Portugal's Azores Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,599 - $4,899 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Portugal's Azores Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jul-Aug

From $4,599 - $4,899 /person

Waterfalls, Volcanic Craters & Lush Island Landscapes

Known locally as the “Hawaii of Europe,” remarkable scenery abounds on this rugged archipelago. From volcanic craters to emerald hillsides, powerful waterfalls to smoking fumaroles, explore the island of São Miguel, the Azores' biggest and most geographically diverse. It’s an adventure flavored by fresh pineapple and local delights served up in tiny coastal villages. And it’s one your family will never forget.

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Walk/Hike
Biking
Wildlife Cruise
Kayak
Yoga

Highlights

  • Luxuriate at our island retreats, soaking in geothermal waters, savoring farm-to-table cuisine and unwinding at decadent spas
  • Bike and hike beautiful routes through the volcanic landscape of Sete Cidades with its abundant vegetation, impressive crater lagoons and mile-wide calderas
  • Whale watch in one of the best destinations in the world, and get a front-row seat to the breaching sperm whales and playful bottleneck dolphins that live in these waters
  • In this place ripe for eco-adventures, kayak shimmering crater lagoons, swim in geothermal pools and rejuvenate with morning yoga
Portugal Azores Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

Portugal

Start/End Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island

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Itinerary

Days 1-3

Description

Explore volcanic São Miguel, the largest and most diverse island in the Azores • Hike with family around viridian Furnas Lake to reach a collection of steaming fumaroles • Witness chefs cooking the famous cozido das furnas stew in geothermal soil • Lush Grená Park nature reserve—with its picturesque waterfall and wooded trails—beckons a visit • Discover the north shore’s dramatic cliffs and shoreline by foot • Historic watermills, breathtaking bluffs and panoramic views are on display • Enjoy a fresh lunch in the red-roofed seaside town of Maia • Cool off with a swim at Maia's natural pools • At a local tea plantation, enjoy a tour and hike • Bike through Azorean villages with traditional stucco homes and age-old cobblestone streets • Get your camera ready for sweeping vistas of the volcanic shoreline and sapphire ocean.

Accommodations

Nights 1-3

Terra Nostra Garden Hotel
Furnas
Casual Plus Hotel

An iconic and sumptuous wellness retreat featuring a natural hot spring pool, original Art Deco architecture and sprawling private park. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Pedal into São Miguel's stunning interior, a gem of the Azores • Breaching sperm whales and playful bottleneck dolphins abound! • Kick back at our luxurious oceanfront retreat • Dinner tonight is a grand farm-to-table affair • A scenic hike on Sete Cidades volcano leads to the beloved Boca do Inferno viewpoint • Soak up incredible views over the volcanic terrain • Kayak the deep green and blue waters of Sete Cidades' peaceful crater lakes, Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul • Rejuvenate with a morning yoga class • Opt for a surf lesson at our resort's black-sand beach • Watch mesmerizing waves break against volcanic rock on a final family hike along the coast.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA
Fenais da Luz
Casual Hotel

Situated in a pristine corner of São Miguel Island, this exquisite resort is a haven of tranquility with organic decor, an indulgent spa and stunning ocean views. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations & Service Standards

The slower pace, relaxed approach to life and old-world qualities in Portugal are some of the highlights of this spectacular region and are reflected in the hotels and restaurants on this trip. That said, service can lack a sense of urgency when compared with the service found in other parts of Europe. While the hotels we've chosen are some of the finest in the region, they may seem a bit simpler than the Backroads European standard. The same can be said for Portuguese cuisine, which is traditionally a celebration of local flavors but is also a bit more rustic than that of other places we visit in Europe.

Weather & Activities

Due to island weather conditions, the day and time of water activities may vary somewhat by departure. Occasionally, an activity may be canceled because of bad weather. If this is the case, your leaders will have alternative options planned.

From $4,599 - $4,899 /person

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-3

Terra Nostra Garden Hotel
Furnas

Casual Plus Hotel

An iconic and sumptuous wellness retreat featuring a natural hot spring pool, original Art Deco architecture and sprawling private park. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

Pedras do Mar Resort & SPA
Fenais da Luz

Casual Hotel

Situated in a pristine corner of São Miguel Island, this exquisite resort is a haven of tranquility with organic decor, an indulgent spa and stunning ocean views. (pool, spa)

From $4,599 - $4,899 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $4,599 - $4,899 /person

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