Category: Things to Do

Walking Up and Down Lagoinha

Even better than we remembered! This medium walk of 7 kilometres never had our attention, until now. The first and only time we walked this trail, we missed out on all the eye candy because of the fog, who is a regular visitor on this part of the island. But since this weekend the walking route Lagoinha de Serreta (named after the small crater lake) has earned a spot in…

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5 nature activities for your holiday in Terceira

Many friends and guests ask us what they should do when they visit Terceira. What would make their holiday in the Azores unforgettable. We would standard say "just get out there!". Wander around, take the country roads to ride around, enjoy what you see and breathe in the island. But you want to plan your trip to Terceira, so you want to get a bit more specific. We have a…

Stunning Rocha do Chambre

Yes, this is why we are living on the Azores! My brothers, Annemarie and I went for a hike and were thrilled by the variety of landscapes, views and natural beauty. Although the trail already excised this summer it became a marked route, so now the majestic glory is visible to all who want to go out there. I had seen straight rock formations a few times from a distance…

The dramatic Coastline of Biscoitos

One of the details in the landscape where no one talks about, but struck me as a pre-historic, pre-mammal kind of scenery, is the mini ecosystem of weeds and algae that reside on the rocks and decorate the shallow pools that form during low tide. When you visit the beach of Biscoitos or while you are walking the Wine Trail you can make a little side step over the concrete…

Wine Trail: see the traditional vineyards still alive in Biscoitos

Biscoitos is the pounding heart of the Azorean wine tradition, or at least this is where the tradition has been kept alive in the rocky surroundings of the north side of Terceira. The wines of Terceira; Vinho de Cheiro and Verdelho, of which the latter is said to be the best, are made possible by clever and hard work of the wine families of the island. The volcanic landscape has…

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Off the bucket list: We went whale watching

The biggest mammals of this planet roam the seas around the Azores Islands and they can be seen if you go whale watching in Terceira. For many visitors an encounter with one of these massive creatures is the high light of their visit. Not a surprise if you imagine they can reach up to 33 meters (about two city buses in line). Even more fascinating that these diving cows feed…