SUNSET HIKE ALONG THE CLIFF.
All the islands of the Azorean Archipelago are beautiful all year round, every day, every minute but the most charm they reveal during the sunset. When on Graciosa go for a stunning hike along the coast with the sunset view!
Baía da Folga is a bay located next to Portinho da Folga on the southern coast of the island. Unlike as described in the official trail brochure, I recommend starting the trail from "the end". Here you can easily park your car and enjoy the walk along the coast on the left hand side.
After passing little houses with traditional painted tails, you will enter more rough terrain, with lava rocks and abundance of flora. If the weather is good, you can spot the islands of São Jorge, Pico and Faial. The views are literally stunning, but watch your feet cause it's easy to trip!
After a while you will find yourself surrounded by wineyards and ruins of wine houses, where production took place in old times. Some of the houses still have traditional spaces and tools used for wine production, however they all are private properties. Please, do not enter unless the owners invite you.
Now is the time for a small trick. There is a crossing which kindly asks you not to enter since this is not the official trail. However, this is the way I would like you to take. It shortens the hike a bit and is much more interesting since you are going to pass by a beautiful windmill. When you reach it, continue walking straight through the village Luz until you reach the main road, turn left and continue until you reach the sign to Portinho da Folga, where you parked your car. By the way, on the way you will spot 3-4 other windmills. It's truly beautiful!
After over 10 years of travelling around Europe finally I found my place. Now I am thrilled to share with you my new home and invite you on this paradise journey.
MADE WITH LOVE IN THE AZORES
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