Touristic Circuits: Full Day - São Jorge Island (departure from Velas)

Location: São Jorge
From $103.65 per person

Date and Participants

About the Experience

Place of beginning and end:

Velas

Estimated duration:

7/8 hours

Included: Lunch with drinks included, coffee, visit to the cheese factory & artisanal shop

Description of theCircuit:

  • Beginning of the Circuit in Velas
  • Passage in the parish of Rosais
  • Stop at Pico da Velha viewpoint, overlooking Rosais Parish, Mouros das Velas and the sea channel between Pico, São Jorge and Faial Islands
  • Stop at Sete Fontes Natural Park, one of the main natural parks of the Island
  • Passage in Toledo, Santo António and Norte Grand
  • Stop at Norte Grande viewpoint, overlooking the North Coast, Fajã do Ouvidor and Fajã da Ribeira da Areia.
  • Passage in Norte Pequeno
  • Stop at Norte Pequeno viewpoint, overlooking the North Coast, Fajã dos Cubres (Winner of the 7 Wonders of Portugal Competition in the category of Aldeias do Mar or "Sea Villages") and Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo, one of the main Fajãs of São Jorge island, classified as Nature Reserve and Special Ecological Area
  • Stop at one of the Cheese Production Cooperatives of São Jorge, with visit and cheese tasting (optional)

LUNCH BREAK

  • Passage in Calheta village
  • Visit to Francisco Lacerda Museum and São Jorge Museum (optional)
  • Passage in Calheta viewpoint, overlooking Calheta village, South Coast of the island and the sea channel between Pico and São Jorge Islands
  • Passage in Ribeira Seca
  • Stop at Fajã dos Vimes, to see artisanal products like the famous Colchas and taste the unique Fajã dos Vimes coffee, locally produced and known as the only coffee plantation in Europe
  • Passage in Serra do Topo
  • Stop at Pedras Brancas viewpoint, overlooking Vale da Ribeira da Fajã de São João
  • Stop at Fajã de São João viewpoint, overlooking the South Coast of the island, Fajã de São João and sea channel between Pico and São Jorge island
  • Passage in São Tomé, Santo Antão and Vila do Topo
  • Passage in Pontinha do Topo, overlooking Topo islet, Terceira and Graciosa islands
  • Start of the return back to Velas
  • Stop in Manadas viewpoint, overlooking Manadas, Terreiros and Urzelina and the sea channel between Pico and São Jorge islands
  • Passage in Manadas
  • Stop in Santa Barbara church, the only monument in the Azores that is classified as National Heritage
  • Passage in Urzelina
  • Stp and visit to Urzelina's church tower
  • Passage in Ribeira do Nabo and Queimada
  • Stop in Ribeira do Almeida viewpoint, overlooking Velas village and the sea channel between Pico, São Jorge and Faial islands
  • Stop in São Pedro viewpoint, overlooking Mouros das Velas, sea channel between Pico, São Jorge and Faial islands and parish of Rosais
  • End of the circuit in Velas

Stops and Optional Visits:

Visit and São Jorge cheese tasting in Cooperatives of Production

Visit to the Francisco Lacerda Museum and São Jorge Museum

Type of vehicle used:

The type of vehicle to be used depends on the number of passengers to be carried, the circuits can be made with vehicles of 4, 8, 19 or 51 seats. 

Circuit alterations:

Sometimes changes can be made due to several reasons, such as: street working, vehicle dimension, weather conditions, breakdowns, customer request, etc. The circuits can still be fully customized according to the customer's wishes.