An aerial view foggy green hills on island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, Portugal

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Diverse terrain and idyllic routes

Cycling Portugal

AZORE ISLANDS

Experience the tremendous variety of landscape, from the mild sunny beaches on the south coast, the green pastures of the central plateau, the rugged coastline of the north, the sub-tropical forests, the harsher volcano peaks of Fogo and Sete Cidades, the sulfur thermal hot springs, the tea plantations, to the alpine views inside the twin lagoons at Sete Cidades.

These include various unique species of whales and plant life that attract many zoologists, marine biologists and botanists from all parts of the world.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Visit the UNESCO world heritage sites in Évora, the former Palace of the Portuguese Kings and the rural lifestyle of the local homesteads; The Douro’s beautiful landscapes and vantage points over the Douro River, also a UNESCO world heritage, with its trademark “socalcos” or terraced vineyards; The undiscovered paradise of one of the most remote areas in Portugal, the Douro International Park: never-ending olive oil and orange fields, river beaches and animal life.