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Far away from the agitation of the city life, Agrião trail displays all the good things São Miguel has to offer. From an infinite ocean view to a lush vegetation and locals full of history and traditions, it has it all. Walk this not so famous trail and discover the island like no one else.

About Agrião

In the old times, this same trail was used by farmers who worked on the fertile lands of the area. Nowadays, it is an important point of passage for the pilgrims walking the entire island every year. 

This off-the-beaten-track way passed by the South Eastern coast of São Miguel Island. The starting point is at Lomba do Cavaleiro, in Povoação county. Did you know that Povoação was the first place to ever be settled on the island?

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Nature & Geology

Agrião is not the type of trail where you will see crowds of tourists. It is a well-kept secret by locals and real adventurers. 

Wonderful landscapes are to be discovered as well as incredible views and abundant nature. Indeed, sweet pittosporum, acacia and Persea indica are displayed along the way, in addition to pastures and an old mill.

Experiences and Tips

The linear trail is about 3h long (4.5km) one way and not very hard if you walk only one way. Otherwise, you will need more time and energy to get back to the starting point. 

Tip: It is better to go on this adventure with a driving guide as you will not have to walk both ways. Plus, the trail is about 1h away from Ponta Delgada by car. Our guide will drive you safe while you can relax and enjoy the views.

At Ribeira Quente you can swim at the beautiful beach mainly enjoyed by locals on sunny days. The perfect way to cool down after a hike.

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    Plan your trip to Agrião

    How to train for hiking?

    Good conditions are always better to feel comfortable. Easy tours are relatively accessible in terms of physical conditions, but we also have higher difficulty ones. Futurismo also provides walking sticks for people who feel more comfortable walking with it.

    How should the hiking boots fit?

    You should feel comfortable in your boots and practice walking with it before your trip.

    How to pack a hiking backpack?

    Your backpack should not be too heavy, but should contain the essential. Please check the “What to bring” section on each tour.

    Frequently asked about Agrião

    What airlines fly to Sao Miguel, Azores?

    Flying to São Miguel Island is quite easy and a good deal! There are low-cost companies such as Ryanair offering trips all year round. The easiest way to come, besides direct international flights, is through Lisbon (2h flight) and Porto (2h30 flight). Check the Getting Here page to learn more.

    What is the best season to hike in the Azores?

    This activity is good all year round due to our mild climate.

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