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Rumo ao Morro de Castelo Branco PRC05FAI

Type: Circular
Dificulty: Easy
Length: 3.7Km
Duration: 1h30
Altitude (Min / Max): 49m / 198m

 

How to get there

Leaving from Horta city towards west, take the Regional Road to Castelo Branco parish. When you reach the place of Lombega, pay attention to your left to find the trail’s indication.



Recommended gear

Appropriate footwear for walking, waterproof jacket, hat, sunscreen and water.



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The trail begins and ends on the place of Lombega, in Castelo Branco parish. Along the trail, it is possible to observe some of the most important seabirds of the Azores, as well as the Castelo Branco trachytic dome.

The main objective of this small circular trail is the contemplation of the Morro de Castelo Branco, a trachytic dome classified as a Nature Reserve.

In this section, in addition to the important geological component, you can enjoy the tranquillity to observe some Azorean seabirds such as Calonectris borealis, Sterna hirundo, Sterna dougallii, a priority species protected by the Habitats Directive, Larus michahellis atlantis and Puffinus lherminieri baroli. Regarding flora, along the trail are rare and endangered species, such as Myosotis maritima and Erica azorica.

In this section, in addition to the important geological component, you can enjoy the tranquility to observe some Azorean seabirds such as Calonectris borealis, Sterna hirundo, Sterna dougallii, a priority species protected by the Habitats Directive, Larus michahellis atlantis and Puffinus lherminieri baroli. Regarding the flora, along the trail are rare and endangered species, such as Myosotis maritima and Erica azorica.

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