From: 40.00 €
Start – 09.00 AM / 09H00 | End – 01.00 PM / 13H00
The hiking path starts near the hill of Pico dos Loiros in the village of Agualva.
We start by going down into a dirt trail through and after 500m we will reach to the stream of Grota da Lagoa and head towards to Fajãzinha village were we will be able to admire the view over the beach.
After a quick stop, we start the climb up a slope which is surrounded in coastal woodland and species such as Azores heather (Erica azorica) and fescue (Festuca petrae) until we reach the viewpoint over Fajãzinha.
Continuing the trail we will find some columnar basalt formations, old vineyards until reach to the Baía das Pombas This area is ideal for bird watching where it is possible to spot species which breed in the Azores including the common tern (Sterna hirundo), the Cory’s shear-water (Calonectris diomedea borealis) and the Azores wood pigeon (Columba palumbus azorica).
In the final part of this trail we will see a small coastal lagoon in the rocks. The path continues between pasture land and cliffs amid fire trees (Morella faya), Azores heathers and Australian cheese-wood (Pittosporum undulatum).
Includes: Hotel pick-up from the city center in Angra, official guide, and insurance;
Minimum required equipment: Footwear suitable for walking (hiking boots), comfortable clothing, light jacket, snack, water, backpack, sunscreen and hat;
Level of difficulty: Easy
Extension: 4 Kms
Slope: 122 m
Schedule: Every Day.