Walk along a whimsical trail through the woods and follow streams and rivers dotted with beautiful waterfalls along the way. Visit the only tea plantation and factory in Europe. Located in Lomba de São Pedro, the easternmost of the 14 parishes that make up the municipality of Ribeira Grande, we can find the Moinho do Félix Waterfalls Trail. Setting off on our trail we will be welcomed with wonderful coastal views leading us down to the first waterfall on this route Cascata do Homem. We will continue our hike following in the footsteps of our forefathers; going uphill through the woods and weaving in and out through the trees until reaching the old watermill Moinho do Félix sitting next to the waterfall Cascata do Teófilo. Moving on along this ancient trail you will feel the peace and tranquility here, with the sound of the stream guiding us to the last waterfall Cascata da Gruta and its natural pool Poço da Truta. Following the trail, back up to the village, we will pass by several fountains which in former times served to supply water to the local population. Visit Tea Plantation: We will pay a visit to the Chá Gorreana Tea Factory and Plantation, which is the oldest and currently only tea plantation in Europe. Take a tour through this family run estate and take a closer look at the whole tea manufacturing process; from cultivating to the final product, which you will have the opportunity to taste for yourself. We will end the day with some relaxing time at one of the beaches on the Northern Coast, whose dark sand is distinct to a volcanic island like São Miguel. NOTE: We are flexible with the itinerary of the day depending on local conditions and group abilities. It is recommended that you are in good physical shape as this tour includes, at times; walking on unstable terrain, muddy areas and graveled uphill and downhill slopes. Break time to enjoy a picnic lunch (provided), around 2 hours of hiking, 2 hours of cultural tour, and time to swim and/or relax at the end of the tour.

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