Day trip

From Ponta Do Sol: Full-Day Nature Hike with A Guide

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From Ponta Do Sol: Full-Day Nature Hike with A Guide

Activity provider: Bu Country Tours

From US$ 88.65 per person

Enjoy a spectacular walk along an incredible zigzag path that leads to Ribeira Garça. Discover Boca das Ambas Ribeiras, Coculi and its prominent parish church of Santo Crucifixo and Chã de Igreja.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
French, Portuguese, English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike along breathtaking views by volcanic mountains and valleys
  • Enjoy your own picnic with stunning views of the green valleys
  • Walk along an incredible zigzag path that leads to Ribeira Garça
  • Discover Coculi and its prominent parish church of Santo Crucifixo
Full description

This spectacular walk begins at the Vila de Ribeira Grande riverbed, passing through scattered houses, banana plantations, and a large windmill that helps residents collect water.

After 1 hour of walking, arrive at Coculi Village with its prominent Santo Crucifixo parish church, and then reach the second “Ribeira Grande” (at the mouth of two Ribeiras).

Learn about the local fauna and flora from your local guide and walk between the sugarcane plantations to a slender aqueduct built by the Portuguese in 1956, which still carries water today.

Discover the small village of “Boca das Ambas Ribeiras” (Mouth of Both Valleys) where you will enjoy lunch with a vertiginous view of the valley floor. After that, enjoy a zigzagging cobbled path that leads to the tiny settlement of Selado do Mocho and the Ribeira Garça.

Finally, catch a glimpse of Chã da Igreja, meet locals and finish the walk in the village´s promontory. The tour concludes with a drop-off at your accommodation.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation
  • Private transportation
  • Liability insurance
  • Professional tour guide
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • The hiking path curves steeply with a hard descent

Product ID: 411682