• Program Graciosa with Coasteering in Graciosa Island in Azores

Graciosa Island with Coasteering

Take the challenge of Graciosa Island with Coasteering in an experience full of Nature and Adventure activities to discover the charms of the White Island.

Graciosa Island has an elongated forma because of its 12.5 length kilometres and the 7 max width kilometres from Northeast to Southeast. Its 4 391 inhabitants (data from 2011) are spread by its 60.66 km2  that constitute the island’s surface. It is the northerner island of the Central Group of the Azorean archipelago and the closest island is São Jorge at 37 km distance. Graciosa’s highest point is in the South edge of the island’s Caldera with 405 metres in the coordinates 39º 01' 18. 165" latitude, North and 27º 58'00.29" longitude, West.

 

Graciosa Island is classified by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve, it’s the second smallest of the archipelago and it’s also the one with less relevant landform, with several plane areas and soft mountains. White Stones (Pedras Brancas), White Mountain (Serra Branca) or White Clay (Barro Branco) are toponyms of the island that are related to the presence of a volcanic rock, the trachyte, common in the Island and once altered, rotten by the years, gets a whitish coloration, the reason why the Island is called the White Island.    

When we arrived at the Carapacho islet and already equipped, we jumped into the sea and started Coasteering on Graciosa Island in the Azores archipelago.

This is the island with the best natural conditions for the practice of Coasteering, in an environment surrounded by natural islets with its slopes cut by volcanic rock, a sea of clear waters and a landscape where wild nature is always a constant. We gone a do several jumps (optional), cross through small caves, swimming in the small islets and snorkling.

Throughout the activity the customers are monitored by ours guides and monitors, who will assist in the execution of techniques and all safety procedures.This activity finish at Termas do Carapacho with a thermal bath at 40º to relax and recover from the emotions of Coasteering before lunch.

Coasteering in Graciosa Island in Azores

 

In the afternoon and after lunch, we will visit Furna do Enxofre cave, which is a Natural Monument of the Azores and one of the largest lava caves in the world, with the main characteristic of a perfect dome ceiling that covers it, formed by lava prisms.

We will also have horse riding, with a professional instructor that will be one of the highlights of this tour. After a tour around the island of Graciosa, stopping at the main points of interest, we will finish this tour at the cheesecake factory of "Queijadas da Graciosa" where they could buy this typical sweet already famous in the world. The return is in the afternoon, with boat crossing the channel between the islands of Graciosa and São Jorge.

program dates

june 2020

Sunday 28

 

july 2020

Sunday 26

august 2020

Sunday 30

september 2020

Sunday 13

coasteering informations

distance  1Km

Duração do percurso

duration  < 02h00

Tempo total de atividade

total time  02h30

< jump 12m

jumps  +6

Caminhada de aproximação e saída

approche 00h10

12 years

Nível Médio

difficulty level

additional information

bring to the activity

Swimwear, if possible already dressed;

Towel;

Elastic (if applicable);

Confortable clothes;

Sunscreen;

Slippers or shoes for the end of the activity.

included in activity

Accredited guides;

High quality standard safety equipment: shoes, harness, neoprene socks and wetsuit, helmet and group safety equipment;

Insurance;

Photos;

Snack and waters;

program information

hikking  6,5Km

Caminhada de aproximação e saída

hikking 01h30

Ínicio do Percurso

start: são jorge

finish: são jorge

Nível Médio

difficulty level

6 years

Almoço

lunch

Tempo total de atividade

total time: full day

Regresso de barco

trips  between islands

41

additional information

programme activities

Boat trip;

Visit to the Furna do Enxofre (Sulphur cave);

Coasteering;

 Horse Riding;

Visit to Graciosa cheesecake factory;

Tour around the Island;

Bathing in Carapacho thermal waters.

what to bring to the activity

Comfortable light clothes;

Wind shear;

Cap and hood;

Comfortable light shoes;

Tennis shoes to use in the activities;

Slippers for the end of the program;

Hot jacket for the boat trip;

Swimsuit/shorts;

Backpack under 25L;

Water (1/5L);

Camara.

 

included in the activity

Boat trip (São Jorge / Graciosa / São Jorge);

Transfers in Graciosa Island;

Insurance;

Coasteering;

Lunch;

 Horse Riding;

Visit to the Furna do Enxofre (Sulphur cave);

Van Tour trip to the island;

Bathing in Carapacho thermal waters;

Credited Guides and drivers;

Lunch (Self Service – main course, 1 drink and 1 coffee);

Gift Aventour.

tour program

07h00 - Meeting Point at Fajã do Ouvidor Pier - São Jorge Island (Departure from Fajã do Ouvidor – North coast);

07h30 - Boat departure to Graciosa Island;

08h30 - Arrival at Graciosa Island - Praia of Graciosa;

09h00 - Start of the Pedestrian Trail – around the caldera - Furna do Enxofre (Sulphur cave), 6,5 Km (Perimeter);

10h30 - End of the Pedestrian trail (Caminho das Rilheiras);

11h00 - Visit to Termas do Carapacho (Carapacho Hot Waters);

12h30 - Thermal water baths - Termas do Carapacho(Carapacho Hot Waters);

13h30 - Lunch;

14h30 - Visit Furna do Enxofre (Sulphur cave);

15h30 - Horse Riding;

16h30 - Van Tour trip to Graciosa Island with visits;

18h15 - Visit to Graciosa cheesecake factory;

18h30 - End of the tour - Práia;

19h00 - Boat departure to São Jorge Island;

20h00 - Arrival to São Jorge Island - Fajã do Ouvidor or Calheta pier.

     Our services final

 

PRICES
6/+ PERSONS
GROUPS +12 PERSONS
PRICES

Minimum of 6 persons for the Ilha Graciosa program. We also do it in private.

6/+ PERSONS
GROUPS +12 PERSONS