Located in the municipality of Povoação, in the south-eastern part of the island of São Miguel, lies the parish of Faial da Terra, hosting one of the most picturesque Azorean villages surrounded by exuberant nature and a lot of peace and tranquillity. Here we will walk back in time, as we pass through the remote ancestral village of Sanguinho, pass beautiful orchards, follow forest trails and be led by the sound of trickling streams to the magnificent waterfall of Salto do Prego.
In this tour, which begins in the parish of Faial da Terra, we will walk along a beautiful river that will guide us through this charming village with its sensational orchards. We will continue our hike up through the forest, passing over wooden bridges and following our ancestors’ footsteps over cobblestone roads, until we reach the magical waterfall of Salto do Prego – where we will take a break to rest, enjoy our picnic lunch and take a refreshing swim under the waterfall.
On the way back, we will pass through the old abandoned village of Sanguinho, which has been gradually recovering its charm and liveliness.
Then, we will make a brief stop at the formidable viewpoint of Pico dos Bodes, after which we invite you to: enjoy a refreshing dive in Povoação / Ribeira Quente, OR take a cozy bath in the Thermal Springs of Furnas (at an extra cost) OR enjoy the rest of the time to wander.
WHAT TO BRING
Comfortable clothes and shoes: we recommend carrying a light waterproof jacket and wearing hiking boots or walking shoes.
Individual water bottle.
Small backpack: to carry your belongings and the lunch we provide.
Bathing suit and a Beach towel: we recommend bringing a plastic bag for carrying your wet belongings after swimming.
Sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
Medication: Any personal medication that you may need for the duration of the tour (eg: inhaler for asthma, sugar packets for diabetics, anti-inflammatory gel etc.)
Knee/ankle Support : For anyone who suffers from certain area joint problems, we recommend wearing an elastic support for better stability and to prevent any further injury.
Picnic Lunch and snacks;
Pick-up and Drop-off from / to your place of accommodation;