Obviously I had an open bill with the Caldeira do Faial and Mario, farmer and owner of Turismar, picked me up today to explore the inside of the crater, which I think is special compared to many other caldeiras. Two reasons: first, there is a smaller caldeira within the caldeira itself. Second, it incorporates a sump area, which gives this 2km circular valley a unique character including its flora and fauna.

The descent/ascent are steep, approximately 300 altitude meters at around 45%, but once you reach the bottom, it appears you walk around on another planet.

A short but tough hike with extremely high rewarding factor.

Definitely a five star highlight of our adventures so far!

Fair winds…