Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Agrião - São Miguel PR12SMI

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This linear route near the coast connects Povoação to Ribeira Quente, passing by Lomba do Cavaleiro. This trail, widely used before by the people that worked the productive areas of Agrião region, is also a crossing point of the pilgrimage along the island.

Begin the trail near the bathing area of Povoação and if the conditions allow (calm sea and no sand) go along the beach passing by the base of Ferro bridge, following after to the main road. This centennial bridge over the creek of Pelames is also a shelter to several types of Azores Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus azorica). In case of bad weather or high tide, choose to go up along the main road and after the bridge, make a detour on your left towards the creek. Back to the main road, go up along the main road (EN1-1A) until you find a detour on the left going to Lomba do Cavaleiro. In this detour profit to enjoy the view over Tronqueira/Graminhais.

Reaching to the second panel, the track leaves the main road and goes down a dirt road until the creek of Agrião. Cross carefully the creek, especially after raining days. Continue, now on a descending stage, by a wood with mainly Australian Cheesewood (Pittosporum Undulatum), Australian Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon), among others. The route proceeds parallel to the road, heading Ribeira Quente, crossing Ponta do Garajau (private property), a viewpoint where (in days of good visibility) it is possible to see the island of Santa Maria and the Chapel of Santa Rita. Finish the walk near the harbor of Ribeira Quente and profit to explore this village.

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Category - Linear
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 7.6 km
Time average - 3h00
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