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Few Questions

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Few Questions

Hi,

Getting ready for our trip to Sao Miguel this July, and I have a few question:

-There is Festa do Chicharro when we go, where is it located in Ponta Delgada?

-How is parking if we rent a car, specially during the festival?

-If we visit other islands, online at Atlânticoline for ferries, there seems to be almost just 1 ferry a day, to get tickets ahead. Is there more, and should we get tickets ahead?

-I heard that you can drive up a good portion of PIco mountain, to not hike it all. But no info online?

-I see that there is handgliding on Sao Miguel, but can't find a company that offers it. It would be my first jump, and I am not equipped.

-Any recommended company to do snorkeling, and what island would be best?

Thanks for any help

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1. Re: Few Questions

As far as paragliding is concerned my son and I will try it in June. This website below is for a paragliding club on Sao Miguel. Also our first time so looking at tandem paragliding. Hopefully the weather cooperates! http://asassaomiguel.com/ Good Luck!

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2. Re: Few Questions

Festa do Chicharro will be held in Ribeira Quente, 60kms away from Ponta Delgada. I've never been to that festival, but knowing how the roads are there parking at Ribeira Quente will be chaotic.

"there seems to be almost just 1 ferry a day" From S. Miguel? Not even that, if you choose the month of July on the schedules tab you'll see all the ferries that are operating on each day between which island.

At Pico you can drive till "Casa da Montanha" it's around the 1100 m, and start your climb there …azores.gov.pt/en/…mountain-house

http://www.azoresweb.com/diving_azores.html

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3. Re: Few Questions

Thanks hopefulazoreretire + 64novpt

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