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From Serra do Topo to Fajã dos Cubres

Hiking Tours

São Jorge island Request Tour
Light meal included
Boat tickets not included
Top hiking trail in São Jorge
70 per adult

From Serra do Topo to Fajã dos Cubres

Hiking Serra do Topo to Fajã dos Cubres

São Jorge island

Cheese factories with processes still mostly artisanal will fulfill your curiosity and instruct your palate for intense revelations…

The «fajãs» will show us the best that exists in the original, ancient soul f the people, and the sea is so clear that even reflects our thoughts…

To the truth of nature some man-erected moments join in, worthy and heavy in History and the air that we breathe here is strained with freshness.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese
  • Minimum age 8
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 7H
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    Fajã dos Cubres, on the island of São Jorge, was elected one of the 7 wonders of Portugal in the theme Sea Villages. And it is very easy to see why!

    The basalt houses seem to have been designed in detail by renowned landscape artists, they are very well framed between the green of the cliff and the blue of the sea.

    On this trail, going down from Serra do Topo, passing through Fajã de Santo Cristo to Fajã dos Cubres, we wander through pastures, know endemic vegetation and pass through water courses.

    On this walk you will also have the opportunity to take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the beautiful waterfall of Fajã de Santo Cristo. This is a hike that should be on your list of things to do on the island of São Jorge.

    • Pico to São Jorge

      – Our adventure begins when we arrive in Velas. The ferry trip is about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Madalena or 45 minutes from São Roque.

    • Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo

      – The hiking part will be about 10km long, for a total time of around 3.5 hours. We will wander along pastures, endemic vegetation and water courses. You can also take a dip in the crystal-clear water of a beautiful waterfall before arriving at the lava delta.

      – Once we reach the Fajã, which is also considered to be one of the best surfing spots of Portugal, we will learn what makes it so special and why it is declared a nature reserve.

    • Fajã dos Cubres

      – After a picnic lunch and some free time to fully explore this unique place, we will continue to Fajã dos Cubres.

      – There is only one access for the circulation of quad bikes. They ensure the supply of the few people still having their permanent residence there. After being trapped for several days following the last earthquake in 1980, most of the inhabitants abandoned their homes.

    • Back to Pico

      – After this full-day tour to the beautiful São Jorge, it is time to take the ferry back to Pico.

    Departure Point

    Velas Ferry Terminal | Free pick up in Velas municipality (select this option during the checkout process). Our staff will contact you on the day before the tour takes place.

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

    Returns to original departure point

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  • Environmental Education

    At Futurismo, we think that educating and raising awareness among the young ones is very important for the future

  • Friendly Help

    We’re here to make your experience incredible. Reach us by phone, email, or WhatsApp

  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

    Apart from being a responsible tour operator, we also have a social commitment with many local organizations

  • Plan your Hiking Serra do Topo to Fajã dos Cubres

    What to bring?

    • Comfortable light clothes
    • Hiking boots or shoes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Swimsuit & towel
    • Water and snacks


    • Boat tickets not included
    • You can join this tour if you are already in São Jorge
    • If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h before the tour

    Our Policies

    Reviews What people think about


    Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

    Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    I am pregnant but I would like to do this activity. Is it possible?

    We don’t recommend this tour for pregnant women.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

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