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
  • 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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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Azoren
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Europas westlichste Inseln von den brodelnden Quellen in Furnas auf Sao Miguel bis zur Mini-Insel Corvo - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort auf den Azoren an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben dem Pico Alto, dem höchsten... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Azores
  • The sixth edition of the only full-blown guide to the beguiling islands of this mid-Atlantic Portugese archipelagoBradt'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 the mid-Atlantic, and one of the best places in the world for... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Azores
  • The sixth edition of the only full-blown guide to the beguiling islands of this mid-Atlantic Portugese archipelagoBradt'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 the mid-Atlantic, and one of the best places in the world for... Read more
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
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Island Interludes
  • "Romantic islands in the sun. Dreams of Sicily, Canary Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Madeira, and even further north to the distant Azores lying in the Atlantic Ocean. All of these I hungrily devoured from the pages of travel articles and over many years of looking at an atlas of the world. Everything seemed a distant dream until life had other... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Island Interludes
  • "Romantic islands in the sun. Dreams of Sicily, Canary Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Madeira, and even further north to the distant Azores lying in the Atlantic Ocean. All of these I hungrily devoured from the pages of travel articles and over many years of looking at an atlas of the world. Everything seemed a distant dream until life had other... Read more
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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
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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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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Rother Wandelgidsen - Azoren
  • De Rother wandelgids Azoren beschrijft de mooiste kust- en bergwandelingen voor een fantastische wandelvakantie in dit Portugese natuurparadijs. De Azoren bestaan uit de eilanden São Miguel, Santa Maria, Faial, São Jorge, Pico, Terceira, Graciosa, Corvo en Flores. Er zijn veel verschillende wandelmogelijkheden op de eilanden; van wandelingen... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Rother Wandelgidsen - Azoren
  • De Rother wandelgids Azoren beschrijft de mooiste kust- en bergwandelingen voor een fantastische wandelvakantie in dit Portugese natuurparadijs. De Azoren bestaan uit de eilanden São Miguel, Santa Maria, Faial, São Jorge, Pico, Terceira, Graciosa, Corvo en Flores. Er zijn veel verschillende wandelmogelijkheden op de eilanden; van wandelingen... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Azoren | Elmar
  • De Rother wandelgids Azoren beschrijven de mooiste kust- en bergwandelingen voor een fantastische wandelvakantie in dit Portugese natuurparadijs. Dit is een vertaling van de duitse versie. De Azoren bestaan uit de eilanden São Miguel, Santa Maria, Faial, São Jorge, Pico, Terceira, Graciosa, Corvo en Flores. Er zijn veel verschillende... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Azores
  • The Azores, previously known primarily in connection with weather maps, has drawn more and more visitors in recent years. Nine different islands of volcanic origin belong to this archipelago, which, politically, belongs to Portugal. Corvo, the smallest of the Azores, measures only 17 square kilometres, compared to São Miguel at 757. The island... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Azores
  • The Azores, previously known primarily in connection with weather maps, has drawn more and more visitors in recent years. Nine different islands of volcanic origin belong to this archipelago, which, politically, belongs to Portugal. Corvo, the smallest of the Azores, measures only 17 square kilometres, compared to São Miguel at 757. The island... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Canary Islands Travel Guide
  • The Canary Islands (Spanish: Islas Canarias) are an Atlantic territory of Spain on the west coast of Africa, near to Morocco, Cape Verde and the archipelagos of the Azores Islands and Madeira Islands.Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries.... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Canary Islands Travel Guide
  • The Canary Islands (Spanish: Islas Canarias) are an Atlantic territory of Spain on the west coast of Africa, near to Morocco, Cape Verde and the archipelagos of the Azores Islands and Madeira Islands.Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries.... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Ultimate Wildlife Destinations
  • This book combines the desire for ever more adventurous activities with our long-standing passion for wildlife, all the while infused with responsible travel themes and conservation topics. From tracking jaguars in Brazil to snorkelling with whale sharks in Honduras, and from hiking in Transylvania's Carpathian Mountains in search of European... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Ultimate Wildlife Destinations
  • This book combines the desire for ever more adventurous activities with our long-standing passion for wildlife, all the while infused with responsible travel themes and conservation topics. From tracking jaguars in Brazil to snorkelling with whale sharks in Honduras, and from hiking in Transylvania's Carpathian Mountains in search of European... 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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  • Kompass, Germany
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Kompass
Germany
2011
  • DuMont Wanderführer Azoren
  • Herrliche Gipfeltouren, Panoramawege und Küstenwanderungen erwarten Sie auf den Inseln São Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores und Corvo mitten im Atlantik. Jede der 35 Touren ermöglicht einen perfekten Wandertag: Exakte Wegbeschreibung, Karte und Höhenprofil sind jeweils durch die zugeordneten Wegpunkte eng... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Island Interludes
  • "Romantic islands in the sun. Dreams of Sicily, Canary Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Madeira, and even further north to the distant Azores lying in the Atlantic Ocean. All of these I hungrily devoured from the pages of travel articles and over many years of looking at an atlas of the world. Everything seemed a distant dream until life had other... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Island Interludes
  • "Romantic islands in the sun. Dreams of Sicily, Canary Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Madeira, and even further north to the distant Azores lying in the Atlantic Ocean. All of these I hungrily devoured from the pages of travel articles and over many years of looking at an atlas of the world. Everything seemed a distant dream until life had other... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Azoren
  • Neun grüne Perlen mitten im Atlantik - das sind die Azoren. Viele Träume und Geschichten umranken die Vulkaninseln, den Rest des sagenumwobenen Atlantis. Auf halbem Weg zwischen alter und neuer Welt liegt der weit verstreute Archipel fernab vom portugiesischen Mutterland in den Weiten des wilden Ozeans. Weit weg vom Massentourismus sind die... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Azoren
  • Neun grüne Perlen mitten im Atlantik - das sind die Azoren. Viele Träume und Geschichten umranken die Vulkaninseln, den Rest des sagenumwobenen Atlantis. Auf halbem Weg zwischen alter und neuer Welt liegt der weit verstreute Archipel fernab vom portugiesischen Mutterland in den Weiten des wilden Ozeans. Weit weg vom Massentourismus sind die... Read more
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
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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Maps

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
  • S. Miguel - Ponta Delgada - Azores 32
  • 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 F&B
  • This large double-sided road map of the Azores, at 1:50,000 from Freytag & Berndt, shows the islands both individually and as a group and comes with an attached index and concise leisure guide booklet. This map shows main and minor roads, motorways and toll roads, sections under construction or closed to traffic. Conveniently highlighted are... 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 - Norte Grande - Azores 16
  • 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 - Ribeirinha - Azores 25
  • 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 - Vila Franca do Campo - Azores 33
  • 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
  • Flores North - Azores 1
  • 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 - Prainha de Cima - Azores 9
  • 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 - Urzelina - Azores 17
  • 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 - Bretanha - Azores 26
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pico - Candelaria - Azores 10
  • 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 - Candelaria - Azores 27
  • 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
  • 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
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