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 - 9.3 km
Time average - 2h30
Trail Info

This trail begins in a place called Malha Grande in the upstream area of ​​the village of Biscoitos, next to the regional road.

Start by taking a gravel trail flanked by endemic flora, including Azores laurels (Laurus azorica), Azores heathers (Erica azorica) fire trees (Morella faya) and Azores junipers (Juniperus brevifolia). When you arrive at a fork, turn left to a cobbled street that will guide you to a watercourse in a Japanese cedar wood.

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 - 7.5 km
Time average - 2h30m
Trail Info

The trail begins next to Relvão Park in Angra do Heroísmo.

Start by climbing an asphalt road towards the Fortaleza de São João Batista [St. John the Baptist’s Fortress]. Near the guardhouse, turn left and continue for 250m to a fork where you should turn left to the Ermida de Santo António [St. Anthony's Chapel]. 

Serreta

Trail Information
Category - Circular
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 7 km
Time average - 2h30m
Trail Info

This route begins on the trail of Canada das Fontes in the village of Serreta in the west of Terceira.

Start by climbing a stretch of asphalt for 100m, and turn left at a gravel trail. After 400m turn left onto a path flanked by Japanese cedars (Cryptomeria japonica) that later becomes narrower due to abundant vegetation, especially Australian cheesewood and Azores junipers (Juniperus brevifolia). Cross a tributary to the stream of Ribeira da Lapa and enter a Japanese cedar wood area by following the markings.

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