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This is a circular walk that starts next to the Caldeiras of Ribeira Grande. It is about 4km long and a relatively easy walking route although it has some steep slopes.
On this trail, our guide will give interesting information about the water resources of São Miguel island. This is a great opportunity to be in contact with nature and at the same time discover how it becomes very useful in our lives. The trail crosses all the fundamentally important sites of the Fajã Redonda Hydro Power Plant.
The first part of the trail is to descend on a dirt path with lush nature until you reach the Hydroelectric Power Station of Salto do Cabrito. This is where we will enjoy Salto do Cabrito waterfall and take some time to take pictures.
Then we will go up some stairs with a very steep slope and on the way we will pass by an iron walkway. For those who fear heights, be prepared to overcome this challenge! However, it is a footpath that is very worth it because it is very close to the river and we really have the feeling that we are surrounded by nature.
After passing through the Fajã do Redondo Hydroelectric Power Station, formerly very important to supply some municipalities of São Miguel island, we return to the starting point - Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande.
We will still have some time for a short break before returning to Ponta Delgada.
For people who fear heights, we recommend extra care.
Hiking tours are available from 8 years old. This walk is not recommended for people with knee/joint problems.
Price per adult
Price per child