Azores: Wild Atlantic

Horta, Portugal

5 reviews
Sep 29 - Oct 3, 2023
Group size: 6 - 12
Azores: Wild Atlantic
Horta, Portugal

5 reviews

Sep 29 - Oct 3, 2023
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

This is a beautiful group running experience where we journey to the Azorean island of Faial.

We base ourselves in the small fishing town of Horta where we’ll be running a range of wonderful trails. It’s an action-packed five-day experience where no two days will be the same. We’ll be making a crossing of the island of Faial as we follow the ancient Whalers Great Route, as well as the 10 Volcanoes trails. 

Aside from running, we have a day set aside for us to hike a 10km trail that takes us to the summit of Mt Pico, as well time out on the water looking for sperm whales, dolphins and, other marine creatures.

To give ourselves a break from running we have time set aside to chill, stretch, yoga with scope to explore some other curious parts of this wonderful island.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    4 nights accommodation at a 4-star wellness hotel (twin/double share basis)
  • Cultural sightseeing
  • Fully-Supported
    4 days fully guided trail running in the idyllic volcanic islands of Faial and Pico
  • Meals
    All breakfasts, 2 x Evening Meals & Lunches
  • All transfers
  • Fully-Guided
    4:1 Runners to Guide Ratio
  • Sightseeing
    Ferry boat rides between islands, Whale Watching, Hiking Mt Pico
  • International flights
  • All Beverages and snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Personal bills
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals
    Two-evening meals
  • Private Transfers
    Private transfers if arriving outside of the group transfer slots
  • Single Supplement

Available Packages

Early Bird Tier 1
Available until September 9, 202312 left
Deposit: £170

Available options

Single Supplement
4 left

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Pure Trails Adventure
5 reviews
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Well organised, great people, fun and great running. Fully included all abilities. Thank you!
By Matthew M for Trail Run Mallorca: Crossing the Tramuntana on 21 Oct, 2021
Thankyou for a fantastic time. A well organised and unique trip seeing beautiful scenes - post card worthy, as well as being immersed into the culture and cuisine of Albania. Not forgetting the Albanian Raki! Great group of people on the trip, along with the local and UK guides. Looking forward to the next trip with Pure Trails!
By Clare P for Albania: Run the Accursed Mountains on 20 Sep, 2021
Escapism from hectic London life, running some beautiful trails, with like minded individuals. The guys at pure trails are simply lovely, great organisation, whilst being relaxed, passionate & v knowledgable about running (but in a very humble & approachable way) what more could you ask for! Got my confidence back on the mountains, & ready to do more, thanks guys :)
By Vanessa B for Mountain Trails: Crossing the Lake District on 09 Aug, 2021
I had a great time on this trip. The team are professional and couldn’t have been any more supportive. I met a great group of people and I highly recommend this package, I hope to try another one soon. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
By Su J for Mountain Trails: Crossing the Lake District on 09 Aug, 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed the day, full of very useful information, Skills tips and advice. We covered techniques on how to run to nutrition to kit , infact everything you wanted to know and more. Charlie is so encouraging and really ignites your passion to trail run. The support he gives you is outstanding, I certainly recommend this for anyone wanting to venture into trail running. Such a very big thankyou, look forward to the next course with you.
By Jill B for Intro to Trail Running: Cotswold Way on 28 Jun, 2021
Thank you so much, Jill. It was lovely to have you at the weekend and we are so pleased you enjoyed the day. We really look forward to hosting you at one of our future events.
By Pure Trails Adventure on 29 Jun, 2021