Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

Pedra Queimada - Lajinha - Degredo - São Miguel PRC36 SMI closed trail


Trail Info

This small circular route begins in Largo de Santo António,  in the village of Maia. Head South along a dirt road known as Pedra Queimada and follow the waymarks until you reach the regional road.

Continue by walking parallel to the road, enjoying the view over the North Coast, village of Maia, Ponta Formosa and Ponta do Cintrão.

Proceed along the trail downwards by the Lajinha way, among agricultural fields until you reach the road again – Rua do Rosário – with the fountain Velha on your right (spring water).

Continue towards the centre until you arrive at the bathing area of Calhau da Areia – by taking the connection to PR 27 SMI Praia da Viola. Follow the waymarks passing the viewpoint of Melo Nunes where it is possible to access a rocky area.

The trail continues along the coast, passing the viewpoint of Frade. Along the way you will go through ETAR and cross the bridge over Ribeira da Cruz. Further ahead there is a detour to the right that will take you to natural swimming pools.

Keep on going on the dirt road until the regional road and turn left towards the centre of the village. Along the road there are several points of interest such as the Tobacco Museum and Solar do Lalém. Continue until you reach to the start of the trail.


Trail Information

Category - Circular
Difficulty - Medium
Extension - 6.6 km
Time average - 2h30
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