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You'll find the start of the trail by the end of a wide dirt road going straight south from the village Algarvia. I came from the west and at least from that way there was a sign "Pico da Vara". You can park your car...More
Staying in the furnas region we decided on a hike for the day.
Selected pico da vara. Nice drive to the site. Note: my daughter was using google maps which was going to send off in the wrong direction. I had looked on azore’s hiking...More
Reading about Pico da Vara, we always see notes about hiking to the highest place and muddy boots on photos. If you are not inclined to do this, just try the drive to the car park, at the starting point of the hike. The scenery...More
This is one more spot that you cannot miss if you love the nature.
It is located on the notrh east of Sao Miguel Island. Easy to find (thanks to the signs).
Walking there is an experience in contact with the environment.
The view is...More
You should start early or you are part of the lemming walk. Our nearly 5 year old son had no problems to walk up and down on his own. Please note that the way was not wet or slippy and we had no mist/fog. We...More
We searched two hours, but we dind‘t found the way. The cordinates from TripAdvisor were wrong. Then we tried to find the path with google. But we also failed. There was a sign with the name, but not really a street to drive there (near...More
For me it was a mid-difficult hike to the highest point of the island. There are pretty nice views on the trail and it was interesting to see constantly changing weather. We experienced both sunny and rainy parts. The rain makes the ground very slippery...More
Really nice walk to get to the highest spot on the island. We had some trouble in finding the starting point as you have to drive to a very narrow road (if you don't want to do the whole tour from the village). Before going...More
The weather can turn in an instant and it did. It's colder at these altitudes and the almost unavoidable rain makes the trails slick, muddy or darned right treacherous. I went with a local guide and he said he's only seen it clear once. You...More