The Trip-Finder, January 1998
The Route: A hilly, weeklong, 204-mile ride on São Miguel Island along hydrangea-lined roads. The route winds past fishing villages and vineyards and around crater lakes and hot springs.
When to go: July to September
Travel advisory: The Azores are surprisingly easy to reach; TAP Air Portugal flies nonstop from Boston in four hours for a deeply discounted fare through Easy Rider, and doesn't charge an excess-baggage fee for your bicycle.