Faial, Azores

Description

Faial, Azores

Faial is one of the Azores, member of the central group of islands. The island is medium sized, has the form of an egg, and rises slowly out of the ocean. This is in effect an old stratovolcano. The center of the volcano has collapsed long ago, and now this is a 400 m deep caldera. You can walk around it, in about 2,5 hours, as it is 2000 meters wide. The higest point is 1.043 m high, offering great views if there is no mist. The bottom is marshy, green. It is not allowed to descend to the floor of this caldera along its steep slopes, because it is a nature protection area.

The island is cultivated throughout. There are some wild spots, and trails leading to it. The northwest point consists of bleak new land, formed in 1957 by an eruption. Next to Horta town is a black sand beach. Big yachts and cruise ships in Horta’s harbour.

Check the list of all nine Azores islands.

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Azores: Car Tours and Walks
  • The Azores in the Sunflower Landscapes guide series; exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region or area. Detailed information about touring by hired car or public transport, as well as on foot, is provided, helping walkers to navigate and plan day-trips. Shorter strolls are also included as an alternative for each main... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Azores - Azoren | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig, want nederlandstalige is uitverkocht en niet meer leverbaar. 5 car tours (on São Miguel, Terceira and Faial), 30+ long and short walks, 21... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Azoren | Rother
  • Een praktische wandelgids voor diegenen die wat langer blijven. Er worden 75 dagtochten beschreven, vergezeld met een klein kaartje en veel praktische info over de tocht. Handzaam formaat. (let op: Duitstalig) Jeder kennt das Azorenhoch: Hier entsteht es. Viereinhalb Flugstunden von Deutschland entfernt liegen die neun Inseln der Azoren - Santa... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Azores - Azoren | Bradt
  • Voor vele landen net zo goed, zo niet beter dan de Planet. Beduidend soberder uitgevoerd, maar ook met veel informatie voor backpackers en met veel kaartmateriaal. Een aanrader! Bradt's Azores guidebook is the only comprehensive guidebook to the nine-island archipelago, a nature-lovers' wilderness perched at the western extremity of Europe in... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Top 10 Azores
  • Travel & Languages Accommodation Museums, Tours & Points of Interest International Books Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Wanderfüher Azoren | Dumont
  • Duitstalige wandelgids met goede beschrijvingen van de tochten, schetsmatige maar wel redelijke kaarten en heel wat praktische informatie per wandeling. Wandern durch die faszinierenden Landschaften der neun Azoreninseln mit Gipfelbesteigungen des Monte Escuro und Touren durch urwüchsige Wälder; über schroffe Felsküsten; zu gewaltigen... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Miguel - Ribeira Grande - Azores 28
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pico - Lajes do Pico - Azores 12
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Terceira - Praia da Vitoria - Azores 23
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Faial - Horta - Azores 7
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Jorge - Calheta - Azores 18
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Azores 2-Map Set Kompass 2260
  • The Azores at 1:50,000 on a set of two double-sided, contoured and GPS compatible maps from Kompass, with grading of hiking trails according to the difficulty of the terrain, plus places of interest and facilities including campsites and selected hotels, beaches and watersport sites, golf courses, local bus stops, etc. One map covers São... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 2260 Azores - Azoren | Kompass
  • Uitstekende wandelkaart (in een set: 2 kaarten) op schaal 1:50.000 van alle eilanden van de Azoren. Met veel topografische details en hoogtelijnen, wandelroutes zijn ingetekend. Bezienswaardigheden worden vermeld en ook mooie uitzichtspunten staan duidelijk gemarkeerd. Helaas is deze kaart - in tegenstelling tot vele andere Kompass kaarten -... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Flores South - Azores 2
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Miguel - Maia - Azores 29
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pico - Piedade - Azores 13
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Terceira - Angra do Heroismo - Azores 24
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pico - S.Roque do Pico - Azores 8
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Jorge - Faja do Sanguinhal - Azores 19
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Corvo - Azores 3
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Miguel - North East - Azores 30
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • S. Jorge - Farol de Rosais - Azores 14
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren * Faial, São Jorge en Pico (lang)
  • In twee weken reizen we langs de 'Triangle' van centrale eilanden in de sub-tropische Azoren-archipel. Ontdek een natuurreis-paradijs in de eindeloze blauwe oceaan, rijk aan vissen, dolfijnen en walvissen. We nemen de tijd om de eilanden en hun bewoners tot in hun wezen te ervaren. Van reusachtige caldeiras, met diepe meren en gestolde... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren - Pico, São Jorge & Faial
  • U bezoekt drie kleine, nauwelijks bezochte, maar prachtige eilanden van de Portugese Azoren-archipel en geniet van de bijzondere endemische flora en fauna en de vriendelijkheid van de bevolking. Vanuit sfeervolle pensions en hotels maakt u bijzondere dagwandelingen over de jonge vulkanische eilanden. Loop door de wijngaarden op de flanken van... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren * Faial, São Jorge en Pico (kort)
  • Een week eilandhoppen langs drie eilanden van de sub-tropische Azoren-archipel, een natuurreis-paradijs in de eindeloze blauwe oceaan, rijk aan vissen, dolfijnen en walvissen. Wandelen langs sporen van natuurgeweld: reusachtige caldeiras, grote vulkaankraters gevuld met diepe meren en gestolde lavavelden. Eindeloze rijen hortensia's omzomen... Read more
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