Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Miradouro das Lagoas - Poço do Bacalhau - Flores PR3FLO


Trail Info

This route begins near the viewpoint over the Negra and Comprida lakes.

Start by following the path that skirts Comprida Lake on the right. This area is by endemic flora, especially Azores buckthorns (Frangula azorica), Azores junipers (Juniperus brevifolia) and peat moss (Sphagnum sp.). Upon reaching the road, you will see the Seca Lake.

Turn left at the asphalt road and after 50m take the path on the left to the Branca Lake. This shortcut is often waterlogged and muddy, so take care. Shortly after, you will reach a gravel path. Turn right and after about 1.5km turn left. A little further ahead, pass through a gate and continue on the pasture land near a wall on your right.

After 700m you will reach a stone stairway which will guide you to a new pasture overlooking Fajã Grande. Follow this trail along the fence and after a few metres you will find a steep stairway to the left that will guide you to Fajã Grande.

Upon reaching the road, keep to the right and continue downwards for 500m until you see a sign pointing to the waterfall of Poço do Bacalhau (280m).


Trail Information

Category - Linear
Difficulty - Hard
Extension - 7.3 km
Time average - 3h00
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