Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

São Jorge

Great Route of São Jorge 01

Trail Info

The Great Route of São Jorge 01 covers approximately half of the Island, in a linear route that connects the parish of Topo, in the Eastern part of the Island, with the Fajã dos Cubres, on the North coast. It has an extension of approximately 41,5 km.

This trail alternates from the plateau of the inner part of the island, where the volcanic cones that generated the Island were born, with the high, steep cliffs that come to an end in small flat areas at the sea level, the famous landscapes of the Fajãs of São Jorge.

Norte Pequeno

Trail Information
Category - Circular
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 10.8 km
Time average - 3h00m
Trail Info

This circular route, on the North coast of the island, allow us to visit the Fajãs do Mero, Penedia and Pontas.

This trail begins in the outskirts of the Parish Council of Norte Pequeno and from here continues inside the village towards the sea. Following the marks, you will find a dirt road on your left, where you should follow. In this road accessing agricultural fields, there are Azorean Heather (Erica azorica) and also an area of water collection for local consumption.

São Jorge

Location and Climate

San Jorge, 40 Km south of Graciosa, 20 km north of Pico, 60 km west of Terceira and 30 km east of Faial is central located in the archipelago.

It is 56 Km long and 6 to 8 Km wide, with a total area of 246 km2.

It's located at 28º 33' W and 38º 24' N.

The climate, as on the other islands is moderate, with average annual temperatures of 12º C (53º F) in the winter and 25º C (77º F) at summer.

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Fajã dos Vimes - Fragueira - Portal

Trail Information
Category - Linear
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 3.2 km
Time average - 1h 30m
Trail Info

This linear route begins in Fajã dos Vimes, pass by Fajã da Fragueira and ends in Portal, along the South coast of the island.

The trail initiates near the recreation port, bathing area where it is possible to dive into the Atlantic waters. Still inside Fajã, profit to visit the handicraft workshop where the traditional quilts are made and taste a coffee produced locally.

Fajã de Além

Trail Information
Category - Circular
Difficulty - Hard
Extension - 5 km
Time average - 3h00
Trail Info

This circular route with 5 km length on the North coast of the island, allow us to visit the small and remote Fajã de Além.

Begin the trail near the Chapel of Santo António through a dirt road, arriving to a fork follow left and go down towards fajã.

In this descending it is also possible to have beautiful views over Fajãs de Além, Ouvidor, Ribeira da Areia and in days with good visibility, the islands of Terceira and Graciosa.

Pico do Pedro – Pico da Esperança – Fajã do Ouvidor

Trail Information
Category - Linear
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 16.9 km
Time average - 4h00
Trail Info

This linear route goes through the central area of the island along the mountain range. It starts at Pico do Pedro, passing by Pico da Esperança, highest point of the island with 1053 m and ends in Fajã do Ouvidor in the North coast.

Fajã de São João - Lourais - Fajã dos Vimes

Trail Information
Category - Linear
Difficulty - Hard
Extension - 9.8 km
Time average - 3h30m
Trail Info

This linear route about 10 km length runs across the South coast of the island between Fajã de São João, passing by Lourais, Fajã dos Bodes and ends in Fajã dos Vimes. After heavy raining days, avoid the trail between Lourais and Fajã dos Vimes due to the difficult crossing of the streams.

The trail begins near the local cafe, from here it is possible to admire the narrow streets of traditional pavement and the small houses. Pass by the church and follow towards Northwest to Lourais.

Serra do Topo - Fajã dos Vimes

Trail Information
Category - Linear
Difficulty - Hard
Extension - 5.3 km
Time average - 2h30m
Trail Info

This linear route begins near the Eolic Park of Serra do Topo and ends at Fajã dos Vimes. Along the trail and whenever necessary to cross a gate, always leave it closed.

Begin the trail along the regional road, heading South until you find a dirt road on your left, flanked by Hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla).

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