Serra do Cume

Serra do Cume: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

1. From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

Start the tour by visiting Monte Brasil, where you can see the Fortress of São João Baptista, built by the Spanish after their arrival in 1583. Enjoy fantastic views of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Angra do Heroísmo. Proceed along the southeast of Terceira Island towards the villages of Ribeirinha, Feteira, and São Sebastião. See beautiful natural landmarks such as Ilhéus das Cabras and Baía da Salga, culminating in a visit to the island's oldest church. Next, stop at Serra do Cume, a viewpoint located in Terceira's largest "caldeira". Observe the vast expanse of agricultural fields spread out the island. Then, enjoy some free time for lunch in the charming town of Praia da Vitória. In the afternoon continue along the northern coast of the island and visit the Biscoitos Natural Swimming Pools. Have an optional visit to Algar do Carvão, an empty volcanic chimney, that should take about 30-40 minutes (ticket not included). In the return to your hotel, don't miss more outstanding beauty of the central part of the island. Among other things, you can see the brave bulls in their natural habitat.

From Angra do Heroísmo: Full-Day Terceira Island Van Tour

2. From Angra do Heroísmo: Full-Day Terceira Island Van Tour

The tour starts by picking you at your hotel, and make way on to Monte Brasil, wich is a Natural Reservation full of story and has a viewpoint with an amazing view all over the city of Angra do Heroísmo. Then you´ll go all around the East Part of the Islan where you´ll pass on a spot where you´ll see the Goat Islets and then you´ll move on all around the East Part, where you will pass by some amazing natural pools located in Porto Martins. All the East Coast of the island it´s fill with a lot of places with history. Before lunch you´re going to pass on an amazing landscape Miradouro do Facho and the famous miradouro called Serra do Cume, wich is known by the locals as the Patchwork Blanquet, after that you´ll make a lunch break at Praia da Vitória. By the Afternoon you´re going to visit the North part of the island, were you´ll make way until Biscoitos, to see the amazing natural pools and see the local movement. Moving on, you´ll pass on some natural hiden spots and visit Serreta parish untill you get to Queijo Vaquinha where you´ll taste the local cheese. To end the tour, you´ll pass on a fisherman´s village called São Mateus, too see the fishing activity. The tour ends by dropping you again at your hotel.

Terceira island: Best of Terceira Island tour with Lunch

3. Terceira island: Best of Terceira Island tour with Lunch

This is the best way to get to know Terceira Island in one day. Embark with us on a tour of the Island in a different way. (minibus/minivan) The tour starts at 9am at Alto das Covas (meeting point) in Angra do Heroísmo and should end around 5pm passing through: - Monte Brasil (10/15min); - We go down to the city towards the East, passing through the Customs Courtyard, where we can find the statue of Vasco da Gama; - Monument to the bull and bullring (5/10min); - Parishes of Ribeirinha, Feteira and Porto Judeu; - Miradouro da Serretinha in Feteira overlooking the islet of goats (5/10min); - Salga natural pools (5/10min); - Vila de São Sebastião, we visit the oldest church on the island and a small chapel for the devotion of the Holy Spirit that we call Império (10/15min); - City of Praia da Vitória; - Serra do Facho Viewpoint (5/10min); - Stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Complete menu of typical island food, with the main dish being the delicious Alcatra (beef stew) (1 hour); - Serra do Cume Viewpoint (10/15min); - (Optional) Algar do Carvão geosite, which is located in the central area of Terceira island and corresponds to a 95 m deep volcanic chimney. The visit is done on foot using stairs. (Optional, €10/pax, 30/45min); - Parish of Biscoitos to see vineyards and how grapes are produced in the Azores and of course, also the natural pools. Depending on time we can take 15 minutes for a swim (10/15min). Throughout the day, we stop whenever you want, making the experience even more pleasant. The route may be changed depending on weather conditions or traffic changes.

Terceira Island : Half-Day Van Tour on the East Coast

4. Terceira Island : Half-Day Van Tour on the East Coast

Seated on a confortable Van, you will visit a place called Miradouro do Facho, that has an amazing view over the City of Praia da Vitória. After that you´re going to visit one of the highlights of the tours, wich is Serra do Cume, also known as the "Patchwork Blanquet". Through all the tour, you will visit some secret spots and also see our natural pools made out of vulcanic rocks. The Tour ends in a place with a view for the Goat Islets (Ilhéus das Cabras), wich are located near Terceira Island.

Terceira Island: East Tour

5. Terceira Island: East Tour

Our tour begins with an introduction to the island and its main tourist attractions; you will visit some of the most impressive spots on the island, such as the volcanic landscapes and beautifull viewpoints . Throughout the tour, our local guide will share the history and culture of the island, as well as interesting facts about the places you visit. In this your you will visit the folowing places: Monte Brasil Pico da Memória, Serra da Ribeirinha Baía da Salga Miradouro do Facho Miradouro da Serra do Cume Schedule and pick-up to be aranged after reservation

Geology: private full day tour

6. Geology: private full day tour

On this full-day tour, guided by a geologist, we will visit the most scenic points of interest, which just so happen to coincide with some of our most interesting geological features. We'll have the opportunity to explore concepts like vulcano-stratigraphy or polygenetic volcanoes. Along the way, we'll also discuss history and cultural heritage. Bring your swimsuit if you want to take a dip in one of the island’s famous natural swimming pools (weather permitting). And of course, we'll visit Gruta do Natal and Algar do Carvão. By the end of the day, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of the geological history and geodiversity of Terceira Island. The experience is a fully customizable private tour, custom-made according to your personal needs and wishes

3 Days Excursion in TrilhAzores

7. 3 Days Excursion in TrilhAzores

In the first day of this excursion you'll be invited to do the hiking trail of Mistérios Negros (moderate/hard level trail, not straight), located in the interior of the island, lasting 3h, where you'll walk trough volcanic rock and a breathtaking forest of cryptomeria trees. Lunch will be included in a local restaurant and afterwards you'll have the chance to visit several natural monuments such as Gruta do Natal (a set of lava tunnels), Furnas do Enxofre (fumarolic field) and Algar do Carvão (an empty volcano). The entry tickets are included. On the second day, you will do the hiking trail of Baías da Agualva (easy level trail, linear), a trail by the north coast where you're surrounded by beautiful green fields and the sea, lasting 2h30, after we'll visit the Parque das Frechas, a natural park where you have a waterfall, lunch will be included as a picnic, and in the afternoon you will see one of the most amazing panoramic views of the island on Serra do Cume top, from where you can see one of the biggest craters of the Azores. On the third and final day of this three day excursion, you'll be able to walk through Rocha do Chambre (moderate/medium difficulty level trail) , a hiking trail which lasts for 3h, located in the interior/northern region where you'll be able to see lovely views of the hills, endemic vegetation and volcanic landscape, after you will have lunch in a local restaurant and in the afternoon visit the town of Biscoitos where you can see the famous vineyards planted on volcanic soil and the natural pools composed of volcanic rock.

Terceira : Full Day Jeep Tour

8. Terceira : Full Day Jeep Tour

On this full day in adventure, we start with the pickup from the client to the accommodation and end with the drop-off on it. A day full of emotions guaranteed by our local guide and by visiting the places that most identify our island, whether at the level of culture and history, but also at the level of unique nature. The guide will accompany the client always throughout the route. Our tour starts at Monte Brasil that it's a extinct volcano surrounded by 4 km of walls of the "Fortaleza de São João Baptista". A incredible panoramic view of the city of Angra do Heroísmo. Monte Brasil is an extinct volcano that emerged from the sea to join the city of Angra do Heroísmo. Today, it is a protected landscape and the city’s natural park. After by the famous Vaquinha cheese, the oldest cheese on our island (cheese tasting included). The remaining points pass through the beautiful lagoon of Falca, Forest Reserve is in the interior of Terceira Island and gets its name from a beautiful artificial lake, fed by the water flowing from the Serra de Santa Bárbara range, by Furnas do Enxofre, Biscoitos Natural lava Rock Pools (where you can dive) and Serra do Cume, with a spectacular view of the so-called Patchwork, the division of agricultural fields in Caldeira dos 5 Picos! At its highest point, the Serra do Cume rises to 545 meters high.

Terceira - Private Group - Full Day Guided Bus Tour

9. Terceira - Private Group - Full Day Guided Bus Tour

Discover the most famous and fascinating sights of the island of Terceira on a full-day bus tour. Sit back and travel comfortably with your group and travel the interior of the island with a professional guide. Get picked up from your accommodation and embark on an adventure towards the first spot of the tour. Visit the famous Monte Brasil, an inactive volcano close to the city. Enjoy fantastic views of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Angra do Heroísmo.  Head towards the southeast coast of the island towards some famous villages. See beautiful natural landmarks like the churches, holy spirit chapels, and other natural formations.  Next, stop at Serra do Cume, a viewpoint located in Terceira's largest caldera. Observe the vast expanse of agricultural fields spread out the island. Get mesmerized by the most breathtaking panoramic views of Terceira Island.  The final stop in the morning is the city of Praia da Vitória. Spend some time on this spot and explore the sandy beaches and many viewpoints. Take a short lunch break before leaving for the next stop.  Continue along the northern coast to visit the Algar do Carvão, an empty volcanic chimney, and the Gruta do Natal a lava tube. Stroll through the interior of the area for some fantastic views. Finally, take a tour of the village of São Mateus, the main fishing port of the island. Finish a wonderful day at one of the most beautiful islands of Portugal. 

Terceira: Island Tour

10. Terceira: Island Tour

Terceira Island is one of the most beautiful islands in the Azores with stunning natural landscapes and history. If you're planning a visit it's important to know the main tourist spots and viewpoints to make the most of your trip. In this tour you'll have the opportunity to visit these and many other incredible locations on the island. In this tour we will visit the folowing places: Monte Brasil Gruta do Natal Algar do Carvão Miradouro da Serra do Cume Praia da Vitória Angra do Heroísmo Schedule and pick-up to be aranged after reservation

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What people are saying about Serra do Cume

Overall rating

4.9
(54 reviews)

An excellent guide: extremely competent, flexible, relaxed and charming. She knows and loves "her island" and knows how to bring it to life for visitors. It's a joy to spend the day with her - perfect all around!

We had a wonderful day with António! His knowledge and obvious deep affection for the island, its people and its history enriched our appreciation for the many things he showed us. We highly recommend this full day tour.

The tour was perfect. a tailor-made tour, stopping at magnificent sites. Everything is well explained. A unique experience ! Thank you for this day ☺️

The tour guide was amazing, really nice. The whole trip was just perfect. I highly recommend

I got a great history lesson on the people of Terceira from someone who obviously cares.