Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Monte Brasil - Terceira PRC4TER

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Trail Info

The trail begins next to Relvão Park in Angra do Heroísmo.

Start by climbing an asphalt road towards the Fortaleza de São João Batista [St. John the Baptist’s Fortress]. Near the guardhouse, turn left and continue for 250m to a fork where you should turn left to the Ermida de Santo António [St. Anthony's Chapel]. 

From here, continue along the dirt road to the left. 350m further ahead, turn right at the path that climbs towards the Monte Brasil picnic area. After passing this area, turn left to a dirt trail that will guide you to the highest point of this route, the hill Pico do Facho (205m).

Then go down a winding dirt road until you find the path to the Quebrada Fort. Continue along a narrow path amid Australian cheesewood until you reach another optional path (Whale Lookout and 2nd World War Station).

Then head right to the viewpoint over the caldera. Here, go up an asphalt road for 200m and turn left at a small path that will lead you to the hill Pico das Cruzinhas, a viewpoint over the city of Angra do Heroísmo.

From here, turn right and go down to the picnic area. When you arrive, turn left and take a small path leading down towards a tarmac road.

Finally, turn right and continue for 700m until you return to the starting point.

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Trail Information

Category - Circular
Difficulty - Easy
Extension - 7.5 km
Time average - 2h30m
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