Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Serra Branca - Praia - Graciosa PR01 GRA closed trail


Trail Info

This route goes through the island, sense West/East, beginning in the area of Serra Branca, an ensemble of volcanic structures made mainly by thick sediments of white trachytes that gives its name.

Begin the trail in Pico da Caldeirinha, near the Eolic Park and profit the high altitude to enjoy the view over the island.

Go round the volcanic cone on the right and arriving to the starting point, turn again to the right, facing East, crossing some ancient water reservoirs, along a road accessing pastures and agricultural fields. Pass by a pond following right until you reach the main road (EN3) that goes, on the right, to the area of Barro Branco.

Arriving to the fork, after the first houses, choose to go by a dirt alley on your left, along orchards and small woods. Near the main road (EN1-2) the trail proceeds inside the wood, mainly with Eucalyptus (Eucalytus globulus) and Australian Cheesewood (Pittosporum undulatum).

Cross the main road (EN1-2), pass through Lagoa and head to the seashore, passing by typical mills, some now Rural Tourism. Follow along the coast until Porto da Praia, place where this trail ends and where you can see the islet of Praia.


Trail Information

Category - Linear
Difficulty - Easy
Extension - 8.7 km
Time average - 2h30m
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