A one-hour panoramic drive will take you to the northeastern part of the island, to the starting point of the Walking Trail. This linear trail in Nordeste connects the villages of Achadinha and Salga, passing by places of stunning natural beauty and of great historical importance
Before you begin the walk, admire the Historical Standard of Alminhas, the monument that commemorates the disembarking of the liberal forces coming from Terceira island, in August of 1831, in the context of the Portuguese Civil War (1828-1834).
You will follow the road towards the coast, passing by the Cultural House of João Melo, and along the descending trail, you will be rewareded with a magnificent view of the shoreline. A bit later we will see an old levada (water channel) that used to supply a watermill. Nature along this walk is lush and green. Along the way, you will see windmills, waterfalls and Poço Azul.
If the weather conditions are good, you can swim in the bathing area with access to the sea, or in the small swimming pool.
Where the trail ends, the bus will be waiting for us for our return drive to Ponta Delgada and our ship.
• Level: 4
• Hike level: 4d
• Included: Transportation, guide
• Remarks/requirements: Comfortable clothes and shoes.
Waterproof jacket, water & food
• Walking information: Total driving time approx. 2h 30m
Total walking/hiking time approx. 3h + free time
Hiking distance: approx. 5 km
Elevation: constantly descending/ascending
• Wheelchair accessible: No
• Maximum participants: 40