This is a multi-activity program of eight hours, which will take us to one of the symbols of the island of São Jorge - Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo. Throughout the program we will present you with many activities, highlighting the "Baptism of Canyoning". We will always be surrounded by a lush nature and breath taking landscapes. The pack "Caldeira Adventure Plus" is aimed at 15 years old youngsters or older and with a moderate physical activity. This program was launched in 2010 along with the pack "Caldeira Adventure". The only difference between these two packs is the Baptism of Canyoning.
This program begins with a visit to the cheese factory of the island (Cooperative of Lourais). Here we will taste the cheese produced at the factory and go on a guided tour to the production and storage areas.
Then we will start our pedestrian walk. This trail was once used by the Caldeira de Santo Cristo’s inhabitants to go to the south of the island, including Calheta.
During the descent, we can see a variety of endemic plants that populate this valley. In addition to the endemic flora, there are many birds, cows grazing along the trail and goats, that after the earthquake 1980 became wild.
In this valley there is a large river system that is noticed by the sound of water, which gets louder as we descend along the trail. Here, the streams run throughout the whole year due to groundwater of the surrounding mountain and some plants that retain water, such as "Sphagnum".
Each participant will take their individual equipment. It consists of a backpack with a wetsuit, neoprene socks, a tight bidon, harness and helmet. It will take about 1 hour of trekking before beginning Canyoning.
After arriving to the starting point of Canyoning, there’ll be a briefing for security procedures and abseiling techniques.
All customers are always monitored by the Aventour’s monitors and guides, once it is them who assemble the descent lines (Abseiling) and security systems.
Through the Canyoning we observe many endemic plants and some animals. It is also possible to find wild goats in this area. One of the other emotions provided by Canyoning is the exclusive access to these hidden places and beauties that only the canyoners are privileged to see and enjoy.