Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Caminho das Lagoas - Pico PR19PIC

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Trail Info

This trail is a journey through the island’s interior and its pure state.

The trail begins at Estrada Transversal, nearby the forest services’ house, and ends in the parish of Ribeirinha.

Along the trail, you will find the lakes of Caiado, Lagoa Seca, Lagoas do Peixinho, Lagoa do Paúl, among others. There are also some high-altitude pastures.

When taking this trail, you will also go through the Caveiro Nature Reserve.

In this area, there are mosses and rushes (Sphagnum sp., Eleocharis multicaulis and Juncus sp.), holly (Ilex perado ssp.azorica) and Azores Juniper (Juniperus brevifolia).

As regards fauna, you will find the Western Azores Goldcrest (Regulus regulus inermis), blackbirds (Turdus merula azorensis), woodcocks (Scolopax rusticola), among others.

When visibility is good it is possible to see the islands of São Jorge and Terceira.

This trail is not recommended in foggy days.

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Trail Information

Category - Linear
Difficulty - Easy
Extension - 22 km
Time average - 7h
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