Azores Walking Guide with GPS (ROTH.E4818)
The finest walks on the coast and in the mountains - 75 walks
by Roman Martin (Translation: Tom Krupp)
Bergverlag Rother GmbH
Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH
Series: Rother Walking Guides
Author: Roman Martin (Translation: Tom Krupp)
Format: Paperback, 264pp. 115 x 165 mm 75 maps in 1:50 000/1:75000, 75 height profile
Illustrations: 157 photos, 10 overview maps
Rother walking guides are pocket-sized, in full colour and include walks, varying from day-long hikes, mountain and valley walks, some easy some more demanding. Each walk has accompanying mapping, usually 1:50 000 and colour photos capture the 'feel' of each of the countries.
Everyone has heard about the Azores high â€“ here is its home. A 3Â½ hour flight from London, the nine islands of the Azores â€“ Santa Maria, Sao Miguel, Pico, Faial, Sao Jorge, Terceira, Graciosa, Flores and Corvo â€“ are situated in the middle of the Atlantic. Still free from mass tourism, the archipelago, belonging to Portugal, is a Mecca for nature-lovers and individualists.
The Azores landscape is the very picture of extremity. Enchanting forests fuse with heavenly rolling hills and deep-blue crater lakes. Extinct volcanoes tower to the heavens and countless cleft valleys have been deeply cut through the volcanic stratum. The areas lying directly on the coast, often difficult to reach, are exceptionally fertile and under intense cultivation. From a multitude of scenic viewpoints, one can gather breath-taking views of volcanic craters, lakes, hilly countryside or the bizarre coastline. Additional attractions are fumaroles and hot springs as well as thermal bathing pools. Because of these things, the spectrum of possible walks range from pleasant strolls through meadows and forests or along the coast all the way to challenging mountain hikes on Pico, Portugal's highest peak.
In years gone by, author Roman Martin has toured the Azores time and again. In this Rother Walking Guide, he offers a choice of 75 routes making up a comprehensive cross-section for the walks available on each of the individual islands. Every route is provided with comprehensive GPS data, ready for download. Listing the most important features and providing detailed route descriptions, excerpts of maps with the routes marked in, height profiles as well as many tips, the guide provides all of the information necessary for a successful walking holiday on the Azores.
|Landscapes of Azores||Sunflower Books||£ 12.99|
|Azores Regional Series Map||Turinta||£ 8.95|
|ShelterBox - Keep the Change||Donation||£ 0.01|
|20: Topo (S.Jorge-Acores) M889 (Azores)||Insituto Geografico do Exercito||£ 16.95|
|18: Calheta (S.Jorge-Acores) M889 (Azores)||Insituto Geografico do Exercito||£ 16.95|
|12: Lajes do Pico (Pico-Acores) M889 (Azores)||Insituto Geografico do Exercito||£ 16.95|