The Azores: a famed sailing region that has been attracting yachters from all over the world for generations. Alternating wonderful sailing with superb hikes, you'll explore the Azores' central triangle of islands out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, namely Faial, Pico and São Jorge.
Once you arrive on Faial, you'll board the boat at the famous port of Horta, a stopoff point for all yachtsmen and women undertaking a transatlantic crossing. Superstition demands that you paint a mural on the walls here in order to receive divine protection during the rest of your voyage. A visit to the famous Peter's Cafe is obligatory :) In fact, the skipper of the Pen Duick III was already saying back in 1995 that "There are two kinds of boats: those that make a stop at Peter's… and the others!" ». You'll head next to the island of Pico, where you'll explore scenically picturesque routes and no doubt be sampling and enjoying the wine produced at Santa Luzia, which was once served at the tables of the kings of France. You'll also get to see and admire the imposing 7,713 feet high Mount Pico volcano, Portugal's highest point. Then finally it's on to the island of São Jorge, with its cliffs along its edge, which rise to well over a thousand feet in height, and their famous fajãs: low terraces located at water level that were originally formed from rocky landslides.
Embark with Filipe or one of his colleagues to visit the Azores on a sailing boat!
Passion for the sea: the Azores on a sailboat ...
The skipper sleeps in the middle
The skipper helps you to cook, but everyone lends a hand.
Book a flight to the airport on Faial, from where it takes just 10 minutes to reach the port (taxi fare: €14). Contact the skipper once you've booked to let him know the time you'll be arriving at the airport on Faial.