Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

São Miguel

Nascentes de Santo António

Trail Information
Category - Linear
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 2.8 km
Time average - 1h30m
Trail Info

Located on the North coast of the island, this route crosses the village of Santo António, known for its several water lines along the hill until the coastal area. In the past, the water lines were forward to several watermills known as Mills of Cruz or Rocha, nowadays used for public water supply.

Quatro fábricas da Luz

Trail Information
Category - Linear
Difficulty - Easy
Extension - 2.1 km
Time average - 01h30
Trail Info

This small linear route crosses several places of great historical importance in the industrialization of the island, late 19th century - beginning of the 20th century, showing the starting of the production and distribution of electric energy through renewable sources, promoted by Eng. José Cordeiro (1867 – 1908).

Chá Porto Formoso

Trail Information
Category - Circular
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 4.8 km
Time average - 02h00
Trail Info

This small circular walk begins next to the view point of Vista dos Barcos, village of Porto Formoso, going through the Tea Factory and its plantations.

Padrão das Alminhas - Salto da Farinha

Trail Information
Category - Linear
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 5 km
Time average - 2h
Trail Info

This linear route in Nordeste connects the villages of Achadinha to Salga, passing by places of enormous natural beauty and of great historical importance. Begin the trail near the Historical Standard of Alminhas, monument that signs the disembarking of the liberal forces coming from Terceira island, in August of 1831, in the context of the Portuguese Civil War (1828-1834). Follow the road towards the coast, passing by the Cultural House of João Melo and along the descending profit from the view over the shoreline.

Lomba D’El Rei

Trail Information
Category - Circular
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 4.5 km
Time average - 2h
Trail Info

This walk begins near the church N. Sra. Do Rosário, situated in the middle of the village. Go round the left side and, about 300m, turn left by a land road, than turn right and go up the Hill of Moio de Baixo.

Pedra Queimada - Lajinha - Degredo

Trail Information
Category - Circular
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 6.6 km
Time average - 2h30
Trail Info

This small circular route begins in Largo de Santo António,  in the village of Maia. Head South along a dirt road known as Pedra Queimada and follow the waymarks until you reach the regional road.

Continue by walking parallel to the road, enjoying the view over the North Coast, village of Maia, Ponta Formosa and Ponta do Cintrão.

Proceed along the trail downwards by the Lajinha way, among agricultural fields (photo 3) until you reach the road again – Rua do Rosário – with the fountain Velha on your right (spring water).

Rota da Água - Janela do Inferno

Trail Information
Category - Circular
Difficulty - Easy
Extension - 7.6 km
Time average - 2h30
Trail Info

This small circular route begins in the picnic area of Remédios, Lagoa municipality.

This trail has several tunnels along its length, therefore it is advisable to bring a torch. Before you start, make sure that you are suitable equipped.

Follow the signs along the road towards Lagoa do Fogo, turning right onto a concrete road that leads to several fields. Continue until you reach a turning to the right onto a road heading south, between Pico da Mariana and Pico da Cova.

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