Guida alla scoperta delle Isole Azzorre, arcipelago di origine vulcanica situato nell'oceano Atlantico settentrionale che costituisce una regione autonoma del Portogallo. Attraverso 30 escursioni a piedi e 5 itinerari turistici emergono le particolarità di questo arcipelago: geologia, flora e meravigliosi panorami naturali. Con tavole cartografiche e carta d'insieme delle 9 isole, testo in inglese. São Miguel, Terceira, Flores, Pico, Corvo, Santa Maria, São Jorge, Faial, Graciosa, Isola Sabrina.
The guide, with accompanying fold-out touring maps, describes three car tours on Sao Miguel and one each on Terceira and Faial; all drives highlight places where you can stop for a walk or just a stroll to a lovely picnic setting. But the major part of the book is devoted to 30 main walks and their many variations, spread over all nine islands, and all illustrated with large-scale topographical maps (1:50,000). The Azores, nine islands in the Atlantic halfway between the Old World and the New, rise above sea level from a depth of several thousand metres. They are all volcanic in origin and all are covered in this guide. They are not the remains of the legendary continent of Atlantis, which is said to have sunk in the ocean once upon a time. Nonetheless, there is an aura of mystery about this lush green archipelago. The archipelago is a paradise for lovers of natural landscapes. There are awe-inspiring mountains (like Pico, the highest in Portugal), peaceful valleys with exotic plants, enchanting lakes of stunning beauty amidst extinct volcanic craters, charming hill country with fields and meadows, spectacular hydrangea hedges criss-crossing the landscape, and magnificent coasts lined by picturesque villages and historical towns.