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Rocha da Relva Half-Day Walking Tour

by MTS Globe Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
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Explore the beauty of São Miguel's southern coast during a short but rewarding walking tour on the only track leading to Rocha da Relva. Sights of pristine blue waves gently crashing into striking cliffsides await you as you make your way down to the beautiful coast and back to where you began.

After convenient pick-up from either your hotel or the tourism office, take a short drive to the trailhead and embark on a 2.7-mile (4.5-km) walk through scenic island countryside. Marvel at intriguing rock formations just beside you throughout the majority of the trip, and learn about the island's variety of fig trees, vineyards, and fruit and vegetable production.

Upon reaching the bottom, wander through a small village and listen as waves gently lap against the rocks—practically the only sound you hear. Pass by fields of livestock including cows, horses, and donkeys, and listen as your expert hiking guide provides commentary about the area's history and culture.

Begin the return journey back up the same trail on which you arrived, taking in views of endless sparkling ocean along the way. Stop at a viewpoint with a spectacular lookout, where it's not uncommon to catch sights of whales and dolphins. Your experience ends with a ride back to your hotel or the tourism office.

Explore the beauty of São Miguel's southern coast during a short but rewarding walking tour on the only track leading to Rocha da Relva. Sights of pristine blue waves gently crashing into striking cliffsides await you as you make your way down to the beautiful coast and back to where you began.

After convenient pick-up from either your hotel or the tourism office, take a short drive to the trailhead and embark on a 2.7-mile (4.5-km) walk through scenic island countryside. Marvel at intriguing rock formations just beside you throughout the majority of the trip, and learn about the island's variety of fig trees, vineyards, and fruit and vegetable production.

Upon reaching the bottom, wander through a small village and listen as waves gently lap against the rocks—practically the only sound you hear. Pass by fields of livestock including cows, horses, and donkeys, and listen as your expert hiking guide provides commentary about the area's history and culture.

Begin the return journey back up the same trail on which you arrived, taking in views of endless sparkling ocean along the way. Stop at a viewpoint with a spectacular lookout, where it's not uncommon to catch sights of whales and dolphins. Your experience ends with a ride back to your hotel or the tourism office.

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Rocha da Relva Half-Day Walking Tour

Activity Location

Relva

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Ponta Delgada (Hotel Pickup)

    Ponta Delgada

  • Ponta Delgada Tourism Center

    Av. Infante D. Henrique

    Ponta Delgada


Highlights

  • Breath-taking views of endless blue sea during a short hike

  • Opportunity to marvel at interesting geological formations

  • Sights of fields full of wandering cows, horses & donkeys

  • Chance to walk through a coastal village & learn its history

  • Visit to a viewpoint used to watch for whales & dolphins


Inclusions

  • Walking tour

  • Walking stick

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your central Ponta Delgada hotel or tourism office

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 7 and younger are not allowed.

  • If you have back, neck, joint, knee, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.

  • You must have good circulation and healthy, unblocked breathing.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Ponta Delgada hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.