Looking for some island adventure, beautiful landscapes and a memory that you will never forget, Canyoning is certainly for you. It consists of going down the stream using different techniques like slides, rappels and small jumps. This is the perfect way to experience lots of fun and well-being and explore the many beautiful untouched areas of the island.
There are several options from the beginner to more advanced one from full day’s to half days, have a look in our options.
CANYONING EXPERIENCE – Ribeira dos Caldeirões
Daily canyoning excursions are taking place in Parque da Ribeira dos Caldeirões or Lomba de S.Pedro. Both places are suitable for beginners or for the “first times” and they are still challenging the more adventurous.
Parque da Ribeira dos Caldeirões/Lomba de S.Pedro is in the north-east part of the island. It takes around 45 minutes to drive from Ponta Delgada. Normal physical condition required.
The Half Day Tour takes +/- 3 hours. In both places, you will have the possibility of doing rappels, jumps, slides and rock slides. In Parque dos Caldeirões de highest rappel can be 14m and the highest jump around 7m. If you are uncomfortable about jumping then we will provide you with other options. In Lomba de S.Pedro the highest rappel has 15m and you have the possibility of jumping 2 meters and do at least a rope slide.
CANYONING EXPERIENCE Half day – Salto do Cabrito
Feel yourself inside a true canyon!
Salto do Cabrito is in the central part of the island quite close to Ribeira Grande and Caldeira Velha. It takes around 20 minutes to drive from Ponta Delgada.
The tour takes +/- 4.5 hours. Normal physical condition required but you should be able to hike up for 30 minutes in order to approach the stream The highest vertical is around 16m and unlike other canyons we are mostly not jumping. In the end, you will have the opportunity to do a jump of 4 meters or finish with a zip line
CANYONING EXPERIENCE Full day – Ribeira da Salga
Our Full Day excursions to Ribeira da Salga are suitable for beginners or for the “first times” and are still challenging the more adventurous. From this place, we can expect a wild and almost untouched beautiful nature with difficult accesses, amazing jumps with alternatives and a lot of physical workout during approach and when leaving the stream.
Ribeira da Salga is in the north-east part of the island, between Lomba de S.Pedro and Salga. It takes around 40 minutes to drive from Ponta Delgada.
The tour takes +/- 8 hours. The highest vertical is around 16m and the highest jump around 8m. If you are uncomfortable about jumping then we will provide you with other options.
Please note that you should be in very good shape and good health, to do this full day, otherwise the tour can be uncomfortable
In all the tours there will be some time for the equipment distribution and to get ready, a security briefing followed by a small hike until the stream. On the full day option, there will be a stop for a snack/picnic.
Note: It’s necessary to have the full name of all participant, Foot size, Weight and high ( for the equipment size) and your birth date ( for insurance purpose). In case you have any food restrictions, for the full day options, please let us know.
Recommended to bring: Swimwear, Towel, Comfortable clothes, Sunblock, water and snacks.
Included: Accredited guides, All the material (wetsuits and socks, life-vests or PFDs, helmet, footwear), Insurances, Photos / Videos, Snack or drinks.
The activity is provided by a certificated Procyon Partner.