Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Terceira

Passagem das Bestas

Trail Information
Category - Circular
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 4 km
Time average - 2h30
Trail Info

This small circular route is totally established at the geosite and protected area for resources management of Caldeira de Guilherme Moniz, known for its macaronesia woods and peatlands that assure the recharge of the aquifers in this volcanic complex, with around 23 thousand years.

Fortes de São Sebastião

Trail Information
Category - Linear
Difficulty - Easy
Extension - 5.7 km
Time average - 2h30
Trail Info

Located in the volcanic massif of Cinco Picos, this small route travels along the Southeast coast of the island, passing by remains of ancient maritime defensive forts (16th - 17th century) and ending in the village of São Sebastião.

Begin the trail on the main road towards Ponta das Contendas. Go around on your right with a view over the lighthouse of Contendas and the islet - Ilhéu das Cabras - at the bottom. Go down the path to the Forte da Greta and Santa Catarina das Mós (both from 1581) and enjoy the view over the bay (Baía da Mina), ideal place for surfing. 

Rocha do Chambre

Trail Information
Category - Circular
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 8.8 km
Time average - 2h30
Trail Info

This small circular route takes place in the interior of Terceira island along 8,8 km. This trail reaches an altitude of 700 meters, being advisable to do it in days of good weather and visibility. Along the walk, whenever necessary crossing a gate, leave it closed.

Terceira

Location and Climate

Terceira is the most populated island of the Central Group.

With a total area of 381.96 km2, it's 29 km long and 17.5 km wide.

The distance between Terceira and San Miguel is 90 miles, and between Terceira and Faial 66 miles.

Position: Longitude 27º 10' W and Latitude 38º 40' N.

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Relheiras de São Brás

Trail Information
Category - Circular
Difficulty - Easy
Extension - 5 km
Time average - 2h
Trail Info

This trail starts next to the picnic area of ​​the village of São Brás.

Leave the car park where the information panel is located, keep to the right of the asphalt road for 200m until you reach a place where there is a monument honouring old oxcarts.

Turn left onto a dirt trail, where further ahead, you will find the Relheiras, the marks carved in stone by ancient oxcarts. You can spot two types: narrow and V-shaped; broad and flat.

Monte Brasil

Trail Information
Category - Circular
Difficulty - Easy
Extension - 7.4 km
Time average - 2h30
Trail Info

This circular route thrives in Monte Brasil, a geosite formed by an ancient extinct volcano with origin in the sea and that later joined the city of Angra do Heroísmo, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

In Monte Brasil, we can find the Fortress of São João Baptista, built in the late 16th century, one of largest fortresses built by the Spanish Empire across the world.

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