FROM A STROLL IN THE VINEYARDS OF PICO TO THE SEA, TO OBSERVE CETACEANS
Starting our tour in Madalena, our first stop will be at Criação Velha, in the middle of the main area of vineyards classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. We will pass through the area of vineyards while learning all about the history behind the impressive labyrinth of stone walls used in the vineyards of Pico and which are key pieces to produce a unique and special wine. Following the south coast, towards Lajes do Pico we will pass through some of the many winery nuclei that witnessed the era of wine gold with millions of litres of wine that were produced on this small island. We will discover other elements associated with the local wine culture, such as tidal wells, distilleries, stone ramps, small ports, private chapels and manor houses…it is worth it! In the middle of the wineries, we will also have the opportunity to taste the local table wine, which is still produced by almost all the inhabitants of the island for their own consumption. After a rich lunch at a local restaurant, we continue the day with a cetacean-watching trip. The history of whaling and whale sightings make Lajes do Pico, the ideal port to embark on this adventure. Our marine biologists will explain to you what species of whales and dolphins can be observed, what safety measures are on board, how we respect animals and the rules of observation. The Azores is an excellent destination for whale and dolphin watching! Here you can see up to 28 different species. Back at the port, we’ll go back to Madalena.
EQUIPMENT FOR THE ACTIVITY
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Recommendations: Comfortable clothing and footwear, windproof jacket, sunscreen, towel, cap, backpack, water and snacks
The trip made in the semi-rigid boat, not advisable for pregnant women and people with back problems. If you have any food restrictions, please contact us in advance.
Activity is suitable for children from 6 years of age. Please contact us for more information.
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