Vinhas da Criação Velha - Pico PR5PIC
This trail begins at Porto do Calhau, ends at Areia Larga and takes about 2 hours to complete.
At the start it follows the coastline for about 1 km, until it reaches a small hill that you by-pass to the right. Then at the next crossroads, go between the vines until the windmill that is signposted, a viewpoint from which you get a wide view of the vineyards.
You can also get a good view of the small islets from this trail, the “standing and horizontal” islets as they are called, or the islets of Madalena.
Follow the signs closely in the vineyard area. When you leave this area behind you will be close to the sea once again and the trail goes on until it ends in Areia Larga.
Along the way, whenever the signs appear, you can look for the tracks of carts that used to carry barrels of wine. When you go in search of these always return to the main trail.
Walkers are asked not to pick fruit along the trail.
Copyright - Gerbrand Michielsen