São Jorge

With 65 km in length by only 8 km of maximum width and occupying an area of 246 km2, the long island of São Jorge is located in the center of 3 islands, Terceira, Graciosa and Pico, 21, 19 and 10 miles.
Its area is divided by two municipalities in whose headquarters, the villages of Calheta and Velas, and its parishes, you can still appreciate interesting buildings with rich architectural and cultural traces, although the heritage of this island has been severely affected by various and over time, by violent seismic crises.

 

 

 

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Azores, the islands of outdoor activities

Trails In the Azores there are dozens of certified trails, on all islands and of different types. From the easy circulars to the challenging climb of Pico, the highest mountain in Portugal (2,351m). There are also high difficulty trails and long routes. The most significant and complete can be found on the island of Santa Maria. Canyoning Cascades surrounded by …

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Azores, a fantastic (and sustainable) destination

And don’t think the competition was weak. The Azores have been ahead of many reputable and famous tourist destinations. Koh Tao in Thailand, Capri in Italy, Bali in Indonesia, Ibiza in Spain, Corsica in France and Santorini in Greece are some big names behind the Azorean archipelago. Big 7 Travel spares no praise to the Azores. The superb landscapes, wildlife, …

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São Jorge, the island of the “fajãs”

This 54 km long and 6.9 km wide maximum island is part of the Central Group and is one of the vertices of the so-called “triangle islands”, together with Faial and Pico, which is 18.5 km away.     Beautifully landscaped the contrast of the central mountain range that runs across the island almost along its length, with the rugged …

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