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Electric Bike Tour Monte Brasil

1. Electric Bike Tour Monte Brasil

Start with pickup from your hotel Praia da Vitória or Angra do Heroísmo. Travel with your guide towards the reserve of Monte Brasil, passing by the historic Fortress of São João Baptista at the entrance.   Ride up to the Peak of the Crosses and ride inside secret spots where only the guide knows about. Get panoramic views of the island, seeing the highest point of the island, the inactive volcano of Santa Bárbara. See the town of Angra do Heroísmo below, and on clear days, the São Jorge and Pico islands off the coast.

Terceira: Full-Day Highlights Tour

2. Terceira: Full-Day Highlights Tour

Experience the natural attractions of Terceira island on this private full-day tour. Visit the various viewpoints, peaks, mountains and volcanoes and marvel at the ever-changing landscape. Get recommendations on dining and where to buy local products. Discover the many natural pools and beaches and stop to take a dip. Drive to fishing ports and hear the fascinating whaling stories. Snap photos of the fortresses and lighthouses that decorate the island. Admire the volcanic caves and fumaroles. Watch the landscape change to delightful greens, woods, and endless pastures where cows, and wild cattle are abundant. Witness pastoral scenes of farmers taking care of the animals. See where volcanic wine is produced. Learn about the culture and traditions from a local. Hear about Divino Espírito Santo festivities, traditional street bullfights, and the unique way of experiencing carnival, as well as the typical summer festivals.

Terceira Island: Mistérios Negros Hike

3. Terceira Island: Mistérios Negros Hike

Get back to nature in the volcanic landscapes of Terceira Island on an approximate 2.5-hour hike along the Mistérios Negros trail. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Angra do Heroismo or Praia da Vitória, and then make your way to the start of the trail. Set off on a moderate level circular trek of 5 kilometers to see different landforms created by the ancient lava flows. Encounter small lakes and volcanic domes, along with the Pico Gaspar climb up a volcano that erupted 15,000 years ago. Called Mistérios Negros due to the dark lava rock surrounding the area, the area is not to be missed. Follow the trail through different vegetation, including Japanese cedar, juniper and blueberry plants. Keep a look out for the local birdlife as you fill your lungs with fresh country air.

Terceira Island: Guided Day Tour by Bus

4. Terceira Island: Guided Day Tour by Bus

Discover the most famous and fascinating sights of the island of Terceira on a full-day bus tour. Sit back and travel comfortably with your group and travel the interior of the island with a professional guide. Get picked up from your accommodation and embark on an adventure towards the first spot of the tour. Visit the famous Monte Brasil, an inactive volcano close to the city. Enjoy fantastic views of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Angra do Heroísmo.  Head towards the southeast coast of the island towards some famous villages. See beautiful natural landmarks like the churches, holy spirit chapels, and other natural formations.  Next, stop at Serra do Cume, a viewpoint located in Terceira's largest caldera. Observe the vast expanse of agricultural fields spread out the island. Get mesmerized by the most breathtaking panoramic views of Terceira Island.  The final stop in the morning is the city of Praia da Vitória. Spend some time on this spot and explore the sandy beaches and many viewpoints. Take a short lunch break before leaving for the next stop.  Continue along the northern coast to visit the Algar do Carvão, an empty volcanic chimney, and the Gruta do Natal a lava tube. Stroll through the interior of the area for some fantastic views. Finally, take a tour of the village of São Mateus, the main fishing port of the island. Finish a wonderful day at one of the most beautiful islands of Portugal. 

From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Highlights Bus Tour

5. From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Highlights Bus Tour

Admire Terceira's top highlights on a bus tour that takes away the hassle of planning and deciding. Listen to your driver/guide's insightful commentary, learning about the significance and history of every stop on your route. Sit back and relax between several locations, watching the verdant landscape rush past. Start your tour by visiting the lush peninsula of Monte Brasil — most of which is a natural reserve. See the long-extinct volcano looming above you before heading to the nearby colorful town of Angra do Heroísmo. Marvel at the beauty and rich history of the Angra do Heroísmo — Terceira's capital and largest city, with its town center listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, head to the south-east coast of the island, seeing several charming churches, holy spirit chapels, and natural formations along the way. Then, stop at the high Serra do Cume viewpoint, where you'll see one of the most breathtaking views of Terceira Island known as The Patchwork Quilt. Surrounding the hill are rolling green hills and hundreds of patches of farmland, creating a patchwork quilt formation. Round off your visit with a stop at the city of Praia da Vitória, filled with sandy beaches and several stunning viewpoints. Known for its colorful architecture, this quaint town still has its old city walls and has a sandy beach alongside its marina.

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What people are saying about Praia da Vitória

A really, really great trip. Stunning views from the crater rim and lots of great stops in between at the Lagoon. The route is partly paved, most of the routes are off-road uphill and downhill! Perfect for the quads The views are simply fantastic and the trip is totally worth it! With Luis we had a very charming and humorous guide!

Bikes were in excellent condition. Tour guide was a wealth of information about the island and history of the Azores and 2 hours was just the right amount of time to do a tour of this kind. Highly recommended!

Nice guide!! The poles were of good help. And touching the cows a a good experience for someone from the city!!