Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Lajedo - Fajã Grande - Flores PR02 FLO


Trail Info

This linear route of around 13 km length connects the village of Lajedo to Fajã Grande. There are some sections where the stone ground may be slippery, being advisable caution and the wear of proper footwear.

Begin the stage at the village center and follow the markings along the road until the viewpoint. Continue on a cobblestone road towards North, passing by a viewpoint on your left with a view over the islets of Mosteiro village and Rocha dos Bordões on your right, a geological formation known by its huge vertical basaltic columns.

Continue, crossing Mosteiro and following along the road passing by places once inhabited such as Caldeira. At the top of the hill, viewpoint of Portal, it is possible to see from afar the villages of Fajãzinha and Fajã Grande.

Go down by a land road, cross the interior of Fajãzinha and choose a land road parallel to the stream until you reach the main road. Follow left visiting the watermill from 1862, still working. About 500 metres ahead there is a detour on the right to Poço da Ribeira do Ferreiro, one of the touristic attractions of the island.

After the detour continue right going out to a land road, along the cliff base, accessing pastures and farming fields. Cover the last meters flanked by old stone walls until you arrive to the end of the trail, near the bathing area of Fajã Grande, where you can dive into the refreshing waters of the Atlantic. In this area there are connections with other points of the island through the trails PR 01 FLO – Fajã Grande/Ponta Delgada and PR 03 FLO – Miradouro das Lagoas/Poço do Bacalhau.


Trail Information

Category - Linear
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 13.1 km
Time average - 3h30m
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