Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Mata do Canário - Sete Cidades - São Miguel PR4SMI


Trail Info

This route starts near the Canário Woods in the western part of the island.

Start by going down the dirt road to the tarmac road. Turn left and continue for 300m along an aqueduct until you reach the Nine Windows Wall.

Turn left at the dirt road lined with Japanese cedar trees. Shortly after, go uphill until you reach the first viewpoint over the Sete Cidades Lakes at the hill Pico da Cruz.

From here on, follow the path that skirts the Blue Lake. After 8 km you will find a diversion sign indicating that Sete Cidades is 1,2km away.

Turn left and descend towards Sete Cidades. On this part of the route, extra caution is advised due to the slippery surface and the significant steepness.

On arrival at Sete Cidades, turn right at the bridge and walk for 500m until you reach the church, which marks the end of this route.


Trail Information

Category - Linear
Difficulty - Easy
Extension - 11.8 km
Time average - 3h
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