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Dez Vulcões PR6FAI

Type: Linear
Dificulty: Hard
Length: 19.3Km
Duration: 7h
Altitude (Min / Max): 2m / 934m


How to get there

Leaving from Largo Duque D’Ávila e Bolama, in the centre of Horta city, in front of City Hall, head north towards Flamengos parish and follow the signs with “Caldeira” indication.

Recommended gear

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

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The trail starts at the Caldeira Viewpoint and ends at the Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre (Capelo Parish). The trail runs through 10 of the main volcanoes responsible for the formation of Península do Capelo, passing by several important sites of geology, flora and fauna of Faial.

This trail combines three segments of existing trails in Faial: Caldeira, Levada and Capelo-Capelinhos. The trail starts at the Caldeira and runs through, as its name suggests, 10 of the main existing volcanoes in the fissured alignment of Península do Capelo. Biodiversity and geodiversity are a constant in this trail, highlighting the landscapes of Península do Capelo and the old Capelinhos Lighthouse, an authentic lunar setting where you can step on land formed by ash, tuff and volcanic bombs.

This trail has an unevenness of about 1000 metres, enabling us to discover much of the Azores endemic flora from altitude examples, through the medium altitude and also features species of ravines and sheltered places. Ends in the Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Centre.

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