• Adventure


    Outside of Portugal’s mainland, the islands are rich in adventure, which is the spirit of all things Epic. Take island hopping to a newfound extreme to explore the wilder parts of the Azorean archipelago or go remote with intrepid hiking on the Gulf of Guinea. Exploring is in our DNA and the islands offer something for everyone. Check out some of our suggestions here.

  • The Summit

    The Summit

    2351 metres high, the Azores’ Mount Pico dominates the landscape and is one of Portugal’s most challenging climbs. With harsh terrain and turbulent weather which can change by the hour, this certainly isn’t a trek we take light-heartedly. At Epic we work with expert local island guides who’ve experienced climbing Pico in all conditions to assist you every step of the way. The best part? After appreciating its remarkable views, finish with a rewarding visit to a basalt-rock winery to sample the local Verdelho grape alongside sumptuous Pico soft cheese.

  • Trail Running

    Trail Running

    Your senses are completely alive as you run, where it is possible to absorb every inch of what surrounds you, and we can’t think of a better destination to do this than raw and natural islands. Microclimates mean you can experience humid heat in the dense verdant forests and cold mist at the top of volcanic cliff edges. You will pass through hydrangea-dotted fields to schist village towns as you mark a trail from coast to coast. All the islands offer a selection of trail races all year round and epic can help you register.

  • Under the Sea

    Under the Sea

    The land that lies below sea level across the archipelago of islands is just as enchanting as what you will discover above it. With an expert instructor at your side, venture through caves, tunnels, gorges and ridges that make excellent bases for exploring. The nutrient-rich temperate waters make the Azores the perfect base for colourful sub-tropical fish sure to paint your vision amongst endless crystal blue.

  • Surf's Up

    Surf's Up

    Whilst mainland Portugal offers 600 miles of rugged coastline with unexcelled conditions for surfing, true surf fanatics will head to the Azores islands to take on some of the Atlantic’s more demanding waves. Every September, São Miguel hosts The World Surf League at the beaches of Monte Verde and Santa Barbara with an abundance of wild waves for all levels. It’s a great spot to enjoy the surf in one of our favourite remote surroundings.

  • Big Game Fishing

    Big Game Fishing

    With the Azores being located right on the line of the biggest fish migration routes in the Atlantic Ocean, there is nothing more adrenaline-kicking than having a chance to capture some of the massive fish that pass by with a local expert guide. From enormous 600lb blue marlin to 300lb tuna, the experience is exhilarating and completely sustainable, as all fish in good condition are released after their capture to return to the waters.