Currently Browsing: hiking

Trip to the Açores (Part 1)

The coastline on the island of Sao Miguel

About two weeks ago I returned back to England following my two-week trip to the subtopical Açores archipelago. I stayed on the largest of the nine islands, São Miguel, which is only 62km in length and 16km wide. The islands are part of Portugal but they are roughly 1, 360km (850 miles) off its coast in the middle […]


Torre: the highest peak in Portugal

The Torre on top of the Serra da Estrela mountain range in Portugal

In August 2012 when Jon and I were holidaying in Portugal we decided to go for a little drive. The plan was to go to the picturesque town of Manteigas for a short walk in the Serra da Estrela (Estrela mountains), followed by short half an hour trip to the highest peak in Portugal. Torre, […]