Hiking in Pico da Vara
Minimum age: 8
- Picnic lunch
- Gorreana tea factory tour
All about the trip
Join us to explore the beautiful nature of Azores on this 7 km long hike.
Togethere we will admire the amazing nature of São Miguel and Algarvia, we will also visit the Gorreana tea factory for tea tasting. Your English-speaking guide will explain all to you.
Our day begins with collection from the meeting point, from heer we will head towards Algarvia. On the way to the starting point of the hike, you will see many amazing views over the landline of the north coast and the green fields of Europe's only tea plantation. This 7 km hike begins and ends in the parish of Algarvia, municipality of Nordeste, at around 700 meters above sea level. After rising about 1 km through a forest of Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica), the landscape changes to a scenario with endemic species and ground vegetation, composed mainly of grasses that give the name to the place: Graminhais. From here, you can see Povoação, the first place of arrival for the settlers on the island in the 15th century. The trail rises until it reaches the highest point on the island of São Miguel, Pico da Vara, at 1105 meters above sea level, where you have an amazing view over almost the whole island and a 360º view on top of the mountain. The return to the starting point is done with the descent of the same track, which is a bit slippery during the winter. On the return to Ponta Delgada, passing by the northern coast of the island, we will stop at the oldest tea factory of São Miguel, the Gorreana tea factory. Here we will enjoy tea tasting. Afterwards, we will pass by the city of Ribeira Grande, the only city on the north side of the island. Following on from here, we will cross back to the south coast, through the narrower part of the island, with just 8 km left. After a brief drive in the south coast, our day will conclude when we arrive in Ponta Delgada.
What is included in the price
- Picnic lunch
- Picos de Aventura Guide
- Insurance (Personal Accident and Liability)
Until 18 years must be accompanied by parents or guardians, or bring a written permission.
This activity is organised by Picos de Aventura, Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral, Ponta Delgada, 9500-771, Portugal, +351 296 283 288, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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