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Capelo - Capelinhos PRC1FAI

Type: Circular
Dificulty: Medium
Length: 2.6Km
Duration: 2h
Altitude (Min / Max): 253m / 488m

 

How to get there

Leaving from Horta city, take the Regional Road towards the Capelinhos Volcano. After passing the Capelo Forest Park, turn to the Trupes do Capelo and follow by a secondary way until you find directions to the trail.



Recommended gear

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



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The trail begins and ends by the road that goes up to Cabeço Verde, passing through unique sites, particularly, the Furna Ruim (cove), the Caldeirão and the entire landscape of the Península do Capelo. Along the way, you can see several examples of the Laurel Forest.

Start the trail in the crossroad that goes up to Cabeço Verde and then turn left on the path near the informative signs. Turn left to Furna Ruim (cove), a volcanic pit with a depth of 55 metres. Proceed on the shortcut through some examples of Laurel Forest, such as Laurus azorica, Ilex Azorica, Vaccinium cylindraceum and Erica azorica, going around the Algar do Caldeirão until you reach a path of little stones.

Cross the path and go up the staircase toward the Cabeço do Canto, where you can sight the Capelinhos Volcano landscape. Go around this Cabeço and return by the same path, following the markings, until you reach the starting point.

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