Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Miradouro das Lagoas - Poço do Bacalhau - Flores PR03 FLO closed trail


Trail Info

This linear route goes from the interior of the island until Fajã Grande along a length of 7,3 km. Along the trail and whenever necessary to cross a gate, always leave it closed.

Begin the walk at the viewpoint between the lakes Funda and Comprida, near the Regional Road 2-2. Following the markings, go right around the lake Comprida among the endemic flora like Buckthorn (Frangula azorica), Azores Juniper (Juniperus brevifolia) and the cosmopolitan Peat Moss (Sphagnum spp.)

Arriving to lake Seca follow left on the main road going in again on a land road that will pass aside lagoa Branca. Along this shortcut, the ground may be muddy and/or slippery, being advisable the use of proper footwear.

Continue forward until you find a lapilli road (red gravel) proceeding ahead as far as the fork, choose left until you reach a pasture. Cross the gate into the pasture where you must follow near the right side wall. At this point, profit to enjoy an excellent view over the West coast with the villages of Fajã Grande and Fajãzinha bellow.

On foggy days, pay special attention not to lose the guiding marks. Go down the cliff until you find a stone stairway on your left where you should go until Fajã Grande. Arriving to the main road proceed as far as the sea and turn right to Poço do Bacalhau, the last detour in this walk. Return to the center of the village and enjoy a dive in the waters of the Atlantic ocean.

In this place there are connections with other points of the island through the trails PR 01 FLO – Fajã Grande/Ponta Delgada and PR 02 FLO – Fajã Grande/Lajedo.


Trail Information

Category - Linear
Difficulty - Hard
Extension - 7.3 km
Time average - 3h00
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