Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Caminho dos Burros: Vertente Norte - Pico PR02 PIC

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Trail Info

This trail starts next to the lane of Caminho das Lagoas in the central highlands of the island.

After walking 500m along the lane turn right to along a shortcut near Cabeços do Mistério. After 1km you will descend on to a narrower path which has denser vegetation. Note the presence of an important group of the endemic Euphorbia stygiana and large stretches of Sphagnum here.

When you reach the road turn right, and shortly after turn left on to a gravel trail. A little further ahead, you have the option to head to São Miguel Arcanjo or to the Bay of Canas. The route to São Miguel Arcanjo is a dirt trail that runs for approximately 3 km.

If you choose the route to the Bay of Canas, walk for 1.7 km and then turn left at a path lined with Australian cheesewood (Pittosporum undulatum), acacias (Acacia sp.) and Azores laurel (Laurus azorica), that will guide you to the Prainha Forest Park. From here, follow the markings and continue along dirt lane until you reach the end of the route – the Bay of Canas.

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Trail Information

Category - Linear
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 9.5 km
Time average - 3h30m
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