Pico, Faial, Sao Jorge

Starting Point

Sao Miguel

Best time to travel

all year

Recommended Length

10 - 14 days

Best for

Volcanic Adventure

Activity Level **




- visit three islands over the course of 10 - 12 days
- discover marine wildlife on whale watching and snorkeling tours
- learn about the UNESCO listed Pico wine cultivation and tradition on a dedicated wine day
- climb Portugal's highest mountain on Pico island and enjoy hiking and cycling all along the way
- explore the youngest volcanic eruption and enjoy the lively town of Horta on Faial

Visit the triangle consisting of the three islands of São Jorge, Faial and Pico and enjoy exciting and fun outdoor adventures while enjoying the fantastic volcanic scenery of the islands. Hiking, cycling, swimming or whale watching are just a few of the activities that are waiting for you while easily connecting from island to island by ferry.


Day 1 - arrival to Pico island - overnight in Madalena
Day 2 - Pico discovery tour - whale watching tour - overnight in Madalena (110km)
Day 3 - hiking to the top of Pico mountain - overnight in Madalena (45km)
Day 4 - visit, tour and tasting at a Pico winery - overnight in Madalena (30km)
Day 5 - snorkeling tour - transfer to Faial - overnight in Horta (30km)
Day 6 - Faial discovery and hiking tour - overnight in Horta (90km)
Day 7 - cycling tour - transfer to São Jorge - overnight in Velas (80km)
Day 8 - São Jorge discovery tour - artisan coffee plantation - overnight in Velas (90km)
Day 9 - hiking on São Jorge - free time in the afternoon - overnight in Velas (40km)
Day 10 - departure


- accommodation in good standard hotels or guesthouses
- private transfers for the entire trip
- ferry passages
- activities, visits and tours as outlined, with a certified, English speaking guide where desired/required
- all taxes and insurances for the activities
- expert travel planning, trip preparation and 24/7 on-tour support

*  The activity level is based on the amount of tours and activities included (1 - few tours and activities with a lot of free time, 5 - a lot of tours and activities with little free time). The activity level does not reflect the difficulty of the activities or tours included. Itineraries can be tailored to match the preferred level of activity.