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Whalers Heritage in a Hike


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Whalers Heritage in a Hike

Hiking in Calheta de Nesquim – Half day

Pico island

Calheta do Nesquim was the temple to which the great Azorean writer Dias de Melo dedicated the deepest affection during his life.

This place of thoughts, truth, and beauty, suitable for poets and artists, will be your stage for a private meeting with yourself. With the mountain watching over your steps, as a natural, magnificent Hercules, surrender yourself to this impressive, indescribable land; a land outside the world and nested in the farthest part of the island where a small rural community keeps its authenticity, as a rival witness of time.

A trail that will lead you to everything that is genuine: old paths, natural swimming pools, yards, and small forests.

  • Schwierigkeit Einfach
  • Sprachen Englisch, Portugiesisch
  • Tour starts Lajes do Pico
  • Mindestalter 8
  • Jahreszeit Hochsaison
  • Dauer 4H
  • Beinhaltet

    • Zertifizierter Führer
    • Versicherung (Unfall und Haftpflicht)

    Die Erfahrung

    Our guide will take you to a very important place for the Azores, yet far away from the most touristic attractions.

    Why is this place so significant? Because it is where our whaling times began. This was a huge source of wealth and helped the economy of the Azores.

    Even if today it is fortunately over and we prefer watching those beautiful animals in their natural habitat, there are still lots of evidences of this period.

    Let’s explore them together.

    • Lajes do Pico

      – From Madalena, we will start our hike in the little fishing harbor, close to the boat houses.

      – There you can find some of the old whaling boats, restored. Nowadays, sailors use them sometimes in sailing or rowing regattas.

    • Calheta de Nesquim

      – During this circular trail, we will discover how life on a small island in the Atlantic is and how it used to be.

      – We will pass by other places that can be associated with the whaling period. For example, a traditional whale lookout, nowadays used for the whale and dolphin watching experiences.

      – We will also have the opportunity to see one of the trypots, used to melt the whale’s blubber.

      – The trail leads us along natural pools, ancient paths, houses and gardens, forests, fields and adegas.

    • Back home

      – Once we get back to our starting point in the center of Calheta de Nesquim, we will bring you back to Lajes do Pico.


    Rua dos Baleeiros, nº5, 9930-143, Lajes do Pico


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    Was zu bringen?

    • Wanderschuhe
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Comfortable light clothes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Water and snacks

    Wichtige Info

    • You can book for fewer people. If the minimum is not met on that daym tou can reschedule, assume the full value of the experience (3 people) or cancel at least 48 hours beforehand

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