Walk from Santo Espiito to Maia; or from Rieira Cha to th Serra de Agua de Pau; or from the lakes of Caldeira Funda and Comprida to Faja Grande with this walking guide to the Azores. This hiking guide contains a selection of 75 walks on the coast and in the mountains of Azores. Each walk has accompanying mapping, usually 1:50 000 and colour photos. Every route is provided with comprehensive GPS data, ready for download. Listing the most important features and providing detailed route descriptions
The nine islands of the Azores - Santa Maria, Sao Miguel, Pico, Faial, Sao Jorge, Terceira, Graciosa, Flores and Corvo 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.
|Publisher||Bergverlag Rother GmbH|
|Series||Rother Walking Guides|
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