Hiking excursions in Sao Miguel from Ribeira Grande
Hiking excursions in Sao Miguel from Ribeira Grande

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    German, French, Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Duration
    from 2 hrs to full day
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Sao Miguel, the Azores' most popular island, is an authentic natural paradise! The number of hiking trails that are waiting for you is impressive! Azores Greenmark will guide you on the very best! 

The Azores, and in particular Sao Miguel, is not one of the most famous touristic destinations but the green natural beauty of these Portuguese islands to be discovered!

Azores Greenmark invites you to experience the adventure of discovering the most fabulous and exciting hiking trails in Sao Miguel. On these hiking trails, you'll walk off the beaten path through forests, across rivers, up cliffs, next to lakes and find breathtaking places that will make Azores Greenmarket's hiking trails unforgettable!

5 different paths are available for you, each of them with different characteristics and difficulty, yet all of them will give shed new light on this amazing island!

The Volcano Hike

Go through the circuit that lava from the 1563 volcano eruption created. This eruption swallowed part of the city of Ribeira Grande. You'll learn about the immigration in the Azores that was the way locals found to improve their quality of life.

A Leep Into The Dark Hike

Join the team who will you the Caldeiras of Ribeira Grande, a secondary sign of volcanic activity! You'll get to experience the different types of spring water on the old ruins of a factory at Lombadas.

Lomba del Rei Hike

This hike will take place between valleys which will allow you to witness the charm of the Azorean nature. You'll walk among flowers and trees, listening to the sounds of Ribeira dos Caldeirões. Get ready to be amazed by several waterfalls, pass through wood bridges and relax to sounds of the Azorean nature.

The Tenth Island Hike

Azores Greenmark will take you to the "tenth island" of Azores , the Nordeste county. They will lead you to a natural park with a magnificent waterfall and water mills. On this hiking trail, you'll 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!

Vera's Peak Hike

Integrated on the volcanic basalt complex of Nordeste, this area is around 4 million years old and is the highest point of the island of São Miguel. This intense hike will take you to the top of Vera's Peak so you can enjoy some of the best views of the green island on this natural reserve at 1103 meters high!

Cancellation policy: 
1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made


1The Volcano Hike
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2Lomba del Rei Hike
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3The Tenth Island Hike
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4A Leep Into The Dark Hike
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5Vera's Peak Hike
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Meeting point
Rua do Espírito Santo nº 11 9600-545 Ribeira Grande São Miguel, Açores, Portugal. Get directions
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