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Walking Tour Ribeira Funda & Praia da Viola (Full Day)

By Picos de Aventura
Price is £56per adult


Free cancellation available
7h 30m
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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • Discover a breath-taking coastline

  • Gorgeous view to one of our tea factories

  • Step in one of our beautiful back-sand beaches

  • Opportunity to see ancient water mills

  • Dipping into one of our natural thermal baths

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Multilingual Guide

  • What's included

    Picnic Lunch

  • What's included

    Entrance to Caldeira Velha

Know before you book

  • Minimum age 6

  • Not advised for people with physical/medical restrictions

  • Meeting point is in our base

What you can expect

The day starts with the drive from the meeting point, crossing the island from south to north by the narrowest part . After passing by the only city in the north coast, Ribeira Grande, a great coastline awaits you with it's samazing views. On the way, it's also possible to see the vast fields with tea plants, the only ones in Europa. This 5,5 km trail begins in the centre of a small place on the North side of the island called Ribeira Funda, and takes around 3h to complete. The walking starts in an opened area, turning into a path with dense vegetation, mostly composed by Australian Cheesewood (Pittosporum undulatum) and Ginger Lilys (Hedychium gardnerianum). The trail then leads us to some old water mills that were once used to transform wheat and maize into flour , that was used in the confection of bread (the primary food for families all over the island) and passing by various streams until we reach a viewpoint, from where we can see our next stop: Praia da Viola beach. Praia da Viola is a small tranquil beach with rough sand , flanked by a cliff with several water springs. If the Ocean is calm, it is possible to go for a quick swim. In the middle of the hidden beach, there is a trail that takes us to the end of the tour, in the small parish of Maia. Some parts are very narrow and very steep, and might also be slippery. On the return to Ponta Delgada, passing by the northern coast of the island, there is still time to stop at the oldest tea factory of São Miguel, Gorreana tea factory for the tea tasting and stopping in Caldeira Velha, a place up in the hills of the mountain of Lagoa do Fogo were it's possible to have a bath in the relaxing hot waters. Back on the road, we pass by Ribeira Grande before crossing back to south coast and after a brief drive in the south coast, the activity ends with the arrival in Ponta Delgada.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Activity Location

  • Ribeira Grande
  • Ribeira Grande Azores 9600

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Picos de Aventura
    • Avenida Dom João III
    • Ponta Delgada

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