Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Volta à Caldeira - Furna do Enxofre - Graciosa PRC02 GRA

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Trail Info

This small circular route surrounds the Natural Monument of Caldeira da Graciosa and also allows you to visit the famous Furna do Enxofre, a huge cave of lava origin that lies in its interior.

Begin the trail in the area of Canada Longa and follow the road towards Caldeira. At the first fork, choose right, passing by Furna do Abel, a lava tunnel. Continue, pass by Furna d’Água of smaller dimensions and with an underground water reservoir. Reaching the top of Caldeira, go left passing by Furna da Maria Encantada, known because of its collapsed lateral walls.

Continue the trail around Caldeira and profiting from the high altitude, enjoy the view not only of its interior as well as over the rest of the island. On the journey around Caldeira, prevails the guidance marks used on the Grand Routes.

Arriving again to the fork, choose left passing again by Furnas d’Água and Abel and on the main road, go right, passing by the accessing tunnel to the interior of Caldeira. Continue along the road until you reach a stairway to access Furna do Enxofre, geosite where there is an Interpretative Centre which is also the entry. In the period between 11h00 and 14h00 it is possible to see the cave from the outside, due to the rays of sunshine coming inside.

After the visit to this magnificent place, make the inverse way, passing by the tunnel and finishing the trail at the starting point, in the area of Canada Longa.

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Trail Information

Category - Circular
Difficulty - Easy
Extension - 10.8 km
Time average - 3h
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