Terceira
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  • Terceira Island: Mistérios Negros Hike

    1. 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.

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

  • Terceira: Azores Half Day Hike

    2. Terceira: Azores Half Day Hike

    This is the perfect tour for nature lovers. It's a hike in a trail located in the north side of Terceira Island, and it's one of the most beautiful hikes in the Island, because of the panoramic views variety. Along the trail and on your right side always ocean view and several bays, and on the same trail at the same time on your left, there're beautiful volcanic landscapes. Average takes 2:30 minutes, lenght 4km, and it's considered an easy trail.

  • From Angra: 3-Hour Volcano Tour

    3. From Angra: 3-Hour Volcano Tour

    Discover the volcanos and volcanic caves of Terceira Island on this geology lover's guided tour. Visit Algar do Carvão, Furnas do Enxofre and Gruta do Natal with an expert guide. Meet your guide and driver for pick-up at your hotel and head to the first stop on the tour — the inactive Algar do Carvão. Visit it from the inside and discover its small lake and fascinating geological formations. Next head to Furnas do Enxofre, a small strip of land with 20 fumaroles expelling white vapor into the air. You'll also see native flora like the Azores juniper and the Azores blueberry. Top off your tour with a visit to Gruta do Natal (Christmas Cave), a system of caves known as a lava tube, full of spectacular volcanic formations.

  • Terceira Island: Walking Trails Hiking Tour

    4. Terceira Island: Walking Trails Hiking Tour

    Terceira offers a varied range of hiking options, from the forested hills in the center to the lava fields along the north coast. The rural center of the island is fun for hiking too, with the 1,000-meter-high volcano of Lagoa Negra being covered in forests. Like the other Azores, there are many birds, flowers, and exotic plants in this region. These are all enchanting, even those which are not endemic to these islands. Your guide will take you through the best sites on these trails, and when possible will also explain to you some of the local vegetation and its impact on nature. You will have all of the best breathtaking views pointed out to you, some of which you might not have noticed on your own.

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What people are saying about Terceira

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Super tour with different impressions

A really great tour along the north coast. It is mostly a small path through wild subtropical forests, overgrown hills up and down and always with a great view of the rough coast. But the way is to be rated as "medium" instead of "easy", because steep parts of the way have to be mastered.

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

Hike with great views and explanations of the topography

I really appreciated that the agency maintained the hike when I was the only client.