Hiking in the Azores
We have collected information for you on the vast network of trails for hiking in the Azores, all classified and well marked by the Regional Government. On all the islands there were and are many paths that the inhabitants for centuries have used for the daily activities of trade in goods such as fish, coal, agricultural products,
For the transhumance of animals between the various pastures and for all the various needs related to daily life. Now these magnificent paths between cliffs, forests, green meadows and the boundless ocean are at your complete disposal!
The construction of the network of paths in the Azores was born precisely from the initial recovery of these rural routes to which, over the years, many others of specific tourist and naturalistic interest have been added: coastal routes, exploration of the volcanic areas and the reliefs of the inland, circular or linear routes that allow the exploration of entire islands. The paths are classified according to the degree of difficulty from easy to difficult.
There are 76 marked trails for trekking in the Azores, all of which can be traveled with variable lengths, in addition to 5 Grand Routes with circular or linear routes from 40 to 80 kilometers on five of the nine islands.
Hiking in the Azores in any season!
Thanks to the mild temperatures of the archipelago, they can be traveled all year round: in spring / summer, when the blooms are more luxuriant, but also in autumn / winter when streams and waterfalls are in full flow and the greenery is more lush. There are 76 marked trails for trekking in the Azores, all of which can be traveled with variable lengths, in addition to 5 Grand Routes with circular or linear routes from 40 to 80 kilometers on five of the nine islands.
The signs are simple and clear: red and yellow for the trails – red and white for the Grand Routes. The official tourism website, which we recommend you visit, has the details of each individual route with description, distance, duration, GPS coordinates and downloadable maps.