THE LOST GARDEN
(full day excursion - medium hike)
The day will start with the visit of the historical town of Ribeira Brava. Then by foot, we will first walk up the north slope of the valley to reach Terra Quebrada and its great viewpoint before slowly heading towards the village of Queimadas. At one moment we will take a side trail to enter the little Eden of Tugud, an amazing land of agriculture.
Thanks to the spring running out of the mountain and to its microclimate everything grows: manioc, sweet potatoes, tobacco, mangoes, goyavas, oranges, and many other fruits and vegetables. It will be in the middle of a banana plantation that lunch will be served.
Before driving back to the hotel we will visit a distillery and try the famous grogue cana-cana.
09h00 : meeting with the guide at the hotel reception and visit to Ribeira Brava
10h30 : hike to Queimadas via Terra Quebrada
13h00 : information about agriculture in the green paradise of Tugud
14h00 : lunch in the middle of a banana plantation
15h00 : visit to a grogue distillery (january to june)
15h30 : drive to Ribeira Brava
16h00 : end of excursion
Starting Point: Ribeira Brava
Endpoint: Ribeira Brava
Difference in altitude: Up 500 m Down 500 m
Walk: 3 h
Included: Lunch, Coffee break, Guide and Private transfers 4x4