Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Santana – Lajido - Pico PR10PIC


Trail Info

This trail begins at the regional road on the border between the villages of Santana and São Vicente Ferreira.Before starting the trail visit the whale lookout by walking along the access lane on the left.

Start this route on a route between two houses which lies upstream. After 700m, turn right to an asphalt road and, soon after, start the descent towards the Gasparal Bay amid orchards and vineyards.

When you arrive at the bay, pass the tidal pool and walk to the right of the houses by the sea towards Ponta Negra. This path starts as a lane lined with Australian cheesewood (Pittosporum undulatum) and Azores heather (Erica azorica) and turns into a shortcut over basaltic rocks.

After passing the houses of Cabrito, turn right and head to the Ermida de São Mateus [St. Matthew’s Chapel]. Further aheadturn right and continue towards Lajido through the village of Arcos. This route ends at the centre of Lajido near the Interpretation Centre for the UNESCO vineyards of Pico.


Trail Information

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