Padrão das Alminhas - Salto da Farinha (Poço Azul) - PR21 SMI

Walking Trails

Trail Information

Route: This linear route connects the parishes of Achadinha to Salga, passing through places of enormous natural beauty and of great historical importance.
Start your journey along the Padrão Hitórico das Alminhas. Follow the road towards the coast, passing by Casa João Melo. Along the descent enjoy the view over the coastline.
Turn left on a dirt track parallel to a levada that used to supply watermill. In this area known as Risco, take the opportunity to explore the area, from the waterfalls to the beach. Back on the trail, climb up the slope to the first fork where you should take a left, choosing the same way at the other intersections. Throughout this tour you will pass through Poço Azul, where you can take the opportunity to cool off and then the Ponte de Nosso Senhor. Once again at the first fork, continue to the left, towards Salto da Farinha (Salga) until you reach the road where you should take the right.
Follow the curve and turn to the right by a trail that goes down to Salto da Farinha, a waterfall of about 40 meters high. Pass by the waterfall to a picnic area and make a left turn to the bottom of this watercourse. The route ends at the car park. Take the opportunity to cool off in this bathing area with access to the sea, or in the small pool next to the toilets. At the top of the climb is the viewpoint of Salto da Farinha from where you can see the waterfall as well as the north coast of the island.


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