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10 km from Horta, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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Amazing views of an extinct volcano

Right in the center of Faial Island in the Azores, this place presents you with amazing views. Not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisbon, Portugal
via mobile
One of the best views ever!

All I can really say is, if you have a clear day with good weather, you'd be MAD not to go and hike... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna C
via mobile
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10 km from Horta, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right in the center of Faial Island in the Azores, this place presents you with amazing views. Not only the place itself but the surroundings and the car drive to get there. Outstanding!!

Thank 523paulot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I can really say is, if you have a clear day with good weather, you'd be MAD not to go and hike this spectacular trail. Relatively easy, 8k hike with mind boggling views of the crater and Pico. Don't miss it.

Thank Anna C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting by vehicle you park up and walk through a tunnel onto the lip of the Caldera where you get a perfect view of an almost perfect circular extinct volcano.

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is an 8km (5miles) walk around the top of the caldeira which is mostly fairly easy, with some seriously steep climbs in places. We found it best to go anti-clockwise - that way you get steep climbs, instead of steep descents (easier on the...More

Thank notTheStig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time hiking the caldeira. The views are sensational & the flora is stunning. We hiked on a cloudy, rainy day but this wasn't a problem as it added to overall experience. It was amazing walking through the clouds and when they...More

Thank M B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Tha walk around the Caldeira is about 8 km and takes about 2h30. I is someting that gives you the opportunity to see the stunning landscapes inside the ancient volcano and on the sea. Wait fo a good weater to enjoy the fantastic views; normally...More

Thank Carlorace
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a must see if you are on the island of Faial. It is what created the island and it is just breath taking, they have a tunnel so that those who do not want to climb the stairs or are handicapped can get...More

Thank jmedei48752016
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

That's a nice walk on the edge of volcano. The area is very green and full of flowers but be prepared for a strong wind and clouds which are passing the edge very often. The walk is quite easy. Views and changing all the time

Thank Kamcio
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

An easy and beautiful walk around the crater. The views, the colours and the atmosphere are fantastic. Highly recommended .

Thank Alchemyyoga
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing views and walks! A great way to see the whole island from on high. Even kids when young enjoyed it.

Thank Richard C
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Susan C
21 May 2017|
Response from seafare74 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think it will be a big problem for someone with mild vertigo. The view point at the start of the trail is probably as close as you will come to looking down over the edge. Recommend you wear good shoes and bring a... More
22 February 2017|
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Response from Lydia A | Reviewed this property |
You can see it all with Bruno from Toboga Azores! Look him up! He took us absolutely everywhere in one day on Faial ... Because that was all we had! It's worth it if you can get him! Best guide around and dirt cheap!
23 September 2016|
Response from Scubabunnie | Reviewed this property |
There is none that I am aware of .. Best to stay in Horta. I recommend hotel du canal