TRAVEL

AZORES

All the nine islands of the Azores Archipelago are volcanic origin and are located in the North Atlantic, scattered along a 600 km stretch of ocean from Santa Maria to Corvo, approximately between 37° and 40° north latitude and 25° and 31° west longitude. According to 2011 data, 246,772 people live in this island territory that covers 2,325 sq.km, distancing 1,600 km from mainland Europe (Portugal) and 2,454 km from the North American continent (Canada).

The islands of the archipelago are divided in three geographical groups: the Eastern Group, comprising Santa Maria and São Miguel, the Central Group, including Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial, and the Western Group, composed by Corvo and Flores. The Azores, along with the archipelagos of Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde, constitute the biogeographic region of Macaronesia, a name which means "fortunate islands" for those who live there and visit them.

TERCEIRA ISLAND AND PRAIA DA VITÓRIA

The AZORES TRIATHLON first edition is going to take place in the fantastic city of Praia da Vitória in Terceira Island. The second most inhabited island of the Azores, with 56,437 inhabitants (2011 data), the Terceira island has 401.9 sq. Km, with 30.1 km long and 17.6 km at its maximum width. It is the eastern island of the five that form the central group and is the nearest one of São Jorge island, 37.9 km away. The highest point of the island, at 1,021 m altitude, is located in the Serra de Santa Bárbara, at 38°43’47’’ latitude north and 27°19’11’’ longitude west.

For more detailed information about Terceira Island have a look at HERE

For more detailed information about Praia da Vitória have a look at HERE

WEATHER

Located in the temperate area of the Northern Hemisphere, the Azores are characterized by their mild climate throughout the year. Clouds and rain are a possibility any time of the year, although the summer months – between June and September/October – have longer periods of sunshine and higher temperatures. The average air temperature ranges between 13.6°C (minimum) and 22°C (maximum) throughout the whole year.

Getting to Praia da Vitória at Terceira Island in Azores

Check at https://www.visitazores.com/en/getting-here?from=be the best way to get here.

The international Lajes airport is just five minutes away by car from Praia da Vitória.

ACCOMODATION

Here you can find all the hotels in Praia da Vitória listed in alphabetical order:

ATLÂNTIDA MAR HOTEL more details in www.atlantidamarhotel.com

HOTEL BRANCO more details in www.hotel-branco.com

ESPÍRITO SANTO HOTEL more details in www.hotelespiritosanto.com

HOTEL PRAIA MARINA more details in www.hotelpraiamarina.com

HOTEL SALLES more details in http://www.hotelsalles.com

HOTEL TERESINHA more details in www.hotel-teresinha.com

HOTEL VARANDAS DO ATLÂNTICO more details in www.hotelvarandas.com

RESTAURANTS IN PRAIA DA VITÓRIA

We have choosen for you some restaurants that are listed in alphabetical order:

MAKE ME NUTS
Salads and Snack-Bar

+351 295 543 139


PASTELARIA DA GRAÇA
Portuguese cuisine

+351 295 902 073


PIZZA PLACE
Italian cuisine (Pizzas and Pasta)

+351 295 543 341


R3 RESTAURANTE
Salads, Steaks, Seafood and Gourmet

+351 295 513 878 / 295 513 879
295 513 881

RESTAURANTE GARÇA
Portuguese cuisine (Fish, Steaks and Seafood)

295 512 837


RESTAURANTE LA BARCA
Italian cuisine (Pizzas and Pasta) and Portuguese cuisine (Fish and Steaks)

+351 295 542 808


RESTAURANTE O PESCADOR
Portuguese cuisine (Fish, Steaks and Seafood)

+351 295 513 495


SABORES DO CHEF
Gourmet and Portuguese cuisine (Fish, Steaks and Seafood)

+351 295 512 876

ACTIVIDADES

Nos Açores são muitas as actividades que pode fazer em contacto com a natureza que lhe vão proporcionar experiências inesquecíveis:

MERGULHO


OBSERVAÇÃO DE CETÁCEOS


GEOTURISMO


SAÚDE E BEM ESTAR


OBSERVAÇÃO DE AVES


PESCA DESPORTIVA


CANOAGEM / KAYAKING


PASSEIOS A CAVALO

PASSEIOS PEDESTRES


GOLFE


PASSEIO DE BTT


CANYONING


SURF


IATISMO


PARAPENTE

AIRPORT TRANSFERES

Free transportation for registrations paid until April 30 (only applicable if you stay in a Hotel at Praia da Vitória):
- from Lajes Airport to the Hotel
- from the Hotel to Lajes Airport

If you are not staying at a Hotel in Praia da Vitória or if you have registered after April 30 please apply for promotional prices with Azores Sports Leader our Official Transfer Partner in order to avoid the stress of finding a taxi big enough to accommodate all passengers, bike boxes and luggage.

Contact Information for transfers:
Email: azores.sports.leader@gmail.com

CONTACTS

Clube de Triatlo da Praia da Vitória

+351 925 204 871 (Monday to Friday from 10 am until 6 pm Azores Time)

Criado e desenvolvido por Creative Minds.