Ahhh, the Azores. Portugal’s nine volcanic islands provide a stunning backdrop to two-wheeled adventures. Picture verdant coastlines as emerald as anything Ireland has to offer, pastoral landscapes flecked by cows, lush subtropical forests, banana plantations, steaming hot springs, rampant wildflowers, and mighty volcanoes that have hewn this Atlantic archipelago into a vertiginous and otherworldly cycling playground.
Chase rainbows across São Miguel—the largest island in the Azores—during DuVine’s six-day tour. We’ll roll along coastal roads, climb to volcanic vistas, marvel at tropical waterfalls, take a Zodiac in search of whales and dolphins, and feast on grass-fed beef, grilled limpits, and cozido stew. The wines are equally sublime, as are the craft beers and locally grown coffee.