Waterfall Trail | Lomba de S. Pedro

FROM 65€per person

Booking Options

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Full Day

65€ per person

or 65€ for pickup

Special Conditions

  • Contact Us for group bookings of 9 or more.
  • This tour is available during the months of October to May. Please contact us for other availabilities.
  • 25% discount for children between 8-12 years old.

What’s included?

  • Accredited guides;
  • Insurances;
  • Picnic-Lunch;
  • Transfer (Pick-up and Drop-off);
  • Trekking poles.

Your activity

Take a walk through nature along an adventurous and enchanting trail on the north coast of São Miguel island. 

Walk through the forest and follow the water flows and streams with marvellous waterfalls along the way. Learn about the stories, fauna and flora, while discovering the breathtaking views. 

Take a guided tour to the oldest tea plantation in Europe and enjoy a cup of tea. This is more than a simple trail, it is an invitation to an unforgettable experience.

  • Take a walk through nature and get to know the flora and fauna.
  • Explore the valleys with old watermills, waterfalls and streams.
  • Visit the Plantation and taste the local tea.
  • Visit the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park.
  • Suitable for most ages, families and friends.

 

Itinerary

Start the day with a visit to the Gorreana Tea Plantation and Factory, which is currently the oldest in production in Europe. Enjoy a guided tour of the tea production process, which you will also have the opportunity to savour.

The trail is located in Lomba de São Pedro, on the north coast of São Miguel island, known for its diversity of landscapes. It begins with a steep descent past hydrangeas, where you can see the first waterfall, the Cascata do Homem. Along the way you will find a wide variety of vegetation and you can marvel at the melody of nature.

As you continue along the trail, you will see the old Moinho do Félix, whose purpose was to produce flour from corn or wheat. Descend towards the stream and come across the Palma da Mão viewpoint, where you will see the second waterfall, Cascata do Teófilo. Continue through a cryptomeria forest, which will lead you to the Cascata da Gruta and its natural pool, the Poço da Truta.

On the last climb up the stairs, discover various springs and green areas where you will find different types of vegetation, including morning glories. At the end of the trail, you will cross the parish past the various fountains and see the local life and activities.

After picnic lunch, visit the emblematic Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeirões with its stunning waterfall, where you can optionally enjoy a refreshing or hot drink. End the day with a stop at the Santa Iria viewpoint.

Note: Depending on the weather conditions and the group’s abilities, the activity may change its order and structure.

Meeting point and time – Transfer

The transfer service (pick-up and drop-off) is included in this tour.

  • Pick-up will be provided at or close to the place of your accommodation. When the activity is over, we will drop you off at the same place. Consider this for the city of Ponta Delgada (for other areas, please contact us).
  • Approximate pick-up time: Between 8:50 and 9:10 a.m.

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Details

MATERIAL TO BRING

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes: sneakers or hiking boots;
  • Lightweight waterproof and windproof jacket;
  • Individual water bottle;
  • Small backpack: to carry your belongings and the lunch that is provided;
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat;
  • Medication: Any personal medication you may need during the tour (e.g. asthma inhaler, sugar packets for diabetics, anti-inflammatory gel, etc.);
  • Knee or ankle support: For anyone suffering from joint problems, it is recommended to use an elastic support for the best stability and to prevent further injury.

Additional Information

  • This activity is not recommended for people with problems with their knees or ankles. Please let us know of any previous injuries, medical conditions or health problems when booking;
  • It is recommended that you are in good physical shape as this tour sometimes includes walking on unstable terrain, muddy areas and slopes with gravel and slopes;
  • Children are under the responsibility of an adult.

Cancellation Policy

Our Cancellation Policy is described in our Terms and Conditions. It’s important to read them before making any decisions.