The halfway point of our stay on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores is dangerously close. Contrary to our fears, the roads are still not over and the rain is not raining all the time, but only for about 50% of the time. Before we can make a sensible entry (or even two) about our visit here, I invite you to a short announcement (because you know - blog traffic must match, and on vacation it's hard to sit at the computer).

We live in Ponta Delgada, it is some 4000 km from Warsaw. Airplanes only fly here from London, Frankfurt and Portugal. Transport logistics is hard, prices are slightly higher than in Poland, the weather is uncertain (it means sure it will rain), and the asphalt itself can not be many, since in the widest places the island has about 15 x 60km.

 

If you are also interested in text about the island, please visit here:

https://hopcycling.pl/rowerem-po-sao-miguel-azory/

 

 

However, you can spend 2 weeks of vacations for some PLN 25,000-2,500 (including bicycle transport and food). About how to do it and whether it is worth coming soon (in spite of the fact that the photos betray a little).

Because Sao Miguel turns out, it's not just the fountains jumping over the mounds, and not only the Sete Cidades known to every car racing fan, it also:

 

Roads that lead straight to the sea

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or just down

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and so steep that they can not be steeper

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but it's twisted accordingly

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with zero car traffic

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located very high

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a little lower

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low

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or quite low

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Sao Miguel for those who think that there is nothing better than ideal asphalt

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and for those who like to feel gravel 'freedom'

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For those who like surprises

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and for those who like to get to the tops

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starting from the ocean level

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and ending further than the road

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and also for those who are looking for something new

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and all this in conditions I have not known until today - rain pouring even when the sky is blue

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Soon more ... unless we stop looking for shortcuts ... then there may be no more entries ;-)

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