Plan Your Trip

Travel Information

Flights
From Lisbon, direct flight to Santa Maria on Thursdays and Sundays, with Azores Airline only.
Daily flight from Lisbon to São Miguel
Daily flight from São Miguel island to Santa Maria

Where to Stay

For Shorter Stays
Studio in Vila do Porto - 10 min walk to trail start and office (see on map)
Youth Hostel of Santa Maria
Charming Blue Hotel

For a Longer Stay
Studio in Vila do Porto - 10 min walk to trail start and office (see on map)
Casa do Norte
Casa do Oleiro
Pensão Francisca
Santa Maria Rentals


Recommended Equipment

- GR Map (print or digital)
- Hiking boots
- Sandals or similar for wearing indoors
- Backpack (45 to 55l)
- Sleeping bag and towel
- Light waterproof coat
- Sticks
- Hat, Sunglasses and Sunscreen
- Headlamp
- Bottle for Water
- First aid kit
- Ear Plugs – good to have when you share an open space

In wintertime, be prepared for rain and mud. Bring good boots and waterproofing. Don’t forget to bring indoors shoes – nothing better than to have warm, dry feet while your hiking boots are drying in front of the wood stove.

During summer, bring a bathing suit because there are many places to jump into the ocean along the trail.

 

Other Activites

Bootlá
SMATUR


Whale watching in São Miguel

Sea Colors Azores
Very good friend of us, a family company – Something different than big crowded boats.

 

Santa Maria is the perfect island for those who like tranquility and nature, but also adventure!