Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Levada - Faial PR3FAI

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Trail Info

This route starts near Cabeço dos Trinta in the village of Capelo in the centre west of ​​the Island.

Start by climbing the gravel trail that branches off from the asphalt and is lined by Azores Heather (Erica azorica), Holly (Ilex perado subsp. azorica), Azores Blueberry (Vaccinum cylindraceum) and hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla).

After a 100 metre walk, you will have the option of detouring to Cabeço dos Trinta that overlooks the western part of the Island.

Then turn right and walk until you reach a water storage tank and go around it on the left.

Enter the trail next to the aqueduct and proceed through endemic vegetation. You will find some clear spots along the route that will allow you to view the alignment of the volcanic cones of the Capelo Volcanic Complex.

A little further ahead, cross the bridge over the stream and continue through a Japanese Cedar wood until you reach a gravel trail. Cross the trail and proceed on the path along the canal.

Further ahead, you will find an information board with a brief explanation of a landslide that took place during the 1998 earthquake. From here, walk 2 km along the most recent stretch of this route, which opened in 2013, until you reach the end at Alto do Chão.

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Trail Information

Category - Linear
Difficulty - Easy
Extension - 8 km
Time average - 2h30m
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