The Flores Island

August and September 2019

Dilar Pereira
Dilar Pereira
Pedro Mendes
Pedro Mendes
José Paula
José Paula
José Paula
José Paula
José Paula
José Paula
José Paula
José Paula
José Paula
José Paula
José Paula
José Paula
José Paula
José Paula
João Catarino
João Catarino
José Paula
José Paula
João Catarino
João Catarino
José Perico
José Perico
Catarina Costa
Catarina Costa
Catarina Costa
Catarina Costa
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Nádia Torres
Nádia Torres
Nádia Torres
Nádia Torres
António Coelho
António Coelho
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Luísa Passos
Luísa Passos
Francesco Milanese
Francesco Milanese
Catarina Costa
Catarina Costa
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
Nádia Torres
Nádia Torres
Francesco Milanese
Francesco Milanese
Luísa Passos
Luísa Passos
Cláudia Baeta
Cláudia Baeta
João Catarino
João Catarino
Pedro Mendes
Pedro Mendes
Marcos Oliveira
Marcos Oliveira
Pedro Salgado
Pedro Salgado
Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
João Catarino
João Catarino
João Catarino
João Catarino
João Catarino
João Catarino
João Catarino
João Catarino
Rita Cortês
Rita Cortês
Rita Cortês
Rita Cortês
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
António Coelho
António Coelho
Steve Stoer
Steve Stoer
Sara Simões
Sara Simões
Sara Simões
Sara Simões
Cristina Espírito Santo
Cristina Espírito Santo
Sara Simões
Sara Simões
João Catarino
João Catarino
Pedro Salgado
Pedro Salgado
Henrique Queiroga
Henrique Queiroga
José Paula
José Paula
Luís Quinta
Luís Quinta

The Flores Island is the westernmost of the Azores Archipelago, in the Atlantic Mid-Ridge, and is included in the Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO World Network, due to the relevance of its vegetation and its landscape, geological, environmental and cultural values, as well as to the excellence of its sea area. The island was formed in the late tertiary period and spreads for 88 square miles, showing countless formations of geological value. The Flores Island displays a complex topography, with high cliffs and steep valleys, a great number of water lines and high waterfalls. The heavy rainfall renders it the greenest island of the group.

The Grupo do Risco came together in the expedition to the island of Flores in 2019, through volcanic calderas and fajãs, valleys and mountains, along the beautiful paths of the island in cross routes.

Participants:

António Coelho, Catarina Costa, Cláudia Baeta, Cristina Espirito Santo, Dilar Pereira, Francesco de Aguilar Milanese, Henrique Queiroga, José Paula,

José Perico, Luís Quinta, Luísa Passos, Marcos Oliveira, Nádia Torres, Pedro Mendes, Pedro Salgado, Rita Cortês, Susana Lemos