Hiking Azores in July

  Traveler visited the Azores in July 2017

“I'm looking for a hiking trip and someone told me about the Azores. I'm a 60ish woman with lots of hiking experience, but want someplace safe, as I'll be traveling alone. I'd like a hotel/b &b in the evening with an evening meal, but would like to find my own breakfast and lunch. I'd like to know a bit more about the Azores in July. I don't mind heat (although heat + humidity might not be great), but would rather avoid lots of gray days. Thanks for your help!”

Cátia Chaves, a local specialist from the Azores, helped this traveler put together a customized itinerary.

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Hiking Vacation for Catherine Cameron

Day 1: Welcome to Ponta Delgada- Azores
Day 2: Hiking in Faial da Terra
Day 3: Full day hike Sete Cidades
Day 4: Kayaking in Furnas lake (half day tour)
Day 5: Free Day
Day 6: Route to Pristine
Day 7: Departure back home

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Thank you very much for your inquiry. I´m Catia, and I´m here to help you prepare a great program to explore the Azores.

July is a warm month, and usually we have 88% humidity in the islands. Regarding the gray days, as we usually say, in the Azores you can have 4 seasons in just one day. July is summer here, so you can expect good weather and perfect conditions for hiking and sea adventures.

With that in mind, I was thinking about including hiking (3 days), biking and thermal pools, whale watching a guided sightseeing tours. Sounds good for you?

Please feel free to share your feedback.

Thank you, Catia

Catia, yes, that does sound great! I might also add the thermal pools. I'll need to figure out exactly which days in July, but it will likely be somewhere between July 3 and 9. I'll look forward to hearing more about the plans. 

Here is my first proposal for you.

I have included some of the hikes with the transfer so you can do it by yourself, and some with guide, for the information I believe will be important for this experience.

Have a look and give me your feedback. If you need any change to suit what you are looking for, please let me know.

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Traveler Review

Thanks KimKim! This was an excellent trip and having KimKim back-up was comforting. You connected me with Picos de Adventura, a superb tour company and their "adventures" could not have been more fun or beautiful.

Catia was great -- I also worked with Tiago and they were both tremendously helpful with getting my trip organized and with any questions I had along the way. This is a great company clearly focusing on the best possible customer service.