MTB Circuit - Parque Florestal do Capelo
How to get there
Leaving Horta city towards the west, follow the Regional Road passing by the Feteira and Castelo Branco parishes. After arriving at Capelo parish, continue on the Regional Road. After passing the Varadouro entrance on your left, about 500 metres ahead, is the sign to the Parque Florestal do Capelo (Capelo Forest Park), on your right.
Appropriate footwear, waterproof jacket, helmet, sunscreen, water.
The MTB circuit begins and ends on the place of Cruzeiro, in Parque Florestal do Capelo (Capelo Forest Park), in the Zona Central Protected Landscape Area.
The journey made by bike develops in the middle of a dense forest with characteristic species of Laurel Forest. With a length of 2 kilometres, a low difficulty level and a duration of about 1 hour, it results from the recovery of a pedestrian old trail and part of a dirt path once used by local farmers.
The MTB trail develops fully in a place where you can observe several natural species of the Azores, particularly associated with the coastal Laurel Forest habitat, such as Morella faya, Laurus azorica, Erica azorica, Myrsine retusa and Picconia azorica.
Nature sports must be practised bearing in mind the preservation of nature, so follow the basic norms of conduct, such as circulating within the trails and paths marked, not leaving waste nor collecting, capturing or killing specimens of any natural species.