Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Lajedo - Fajã Grande - Flores PR2FLO


Trail Info

This trail begins near the church of Lajedo. Follow the trail signs until the viewpoint over Ponta Negra and the Cartário Islet.

Go down the cobbled path flanked by endemic species, including Azores heathers (Erica azorica), Azores junipers (Juniperus brevifolia) and fire trees (Morella faya). Along this path, you will cross several watercourses.

Then continue to the village of Mosteiro. Walk down the main street, cross the bridge over the stream and follow the path that leads to the road. Look back and you will see Rocha dos Bordões, a columnar basalt formation.

Follow the markings and, after 1.5 km, turn left at the path that descends to Fajãzinha. Upon arriving at the square Largo do Rossio, follow the information board and, shortly after, climb the street Rua do Espinhaço until you reach a road near a water mill. Cross a bridge called Ponte da Ribeira and to visit the lake and waterfalls of Poço da Alagoinha, one of the most beautiful places in the archipelago.

Cross the bridge Ponte da Ribeira do Ferreiro and turn right. Continue until you reach Fajã Grande. On the street of Rua Senador Freitas, turn right until you reach the Fajã Grande Picnic Area.


Trail Information

Category - Linear
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 13.5 km
Time average - 3h30m
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