The Azores – an authentic playground for all kinds of sports

Azores Canyoning

The Azores are the ideal destination for travelers who are always looking for their next adventure and for sports lovers. Whether it rains or shines, there is a considerable number of sports that can be carried out among lush nature and at sea, throughout the year.

The nature of the Azores can be contemplated and experienced through the existing trails network that can be explored on more or less intense hikes, or by bicycle.

Trail run has become relevant in the Azores with several local, national, and even international events, on several islands, as well as sports associated with cycling. The conditions for mountain biking, which include the categories of cross country or downhill, are truly incredible.


Azores BTT


The streams and waterfalls give way to the practice of canyoning, an activity looked for the most adventurous tourists on several islands. This outdoor activity presents some level of technical demand as it includes rope maneuvers, hiking, climbing and progression in the water environment and, for safety reasons, it is advisable to practice with accredited guides and monitors, due to the diversity and requirement of the routes existing in the archipelago.

These islands also offer a variety of water sports for all tastes, from diving, to surfing, to bodyboarding, to windsurfing or to stand-up paddle, which can be practiced privately or through specialized companies.

If you are planning to travel to the Azores and want to practice your favorite sport, you will be pleased to know that SATA Azores Airlines offers special conditions for carrying sports equipment.
Learn more here.

Discover all the possibilities that await you in the middle of the Atlantic on the official Tourism of the Azores website