TERCEIRA – HALF-DAY TOUR
The half-day van tour around Terceira Island, is a perfect activity for those who wish to explore as much as possible of the highlights that the Island has to offer on a short visit. We have created three different tours for you to choose from, based on personal interests and views.
East-side: Is a more history oriented tour. Starting on the volcanic peninsula Monte Brasil, with a breathtaking view over the UNESCO Angra do Heroísmo. Along the eastcoast, passing the two Islets (Ilhéus das Cabras). To the village São Sebastiao to admire the oldest church of Terceira and it`s „FRESCO“ paintings. A offroad, taking us through farming landscape and up the crater Serra do cume that formed the eastside. We continue to the middle of the Island and visit the volcano Algar do Carvão. A empty volcano with stalactite, stalagmite and a lagoon at the bottum. Back to the Hotel/hostel/AL.
West-side: Terceira´s rocky coast with the first stop at the fishingport and village São Mateus to visit the whalemuseum. Further on a local potteryshop where they show the process of pottery making. To the most westernpoint of Terceira, the village Serreta. Here we visit (Ponta do Queimado) a viewpont with a lighthouse. Through parts of the National park and the cold rainforrest, a stop at ( Mata da Serreta). A park and pick-nick area, filled with eucalyptus, native trees and plants, with the old fountain of worked stone in the center of the park. Next Village Raminho, a viewpont where we can spot three Islands (São Jorge, Pico, Graciosa). Driving through villages with taditional houses and chimneys, taking us to the northside, to the village Biscoitos. Here we get to visit the natural swimmingpools made out of lava from a volcanic eruption many years ago. Back to the Hotel/ hostel/ AL
Hightlights: Here you get a good combinaton of history and the variety of nature around Terceira Island. Starting at Monte Brasil (volcanic Peninsula), that looks over the city Angra do Heroísmo (UNESCO). Serra do cume ( One of the biggest crater and firt eruption on Terceira). Visiting the mountains and center of the Island, here we enter the empty volcano Algar do Carvão. Through the middle of the Island and down to the Northcoast, where we visit the Village Biscoitos and the Natural swimmingpools ( made by lava from an eruption several years ago). Along the coast through traditional Villages and a stop at the viewpoint Raminho to see three Islands. From the westside we go up the mountain again to visit Lagoa das Patas ( duck lake). A park and pick-nick area filled with Cedar trees and a river coming from the highest point of Terceira (Serra de Santa Bárbara). Back to the Hotel/ Hostel/ AL
*The half-day tour takes around four hours and can start in the morning or afternoon.
Pick-up: 09:15 at the Hotel/hostel/AL (Morning tour)
14:15 at the Hotel/hostel/AL (Afternoon tour)