All the nine islands of the Azores Archipelago are volcanic origin and are located in the North Atlantic, scattered along a 600 km stretch of ocean from Santa Maria to Corvo, approximately between 37° and 40° north latitude and 25° and 31° west longitude. According to 2011 data, 246,772 people live in this island territory that covers 2,325 sq.km, distancing 1,600 km from mainland Europe (Portugal) and 2,454 km from the North American continent (Canada).
The islands of the archipelago are divided in three geographical groups: the Eastern Group, comprising Santa Maria and São Miguel, the Central Group, including Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial, and the Western Group, composed by Corvo and Flores. The Azores, along with the archipelagos of Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde, constitute the biogeographic region of Macaronesia, a name which means "fortunate islands" for those who live there and visit them.
The AZORES TRIATHLON first edition is going to take place in the fantastic city of Praia da Vitória in Terceira Island. The second most inhabited island of the Azores, with 56,437 inhabitants (2011 data), the Terceira island has 401.9 sq. Km, with 30.1 km long and 17.6 km at its maximum width. It is the eastern island of the five that form the central group and is the nearest one of São Jorge island, 37.9 km away. The highest point of the island, at 1,021 m altitude, is located in the Serra de Santa Bárbara, at 38°43’47’’ latitude north and 27°19’11’’ longitude west.
For more detailed information about Terceira Island have a look at HERE
For more detailed information about Praia da Vitória have a look at HERE
Located in the temperate area of the Northern Hemisphere, the Azores are characterized by their mild climate throughout the year. Clouds and rain are a possibility any time of the year, although the summer months – between June and September/October – have longer periods of sunshine and higher temperatures. The average air temperature ranges between 13.6°C (minimum) and 22°C (maximum) throughout the whole year.
Check at https://www.visitazores.com/en/getting-here?from=be the best way to get here.
The international Lajes airport is just five minutes away by car from Praia da Vitória.
Here you can find all the hotels in Praia da Vitória listed in alphabetical order:
ATLÂNTIDA MAR HOTEL more details in www.atlantidamarhotel.com
HOTEL BRANCO more details in www.hotel-branco.com
ESPÍRITO SANTO HOTEL more details in www.hotelespiritosanto.com
HOTEL PRAIA MARINA more details in www.hotelpraiamarina.com
HOTEL SALLES more details in http://www.hotelsalles.com
HOTEL TERESINHA more details in www.hotel-teresinha.com
HOTEL VARANDAS DO ATLÂNTICO more details in www.hotelvarandas.com
We have choosen for you some restaurants that are listed in alphabetical order:
+351 295 543 139
+351 295 902 073
+351 295 543 341
+351 295 513 878 / 295 513 879
295 513 881
295 512 837
+351 295 542 808
+351 295 513 495
+351 295 512 876
Free transportation for registrations paid until February 29 (only applicable if you stay in a Hotel at Praia da Vitória):
- from Lajes Airport to the Hotel
- from the Hotel to Lajes Airport
If you are not staying at a Hotel in Praia da Vitória or if you have registered after February 29 please apply for promotional prices with Azores Sports Leader our Official Transfer Partner in order to avoid the stress of finding a taxi big enough to accommodate all passengers, bike boxes and luggage.
Contact Information for transfers: