Ben Fogle travels to The Azores to explore the islands and face different challenges. On Faial, he hikes along trails on a lunar landscape as well as along crater rims and finds out how volcanos have changed the island and the lives of its people.
In the harbor town of Horta, Ben displays his artistic abilities to leave his landmark before a ferry ride to Pico, where he climbs the highest mountain in Portugal to enjoy breathtaking views. He also visits the vineyards growing among the lava stones and underground lava tunnels on the island.
The island of St Jorges is ideal for more extreme adventure, and here Ben’s skills in coasteering, canyoning, and abseiling along this rugged terrain are tested. Finally, Ben travels to the largest island, San Miguel, and the historical center of Ponta Delgada to discover the island’s rich heritage and culture.
He travels to the most popular attraction on the island, Furnas, and its spectacular geological feature of bubbling water and steaming vents. It’s here where he cooks his geothermal meal. Close by, he takes a dip in the thermal lake, renowned for its healing properties.
The Lakes of Sete Cidades are examples of the dramatic scenery that form the backdrop to his journey especially while he kayaks in one of the crater lakes and jumps onto a mountain bike to seek adventure further afield.
Official Tourism Website of the Azores http://www.visitazores.com