Trail in Sanguinho
Location: São Miguel, Portugal
Activity: Walking Tours
Languages spoken: English, Portugese
Duration: 7 hrs
Difficulty: ModerateMeeting point:
Minimum age: 6
- Available in 2 days
- Faial da Terra
- Picnic lunch
- Stop at vila da Povoação
All about the trip
The activity starts with a drive by the south coast of the island, offering amazing views over the hills, green pastures and the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo, a volcanic formation that is considered a natural reserve by the Government of the Azores. Then, we enter the collapsed volcano of Furnas, one of the places where we can contemplate the volcanic manifestations, such as the hot springs and the calderas. After passing by Furnas, we exit the volcanic crater an enter in the Povoação, the first settlement of São Miguel. This trail begins in the parish of Faial da Terra, lasts approximately 3,5 hours and extends for 4,5 km. Initially, it raises to the place of Sanguinho, that got its name from the abundant endemic with the same name (Frangula azorica), by a steep path, with a breathtaking view over the parish and the ocean. The trail continues through a forest of Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) and some other species, such as the Ginger Lilys (Hedychium gardnerianum) and the Australian Cheesewood (Pittosporum undulatum), to the waterfall Salto do Prego, in one of the most beautiful places of the island. This is the perfect spot for a picnic lunch and also for bathing in the crystal-clear waters of the waterfall. The return trip takes us on the path parallel to a stream that flows from the waterfall to the parish of Faial da Terra, through lush vegetation. The return to Ponta Delgada includes a stop in the village of Povoação, where you can try the local pastry, especially the ''Fofas" from Povoação. On the way back to Ponta Delgada, we cross to the north coast, being possible to see the only tea fields in Europe, the hills and the landline of the north coast, passing by Ribeira Grande, the second biggest city of the island and then crossing back to south coast, through the narrower part of the island, with just 8 km. After a brief drive in the south coast, the activity ends with the arrival 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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