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Flores Island - What to do


In the Azores, for centuries, the easiest way to travel from one place to another within the same island was by sea; in fact there were not many paths and few were suitable for carriages or oxcarts.





Hiking Trails

In the Azores, for centuries, the easiest way to travel from one place to another within the same island was by sea; in fact there were not many paths and few were suitable for carriages or oxcarts. There were mainly footpaths, which the islanders used in their daily toil, accompanied by horses, donkeys and mules, of course. The paths were also used to take cattle to or from the pasturelands. The locals also used these paths for festivities in the vicinity, and for transporting agricultural produce, fish, charcoal and other merchandise to trade. Anything larger was transported by boat.
It is this network of footpaths that has been restored and made accessible to all so that they can enjoy the landscape of Flores. Indeed, each of these footpaths goes through exceptionally beautiful areas, linking almost all of the corners of each of the islands, both along the coastlines and in the uplands.

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Canyoning

What is Canyoning?

Canyoning is a sport that mixes adrenaline and natural beauty in equal measure. Trekking through gorges, waterfalls and giant rock pools, canyoning lets you get waist deep in nature and experience it in a brand new way. So if you’re looking for your next outdoor adrenaline fix what exactly is Canyoning and how do you get into it?
Canyoning (also known as gorge walking) is probably best described as white water rafting without the boat. Canyoners navigate their way down water filled gorges by swimming through rock pools, sliding down chutes and clambering over the rocks and other unique features of the canyon landscape. This pastime combines elements from different outdoor disciplines including scrambling, abseiling, cliff jumping and swimming and requires local knowledge and rope rigging skills to be done safely.
Gorge walking is usually done in remote and mountainous areas where water has cut unusual patterns and shapes through the rock. While there are some fairly technical canyoning trips around, most focus on fun and beautiful locations with plenty of big jumps and natural water slides that are accessible to all.


Where to do and to learn Canyoning in Flores Island?

If you are a Canyoning practitioner, surely Flores Island is a place you cannot miss for practicing this modality. For the diversity that this little relic has to offer you.

However, if you are a beginner, or would like to try it out for the first time, Flores Island is the right place for it.

For all cases, we recommend you contact experienced guides who know the modality and the island.

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Sea activities

Take the opportunity to see the diversity of marine life life found in Flores including dolphins, whales and seabirds.
Take one of the provided snorkels and diving masks and see the numerous protected fish species in this natural reserve.
Trips to corvo island including a visit to the caves of the northeast coast of the flores island.

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Jeep, Photo and Kayak Tours

Visit our volcanic craters, see the blue green lakes, the mountains, the waterfalls, natural swimming pools, museums, and much more ...

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Bike and Moto rental

There is no better way to truly immerse yourself in the sights and magnificent scenery of Flores!
Choose your bike or moto, and come discover the island.

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