• Hiking Trails in Sao Jorge island in Azores

Walking Trail North Route

This Walking Trail is a hike through the footsteps of the past, where sustainability was based on the perfect symbiosis, between Man and Nature...

This is a trail that goes through the six fajãs of Norte Pequeno on the north coast of Sao Jorge island. This walk is an authentic "travel" to the past, a revival of a culture where sustainability is based on the perfect symbiosis between man and nature.

The walk begins in the center of Norte Pequeno until the sightseeing of Mero ("rock edge"). At this point we can see by the sea Fajã dos Azevinhos, Mero and Penedia as well as to our left Fajã da Ribeira D’Areia.

North Route Walking Trails in Sao Jorge island in Azores

The descent to the Fajãs is done by a path covered by large trees and lush vegetation, where at certain points we see some of the Fajãs by the sea. Many are the stories about these paths that will be told by our guides, who have learned them from the locals’ real experiences of those tough people who populate, today, these places that remain intact and preserved.


Arriving to Fajã do Mero, we will visit a typical house of Fajã and meet one of the few resistant to the desertification of fajãs. Then we continue to Fajã da Penedia, Fajã da Abelheira and Fajã das Funduras. The route up the coast is of easy progression.

activity information

difficulty level

Distance of the Hiking

total distance: 13km

Hiking duration

hiking: 4h

Total Time of the Activity

total time: 5h

Starting Point

start: norte pequeno

Finish Point

finish: norte pequeno


north coast

Maximum Altitude

altitude max: 450m

10 years


additional information

Ponto de Encontro

meeting point

 The meeting point is where the activity starts.
When you make the reservation, a link will be sent to you with the location of the Meeting Point to the activity's starting point. 

bring to the activity

Comfortable and light clothing;

Hiking boots or tennis shoes;


Backpack not exceeding 25L;

Waterproof jacket;

Wind shield.;


included in the activity

​​​​​​​ Accredited guides;




Gift Aventour.


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

- The prices for a single client, at the time of booking, are 50% off. On the date of the activity, if there is only one client, you will have to pay the remaining 50% (at the meeting point), if there are no other clients for the same tour.

- Children up to 12 years old have a discount.