Race medal for the Portugal Azores all-inclusive running trip with Global Adventures by Vacation Races
Race medal for the Portugal Azores all-inclusive running trip with Global Adventures by Vacation Races

Portugal: The Azores

8 days, 6 races, countless adventures!

  • OVERVIEW

  • MAP & ITINERARY

  • WHAT TO EXPECT

  • PLAN YOUR TRAVEL

  • BOOK YOUR TRIP

  • FAQ

Solitary, Serene, & Unforgettable

Solitary, Serene, & Unforgettable

Among snorkeling enthusiasts, the Azores of Portugal is one of the most coveted spots to explore under the sea. On land, this cluster of nine volcanic islands houses some of the best hiking and outdoor experiences around.

We'll spend our time on Faial and Pico islands, home to world class trails and Portugal's youngest (and largest) stratovolcano. Come along for a week of splendid scenery, colorful hydrangeas, and delicious wines and seafoods in "Europe's Hawaii."

TRIP DETAILS:
  • Hotels, meals, and local transport included!
  • International flight not included
  • 8 days/7 nights all-inclusive trip
  • Guided trail runs and hikes (7-12K each)
  • Daily afternoon activities
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

"...you're guaranteed to leave with tired legs and a full heart."

- 2022 Global Adventurer

Meet Your Host Region: The Azores, Portugal

Nestled in the heart of the North Atlantic Ocean, the Azores are a stunning archipelago of nine volcanic islands. As an Autonomous Region of Portugal, the Azores have its own regional government and administration. Of course, some matters like foreign and monetary policy still remain under the central government of Portugal.

These charming islands are known for incredible hiking, world-class snorkeling, and cheerful hydrangeas that seem to grow everywhere on the islands. The Azorean culture is a harmonious blend of Portuguese traditions and unique island influences. From its vibrant festivals like the "Festas do Espírito Santo" to its delectable cuisine featuring fresh seafood and the famed Azorean pineapple, the Azores offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural richness.

MAIN ISLANDS

Saō Miguel and Pico

LANGUAGE

Portuguese

CURRENCY

Euro

WEATHER

63° / 52° in

May & Oct

LANDSCAPE

Volcanic mountains and valleys

KNOWN FOR

Whale & dolphin watching

The Global Adventures Experience

The Best Dang Team On The Planet

Tireless travel directors, local guides, trail runners, photography gurus, and staff medics...we're all here to make your experience one for the ages.

Ask Us Any Question

Our event directors love to talk all things 'Global Adventures'. From travel advice to making sure a trip meets your needs, there is no question too big or too small!

All of The Fun, None of The Work

We've done the hard parts for you. Once you book your trip, our expert team handles all the details. From mapping out scenic runs to finding the comfiest beds and local grub.


Plus, we take care of that boring stuff like local transportation and even laundry. 


All that's left is to book your flight and call in sick from work ;)

Who Goes On A Global Adventure?

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Solo Travelers

connect with your curiosity

You can arrive solo, but you're never alone. Surrounded by like-minded travelers, you just may find your new travel companion — and a new favorite hobby to boot!

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Dating + Daring

Entertain novelty

You may be partners, but that doesn't mean you want the "typical" romantic getaway. You two are more of the high-adventure type.
Hop on in!

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Best Buds

LET MOMENTS BECOME MEMORIES

When's the last time your friends have had an excuse to get away? If smiling and laughing your butts off while exploring beautiful destinations isn't a good enough reason to get together, we don't know what is!

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Turning a New Leaf

embolden your heart

Chin up and feet forward! You're looking for change or at least a week to turn your back on whatever you left behind. Escape, refresh, and leave with a new perspective.

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Join our Facebook community to meet other adventurers, ask your questions, and build a community of travelers.

The Azores are waiting for you!

Join us for the all-inclusive running trip you never knew you needed.

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