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Backpacking Terceira

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Backpacking Terceira

Hello all!

Me and a friend of my plan to visit the island pretty soon (backpacking / hiking trip).

-Can someone recommend a simple place to stay in after the flight near the airport/Lajes?

-Is there a tourist information office in Praia? Are there maps of Azores in English?

- Any general tips?

Thanks in advance,

Simon

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1. Re: Backpacking Terceira

For activities in Terceira http://viaoceanica.com/servicos/viabook/art/guia10/terceira/; for what to see and where to stay http://en.artazores.com/terceira/visita.php. For example there's a campsite close to Praia da Vitória (the closest town to Lajes airport) and a youth hostel close to Angra do Heroismo www.pousadasjuvacores.com/index2_en.php… Another site about Açores visitazores.com/en/…fundamental-facts.

There's a tourist information office at the airport and at Angra do Heroismo.

This site has a general map of Terceira http://mappery.com/map-of/Terceira-Island-Map

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2. Re: Backpacking Terceira

Thanks for the useful websites!

A few other questions:

How is the inter-islands ferry service? Can I trust it in planning? Do I must to book the tickets ahead, or can I just consult the schedule, arrive a hour before and buy a ticket?

Regards.

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3. Re: Backpacking Terceira

Staying at Terceira you'll have to look for the Atlantico Line schedules http://www.atlanticoline.pt/index.php?option=com_horarios&view=horarios&Itemid=140&lang=en; sometimes the sea conditions may interfere with the schedules. You can just consult, arrive and buy the ticket. But you have to plan when and where you want to go carefully because you don't have a daily ferry.

If you decide to go to Faial, Pico or S. Jorge islands then there you'll have Transmaçor doing ferries between these islands http://www.transmacor.pt/.

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