Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Nove Canadas da Ribeirinha - Pico PR18PIC closed trail

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Trail Info

This trail begins on the regional road in Terra Alta in the village of Ribeirinha.

Start by going down a path lined with Australian cheesewood (Pittosporum undulatum), fire trees (Morella faya), Azores laurel (Laurus azorica) and holly (Ilex azorica subsp. azorica). After 1km you will reach an asphalt road which leads to the Alto dos Cedros Viewpoint, from where you will see part of the north coast of Pico and the island of São Jorge.

The route includes several paths in this village and passes through the centre of Ribeirinha to the quay of Baixa. Take the road along the sea for 1 km and,  near a house, turn left onto a footpath and, immediately afterwards, turn right onto a narrow path lined with Azores heather (Erica azorica) that will lead you up to a road.

Keep left for 400m and turn left onto the path leading down to Ponta das Trombetas. Turn right and walk the last metres of this route over rock until you reach the Quay of Calhau.

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Trail Information

Category - Linear
Difficulty - Easy
Extension - 10 km
Time average - 4h 00m
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