Oct 22, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Entry Fee $30
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Entry Fee 2 $60
(Highest or Late Registration)
Prize Money: no
Series: Azores Trail Run
Type: Adventure/Stage Race
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 85%
First Year of the Event: 2015
3 days, 3 stages, 3 islands. 100km of adventure and history.
Azores Triangle Adventure is a Race that runs in 3 stages in 3 days, trough the most emblematic landscapes of the three islands of the Azorean Triangle: São Jorge Island, Pico Island and Faial Island, in a total of more than 100 kilometers and with a positive slope equivalent to climbing the Everest.
The first stage, Trail from the vine to the mountain on the island of Pico, transports us on a journey of about 42Km, from sea level to the highest point of Portugal, the Pico Mountain, with 2351m altitude. The trail begins in the “Lajido da Criação Velha”, the heart of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture Landscape, classified in 2004 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Trail of the Fajãs, 2nd stage, will take us to the wonderful Fajãs, elements that give the singularity and particularity to the coast of São Jorge, being characterized by being small pieces of flat land embedded between the mountains and the sea, that result from the slope collapse or by cooling lava from an eruption. With about 45 km, it begins in the volcanic complex of Topo, the oldest of the island, where the cultivation of the vineyard in the corrals is abundant, followed by some fajãs of the south coast, where the yam, banana and the coffee are abundant.
The last stage happens in Faial, on a course from the east coast to the west coast with an approximate extension of 45 km. It begins in the oldest part of Faial Island with 800,000, in the Ribeirinha volcanic complex, passes through the intermediate formation of the island, the volcanic complex of the Cedars, which includes the main volcano of the island and the highest point of Faial, Caldeira, and ends in the most recent territory of the island and of Portugal, the Capelinhos Volcano, integrated in the volcanic complex of Capelo resulting from the eruption of 1957/58.
A unique event you will not want to miss!