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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 : Island Highlights Day Tour with Lunch

3. Terceira Island : Island Highlights Day Tour with Lunch

This is the best way to discover Terceira Island in one day. Embark with us on a full trip around to the Island in a different way. (mini bus/mini van). We start at 9 am in the city of Angra do Heroísmo, with a visit to Monte Brasil. Then we cross the city towards the East passing by the Pátio da Alfândega, the monument to the bull and the bullring. Continuing along the coast, we head towards Vila de São Sebastião, passing by Ribeirinha, Feteira (serretinha), Porto Judeu (view of the Ilhéu das Cabras) and Baia da Salga. In 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. We continue towards the city of Praia da Vitória passing by the Serra do Cume viewpoint, Fontinhas, Santa Cruz, until we reach the Serra do Facho viewpoint. After visiting the city, we stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Full menu of typical food from the island, with the main dish being the delicious Alcatra. (beef stew) After the divine lunch we have the only optional of the day. If you wish, we can visit the Algar do Carvão geosite, which is located in the central area of Terceira Island and corresponds to a volcanic chimney 80 m deep. The visit is made on foot using stairs. We head north to visit the small town of Biscoitos to see vineyards and how grapes are produced in the Azores and of course, also the natural pools. Depending on the weather we can give 15 minutes for a dip. From here we start the return to Angra do Heroísmo, along the coast passing by Altares, Raminho, Serreta, Doze Ribeiras, Santa Bárbara, Cinco Ribeiras, São Bartolomeu and São Mateus. Throughout the day, we stop whenever you want to make the experience even more enjoyable. The route may change depending on weather conditions or traffic changes.

Terceira : Full Day Jeep Tour

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

5. 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.

East Tour - Terceira by Sea and Land

6. East Tour - Terceira by Sea and Land

In a pleasant boat and van tour you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the East Coast of Terceira Island. In this tour you will visit the folowing places: São Sebastião, Castelinho Ilhéus das Cabras Ponta das Contendas Praia da Vitória Miradouro do Facho Miradouro da Serra do Cume Cruz do Canário Serra da Ribeirinha Monte Brasil The tour will start by boat in Angra do Heroísmo marina and it will go along the coast of the island visiting the islets and its beautifull marine life, after arriving in Praia da Vitória bay there will be a van that will take you to explore the best spots on land for a beautifull experience by land and sea.

Terceira - Private Group - Half Day Guided Bus Tour

7. Terceira - Private Group - Half Day Guided Bus Tour

Admire Terceira's top highlights on a bus tour that takes away the hassle of planning and deciding. Listen to your driver/guide's insightful commentary, learning about the significance and history of every stop on your route. Sit back and relax between several locations, watching the verdant landscape rush past. Start your tour by visiting the lush peninsula of Monte Brasil — most of which is a natural reserve. See the long-extinct volcano looming above you before heading to the nearby colorful town of Angra do Heroísmo. Marvel at the beauty and rich history of the Angra do Heroísmo — Terceira's capital and largest city, with its town center listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, head to the south-east coast of the island, seeing several charming churches, holy spirit chapels, and natural formations along the way. Then, stop at the high Serra do Cume viewpoint, where you'll see one of the most breathtaking views of Terceira Island known as The Patchwork Quilt. Surrounding the hill are rolling green hills and hundreds of patches of farmland, creating a patchwork quilt formation. Round off your visit with a stop at the city of Praia da Vitória, filled with sandy beaches and several stunning viewpoints. Known for its colorful architecture, this quaint town still has its old city walls and has a sandy beach alongside its marina.

Terceira: Land Tour for Cruise Ship Visitors

8. Terceira: Land Tour for Cruise Ship Visitors

Spend the day exploring Terceira most beautiful sights and rich cultural heritage. Discover all the highlights of the island with a friendly local guide. Whether you are interested in exploring natural wonders, cultural heritage, or sample the local gastronomy, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this beautiful and unique island. The tour will start in Praia da Vitória Bay and visit the folowing atractions: Forte de Santa Catarina Rua de Jesus Miradouro do Facho Serra do Cume Furnas do Enxofre Lagoa das Patas Lagoa do Negro Biscoitos Lagoinha Schedule and pick-up to be aranged after reservation.

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. 

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What people are saying about Serra do Cume

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 54 reviews

We were very happy with the places we visited, the pace of visits, our dear knowledgeable guide Anna who willing to show all the beauties of the island.. This was a really jigh quality experience and only in one day, we were able to see 75% of the island.. We thank to dear Anna and the tour company

We practically had a private tour with Nuno over the whole island. He showed us a lot and told us about the island, but was always open to suggestions if we wanted to see anything. All in all very successful and really recommendable!

Punctual and prepared guide. An interesting tour that in a day tour gave me clear information on the island by touching on various points and topics in the different areas visited.

We had a lovely day. Our guide was able tell us all about the island and the spots that we came across. Would definitely recommend!

Caterina, best guide ever! Beautiful and interesting experience