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Walking tour of Faial da Terra, Sao Miguel

This tour has a lot of culture, history and breathtaking landscapes to show! Along the way, we'll pass through different regions of the island of São Miguel, each one laden with secrets and centuries-old traditions.

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Why Travelers Choose This Experience

We will pick up our passengers in the center of Ponta Delgada. Our tour will start on the south coast of the island, passing through Vila Franca do Campo towards the Furnas volcano, one of the places where it is possible to observe volcanic phenomena and their manifestations such as the calderas and hot springs.


The route that starts in the parish of Faial da Terra, extends for 4.5km and lasts about 3h30. As we go along the path, we come across the most varied species of plants, including Frangula azorica, Cryptomeria and some others such as Conteira and Frankincense.


Arriving at Salto do Prego, one of the most beautiful places on the island of São Miguel, there will be time for a picnic lunch and also for a bath in the crystalline waters of the waterfall. Passing through the dense vegetation, we will make our way back towards Faial da Terra and we will also make a stop in the village of Povoação, the first area of the island to be populated and where we will be able to taste the local delicacies, more specifically the "fofas da Povoação". ". On the way back to Ponta Delgada, we will still be able to observe the tea plantations of the island, the mountains and the coastline of the north coast, passing by Ribeira Grande, the second largest city on the island.

What's included?

  • Transport from the center of Ponta Delgada;
  • Guide in Portuguese;
  • hiking poles;
  • Picnic – Sandwiches, cake, fruit, water and juice;
  • Insurance.

Not Included:

  • Hotel transportation outside the center of Ponta Delgada;
  • Personal expenses;

Itinerary

Pick up no centro de Ponta Delgada

Pick up no centro de Ponta Delgada

We start the tour with the pick up of passengers in the center of Ponta Delgada.

Passing through Vila Franca do Campo

Passing through Vila Franca do Campo

On the way to our trail, we will also pass through Vila Franca do Campo, from where it is possible to observe the famous islet of Vila Franca with its inner crater.

Passage through Furnas

Passage through Furnas

Our trail also includes the Furnas volcano where it will be possible to observe volcanic phenomena and their manifestations such as calderas and hot springs.

Salto do Prego

Salto do Prego

It is in this rich place surrounded by nature and vegetation that we will take a break for our picnic lunch. There will also be time for a dip in the crystal-clear waterfall.

Vila de Povoacao

Vila de Povoacao

Again on the way back, we will make a stop at the first populated village on the island of Sao Miguel! There will be time for a tasting of regional sweets, especially the "Fofas da Povoacao".

Passing through the Gorreana tea plantation

Passing through the Gorreana tea plantation

On the way to Ponta Delgada, we will make the journey through the northern part of the island, crossing the only tea plantation in Europe, the Fábrica Gorreana tea plantation.

Ribeira Grande

Ribeira Grande

Before reaching Ponta Delgada, we'll also stop by Ribeira Grande, the second largest city on the island of São Miguel.

Trail information:

  • Expected duration: 03H30
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Distance: 4.5 KM
  • Minimum age: 8 years
  • This walking tour is not recommended for people with joint problems.
  • Subject to weather conditions


What you should bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes;
  • Water, sunglasses and hat;
  • Towel and bathing suit;
  • Sunscreen in spring and summer;
  • Light coat all year round;
  • Raincoat in winter;
  • Schoolbag.

Deposits are non-refundable. To get a refund, you must cancel at least 48 hours before your experience start time. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the start time of the experience, the amount paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than 48 hours before the start time of the experience will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience's local time. This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If canceled because the minimum has not been met, you will receive a different date/experience or a full refund.

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This tour has a lot of culture, history and breathtaking landscapes to show! Along the way, we'll pass through different regions of the island of São Miguel, each one laden with secrets and centuries-old traditions.
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