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Do you love walking in nature? Then you can explore nature and venture along the trails of São Jorge.

Pico do Pedro/Pico da Esperança/Fajã do Ouvidor

The trail Pico da Esperança / Fajã Do Ouvidor is one of the longest of the short trails and has its start at Pico do Pedro passing through Pico da Esperança, with an altitude of 1053 meters, and is located in the geologically youngest part of the island. This route is over dirt tracks and ends at the beautiful fajã do Ouvidor. The points of interest of this trail are based on the beautiful landscape of the entire central mountain range of the island with some lakes in their craters and where, in good weather days, it is possible to see the islands of Graciosa, Terceira, Pico and Faial. This route goes through the parish of Norte Grande and its belvedere overlooking Fajã do Ouvidor and Fajã da Ribeira D'Areia - one of the few existing lava fajãs on the north coast of São Jorge island. After a short stop at the viewpoint, we descend to the Fajã where it is possible to swim - if the sea conditions allow it - in the famous Poça de Simão Dias, a natural pool, carved in black basalt and with its prismatic disjunctions in its dipping cliffs.
  Type of route:
  Minimum age:
+ 6 years
  Nº mín/Max Pax:
Min.1/ Max. 7

What to bring

• Comfortable and appropriate clothing for walking*
* It’s important to come prepared with clothes for wind, cold, rain and sun because during the activities there may be unexpected and adverse weather changes.
• Footwear such as high-top ankle-reinforcing hiking
• A backpack to carry your personal belongings
• Sunscreen and hat
• Food reinforcement and extra water
• Swimsuit or shorts and towel (option – recommended in
• Hiking poles (option – important for steep descents or

What it includes

• Certified Guides
• Insurances
• Transfers

Meeting Point

09:00 – Inform in which lodging or other place you are located so we can make the transfer and return
Pick-up and drop-off included in the price of the activity.


• Suitable for all people with a stable health situation
• Children under 18 must be accompanied by their parents
or guardian or provide written authorization
• Suitable for all year round
• Suceptible to changes due to weather conditions or
other unforeseen circumstances


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