Activities

Trail Pico Alto - Praia Formosa


Praia Formosa
24/08/2019 - 13:30

Start by visiting Pico Alto, the highest point of the island with about 587 meters of altitude. The viewpoint is a privileged place with a panoramic view, where you can observe the green of the mountains, the blue of the sea and the brownish green that characterize the flatter areas of the island.
By walking through the Pico Alto Forest you can take advantage of the shade to see the Laurissilva vegetation, finding species such as Urze (/ Erica azorica /), Louro (/ Laurus azorica /) and Pau-branco (/ Picconia azorica /) .
With any luck you can get to know or hear the singing of Estrelinha-de-Santa-Maria (/ Regulus regulus sanctaemariae /), the smallest bird in Europe that only lives on this island.
The route ends at Prainha and Praia Formosa, beaches of white sand with clear water, where you can enjoy a swim and wait for another great night of the Festival Maré de Agosto.

For registration and more information:
parque.natural.stmaria@azores.gov.pt | 296 206 790.

Free activity.
Minimum age: 12 years. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or adult guardian.
Registration limited until August 22nd.
We advise you to wear appropriate walking clothes and shoes, sunscreen and hat. Take water and your snack.

The Maré de Agosto Cultural Association provides transportation from Praia Formosa (Ermida) to the beginning of the trail.