The Vigia de São Pedro (São Pedro Viewpoint) Mountaineering Path on São Miguel island within the Azores is a simple flat path subsequent to the ocean connecting the parish Calhetas with the village São Vicente Ferreira. It is a 6km linear route which is generally carried out as an out-and-back hike of 12.2 kilometers. The trailhead is a 15-minute drive from the capital, Ponta Delgada.
A simple climbing path that may be a vast filth street, working on a bluff above the water for a lot of the path. There are improbable views of the ocean with a number of marked viewpoints (miradouros) alongside the best way. The path stretches from Poços de São Vicente, a washing space within the village São Vicente Ferreira to the church of Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem in Calhetas.
Mountaineering in São Miguel island within the Azores
The Azores Islands are a Portuguese archipelago in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean, positioned between The US and Portugal. There are 23 official climbing trails on São Miguel island. Portugal’s mainland is a improbable climbing vacation spot with spectacular trails following the ocean akin to The Fishermen´s Path and The Coastal Route of the Portuguese Camino de Santiago. With beautiful pure landscapes, put together your self for some distinctive European climbing on this volcanic archipelago. The 83 climbing trails on the Azores islands every have a quantity. The Vigia de São Pedro path is path PR01 SMI official info on the path will be discovered at destinazores. Official trails are marked with purple and yellow dashes. We loved the gorgeous, straightforward hikes from the Gorreana tea plantation.
Greatest Time to Hike the Vigia de São Pedro Path
June to September with dry and heat climate and exquisite clear days are a good time for climbing. It’s sizzling this time of the yr, so carry sufficient water and test for a swimming spot within the ocean! You’ll be able to hike yr all yr spherical, it is a brief path, simply test on the Azores webcams that it isn’t raining!
The Vigia de São Pedro Return Path Data*
- Distance – 12.1 km
- Time – 2 hours 11 minutes (2 to three hours relying in your health)
- Ascent – 142 m
- Descent – 151 m
- Strolling floor – largely gravel, some asphalt
*In keeping with my Garmin Fenix GPS watch
GPX file for The Vigia de São Pedro Return Path
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Trailhead – Poços de São Vicente or the Church in Calhetas
You can begin the hike in both course. There’s parking accessible on the Poços de São Vicente bathing space in São Vicente Ferreira and in Calhetas. At each trailheads, there’s a signal with a path description.
- Parking São Vicente Ferreira – There’s a car parking zone on the western finish of São Vicente Ferreira close to the Miradouro do Navio.
- Parking Calhetas – There’s a giant free parking space subsequent to the Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa resort. Begin climbing right here in direction of São Vicente Ferreira or do a brief stroll to the trailhead on the church of Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem in Calhetas.
The Vigia de São Pedro Path Description
Strolling from São Vicente Ferreira to Calhetas
The preferred option to hike the path is from São Vicente Ferreira to Calhetas. Begin the hike at Poços de São Vicente bathing space on the fishing port, and see the ruins of the outdated whaling station throughout the street. Stroll on the tar street for about 600m, and switch onto a footpath, which takes you alongside the coast for a brief stretch till you come to a dust observe. The path follows alongside the coast, virtually midway to Calhetas at 2.eight km from the whaling station there’s a good viewpoint over the ocean, Miradouro de Barreiro. Carry on strolling previous the village of Fenais da Luz.
You’ll be able to stroll via the village previous the church of Nossa Senhora da Luz. There are numerous factors of curiosity on this space, such because the View of the Previous viewpoint, Ponta de São Pedro headland, the 16th-century Emida da São Pedro (chapel), and the São Pedro gap (Buraco de São Pedro). Watch out to not get too near the sting with these viewpoints. Proceed alongside the path, you’ll stroll previous the Pedro do Mar resort on the best, stroll till you attain the village Calhetas, and stroll down the road, Rua da Boavista to the church Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem the place the path ends.
Strolling from Calhetas to São Vicente Ferreira
We have been staying in Pedros do Mar Resort and walked the path from Calhetas to São Vicente Ferreira and again. Stroll previous the São Pedro gap (Buraco de São Pedro), there’s a signal. Watch out to not get too near the sting.
Begin strolling within the village Calhetas on the church Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem stroll down the road, Rua da Boavista till you get to the filth street. Comply with the path previous a parking space and the Pedro do Mar resort in your left and the ocean on the best. Maintain following the path subsequent to the ocean, maintain a watch open for the 16th-century Emida da São Pedro (chapel), and stroll previous the Ponta de São Pedro headland. Comply with the purple and yellow markers via the village of Fenais da Luz, previous the church of Nossa Senhora da Luz. Maintain strolling on the path to the village of São Vicente Ferreira, and stroll down Rua de Baixo till you attain the Poços de São Vicente bathing space on the fishing port, you may see the ruins of the outdated whaling station throughout the street.
What I preferred about strolling the path this manner round is loads of parking in the beginning, a pleasant swimming spot if you wish to do a midway swim, and a restaurant with refreshments for a espresso cease and purchase some refreshments in São Vicente Ferreira if you flip round.
Lodging close to the Vigia de São Pedro Path
We stayed for three nights at Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa proper on the path near the trailhead in Calhetas. We had a terrific keep. The resort has good services, an indoor heated pool, a tremendous exterior infinity pool, and a very good breakfast buffet.
Verify the charges and guide your room at Pedras do Mar Resort & Spa
There are various nice locations to remain in that a part of São Miguel
| Casa do Mar | Quinta de Santana | Lodge Verde Mar & SPA |
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