São Miguel, Azores

Description

São Miguel, Azores

The largest of the Azores, banana shaped São Miguel, covers 759 square km and houses some 140.000 people. The island is a goldmine of volcanic features that are well accessible on foot.

One of the marvels of the entire island group of the Azores is the Lagoa das Sete Cidades. In a huge caldera a large lake is hidden, as well as a complete city, and several smaller cones and lakes. The island has many more mountain groups, fields with lava domes and pumice cones, calderas, maars, fissures .. And then of course, the island is covered in lush green fields, forests and gardens. Pico da Vara is the highest point, 1.100 m high.

The geological origin of the island must have been fluid magma boiling over the volcano edges: along the green slopes, serpentine like streams, aligned with trees and shrubs, go down. This is totally different from the geometric field patterns as found elsewhere on the Azores.

All this can be explored via many trails and country roads, often waymarked and described in leaflets and on maps.

Check the list of all nine Azores islands.

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Northern Portugal: Car Tours and Walks
  • Northern Portugal is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region. The guide covers a range of routes including walks in the Serra de Arga region, Sao Miguel, Brufe, Boucas Donas and the Vilar-Avelar circuit. A fold-out touring map at the back of the book shows an overview of northern... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Sunflower North Portugal | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. (Engelstalig) 4 car tours, 68 long and short walks, 20 picnic suggestions If you explore with us, we can set your feet wandering over the hills into breathtaking scenic beauty. History... Read more
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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
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
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
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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
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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
  • 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 Jorge,... Read more
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eBooks.de
Germany
  • Azoren 1:50 000 als Buch von
  • Azoren 1:50 000 ab 11.99 EURO 2 Wanderkarten 1:50000 im Set inklusive Karte zur offline Verwendung in der KOMPASS-App. Kompass Wanderkarten. 1. Auflage Read more
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. 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
  • 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, São Miguel * Licht & Comfortabel
  • Op het grootste eiland van de Azoren-archipel, São Miguel, maak je onder deskundige begeleiding relaxte wandelingen langs de mooiste bezienswaardigheden. Maar ook kom je op bijzondere plekken die niet zo bekend zijn. Geniet van de uitbundige subtropische flora en het bijzondere vulkanische landschap. Je wandelt langs de kratermeren Sete... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Azoren, São Miguel
  • Op het grootste eiland van de archipel, São Miguel, maakt u kennis met de uitbundige subtropische Azoreaanse flora en het bijzondere vulkanische landschap. U maakt wandelingen langs de kratermeren Sete Cidades en Lagoa do Fogo en de stoombronnetjes van Furnas. U overnacht in fijne onderkomens, eerst een mooi gelegen appartement en daarna een... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Fotografiereis Azoren, São Miguel
  • In samenwerking met de Volkskrant bieden we een unieke fotografiereis naar het hoofdeiland van de Azoren: São Miguel. Topfotograaf Raymond Rutting neemt je mee op een fotografische ontdekkingstocht in dit fotogenieke subtropische paradijs. Je geniet van de uitbundige subtropische flora in een spectaculair vulkanische landschap en gaat op... Read more
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