Ile de Faial - Demi-journée de visite à pied de Capelinhos: Discover ancient lava flows, fascinating volcanic formations and scenery that will leave you awe-struck with this 7km hike through the Forest Park of Trupes do Capelo.
* See weird and wonderful volcanic landscapes
* Viewpoints over Capelinhos Volcani and the east of the island
* Medium difficulty
Enjoy the great ecological and geological diversity that symbolises the Natural Park of Faial with a two and a half hour hike from Trupes do Capelo to Capelinhos. Visit Cabeço Verde for views over to Cabeço do Fogo towards the East; testament to Faial’s first historic eruption in 1672. Continue west towards Caldeirão along a lapilli road towards an old 55 metre deep volcanic chimney at Furna Ruim.
Further on we arrive at Algar do Carvão, one of Capelo peninsula’s most ancient volcanic formations, reaching one of the most beautiful examples of holly on the island. Continue to Cabeço do Canto for views over the Capelinhos Volcano, and marvel at the types of native Laurissilva trees that characterise the area. Visit a small lava tube and old whaling lookout, and walk through the volcanic ashes of Costado da Nau until we reach our destination at the Interpretation Centre of Capelinhos Volcano. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotel.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
Languages: English and Portuguese.
Others: Visibility at the viewpoints depends on the weather conditions.
We suggest clients bring comfortable and appropriate to the weather conditions clothes and foot wear; the above described itinerary is subject to changes.
Trail information: Shape - Linear. Difficulty - Medium. Extension - 7 km.
Activity only available on the island of Faial.