Hiking Trails

The green nature of the Azores deserves to be discovered. Live the adventure of discovering the most fabulous and exciting hiking trails in the Azores. Walk through shortcuts, forests, rivers, cliffs, lakes and find heavenly places that makes the hiking trails of the “AZORES GREENMARK” an unforgettable experience, pleasant and suitable for your physical abilities.

Feel the nature of the Azores walking with us or through us on the most sensational hiking trails of the Azores. And afterwards we have more for you...

Green Waters
Starting
40
per person

Walk with us in pure nature, enjoy a majestic waterfall and visit the green water dam, you can also drink the water in its purest form directly from the spring.

Dare to do the green waters trail with us throughout all day and beyond walking you will see the traditional cozido from the Caldeiras and enjoy the result! Also visit a whale watch sihgtseeing or eventually the Cintrão lighthouse and get to know a few of the viewpoints on the north coast of the island. Relax in the hot thermal waters of a Natural Monument of Caldeira Velha and finish your adventure taking the image of the emblematic and natural Fire Lake.

Details:
 - Trail difficulty: EASY;
 - Trail extension: 5 km;
 - Trail duration: around 2 hours.
 

Volcano
Starting
40
per person

Go through the circuit of the lava of the volcanic eruption of 1563 that swallowed part of the city of Ribeira Grande. Learn about the immigration in the Azores that was the way found by locals to improve their life quality. If you book all day excursion you may also visit the Ribeira Grande Geothermal plant, one of a kind in Europe, and then you can relax in the natural pools with termal water heated by the interior of the volcano, after that heading back home we will take you through the idyllic scenery of the most beautiful and Natural Reserve of the Fire Lake!

Details:
 - Trail difficulty: EASY
 - Trail extension: 2.5 km;
 - Trail duration: around 1:45 hours.
 

Hell´s Window
Starting
40
per person

The AZORES | GREENMARK will take you on a walk through tunnels and aqueducts, springs and puddles, with the intention of showing you the “Hell Window”, a cavity created by the power of erosion of the water. In this trail you will be able to learn about the process of making ceramic utensils and some concepts about volcanology!

If you want to accompany us during all day you can visit the beautiful village of Vila Franca do Campo and take a nice glimpse of its islet. View the magnificent waterfall of Lombadas from the Monte Escuro mountain and before going back home visit the Caldeiras of Ribeira Grande!

Details:
 - Trail difficulty: EASY
 - Trail extension: 7.3 km;
 - Trail duration: around 3 hours.
 

Tea of Nature
Starting
40
per person

Join us and walk through the only tea plantations of Europe, stopping on the tea factories! In there you will see and be explained how it handles the manufacture of tea and then experiences the various types of teas accompanied by the famous regional confectionery.

Then we will have time to visit the manor house from the 18th century and if you continue with us in the afternoon, after a well-watered and typical azorean lunch you can visit a museum which displays several patents on the old tools used in the professions of the people of São Miguel.

Finally, relax and enjoy with a bath in the hot springs of Caldeira Velha so that you can reach home rejuvenated.

Details:
 - Trail difficulty: MEDIUM
 - Trail extension: 6 km;
 - Trail duration: around 2 hours.
 

The Princess Ring
Starting
50
per person

See the islet of Vila Franca with other eyes! Dive on the crystal waters of the princess ring and observe the aquatic environment and the sealife present on this natural reserve. In the afternoon and after a good lunch enjoy the taste of one of the traditional pastries and oldest of the island of São Miguel. After that go to the center of the Island and visit the beautiful Congro Lake through its trail!

Details:
 - Trail difficulty: Easy
 - Trail extension: 2.7 km;
 - Trail duration: around 1 hour.
 

Viola
Starting
40
per person

Come with us on a walk on the north coast line, where you will find some water mills, a wild beach with many springs and a small waterfall. After lunch learn about the production of tobacco and visit the Lake of São Brás. Before ending the day AZORES | GREENMARK will introduce you to the fishing village of Rabo de Peixe!

Details:
 - Trail difficulty: Medium
 - Trail extension: 5.75  km;
 - Trail duration: around 4 hours.
 

Levada
Starting
45
per person

Join AZORES | GREENMARK and visit the Lagoa do Fogo Lake through an iconic trail that starts on the south coast of São Miguel island.

During the trail you will learn about its fauna and flora surrounding the natural reserve.

Details:
 - Full Day;
 - Trail difficulty: MEDIUM
 - Trail extension: 11 km;
 - Trail duration: around 4 hours.
 

Seven Cities Vulcano
Starting
40
per person

Let the AZORES | GREENMARK present you one of the seven naturals wonders of Portugal. The twin lakes in Seven Cities parish are one of the most idyllic places on the island of São Miguel. Learn about its lakes, forests, endemics and its charms. If you stay with us all day you will have lunch in the parish of Seven Cities and then relax with a cool walk around the Blue Lake. To end your Azores Greenmark experience we will take you to relax on the thermal waters of Ferraria!

Details:
 - Trail difficulty: EASY
 - Trail extension: 4 km;
 - Trail duration: around 2 hours.
 

Blue Puddle
Starting
45
per person

Before starting the day with AZORES GREENMARK you will be introduced to one of the tea factories in the Europe, after that let your self be involved with the adventure spirit and follow us on a walk to the discovery of a blue puddle! Enjoy yourself with a traditional Azorean meal and go for a nice and warm small walk at Furnas parish, admiring its hot springs, drinking its mineral waters and contemplating its majestic lake!

Details:
 - Full Day;
 - Trail difficulty: EASY
 - Trail extension: 2.7 km;
 - Trail duration: around 1:30 hours.
 

The Tenth Island
Starting
45
per person

Visit with AZORES GREENMARK the «tenth island» of Azores , the Nordeste county. We will show you a natural park with its magnificent waterfall and its water mills. Go for a hiking trail on our company and discover about the fauna and flora of the Azores. Enjoy a traditional Azorean meal, walk on the center of the village and discover its main monuments and museums. Visit the Environmental Center of the Priolo and learn all about one of the rarest birds on Europe! End your visit on one of the most emblematic viewpoints of Nordeste!

Details:
 - Full Day;
 - Trail difficulty: Medium;
 - Trail extension: 6.6 km;
 - Trail duration: around 2 hours.
 

Nail Heel
Starting
50
per person

Go for a walk on the most know and one of the best hiking trails on the island of São Miguel, admire a wonderful waterfall while enjoying a picnic in the florest. You will visit the first place of the island to be populated. On the way back make a stop at Vila Franca do Campo and watch the village and the islet!

Details:
 - Trail difficulty: EASY;
 - Trail extension: 4.4 km;
 - Trail duration: around 2 hours.
 

A Leep into the Dark
Starting
50
per person

Come with us and we will show you the Caldeiras of Ribeira Grande, a secondary sign of volcanic activity! Try the different types of the famous water on the old ruins of a factory at Lombadas. Come along and venture to one of the toughest trails of the green island that crosses from north to south ending with the final image of the islet of Vila Franca!

Details:
 - Trail difficulty: MEDIUM
 - Trail extension: 13 km;
 - Trail duration: around 4 hours;
 

Vara´s Peak
Starting
80
per person

Integrated on the volcanic basalt complex of Nordeste, with around 4 million years old, it’s the highest point of the island of São Miguel, join us on a climb to the top and enjoy some of the best views of the green island on this natural reserve with 1103 meters high!

Climb up to the clouds!

Furnas Lake - Grená
Starting
45
per person

Join Azores GreenMark and appreciate one of the best views of the Furnas valley. Walk with us through forest areas and beautiful landscapes such as Furnas lake. We will also visit the ruins of an old manor house that now belongs to the Azorean Government. Enjoy the unique flavors of the traditional Furnas Cozido which is cooked under the ground with the heat of the land, last but not least, relax on the thermal water pool of the Terra Nostra Park.

Details:

- Half day or Full day

- Circular

- Trail difficulty: Medium

- Trail extension: 6.2 km

- Trail duration: por volta de 3 horas

- Main spots: Pico do Ferro, Caldeiras das Furnas, Parque Terra Nostra.

Agrião Rail
Starting
45
per person

Walk with us on the coast line and discover the ruins of an old water mill, appreciate a beautiful bridge Ferro bridge of Povoação. You will be surprised with beautiful views to Graminhais, Pico da Vara and Pico Bartolomeu. After the trail enjoy the regional flavors on the first town to be settled on the island of São Miguel and learn about its history. In the end of the day enjoy the views over the south coast.

Details:

- Full day

- Linear

- Trail dificulty: Medium

- Trail extension: 8.4 km

- Trail duration: 3 to 4 hours

- Main spots: Ribeira Quente, Povoação.

Ladeira da Velha
Starting
40
per person

Leave your footprints on the trail of Ladeira da Velha and be suprised with the panoramic views of the north coast of the island of São Miguel. On this trail you will have the chance to visit the ruins of old bathing and also admire a beautiful waterfall.

On this day you will have the chance to visit the center of the City of Ribeira Grande and learn about the history of the people living there.

Details:

- Half day or Full day

- Circular

- Trail dificulty: Medium

- Trail extension: 7 km

- Trail duration: 3 hours

- Main spots: Miradouro de Santa Iria, Porto Formoso, Ribeira Grande

Hay Rail
Starting
40
per person

Come with Azores | GreenMark on a hiking trail on the north coast of the island, with many different types of landscaped and geological formations.

During this hiking trail you will have a chance to visit an unknown waterfall, walk through pure Azorean nature while you listen to the waters flowing down the mountain and enjoying the different colors of the vegetation.

Details:

- Half day or Full day

- Circular

- Trail difficulty: Medium

- Trail extension: 5.5 km

- Trail duration: around 2 hours and 45 minutes

- Main spots: Santa Iria, Fenais da Ajuda, Fábrica de Chá and Cidade de Ribeira Grande

Lomba Del Rei
Starting
45
per person

Come with us on a hike between valleys and be charmed with the Azorean nature. Walk among flowers and leafs, listening to the sound of the Ribeira dos Caldeirões.

Be amazed with several waterfalls, pass through wood bridges and relax to sounds of the Azorean nature.

Enjoy typical Azorean flavors and be astonished with the beautiful landscapes that Nordeste town has to offer.

End your day with a traditional cup of tea!

Details:

- Half day or Full Day

- Linear

- Trail difficulty: Medium

- Trail extension: 3.5 km

- Trail duration: 2 hours

- Main spots: Santa Iria, Achadinha, Ribeira dos Caldeirões, Vila do Nordeste, Fábrica de Chá

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