Pico vineyards

Entrance to one of the vineyards on Pico island.

I just spent a couple of days asking among vineyards that are set among lava rocks, in a terrain where you should not be able to grow wine. It’s on Pico Island in the Azores.

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Restaurante o Aviao.

The owner of restaurant O Aviao, Augostino.

On the Azores you have a restaurant filled with airplane motives on the walls. It’s located in Ponta Delgada and owned by a retired pilot.

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Tour cycling in Portugal.

Tour cycling in Portugal.

I have been cycling in Portugal several times over the past 17 years and have covered many parts of the country by bicycle, so here is some general advice about tour cycling in Portugal, seen from my perspective.

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Hiking to Ponta de Sao Lourenco.

Hiking to Ponta de Sao Lourenco.

Madeira is an island with many great hikes. I have taken many over the years, and hiking to Ponta de Sao Lourenco has to be one of my favourite hikes on Madeira.

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Lagoa do Fogo

Hiking to Lagoa do Fogo.

I just went hiking to a volcanic crater, on an island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. You should do that too.

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