Os Açores é um arquipélago português localizado no Meio do Oceano Atlântico Norte. Ele é formado por 9 Ilhas Vulcânicas com paisagens exuberantes e ótimas condições para a prática de desporto na natureza.
É nos Açores que se encontra a maior montanha de Portugal, a Ilha do Pico, com 2.351 m. Se medido desde a sua base no fundo do oceano até os seus picos, que se projetam muito acima da superfície do Atlântico, o Pico é na verdade uma das montanhas mais altas do planeta.
O clima dos Açores é temperado, com temperaturas médias de 13 ° C no inverno e 24 ° C no verão. A corrente do Golfo relativamente próxima mantém a água do mar a uma temperatura média entre 17 ° C e 23 ° C. O ar é úmido, com uma umidade relativa média de cerca de 75%.
The Azores is a Portuguese archipelago located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is formed by 9 Volcanic Islands with exuberant landscapes and excellent conditions for the practice of sport in nature.
It is in the Azores that you can find the largest mountain in Portugal, the Pico Island, with 2,351m. If measured from its base at the bottom of the ocean to its peaks, which project far above the surface of the Atlantic, Pico is actually one of the highest mountains on the planet.
The climate of the Azores is temperate, with average temperatures of 13° C in winter and 24° C in summer. The relatively close Gulf Stream keeps the sea water at an average temperature between 17 ° C and 23° C. The air is humid, with an average relative humidity of about 75%.
AS 9 ILHAS DOS AÇORES
THE 9 ISLANDS OF AZORES
É possível chegar em qualquer Ilha dos Açores de avião a partir de Lisboa e das 2 principais Ilhas do Arquipélago: São Miguel e Terceira.
Lisboa recebe voos do mundo inteiro enquanto em na Ilha de São Miguel e na Ilha Terceira chegam voos dos Estados Unidos, Canadá, Espanha, Cabo Verde e Outros países da Europa.
A companhia aérea que voa entre as Ilhas ou de Lisboa para as Ilhas é a Azores Airlines.
Entre as 3 Ilhas do Triângulo Açoriano, Pico, São Jorge e Faial, é possível viajar de barco o ano todo pela Atlântico Line. Durante o verão há viagens de barco entre todas ilhas.
IMPORTANTE: durante os eventos do Azores Trail Run®, a procura por viagens é elevada e as passagens aéreas podem se esgotar ou aumentar muito de preço. Recomendamos reserva antecipada e que te informes sobre os pacotes de viagem disponíveis para cada prova.
It is possible to reach any island in the Azores by plane from Lisbon and the 2 main islands of the Archipelago: São Miguel and Terceira.
Lisbon receives flights from all over the world while on São Miguel Island and Terceira Island flights arrive from the United States, Canada, Spain, Cape Verde and other European countries.
The airline that flies between the Islands or from Lisbon to the Islands is Azores Airlines.
Between the 3 Islands of the Azorean Triangle, Pico, São Jorge and Faial, it is possible to travel by boat all year round on the Atlântico Line. During the summer there are boat trips between all the islands.
IMPORTANT: during the events of Azores Trail Run®, the demand for travel is high and air tickets can be sold out or increase in price. We recommend booking in advance and informing you about the travel packages available for each event.
AEROPORTOS DOS AÇORES
THE AIRPORTS OF AZORES
Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)
Santa Maria Airport (SMA)
Lajes Airport (TER)
Horta Airport (HOR)
Pico Airport (PIX)
São Jorge Aerodrome (SJZ)
Graciosa Aerodrome (GRW)
Flores Airport (FLW)
Corvo Aerodrome (CVU)
HOT TO GET HERE
O QUE FAZER
Se quiseres, podes aproveitar para esticar a viagem e aproveitar as paisagens e atividades de cada Ilha. Cada Ilha é única, com características e experiências próprias, mas, de forma geral, nos Açores tu poderás:
Praticar hikking e Trail Running nos diversos trilhos dos Açores
Observar baleias e golfinhos (e outros animais marinhos)
Fazer mergulho oceânico
Explorar vulcões e cavernas
Praticar desportos náuticos
Andar de bicicleta ou a cavalo
Aproveitar o mar em praias ou nas fabulosas piscinas naturais
Explorar os Parques Naturais e os Parques Florestais
Saborear a gastronomia local
Relaxar, perder tempo nos miradouros, conhecer as cidades históricas
WHAT TO DO
If you want, you can take the time to stretch your trip and enjoy the landscapes and activities of each island. Each island is unique, with its own characteristics and experiences, but in general, in the Azores you will be able to:
Practice hikking and Trail Running on the various trails in the Azores
Watch whales and dolphins (and other marine animals)
Diving in the Ocean
Explore volcanoes and caves
Practicing water sports
Cycling or horseback riding
Enjoy the sea on beaches or in some fabulous natural pools
Explore Natural Parks and Forest Parks
Taste the local gastronomy
Relax, waste time at the viewpoints, get to know the historic cities
How to get to Golden Trail Championship: Faial and Pico Island, Azores Portugal
DESTINATION AIRPORT FOR WGRUT: HORTA AIRPORT (HOR)
You can reach Faial Island from Lisboa, Ponta Delgada (Island of São Miguel) and Terceira Island.
>> From Lisbon there are daily flights to Faial Island by Azores Airlines (www.azoresairlines.pt)
>> From São Miguel and Terceira Islands, both in Azores, there are daily flights to Faial Island by Azores Airlines (www.azoresairlines.pt).
You can reach São Miguel Island ou Terceira Island by Azores Airlines from:
From Portugal, there are direct flights from Lisbon, Porto and Funchal (Madeira Island)
From North America, there are direct flights from Boston, Providence and Oakland (USA) and from Toronto and Montreal (Canada)
From other European countries, there are direct flights from London, Frankfurt and Gran Canaria.
From Cape Verde, there are direct flights from Santiago Island.
OPTION: Fly to Pico Island airport. At the airport, take a taxi to Madalena do Pico and a boat to Horta, on Faial Island (30-minute journey along the Atlantico Line).
WHERE TO STAY
Faial Island has many options: Hotels in Horta, Rural Hotels, Hostel, Bed & Breakfasts, a Glamping, many houses for renting (regulated). You can make reservations using commons websites such as booking and airbnb.
The main city of the event is Horta City. That's where there's going to be the secretariat of the race, from where the buses for the start lines departures and where the buses from the finish line come back to. So, if you are not going to stay in Horta, we recommend you to make transportation arrangements with your Hotel or B&B - most of them are well organized to help the runners - or book a taxi in advance.
Main Hotels in Horta: Hotel do Canal, Azoris Faial Garden, Hotel da Horta, Internacional Azores Boutique.
Main City of the Event: HORTA
If you are not going to stay in Horta, we recommend you to make transportation arrangements to start line and from finish line with your lodging option
MOBILITY ON THE ISLAND
Faial Island doesn't have a large public transportation service. If you want to visit the island, we recommend renting a car in advance or booking jeep tours with local operators.
You can also rent a moto, a bike or even plan a horse ride, but be aware that all that services are limited so we strongly suggest that you make reservations in advance.
FOR THE RACE: Azores Trail Run® will provide bus for the runnerss for the start lines and back from the finishing line. The buses are for athletes only and they will depart and arrive in Horta City only. So, if you are going to stay far from Horta or if you have someone following you, we recommend that you plan and book transportation and advance because the organization will not provide that.
TRIP TO PICO
One of the Stage will happen on Pico Island, a 30 minutos boat trip from Horta. The boat tickets for the runners are secured by the organizations. But only for the runners. If you have someone following you, you can buy the boat ticket at www.atlanticoline.pt
COVID and the possibility of cancellation
in case of cancelling the race due to Covid or if a runner can't come because of Covid, the fee will be refunded to the runners.
We recommend that you insure air travel and check the conditions of the accommodation in case of cancelation.