Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Fajã dos Vimes - Fragueira - Portal - São Jorge PR09 SJO


Trail Info

This linear route begins in Fajã dos Vimes, pass by Fajã da Fragueira and ends in Portal, along the South coast of the island.

The trail initiates near the recreation port, bathing area where it is possible to dive into the Atlantic waters. Still inside Fajã, profit to visit the handicraft workshop where the traditional quilts are made and taste a coffee produced locally.

Cross all the Fajã in the West sense and follow a dirt road along the cliff where the Australian Cheesewood (Pittosporum undulatum) is the main vegetation. In this part of the trail, there is a crossroad with PR 02 SJO – Fajã dos Vimes – Serra do Topo. Along the road until Fragueira it is possible to see the island of Pico on your left hand side.

Arriving to Fajã da Fragueira, cross an area of vineyard terraces and traditional cellars and visit the ruins of the house of the Maestro and Composer Francisco de Lacerda that lived here for 8 years in the period after the I World War.

From here, the walk continues along an old staircase and pay attention to the slippery ground, towards Portal. Follow the marks until the church, where the trail ends.


Trail Information

Category - Linear
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 3.1 km
Time average - 1h 30m
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