Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Serreta - Terceira PRC3TER closed trail

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Trail Info

This route begins on the trail of Canada das Fontes in the village of Serreta in the west of Terceira.

Start by climbing a stretch of asphalt for 100m, and turn left at a gravel trail. After 400m turn left onto a path flanked by Japanese cedars (Cryptomeria japonica) that later becomes narrower due to abundant vegetation, especially Australian cheesewood and Azores junipers (Juniperus brevifolia). Cross a tributary to the stream of Ribeira da Lapa and enter a Japanese cedar wood area by following the markings.

Shortly after, follow the path flanked by vegetation (dominated by endemic species). After crossing the main section of the Ribeira da Lapa, take the gravel trail flanked by Azores junipers and Azores heathers and then you will find, a little further ahead, a 230m path to the left that will take you to Lagoinha.

After taking this path, continue on a gravel trail for 800m and turn right. Walk for a few metres and enter a shortcut to the left down to the stream  of Ribeira do Além. After passing the viewpoint overlooking the stream, turn right and walk through a Japanese cedar wood. Then enter a route that skirts a pasture on the left.

A few metres ahead, turn right and skirt a water tank on the left. Then proceed along a gravel trail that will guide you back to the beginning of the route.

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Trail Information

Category - Circular
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 7 km
Time average - 2h30m
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