Salto do Prego Trail

7 hours

Start at 9:00

Max 8 people

€ 55 per adult, € 41 per child

What's included

Pick-up/Drop-off (only in Ponta Delgada)

Picnic lunch

Water bottle

Expert guide/driver

Highlights

Salto do Prego waterfall

Seeing Sanguinho, a remote mountain village

Views of Faial da Terra from above

Lush dense vegetation of the Azores

Description

The Salto do Prego trail, also known as Sanguinho trail, is the favourite among many hikers of São Miguel. The trail is located in one of the most remote areas of the island, densely covered in lush vegetation, including some plants native to the Azores.

Feel like an early settler of the Azores, exploring the inside of the island from the seaside up. Walk parallel to a lovely water stream, enjoying the sound and views of the running water, until reaching one of highlights of the day - the beautiful waterfall of Salto do Prego. You can even enjoy a swim in the water pool if the weather is warm and you feel like cooling down from the hike up.

Take a different path on the way back and go across Sanguinho, a tiny village that was abandoned for years and is now gaining new live. You'll feel like you time travelled to the past!

Towards the end of the trail, enjoy wonderful views of Faial da Terra a small picturesque town by the sea.

Meeting point

Pick-up included in Ponta Delgada between 9:00 - 9:15. Please be ready at 9:00, but don't worry if it takes us another 10-15 min to get to your accommodation. If staying outside of Ponta Delgada, please contact us. You can request a pick-up for an additional cost or you can come meet us at the tourism office in Ponta Delgada downtown.

What to bring

Sturdy hiking shoes

Backpack to carry picnic and water

Long hiking trousers (to prevent leg scratches)

Rain/wind jacket (weather conditions can change quickly in the Azores and can be windy in high altitudes)

Important notes

Although easy overall, this hike includes short sections of steep climbs, which require good physical condition.

Why book with us

Small groups

We believe sustainable tourism is what is right for the Azores, not mass tourism, therefore all our tours are run in small groups, in a peacefull and relaxed way

Support the locals

We are based in the Azores and work with small local businesses, therefore your money is helping the local economy instead of international coorporations

Only the best

We offer you only the best and most unique experiences the Azores has to offer, provided by the best suppliers. We believe 100% in all our services.