km), overnight Horta .

Day 8 – transfer to airport.

The Azores islands of Faial and Pico

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