Cycling the Azores
The Azores, an archipelago of nine islands situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, have long held a position of strategic and cultural importance, in part shaping Portugal’s global influence.
Historically, their location made them pivotal for explorers, merchants, and navies, acting as a vital respite and provisioning point during the Age of Exploration. Portuguese explorers, particularly under the auspices of Prince Henry the Navigator in the 15th century, used the Azores as a stepping stone, furthering maritime exploration and the establishment of trade routes, including the slave trade, to Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
As a result, the islands became a melting pot, absorbing influences from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Over the centuries, the Azores have cultivated and maintained a distinct identity, characterized by a deep connection to the sea. Set against the backdrop of volcanic landscapes, lush green pastures, and azure waters, a bicycle tour here will remind you that there are pockets of the world that although small, they have been extremely important in shaping and globalizing the world.
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Explorer: Cycling the Azores
Apr 21, 2024 – Apr 27, 2024
Sold out – waitlist available. Inaugural tour pricing.
Oct 20, 2024 – Oct 26, 2024