It is a prestigious initiative, which aims to recognize the contribution of people and entities, whose action has contributed to the preservation and animation of the island's natural, historical, cultural and identity heritage, thus contributing to the valorization of São Nicolau as a destination hiking / trekking, including the promotion of local hospitality and diferent experiences, for the development of nature tourism, for the benefit of the territory and local populations.


For this purpose, in each edition of the Meetup Trekking São Nicolau, an anchor event to promote hikes in São Nicolau, organized annually, the Association announces the appointment of GUARDIANS OF PATRIMONIO SANICLAU TRAILS, through which it starts to award people, companies, associations or entities , national or foreign, resident or not, giving them an allusive diploma.

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António Joaquim Areal Alves
(Mr. Toy Alves)


Monte Gordo's Natural Park