Bike tour in Azores - cycling holidays in São Miguel

Cycling by São Miguel Island lagoons, green fields, extinct volcanoes and thermal hot springs is a once in a lifetime experience. This Bike tour in Azores is a great challenge for nature loving cycling enthusiasts.

Duration
7 days
6 nights
Dates
Aug-Jul
Sunday to Saturday
Altimetry
900 › 1500 m
Daily average
Distance
45 › 120 km
Daily average
Rider type
Level 2 › 3
Caffe Racer to Expert
Bike type
Road bike
It's your choice!
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  • Bike tour Azores - Cycling São Miguel /
  • Bike tour Azores  - Cycling São Miguel /
  • Bike tour Azores - Cycling São Miguel /
  • Bike tour Azores  - Cycling São Miguel /
  • Bike tour Azores - Cycling São Miguel /
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Ride location

Bike tour in Azores - cycling holidays in São Miguel map

Type of Terrain: Hilly, with some long climbs to the viewpoints of Lagoa das 7 cidades, Lagoa do Fogo or Salto fo Cavalo. There are few flat sections in São Miguel Island. Great, fast descents.

Landscape: A mix of ocean views with everchanging fauna and flora. Climbing the beautifully asphalted roads, you'll vary from a rural landscape to nearly tropical forest and even rugged sierra landscapes. 

  • Highlights

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    A Bike tour in the Azores archipelago, voted best island destination of the world by National Geographic and located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, halfway between Europe and the USA. The 9 Azores Islands are the result of the outpouring of lava from the ocean floor, as it stands on the ridge between the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America. Its sub-tropical climate, evergreen fields with luxuriant pastures, flowers, endemic flora and fauna make it a great destination for cycling enthusiasts who want to embark in a challenging adventure in one of the most unique and quaint destinations in the world. Cycling the island of São Miguel, the Azores’ biggest and most renowned island, you’ll ride in immensely scenic and great condition asphalt roads, passing by extinct volcanoes, lagoons, tropical forests, thermal and hot sulfur springs, climbing to viewpoints in Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo and relaxing in the best hotels and thermal resorts in São Miguel.

    Ride through the unspoilt natural beauty of this “garden” that sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Climb to the top of the volcanoes to be amazed by views of the Fogo and Sete Cidades lagoons. This island of eternal green vegetation, endemic flora and big ocean mammals, some of which can only be seen here in the Azores. These include various unique species of whales and plant life that attract many zoologists, marine biologists and botanists from all parts of the world.

    Experience the tremendous variety of landscape, from the mild sunny beaches on the south coast, the green pastures of the central plateau, the rugged coastline of the north, the sub-tropical forests, the harsher volcano peaks of Fogo and Sete Cidades, the sulfur thermal hot springs, the tea plantations, to the alpine views inside the twin lagoons at Sete Cidades.

    Go on a whale watch tour, be flabbergasted by the size and majesty of sperm and blue whales, walk the trails along the volcanoes, the lagoons and hot springs, surrounded by the deep blue color of the ocean and the almost fluorescent green of the pastures and forested areas.

    With its trademark gastronomy, based on the tender meats and stews, the amazing fresh fish and seafood that are abundant in this part of the Ocean, as well as the surprisingly good white wines, local cheese and sweet pastries.

  • Day-to-day

    DAY-TO-DAY INFO (for “Guided” and “Premium” options):

    Day 1: Arrival in Ponta Delgada airport

    Pick up from the airport transfer to Hotel Marina Atlântico, a 4 star hotel overlooking the Ponta Delgada bay with great views of the ocean, or Azor Hotel, the only 5 star hotel in the capital of the Azores. Set up of the bikes, and private briefing for the tour. Free afternoon to relax at the hotel and visit Ponta Delgada. Dinner suggested in downtown Ponta Delgada.

    Hotel – Hotel Marina Atlântico or Azor Hotel

    Day 2:

    Bike tour in Azores - Ride option 1: Ponta Delgada – Ribeira Grande – Lagoa Fogo – Ponta Delgada (58km – 1211m)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Start of our ride towards the dominating mountain at the centre of the island. We start by crossing to the North shore passing the green pastures speckled with the ever-present cows on our way to Ribeira Grande. Stop at Santa Barbara beach to enjoy a coffee and the views of the ocean. Restart our ride and climb to Lagoa do Fogo, noticing the scenery change countless of times until we get to the top and are able to overlook the incredible crater lake of the volcano. Ride back downhill to Lagoa and take advantage of the flat sections along the coast till Ponta Delgada. Dinner in Ponta Delgada.

    Ride option 2: Ponta Delgada – Capelas – Rabo de Peixe – Ribeira Grande – Ponta Delgada (50km - 750m) This ride will take us through the center of the Island to the north coast, climbing to Capelas and then riding along the coast to Ribeira Grande. From Ribeira Grande we’ll turn south as we start tackling our second climb of the day, reaching the coast ad rolling to Ponta Delgada.

    Hotel – Hotel Marina Atlântico or Azor Hotel

    Day 3:

    Bike Tour in Azores - Ride option 1: Ponta Delgada – Lagoa 7 Cidades – Ponta Delgada (65 km - 1250m)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the ride, towards the magnificent Lagoa das 7 cidades, a huge twin lake situated in the crater of the dormant volcano. We’ll ride 8 km along the coast to approach the climb to the volcano, it’s a solid 10km climb to Vista do Rei, a spectacular viewpoint over the twin lakes. From there we’ll descend to the crater, crossing the lakes and stopping for a coffee before climbing again to the top of the crater but on the western side. Our ride continues along southern coast until we reach Ponta Delgada again.

    Ride option 2: Ponta Delgada – Vista do Rei – Ponta Delgada (42 km - 906m) Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the ride, towards the magnificent Lagoa das 7 cidades, a huge twin lake situated in the crater of the dormant volcano. We’ll ride 8 km along the coast to approach the climb to the volcano, it’s a solid 10km climb to Vista do Rei, a spectacular viewpoint over the twin lakes. Return to Ponta Delgada rolling downhill from the viewpoint.

    Hotel – Hotel Marina Atlântico or Azor Hotel

    Day 4:

    Bike Tour in Azores Ride option 1: Ponta Delgada – Lagoa - Furnas (45 km – 1000m)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Start of our ride, towards the crater of Furnas. We ride along the south coast of the island; passing Vila Franco do Campo, and stopping to taste its cheesecake, as we gently climb to the Furnas area. Once in Furnas we’ll enter the cobblestones road along the beautiful lake and admire the incredible scenery of this area. Once past the lake area we head to our hotel base for the next few days. Here we’ll be able to relax in the hot springs and amazing gardens of the region before feasting on the typical Furnas stew at our hotel.

    Ride option 2: Ponta Delgada – Ribeira Grande – Monte Escuro – Furnas (52km - 1200m) This route will take us instead along the northern coast of the Island through Ribeira Grande and going through the Gorreana tea plantations just before the climb to Furnas.

    Hotel – Terra Nostra Garden Hotel or Furnas Boutique Hotel Thermal and SPA 

    Day 5:

    Bike Tour in Azores Ride option 1: Furnas – Povoação – Nordeste – Furnas (75 km – 1865m)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the loop ride along the eastern and northern part of this green island. This will be our longest ride. We’ll use the scenic coastal road that contours the island, along the windier and hilly but also beautiful Nordeste coast. We’ll go through Povoação, Água Retorta and stop for a coffee at Nordeste, on the northeastern tip of the island, noticing the difference in the landscape, where the coast gets a bit more rugged and with the cliffs opening up to the sea. As we turn south back to Furnas we face our last climb of the day.

    Ride option 2: Furnas – Salto Cavalo – Fenais Ajuda – Furnas (45km – 1100m)

    Breakfast at the hotel. This is another amazingly beautiful ride, this time to Salto do Cavalo, one of the iconic viewpoints of the island, overlooking the Furnas crater, the lake and has a magnificent view of the northeastern part of the island. We start our ride by warming up our legs in the Furnas village to prepare the climb to Salto do Cavalo, it’s a 9km climb with some tough ramps along the way. It’s really worthwhile and we’ll be rewarded with a magnificent view! After feasting with the views we’ll ride downhill to the northern part of the Island and gently turn south back to our hotel in Furnas.

    Optional rest day/ hiking day: Take a day off from the bike and explore Lagoa das Furnas on foot in one of the many hiking trails you’ll find by the lagoon. Take time to enjoy the natural thermal SPA provided by the sulfuric springs as well as the beautiful gardens of your hotel.

    Hotel – Terra Nostra Garden Hotel or Furnas Boutique Hotel Thermal and SPA

    Day 6:

    Bike Tour in Azores Ride option 1: Furnas – Gorreana – Ribeira Grande – Ponta Delgada (47km – 950m)

    Breakfast at the hotel, before out last ride. Reverse route of Option 2 from day 4, taking us to the North Coast of the island, the tea plantations and back through the central plateau to Ponta Delgada.

    Ride option 2: Furnas – Ponta Garça – Ponta Delgada (44km – 950m) Breakfast at the hotel, before out last ride. Leaving Furnas we climb towards the South Coast where the road will lead us to Ponta Garça, a small town right be the ocean. We continue to ride west along the coast going through Vila Franca do Campo, where we can stop to enjoy once more the cheesecakes and a coffee. Having the same western bearing we face our last climb along Ribeira Chã, rolling downhill to Lagoa and finally to Ponta Delgada.

    Hotel – Hotel Marina Atlântico or Azor Hotel

    Day 7: Transfer to Ponta Delgada Airport Breakfast at the hotel. Checkout and transfer to Ponta Delgada airport.

    EXTENDED STAY IN PONTA DELGADA: On Demand

    Extend your stay in Ponta Delgada for an extra day before or after this trip.

    Receive this ride day-to-day itinerary on your e-mail

  • Dates and Prices

    Dates Self-guided Guided Premium more info
    2019-07-07 1390EUR1990EUR2890EUR
    Bike tour in Azores - cycling holidays in São Miguel

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    1390€ per person for the self-guided experience of 7 days;

    1990€ per person for the guided experience of 7 days;

    2890€ per person for the premium experience of 7 days;

     

    High season supplement (1st May to 31st October) - 100€

    Single room supplement (mandatory for solo riders) - 500€ 
     

    Add-ons:

    Half-Board - All dinners at the hotel (6 meals): 210€, drinks not included

    Full-Board (only available for guided and premium tours) - Lunches and Dinners at hand-picked restaurants throughout the tour: 420€, drinks not included

    E-bike supplement - 100€

    Premium hotel upgrade supplement (for the "self-guided” or"guided") - 300€

     

    What's Included in the Self-Guided, Guided and Premium tours:

    - Transfer from Ponta Delgada airport/hotel to the beggining of the tour and return;

    - 6 nights in charm 4 star hotels (5 star)*, in shared double/twin bedroom with breakfast included;

    - Rental of a Road or Touring bike (Scott Addict 20 or Scott Aspect 930), helmet and spares;

    - Garmin GPS for daily navigation;

    - Luggage transfer between hotels, everyday;

    - Detailed briefing and routebook provided pre tour;

    - Liability and personal accidents Insurance;

    - Portuguese mobile cellphone for contact with your travel agent;

     
    Included also in the Guided and Premium tours:

    - Personal guide accompanying your group, providing daily guided cyling tours, restaurant reservations, booking of local experiences and all passenger transfers throughout the tour;

    - Support vehicle (SAG Wagon) and mechanical support throughout all the rides;

    - Nutrition, hydration and snacks during our rides;

    - Live Love Ride jersey
     
     
    Included only in the Premium tours:

    - Live Love Ride complete cycling kit (jersey, cap and bib shorts);

    - 2nd guide, riding with the group;

    - Entrance in museums, wineries and other selected experiences (wine tasting and visit to local wine cellars)**; 

    - Hotel upgrade or upgrade to or superior rooms during the entire experience

     

    * - Premium tour option or Premium hotel upgrade

    ** - Premium tour option
     

    Not Included:

    - Meals, except when specified (optional);

    - Personal expenses

    - Flights;

    - Gratuities (optional);



    Extra nights:

    Extra night in Ponta Delgada before or after this tour - on demand;

    Group discounts:

    More than 6 riders - 5% discount;

    Non cyclists - 20% discount;

    Children until 10 years old - 35% discount;

    Children from 11 to 14 years old - 25% discount;

    Children from 15 to 17 years old - 20% discount;

    Private and Customized cycling tours and dates

    If you have a group and want to make this a private bike tour, or want to schedule a different date than the ones listed above, we are available to customize this and other bycling experiences to better suit your needs and availability. Please contact us at ricardo.costa@liveloveride.pt for more information.

    Additional information:

    All prices include VAT and may be subject to change. The information in this program is valid from 01/12/2016 to 31/12/2017, and may suffer from additional changes, due to the availability of the hotels and activities listed in the program. Does not dispense confirmation from Live Love Ride.

  • What's included?

    Self-guided Guided Premium
    Duration 7 days/ 6 nights 7 days/ 6 nights 7 days/ 6 nights
    Tour Start Ponta Delgada airport, São Miguel Ponta Delgada airport, São Miguel Ponta Delgada airport, São Miguel
    Tour End Ponta Delgada airport, São Miguel Ponta Delgada airport, São Miguel Ponta Delgada airport, São Miguel
    Difficulty Intermediate to Expert Intermediate to Expert Intermediate to Expert
    Daily Km From 45 to 120km From 45 to 120km From 45 to 120km
    Terrain type Hilly Hilly Hilly
    Bike type Road bike Road bike Road bike
    Altimetry 900 to 1500m ( adapted to group) 900 to 1500m ( adapted to group) 900 to 1500m ( adapted to group)
    Group size Minimum of 2 guests Individuals are welcome to join open dates Individuals are welcome to join open dates
    Availability Available everyday, on demand Join an open date Join an open date
    Private tour option Available everyday, on demand Available for a minimum of 4 guests Available for a minimum of 4 guests
    Hotel type All nights in 4 star, charm hotels All nights in 4 star, charm hotels All nights upgraded to 5 star  charm hotels or superior rooms
    Acommodation Shared double or twin room, breakfast included Shared double or twin room, breakfast included Shared double or twin room, breakfast included
    Luggage transfer Included everyday, between hotels Included at all times Included at all times
    Passenger transfer From airport to start/end of the ride Included at all times Included at all times
    Guidance type No guide; Portuguese cell-phone with 24h assistance Private guide accompanies the group, responsible for mechanical support, transfers and booking all experiences 1 guide accompanies the group, responsible for mechanical support, transfers and booking all experiences. Second guide rides alongside the group.
    Vehicle Support No vehicle support Vehicle support at all times ( SAG wagon) Vehicle support at all times ( SAG wagon)
    Nutrition and hydration Not included Included Included
    Bike and gear rental Specialized bike, helmet and Garmin GPS Specialized bike, helmet and Garmin GPS Specialized bike, helmet and Garmin GPS
    Meals Breakfast included Breakfast included Breakfast included
    Other experiences Not included Not included Visit to Gorreana tea plantation, visit to Furnas lagoon and taste of the traditional Furnas Stew* over lunch.
    Equipment Not included Live Love Ride jersey included Live Love Ride jersey, bib shorts and cycling cap included
    Rider Insurance During the ride, for accidents only During the ride, for accidents only During the ride, for accidents only
    Per non-cyclist Not available Not available Not available
    Children up to 10 y/old 35% 35% 35%
    Children from 11 to 14 y/old 25% 25% 25%
    Children from 15 to 17y/old 20% 20% 20%
    Group discounts Not available Not available
    High-season supplement 100EUR supplement 100EUR supplement 100EUR supplement
    E-bike supplement 100EUR supplement 100EUR supplement 100EUR supplement

Cycling by São Miguel Island lagoons, green fields, extinct volcanoes and thermal hot springs is a once in a lifetime experience. This Bike tour in Azores is a great challenge for nature loving cycling enthusiasts.

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A Bike tour in the Azores archipelago, voted best island destination of the world by National Geographic and located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, halfway between Europe and the USA. The 9 Azores Islands are the result of the outpouring of lava from the ocean floor, as it stands on the ridge between the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America. Its sub-tropical climate, evergreen fields with luxuriant pastures, flowers, endemic flora and fauna make it a great destination for cycling enthusiasts who want to embark in a challenging adventure in one of the most unique and quaint destinations in the world. Cycling the island of São Miguel, the Azores’ biggest and most renowned island, you’ll ride in immensely scenic and great condition asphalt roads, passing by extinct volcanoes, lagoons, tropical forests, thermal and hot sulfur springs, climbing to viewpoints in Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo and relaxing in the best hotels and thermal resorts in São Miguel.

Ride through the unspoilt natural beauty of this “garden” that sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Climb to the top of the volcanoes to be amazed by views of the Fogo and Sete Cidades lagoons. This island of eternal green vegetation, endemic flora and big ocean mammals, some of which can only be seen here in the Azores. These include various unique species of whales and plant life that attract many zoologists, marine biologists and botanists from all parts of the world.

Experience the tremendous variety of landscape, from the mild sunny beaches on the south coast, the green pastures of the central plateau, the rugged coastline of the north, the sub-tropical forests, the harsher volcano peaks of Fogo and Sete Cidades, the sulfur thermal hot springs, the tea plantations, to the alpine views inside the twin lagoons at Sete Cidades.

Go on a whale watch tour, be flabbergasted by the size and majesty of sperm and blue whales, walk the trails along the volcanoes, the lagoons and hot springs, surrounded by the deep blue color of the ocean and the almost fluorescent green of the pastures and forested areas.

With its trademark gastronomy, based on the tender meats and stews, the amazing fresh fish and seafood that are abundant in this part of the Ocean, as well as the surprisingly good white wines, local cheese and sweet pastries.

Receive this ride day-to-day itinerary on your e-mail

DAY-TO-DAY INFO (for “Guided” and “Premium” options):

Day 1: Arrival in Ponta Delgada airport

Pick up from the airport transfer to Hotel Marina Atlântico, a 4 star hotel overlooking the Ponta Delgada bay with great views of the ocean, or Azor Hotel, the only 5 star hotel in the capital of the Azores. Set up of the bikes, and private briefing for the tour. Free afternoon to relax at the hotel and visit Ponta Delgada. Dinner suggested in downtown Ponta Delgada.

Hotel – Hotel Marina Atlântico or Azor Hotel

Day 2:

Bike tour in Azores - Ride option 1: Ponta Delgada – Ribeira Grande – Lagoa Fogo – Ponta Delgada (58km – 1211m)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start of our ride towards the dominating mountain at the centre of the island. We start by crossing to the North shore passing the green pastures speckled with the ever-present cows on our way to Ribeira Grande. Stop at Santa Barbara beach to enjoy a coffee and the views of the ocean. Restart our ride and climb to Lagoa do Fogo, noticing the scenery change countless of times until we get to the top and are able to overlook the incredible crater lake of the volcano. Ride back downhill to Lagoa and take advantage of the flat sections along the coast till Ponta Delgada. Dinner in Ponta Delgada.

Ride option 2: Ponta Delgada – Capelas – Rabo de Peixe – Ribeira Grande – Ponta Delgada (50km - 750m) This ride will take us through the center of the Island to the north coast, climbing to Capelas and then riding along the coast to Ribeira Grande. From Ribeira Grande we’ll turn south as we start tackling our second climb of the day, reaching the coast ad rolling to Ponta Delgada.

Hotel – Hotel Marina Atlântico or Azor Hotel

Day 3:

Bike Tour in Azores - Ride option 1: Ponta Delgada – Lagoa 7 Cidades – Ponta Delgada (65 km - 1250m)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the ride, towards the magnificent Lagoa das 7 cidades, a huge twin lake situated in the crater of the dormant volcano. We’ll ride 8 km along the coast to approach the climb to the volcano, it’s a solid 10km climb to Vista do Rei, a spectacular viewpoint over the twin lakes. From there we’ll descend to the crater, crossing the lakes and stopping for a coffee before climbing again to the top of the crater but on the western side. Our ride continues along southern coast until we reach Ponta Delgada again.

Ride option 2: Ponta Delgada – Vista do Rei – Ponta Delgada (42 km - 906m) Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the ride, towards the magnificent Lagoa das 7 cidades, a huge twin lake situated in the crater of the dormant volcano. We’ll ride 8 km along the coast to approach the climb to the volcano, it’s a solid 10km climb to Vista do Rei, a spectacular viewpoint over the twin lakes. Return to Ponta Delgada rolling downhill from the viewpoint.

Hotel – Hotel Marina Atlântico or Azor Hotel

Day 4:

Bike Tour in Azores Ride option 1: Ponta Delgada – Lagoa - Furnas (45 km – 1000m)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start of our ride, towards the crater of Furnas. We ride along the south coast of the island; passing Vila Franco do Campo, and stopping to taste its cheesecake, as we gently climb to the Furnas area. Once in Furnas we’ll enter the cobblestones road along the beautiful lake and admire the incredible scenery of this area. Once past the lake area we head to our hotel base for the next few days. Here we’ll be able to relax in the hot springs and amazing gardens of the region before feasting on the typical Furnas stew at our hotel.

Ride option 2: Ponta Delgada – Ribeira Grande – Monte Escuro – Furnas (52km - 1200m) This route will take us instead along the northern coast of the Island through Ribeira Grande and going through the Gorreana tea plantations just before the climb to Furnas.

Hotel – Terra Nostra Garden Hotel or Furnas Boutique Hotel Thermal and SPA 

Day 5:

Bike Tour in Azores Ride option 1: Furnas – Povoação – Nordeste – Furnas (75 km – 1865m)

Breakfast at the hotel. Start of the loop ride along the eastern and northern part of this green island. This will be our longest ride. We’ll use the scenic coastal road that contours the island, along the windier and hilly but also beautiful Nordeste coast. We’ll go through Povoação, Água Retorta and stop for a coffee at Nordeste, on the northeastern tip of the island, noticing the difference in the landscape, where the coast gets a bit more rugged and with the cliffs opening up to the sea. As we turn south back to Furnas we face our last climb of the day.

Ride option 2: Furnas – Salto Cavalo – Fenais Ajuda – Furnas (45km – 1100m)

Breakfast at the hotel. This is another amazingly beautiful ride, this time to Salto do Cavalo, one of the iconic viewpoints of the island, overlooking the Furnas crater, the lake and has a magnificent view of the northeastern part of the island. We start our ride by warming up our legs in the Furnas village to prepare the climb to Salto do Cavalo, it’s a 9km climb with some tough ramps along the way. It’s really worthwhile and we’ll be rewarded with a magnificent view! After feasting with the views we’ll ride downhill to the northern part of the Island and gently turn south back to our hotel in Furnas.

Optional rest day/ hiking day: Take a day off from the bike and explore Lagoa das Furnas on foot in one of the many hiking trails you’ll find by the lagoon. Take time to enjoy the natural thermal SPA provided by the sulfuric springs as well as the beautiful gardens of your hotel.

Hotel – Terra Nostra Garden Hotel or Furnas Boutique Hotel Thermal and SPA

Day 6:

Bike Tour in Azores Ride option 1: Furnas – Gorreana – Ribeira Grande – Ponta Delgada (47km – 950m)

Breakfast at the hotel, before out last ride. Reverse route of Option 2 from day 4, taking us to the North Coast of the island, the tea plantations and back through the central plateau to Ponta Delgada.

Ride option 2: Furnas – Ponta Garça – Ponta Delgada (44km – 950m) Breakfast at the hotel, before out last ride. Leaving Furnas we climb towards the South Coast where the road will lead us to Ponta Garça, a small town right be the ocean. We continue to ride west along the coast going through Vila Franca do Campo, where we can stop to enjoy once more the cheesecakes and a coffee. Having the same western bearing we face our last climb along Ribeira Chã, rolling downhill to Lagoa and finally to Ponta Delgada.

Hotel – Hotel Marina Atlântico or Azor Hotel

Day 7: Transfer to Ponta Delgada Airport Breakfast at the hotel. Checkout and transfer to Ponta Delgada airport.

EXTENDED STAY IN PONTA DELGADA: On Demand

Extend your stay in Ponta Delgada for an extra day before or after this trip.

Receive this ride day-to-day itinerary on your e-mail

Dates Self-guided Guided Premium more info
2019-07-07 1390EUR1990EUR2890EUR
Bike tour in Azores - cycling holidays in São Miguel

Contact us

1390€ per person for the self-guided experience of 7 days;

1990€ per person for the guided experience of 7 days;

2890€ per person for the premium experience of 7 days;

 

High season supplement (1st May to 31st October) - 100€

Single room supplement (mandatory for solo riders) - 500€ 
 

Add-ons:

Half-Board - All dinners at the hotel (6 meals): 210€, drinks not included

Full-Board (only available for guided and premium tours) - Lunches and Dinners at hand-picked restaurants throughout the tour: 420€, drinks not included

E-bike supplement - 100€

Premium hotel upgrade supplement (for the "self-guided” or"guided") - 300€

 

What's Included in the Self-Guided, Guided and Premium tours:

- Transfer from Ponta Delgada airport/hotel to the beggining of the tour and return;

- 6 nights in charm 4 star hotels (5 star)*, in shared double/twin bedroom with breakfast included;

- Rental of a Road or Touring bike (Scott Addict 20 or Scott Aspect 930), helmet and spares;

- Garmin GPS for daily navigation;

- Luggage transfer between hotels, everyday;

- Detailed briefing and routebook provided pre tour;

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance;

- Portuguese mobile cellphone for contact with your travel agent;

 
Included also in the Guided and Premium tours:

- Personal guide accompanying your group, providing daily guided cyling tours, restaurant reservations, booking of local experiences and all passenger transfers throughout the tour;

- Support vehicle (SAG Wagon) and mechanical support throughout all the rides;

- Nutrition, hydration and snacks during our rides;

- Live Love Ride jersey
 
 
Included only in the Premium tours:

- Live Love Ride complete cycling kit (jersey, cap and bib shorts);

- 2nd guide, riding with the group;

- Entrance in museums, wineries and other selected experiences (wine tasting and visit to local wine cellars)**; 

- Hotel upgrade or upgrade to or superior rooms during the entire experience

 

* - Premium tour option or Premium hotel upgrade

** - Premium tour option
 

Not Included:

- Meals, except when specified (optional);

- Personal expenses

- Flights;

- Gratuities (optional);



Extra nights:

Extra night in Ponta Delgada before or after this tour - on demand;

Group discounts:

More than 6 riders - 5% discount;

Non cyclists - 20% discount;

Children until 10 years old - 35% discount;

Children from 11 to 14 years old - 25% discount;

Children from 15 to 17 years old - 20% discount;

Private and Customized cycling tours and dates

If you have a group and want to make this a private bike tour, or want to schedule a different date than the ones listed above, we are available to customize this and other bycling experiences to better suit your needs and availability. Please contact us at ricardo.costa@liveloveride.pt for more information.

Additional information:

All prices include VAT and may be subject to change. The information in this program is valid from 01/12/2016 to 31/12/2017, and may suffer from additional changes, due to the availability of the hotels and activities listed in the program. Does not dispense confirmation from Live Love Ride.

Receive this ride day-to-day itinerary on your e-mail

Self-guided Guided Premium
Duration 7 days/ 6 nights 7 days/ 6 nights 7 days/ 6 nights
Tour Start Ponta Delgada airport, São Miguel Ponta Delgada airport, São Miguel Ponta Delgada airport, São Miguel
Tour End Ponta Delgada airport, São Miguel Ponta Delgada airport, São Miguel Ponta Delgada airport, São Miguel
Difficulty Intermediate to Expert Intermediate to Expert Intermediate to Expert
Daily Km From 45 to 120km From 45 to 120km From 45 to 120km
Terrain type Hilly Hilly Hilly
Bike type Road bike Road bike Road bike
Altimetry 900 to 1500m ( adapted to group) 900 to 1500m ( adapted to group) 900 to 1500m ( adapted to group)
Group size Minimum of 2 guests Individuals are welcome to join open dates Individuals are welcome to join open dates
Availability Available everyday, on demand Join an open date Join an open date
Private tour option Available everyday, on demand Available for a minimum of 4 guests Available for a minimum of 4 guests
Hotel type All nights in 4 star, charm hotels All nights in 4 star, charm hotels All nights upgraded to 5 star  charm hotels or superior rooms
Acommodation Shared double or twin room, breakfast included Shared double or twin room, breakfast included Shared double or twin room, breakfast included
Luggage transfer Included everyday, between hotels Included at all times Included at all times
Passenger transfer From airport to start/end of the ride Included at all times Included at all times
Guidance type No guide; Portuguese cell-phone with 24h assistance Private guide accompanies the group, responsible for mechanical support, transfers and booking all experiences 1 guide accompanies the group, responsible for mechanical support, transfers and booking all experiences. Second guide rides alongside the group.
Vehicle Support No vehicle support Vehicle support at all times ( SAG wagon) Vehicle support at all times ( SAG wagon)
Nutrition and hydration Not included Included Included
Bike and gear rental Specialized bike, helmet and Garmin GPS Specialized bike, helmet and Garmin GPS Specialized bike, helmet and Garmin GPS
Meals Breakfast included Breakfast included Breakfast included
Other experiences Not included Not included Visit to Gorreana tea plantation, visit to Furnas lagoon and taste of the traditional Furnas Stew* over lunch.
Equipment Not included Live Love Ride jersey included Live Love Ride jersey, bib shorts and cycling cap included
Rider Insurance During the ride, for accidents only During the ride, for accidents only During the ride, for accidents only
Per non-cyclist Not available Not available Not available
Children up to 10 y/old 35% 35% 35%
Children from 11 to 14 y/old 25% 25% 25%
Children from 15 to 17y/old 20% 20% 20%
Group discounts Not available Not available
High-season supplement 100EUR supplement 100EUR supplement 100EUR supplement
E-bike supplement 100EUR supplement 100EUR supplement 100EUR supplement

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