On Self-guided tours to the Azores island, you get to travel on the dates that work best for you and your group. Our experienced staff meticulously plans your tour, your lodging is taken care of, and you have a choice of hotel options to fit your budget.

The luggage transfers are included, and you have access to a cellphone that we provide for local support and emergency services. On the self-guided tours, we offer the same quality, style, service, and comfort as our guided tours. The main difference is that on a self-guided tour, you are the guide. Self-guided tours to the Azores by PNT, offers tremendous freedom, flexibility, and independence. Your hours, your choices, your rules! We encourage you to enjoy the tour your way.

It is also important to recognize that a self-guided tour is not the same as what is known as a self-contained tour, where you are responsible for everything from planning the routes, arranging hotels, luggage transfers, carrying your gear, etc.

On a Self-guided tour, we arrange everything as comfortable as we can. Every tour includes book information about every stage: a small description of the stage, a map, sites to visit, places to eat, the climbing and distance, water points, open hours, and suggestions about the track. We prepare every detail for your tour at its best but still, we recommend some planning and studying the tour stages provided.

We will support you 24 hours a day on a self-guided tour with anything you might need, meaning you will be on your own but with our team to back you up in case you need it. In case of bad weather, sickness, needing a doctor or a pharmacy, route problems, or anything that might happen.

  • 1

    Start your day

    Wake up and have breakfast (included in every hotel) at your own pace, you are not in a group, you are on a self-guided tour.

  • 2

    Prepare everything to hike

    Make sure the batteries of the GPS (Garmin Oregon 700) are charged, the phone is charged, that you have your maps, money, and travel documents.

  • 3

    Make sure you have food supplies with you

    Prepare for the day ahead and bring water and snacks.

  • 4

    Luggage transfer

    Leave your luggage at the front desk ready for transfer before you leave the hotel.

  • 5

    Manage your time

    Make sure you know at what time the sunset is and manage the time spent visiting and hiking.

  • 6

    Prepare the next stage

    Every day at the end of the day, study the next stage, make sure you know where the water points are and the places where you can stop for food.

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    Be safe

    We give you the best advice possible regarding the places you will pass along the stage, so make sure you have a great adventure but with the feeling of being safe.