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Vila do Porto

Adventure: Autonomy in Santa Maria 80 km in 5 days

Santa Maria is the perfect island for those who enjoy tranquility, nature and adventure!

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Adventure: Autonomy in Santa Maria 80 km in 5 days
Adventure: Autonomy in Santa Maria 80 km in 5 days

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21 Apr 2024, 09:30 – 26 Apr 2024, 22:00

Vila do Porto, R. Frei Gonçalo Velho, 9580-531 Vila do Porto, Portugal


Sobre o evento

What we propose is a complete crossing of the island, passing through its most iconic points. It is an autonomous guided trip for 5 days, 4 nights at a leisurely pace with some challenging points.



The overnight shelters are old haylofts rebuilt using traditional methods and ecological materials. As ecological shelters, energy is renewable and water is used. For this reason, you should carry ecological soap or gel with you.



We propose the half-board option with an excellent dinner of homemade food, based on local ingredients. Every day meals are prepared and delivered before our arrival in a traditional pot. Continental style breakfast. Wine is available in the houses at an additional cost, teas and coffee included.




Sunday, April 21st:


Arrival at Santa Maria Island.


Transport to the Youth Hostel in the center of Vila do Porto and next to the beginning of the trail.


Free afternoon to visit Vila do Porto.


Group dinner in a typical bar to socialize and presentation of the activity.


Overnight at the Youth Hostel in shared dormitories.


(Possibility to leave a suitcase at the Pousada).


From Monday, April 22nd to Friday, April 26th:


Crossing the island independently.


5 stages, total of 80 km.


4 nights accommodation in ecological shelters, with homemade breakfast and dinner - vegetarian option available.


Monday, April 22nd


Briefing with the owner of the refuge houses about the functioning and rules of the place.


Warm-up stage with a stop at Praia de Formosa, with its white sands.


Vila do Porto - Malbusca 10km.


Tuesday, April 23rd.


Malbusca - Lapa 13km.


Surprise visit.


Wednesday, April 24th


Lapa - North 18km.


Northeast coast with great views and some challenging spots.


Thursday, April 25th.


North - Baía do Raposo 20km.


We will enter the interior of the island and climb Pico Alto, the highest point on the island.


Friday, April 26th


Last stage of the crossing, northwest coast with different landscape.


Raposo Bay - Vila do Porto 22 km.


Return in the late afternoon/evening.


Option of an extra night at the Youth Hostel (not included).



Guide: Rui Laginha


Price and conditions:


Price: €550.00 per person


What's included:


- Transfer from the airport to the Youth Hostel in Vila do Porto;


- Overnight at the Youth Hostel in mixed dorms, with breakfast;


- Guide;


- 4 nights in ecological shelters, with homemade breakfast and dinner;


- Compulsory insurance (Personal Accident, Civil Liability and Travel Assistance).


What is not included:


- Airplane trip;


- Dinner on the first day;


- Meals not mentioned in the program;




- Flight ticket reservation service: 30€;


- Luggage transport from refuge to refuge (up to 10kg): 30€;


What to pack in your backpack:


- sleeping bag;

- bath towel;

- natural/ecological hygiene products;

- power bank with about 10 000mAh;

- hiking clothes for 5 days;

- raincoat;

- bottle of water and snacks (cereal bars, fruit, etc.);

- personal possessions;


Vacancies available: 5


Registration fee: €100.00


Remaining Payments:


1st installment: €225.00 until January 20, 2024


2nd installment: €225.00 until March 20, 2024


Registrations are valid after completing the form and sending payment of the registration fee.


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RNAAT 628/2015

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