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This route starts in Povoação and ends in Nordeste. In the past, all of these trails were used to reach the woods, to fetch branches to provide cattle fodder, to produce charcoal, and to provide a connection to other parishes. We will pedal through pastures, roads flanked by plane trees (Platanus hispanica), valleys and streams. Just before reaching Nordeste the trail enters an amazing forest land – Tronqueira – which is very rich in endemic native species that resemble the forests that existed on the island before the discoverers arrived here. The trip finishes in Nordeste village which is known to be the most flower-rich village in São Miguel. A Picnic lunch is included. By the end of the trip we will be passing through the tea plantation fields (Camellia sinensis) and we will have the opportunity to visit the centenary Gorreana Tea Factory and taste the local tea. This tea plantation is the only one existing in Europe and its organic tea is well known worldwide for its antioxidant properties.
Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, comfortable shoes, hat, sunblock, backpack, water.
Price per person