• Adventure Expeditions - Fajã do Sanguinhal - Sao Jorge Island - Azores

Expedition Sanguinhal

Adventure Expedition to the remote Fajãs of Sanguinhal and Redonda on the North coast of the island of São Jorge in the Azores.

This expedition takes us to one of the remotest fajãs of the island of São Jorge. It has been forgotten by the population since 1980 who abandoned it due to the earthquake of January 1st, 1980. Its inhabitants lived of what nature gave them, fishing, farming and grazing. It was a self subsisting fajã. This expedition takes us back in time where man and nature lived in perfect harmony.


In Fajã do Sanguinhal, in the past, there were quite a few inhabited houses, about 18 overall. Due to their abandon by their owners, the houses are almost all in ruins. The inhabitants of this fajã raised cattle in the high grasslands during the summer and were taken to fajã in winter, being fed with leaves and small branches of the incense tree harvested nearby. Besides the river that divides the boundaries with Fajã Redonda there is the Sanguinhal River in whose pools you can find many eels. Here the water of six water springs runs all the way until the last grasslands of Sanguinhal, soaking them and allowing fresh grass to grow all the time.

Adventure Expeditions - Fajã do Sanguinhal - Sao Jorge Island - Azores
EXPEDITION DAY 1
EXPEDITION DAY 2

Activity information

Hard

difficulty level

Distance of the Hiking

total distance  12km

Hiking duration

hiking 8h

Total Time of the Activity

total time  2 days

Location

north coast

camping

barbecue

Maximum Altitude

altitude max. 850 m

16 years

29

Additional information

Bring to the activity

Comfortable and light clothing;

Hiking boots or tennis shoes;

Cap and Wool cap

Backpack not exceeding 25L;

Waterproof jacket;

Wind shield;

Extra underwear;

Camara.

Included in the activity

Transfers from our base and return;

Accredited guides;

Meal;

Insurance;

Snack;

Waters;

Porters;

Camping gear;

Gift Aventour.

PRICES
1 PERSON
2/+ PERSONS
GRUPS +10 PERSONS
PRICES

You have a discount of 5€ per person, if you go directly to the meeting point for the activity. We then send the coordinates (Google Maps) of the meeting point.

1 PERSON
2/+ PERSONS
GRUPS +10 PERSONS