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Outdoor activities in Santana

Percurso Pedestre da Vereda do Pico Ruivo (PR1.2)

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Pico Ruivo
9230, Pico Ruivo

Santana

A pedestrian walk that is about 8 kilometres long and lasts about four hours. Regardless the time of the year, this walk is a bit slippery, and is thus advisable only for adults.

Percurso Pedestre da Levada do Rei (PR 18)

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São Jorge
9230, São Jorge

Santana

A 10.2 kilometres long pedestrian walk, along which there are several tunnels, meaning one should carry lanterns. The first part of the trail goes along the "levada" and has nice views of São Jorge and Santana.

Percurso Pedestre da Vereda dos Balcões (PR11)

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Levada Velha
9230, Ribeiro Frio

Santana

A 1.5 kilometres long pedestrian walk that starts and ends at the mountain village of Ribeiro Frio. From here one can reach the Balcões belvedere from where one can enjoy wondrful views of the Ribeira da Metade valley.

Percurso Pedestre da Vereda do Areeiro (PR1)

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Pico do Arieiro
9230, Santana

Santana

A 7 kilometres walk that lasts an average of three and a half hours. It has a maximum altitude of 1861 metres and a minimum altitude of 1542 metres.

Percurso Pedestre da Levada do Caldeirão Verde (PR9)

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Parque das Queimadas
9230, Queimadas

Santana

An 18 kilometres long pedestrian walk that lasts about 5 hours. Along the way you may observe the beauty of the Laurissilva forest with its countless waterfalls. Once at the Caldeirão Verde there’s one more waterfall with about 100 metres, ending in a clear water lagoon.

Percurso Pedestre da Levada do Furado (PR10)

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ER 103
9230, Ribeiro Frio

Santana

A pedestrian walk that is about eleven kilometres long, along which one can enjoy the natural beauty of the Laurissilva forest.

Pico do Areeiro

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ER 202
9230, Santana

Santana

This is the second highest peak of the island, 1818 metres high. The access may be by car, and there’s a café and a hotel at the top. From the peak, one may enjoy a dazzling landscape and, if the weather is good, you may see the neighbouring island of Porto Santo.

Zona Balnear da Foz da Ribeira de São Jorge

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São Jorge
9230, São Jorge

Santana

A pleasant beach complex with a small lagoon that is five metres deep in some places. It has also three swimming pools and a restaurant.

Teleférico da Rocha do Navio

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Sítio da Parlatório
9230-105, Santana

Santana

Built in 1997 with the aim of facilitating the access of farmers to their banana plantations and vineyards, soon took over as a tourist attraction. Is the privileged access to Fajã da Rocha do Navio and the nature reserve of Rocha do Navio, providing stunning views.

Percurso Pedestre da Vereda da Ilha (PR1.1)

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ER 219
9230, Cabeça do Resto

Santana

An 8.2 kilometres long pedestrian walk that starts with an ascent to the tallest peak of the island, at Pico Ruivo, from where one descends to the island's parish. Along the way, one can enjoy the central mountainous massive and the Laurissilva forest.

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