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Aldeia do Priolo

Galp Service Station - Vila do Nordeste

GPS: 37.831802N,-25.145547W

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REPSOL Service Station (Santana)

GPS: 37.850632N, -25.247854W

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Museum of the Nordeste Village

Summer time
Monday to Friday:
9h00 - 12h30 and 13h30 - 16h30
Saturday and holidays:
10h00 – 17h00

Winter time
Monday to Friday:
8h30 – 12h30 e 13h30 – 16h30

Address:
Rua Dª Maria do Rosário, Vila do Nordeste
Phone: 296 480 065

GPS: 37.832872N, -25.150453W

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Ethnographic Museum of S. Pedro do Nordestinho

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday:
8h00 - 12h00 and 13h00 - 16h00

Address:
Rua Canto da Cruz S/N, São Pedro Nordestinho
Phone: 296 480 065

GPS: 37.849204N,-25.196463W

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Ethnographic Museum of Achada

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday:
8h00 - 12h00 and 13h00 - 16h00

Address:
Rua da Igreja S/N, Achada
Phone:  917 267 368

GPS: 37.846340N,-25.265198W

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Farol do Arnel

Summer time
Open only on Wednesdays:
14h00 - 17h00 

Winter time
Open only on Wednesdays:
13h30 – 16h30

Free access without prior registration.

GPS: 37.824185N, -25.135971W

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Church of Matriz de São Jorge (Vila do Nordeste)

It is a Portuguese Christian monument located in Nordeste municipality, in the island of São Miguel. The early church, under the invocation of São Jorge (Saint Jorge), already existed before 1522, on the occasion of the cataclysm that subverted Vila Franca do Campo. In 1796, the reconstruction of the new temple began, which lasts until this day.

GPS: 37.832238N,-25.146601W

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Our Lady of Pranto hermitage (São Pedro Nordestinho)

This marian temple under the invocation Nossa Senhora do Pranto (Our Lady of Pranto) was erected in 1522.
It’s origin lays on the story of a cattle keeper who saw Our Lady and instructed him to, among other things, build this hermitage. Nowadays it is a place where the various pilgrimages of the island stop by.

GPS: 37.849802N, -25.188547W

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Santo António Church (Santo António Nordestinho)

The present church of Santo António, in the parish of Santo António de Nordestinho, was built in 1899, in order to replace a hermitage, under the same invocation. This was done with the help of the population, and the construction ended on 1909.

GPS: 37.852180N, -25.208035W

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Nossa Senhora da Anunciação Church (Achada)

This temple is the greatest architectural heritage of this place. The small and simple temple under the invocation of Nossa Senhora da Anunciação dates back to 1526 and suffered several refurbishments over the years, being the last one in 1984. From the church's square you have a great view to the sea, which made it even more popular.

GPS: 37.858755N, -25.263700W

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House of Labour (Vila do Nordeste)

House of handicrafts dedicated mainly to the production of embroidery work.

Visits
Monday to Friday:
8h00 – 12h00 e 13h00 – 17h00

Address
Vila do Nordeste – Estrada Regional nº 7
Phone.:  296 488 448
Email.: casatrabalhonordeste@hotmail.com

GPS: 37.836073N, -25.148212W

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Tourist Information Office

Here you may find several handicraft artifacts for sale.

Visits
Summer time
Monday to Friday:
9h30 – 17h30
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays:
10h00 – 17h00

Winter time
Monday to Friday:
9h30 – 17h30
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays:
10h00 – 15h15

Address
Rua António Alves de Oliveira s/n
Vila do Nordeste
Phone.: 296 488 320
Email:  posto.turismo@cmnordeste.pt

GPS: 37.831627N, -25.146270W

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Fairy hands Cooperative (Salga)

The Cooperative Mãos de Fada (Fairy Hands) cooks bread, biscuits and other dry cakes in the traditional fashion. It has a point of sale and also makes distribution around the island.

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
00:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays
From 10:00 p.m. Saturday to 12 p.m. Sunday
 
Address
Rua Direita nº32, Salga
Phone: 296 462 366
Email: maosfada@sapo.pt

GPS: 37.843357N, -25.302277W

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Salto da Farinha Viewpoint (Salga)

The name Salto da Farinha (Flour’s throw) comes from the milling of cereals which once took place here.
In this place you will find a waterfall, picnic park and toilets.

GPS: 37.853703N, -25.297685W

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Salto do Cavalo Viewpoint (Salga)

In this viewpoint we will be able to have a fantastic view of both north and south shores of the island. The viewpoint is surrounded by endemic flora and, if you are lucky, you might see the Priolo, an endemic specie of São Miguel island.

GPS: 37.788137N, -25.283672W

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Ponta da Madrugada Viewpoint (Pedreira)

This viewpoint is well known for being one of the best spots in the island to see the sunrise. For this reason, some people stay there overnight. Besides watching the sunrise, this place also offers an astonishing view to the sea and to Serra da Tronqueira.

GPS: 37.789154N, -25.147149W

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Ponta do Sossego Viewpoint (Pedreira)

A few metters after Ponta da Madrugada viewpoint, Ponta do Sossego offers a dazzling view over the shore, Fajã do Araújo and Lombo Gordo beach.
Besides that, it holds the biggest garden of the municipality, which contains several different flowers and plants, and also a BBQ area, making this place very appealing for family summer picnics.

GPS: 37.799968N, -25.145380W

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Pico de Bartolomeu Viewpoint (Pedreira)

Pico de Bartolomeu (Bartholomew’s Peak) offers an amazing view through the east coast of the island, covering both Nordeste and Povoação. Here you can find Azorean Laurissilva, an endemic specie of the Azores which can be found at high altitudes. Priolo, an endemic specie of the Azores, can also be easily found from this viewpoint, especially during the summer.

GPS: 37.778510N, -25.168832W

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Serra da Tronqueira Viewpoint (Pedreira)

This viewpoint offers a terrific view over Serra da Tronqueira (Tronqueira mountain) and Pico da Vara (Vara’s peak), the higher peak of São Miguel island, with 1103 metters, and also over Pico Verde (Green peak), with 931 metters.
Here you can find a great variety of endemic plant species such as Azorean Laurissilva, Azores juniper, Azores Blueberry, Azores Laurel and Azorean Holly. Besides that, and since this viewpoint is situated inside the Priolo’s habitat, you can watch it from here during certain periods of the year.

GPS: 37.796370N, -25.184830W

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View of the Boats Viewpoint (Pedreira)

From this viewpoint you can see Farol do Arnel (Arnel’s Lighthouse) – the oldest lighthouse of the Azores – and the fishing port of Vila do Nordeste. It is possible to go down there, but be careful because it is very steep.

GPS: 37.819605N, -25.139325W

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Ponta do Arnel Viewpoint (Vila do Nordeste)

This viewpoint allows you to see Farol do Arnel (Arnel Lighthouse) closer than Vista dos Barcos viewpoint, as also part of the coast. The viewpoint has a parking lot and toilets.

GPS: 37.824528N, -25.139613W

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Boca da Ribeira Viewpoint (Vila do Nordeste)

As you descend to the bathing area Foz da Ribeira or until the campsite, you can find this viewpoint, with a view over the mouth of Ribeira do Guilherme, where you can find natural pools.

GPS: 37.841635N, -25.149073W

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Pelado Endemic Park Viewpoint (Lomba da Fazenda)

This viewpoint is inserted inside Pelado Endemic Park, hence its name. The low height of the coast in this area offers a greater proximity to the sea, and for this reason the soil here became very arid, which allowed the growth of a kind of vegetation in the island, such as Faia-da-Terra, Bracel-da-rocha and Urze.

GPS: 37.850249N, -25.150393W

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Borda da Ladeira Viewpoint (Santo António Nordestinho)

This place allows you to see the highest peak of the island, Pico da Vara, and the tip of Bretanha (located in the south side of the island).

GPS: 37.841635N, -25.149073W

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Despe-te-que-suas Viewpoint (Algarvia)

The Despe-te-que-suas (Get Naked because you will get sweaty) name was given to a stream down there due to the steepness, which led to a greater effort of the population when climbing the slope.
Nearby you can find a garden with a BBQ area.

GPS: 37.853761N, -25.224204W

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Vigia das Baleias Viewpoint (Algarvia)

This place was a whale watching tower, dating back from when one of Azores main economic activities was whale hunting.
One of the singularities of this viewpoint is its astonishing view over the sea and the north coast. In this viewpoint you can also see a whale watching tower and also an homage to Nossa Senhora de Fátima (Our Lady of Fátima). It has BBQ and picnic area, toilets and a circuit of physical maintenance.

GPS: 37.851548N, -25.231269W

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Pesqueiro Viewpoint (Santana)

This viewpoint has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful of Nordeste. It is possible to see from there Pico da Vara, part of the north coast of the island and also a rock where the population used to fish and catch “lapas”. It has a picnic and BBQ area, toilets, gardens and a small children’s playground.

GPS: 37.853952N, -25.246566W

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Pedra dos Estorninhos (Starling’s Rock) Viewpoint (Salga)

This viewpoint dates back to 1989 and it offers a wide view over the north coast of the island and part of the mountains in Nordeste. It can be found bear Salto da Farinha viewpoint.

GPS: 37.854779N, -25.298516W

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Ribeira dos Caldeirões Park (Achadinha

This park is a protected area of the Azores due to the fact that in that area you may find the Priolo, endangered endemic bird of São Miguel. It is located in Serra da Tronqueira along part of the watercourse of Ribeira dos Caldeirões and Ribeira do Guilherme (where you can find Botanical garden of Ribeira do Guilherme).
It has a very diversified flora, such as Laurissilva, hortências, cryptomeria among many others.

GPS: 37.842645N, -25.267566W

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Pelado Endemic Park (Lomba da Fazenda)

This park, also known by the name Lomba da Fazenda Endemic Park, is a natural space perfect for tourism and recreational activities. It has a vast area of Laurissilva and other species.

GPS: 37.849993N, -25.150373W

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Recreio da Cancela do Cinzeiro Forest Reserve (Pedreira)

Recreio da Cancela do Cinzeiro Forest Reserve, also know as Pedreira’s Park, is a mandatory stop in Nordeste municipality.
It has a vast endemic vegetation duly identified, picnic area, children’s playground and also a space reserved for rustic golf.
Don’t forget to visit Priolo Environmental Centre inside this Forest Reserve.

GPS: 37.800706N, -25.162832W

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Priolo Environmental Centre (Pedreira)

Priolo Environmental Centre is located inside Recreio da Cancela do Cinzeiro Forest Reserve. The main goal of this centre is to promote the Priolo, endemic bird of São Miguel, in order to preserve its natural habital, the Laurissilva florest. Priolo is the second most endangered bird in Europe, and it exists only in the eastern side of São Miguel.

GPS: 37.800706N, -25.162832W

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Recreio do Viveiro Forest Reserve (Vila do Nordeste)

Recreio do Viveiro Forest Reserve is located on the outskirts of the homonymous village, approximately 180 mts high, and has 4 hectares. It is one of the first stations of the forest services in the Azores.
In this location you will also find the Forest Promotion Centre.

GPS: 37.829100N, -25.148636W

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Forest Promotion Centre (Vila do Nordeste)

Located inside the Recreio do Viveiro Forest Reserve, it was built in 2012 and has arisen from the need to protect and promote the forest services of the municipality.

GPS: 37.829100N, -25.148636W

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Botanical Garden Ribeira do Guilherme (Lomba da Fazenda)

This botanical garden, located in the slopes of Serra da Tronqueira, occupies part of the watercourse of Ribeira do Guilherme, where Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park is situated. Along the watercourse, you will find waterfalls whose water feeds old mills and lakes where swans swim. In the end of this course, a place named Boca da Ribeira (Stream’s mouth), was used to make a camping park and, near the sea, a natural pool.

GPS: 37.834234N, -25.155796W

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Bathing Area Foz da Ribeira do Guilherme

As you descend to the bathing area Foz da Ribeira or until the campsite, you can find this viewpoint, with a view over the mouth of Ribeira do Guilherme, where you can find natural pools. This area is daily watched and cleaned and is supervised.

GPS: 37.845713N, -25.147007W

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Lombo Gordo Beach

Lombo Gordo beach, which already had Blue Flag, is a isolated and sheltered beach with a very unique singularity: as this area is strongly influenced by sea currents strongly related to sand settlement, it only has sand every 7 years.

GPS: 37.787349N, -25.142571W

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Foz da Ribeira das Coelhas bathing area

Foz da Ribeira das Coelhas is another bathing area of the municipality. Nearby you can also find a picnic area, situated by the sea.

GPS: 37.854750N, -25.296031W

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Restaurant Tronqueira (Vila do Nordeste)

Address
Rua do Poceirão, Vila do Nordeste
Phone.: 296 488 292

GPS: 37.828473N, -25.146717W

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Restaurant Esplanada (Vila do Nordeste)

Address
Rua Jorge M. R. Machado, Vila do Nordeste
Phone.: 296 488 286

GPS: 37.832638N, -25.146716W

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Coffee 7 Arcos (Vila do Nordeste)

Address
Rua Jorge M. R. Machado, Vila do Nordeste
Phone.: 296 488 180

GPS: 37.832651N, -25.146888W

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Snack Bar and Pastelaria O Forno (Vila do Nordeste)

Address
Rua Dª Maria do Rosário, Vila do Nordeste
Phone.: 296 488 200

GPS: 37.832555N, -25.145999W

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Snack Bar Jarrinha (Vila do Nordeste)

Address
Rua Erva Má 1-A, Vila do Nordeste
Phone.: 296 488 156

GPS: 37.834672N, -25.147798W

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Snack Bar Pico da Vara (Santo António)

Address
Rua Pe. Moniz Nº 1, Santo António
Phone.: 296 488 156

GPS: 37.852388N, -25.209394W

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Restaurant Os Melos (Achadinha)

Address
Rua do Caminho Fundo, nº 20, Achadinha
Phone.: 296 452 477

GPS: 37.854043N, -25.281901W

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Restaurant Lince Nordeste Hotel (Vila do Nordeste)

Address
Rua dos Clérigos, Vila do Nordeste
Phone: 296 480 100

GPS: 37.832926N, -25.149292W

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Casa de Pasto Cardoso (Lomba da Fazenda)

Address
Estrada Regional nº 19, Lomba da Fazenda
Phone: 296 486 138
email:  cdpcardoso@gmail.com

GPS: 37.844721N, -25.162232W

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Bar Pipas (Lomba da Fazenda)

Address
Estrada Regional Vale, Lomba da Fazenda
Phone: 296 486 121

GPS: 37.849502N, -25.167433W

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Restaurant Debbie (Achada)

Address
Rua Nova 84, Achada
Phone: 296 452 111

GPS: 37.851308N, -25.266652W

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Restaurant Norcoffee

Address
Rua João Bosco Mota Amaral, S/N
GPS: 37.832263N, -25.145927W

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Mini Market Maria Leonor Pacheco Sousa (Pedreira)

Address
Rua do Cinzeiro Nº 31, Pedreira
Phone: 296 488 326

GPS: 37.809169N, -25.146147W

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Mini Market Correia (Vila do Nordeste)

Address
Praça República, Vila de Nordeste
Phone.:  296 488 449
email: geral@minicorreia.com

GPS: 37.832381N, -25.146904W

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Casa Cheia (Vila do Nordeste)

Address
Rua António Alves de Oliveira, Vila do Nordeste
Phone.:  296 488 390

GPS: 37.831359N, -25.146392W

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Casa Cheia (Lomba da Fazenda)

Address
Estrada Regional, Lomba da Fazenda
Phone.: 296 009 607

GPS: 37.844891N, -25.163381W

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Grocery store Café Girassol (Salga)

Address
Rua Direita, Salga
Phone.:  296 462 136

GPS: 37.844601N, -25.299622W

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Andrea Soares Mini Market (Achada)

Address
Rua Mestre Inácio, Achada

GPS: 37.850302N, -25.266374W

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SPAR Mini Market (Achadinha)

Address
Rua Direita, Achadinha
Phone: 296 452 396

GPS: 37.854049N, -25.283912W

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Mini Market Luís Furtado Rego

Address
Rua da Igreja N.º 10
Phone: 296 488 104

GPS: 37.807111N, -25.141527W

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Fish Market Adalberto Botelho Melo

Address
Mercado Municipal, Rua Padre José Pacheco do Monte
Phone: 296 486 588

GPS: 37.830203N, -25.145831W

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Buses

Nordeste - Ponta Delgada:
Working days
6h45;  11h30;  16h15
Saturdays and Sundays
6h45;  14h30
Sundays and holidays
6h45;  16h00

Ponta Delgada - Nordeste:
Working days
6h45;  11h00;
16h15;  18h15 (from Monday to Thursday until the Algarvia); 18h30 (Only on friday)
Saturdays and Sundays
6h45; 16h15
Sundays and holidays
6h45; 16h15

Nordeste - Povoação
Tuesdays and Thursdays only
7h25 (Departure from Salga)

Povoação - Nordeste
Tuesdays and Thursdays only
16h00 (Departure from the village of Povoação)

GPS: 37.831802N,-25.145547W

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Salto do Cavalo - Pico da Vara

Characteristics

Difficulty: Difficult

Average time: 3 hours

Extension: 7 km

Type: Circular

Start point: Algarvia

End point: Algarvia

GPS: 37.815628N, -25.230185W Get directions

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Lomba da Fazenda

Characteristics

Difficulty: Medium

Average time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Extension: 6 km

Type: Circular

Start point: Lomba da Fazenda

End point: Lomba da Fazenda

GPS: 37.84452N, -25.16036W Get directions

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Lomba D'el Rei

Characteristics

Difficulty: Medium

Average time: 2 hours

Extension: 4,5 km

Type: Circular

Start point: 2 hours

End point: 2 hours

GPS: 37.85534N, -25.28124W Get directions

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São José Church

Characteristics

Difficulty: Medium

Average time: 2 hours

Extension: 4 km

Type: Circular

Start point: Salga

End point: Salga

GPS: 37.849996N, -25.286536W Get directions

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Ribeira dos Caldeirões

Characteristics

Difficulty: Medium

Average time: 2 hours

Extension: 5 km

Type: Circular

Start point: 2 hours

End point: 2 hours

GPS: 37.842253N, -25.267444W Get directions

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Graminhais

Characteristics

Difficulty: Medium

Average time: 2 hours

Extension: 4,5 km

Type: Linear

Start point: Salga

End point: Salga

GPS: 37.81611N, -25.23172W Get directions

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Fajã do Araújo

Characteristics

Difficulty: Medium

Average time: 1 hour and 50 minutes

Extension: 2 km

Type: Circular

Start point: Pedreira

End point: Pedreira

GPS: 37.807075N, -25.141553W Get directions

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Forno da Cal

Characteristics

Difficulty: Medium

Average time: 2 hours

Extension: 4,5 km

Type: Circular

Start point: Ribeira do Guilherme

End point: Ribeira do Guilherme

GPS: 37.827454N, -25.161187W Get directions

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Nossa Senhora do Pranto

Characteristics

Difficulty: Easy

Average time: 2 hours and 50 minutes

Extension: 4 km

Type: Circular

Start point: São Pedro Nordestinho

End point: São Pedro Nordestinho

GPS: 37.849800N, -25.198090W Get directions

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São Pedro Nordestinho

Characteristics

Difficulty: Difficult

Average time: 5 hours

Extension: 10 km

Type: Circular

Start point: São Pedro Nordestinho

End point: São Pedro Nordestinho

GPS: 37.849800N, -25.198090W Get directions

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Quinhentista

Characteristics

Difficulty: Difficult

Average time: 6 horas 

Extension: 13,5 km

Type: Circular

Start point: Santo António Nordestinho

End point: Santo António Nordestinho

GPS: 37.852180N, -25.208035W Get directions

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Fajã do Rodrigo

Characteristics

Difficulty: Medium

Average time: 3 hours

Extension: 2,5 km

Type: Linear

Start point: Ribeira do Guilherme

End point: Ribeira do Guilherme

GPS: 37.829155N, -25.148664W Get directions

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Terras de Nosso Senhor

Characteristics

Difficulty: Medium

Average time: 2 hours

Extension: 4 km

Type: Linear

Start point: 2 hours

End point: 2 hours

GPS: 37.849996N, -25.286536W Get directions

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