Caldeirões

Type: Circular, Littoral and River-ine;
Homologation: No;
Parking: Parking Lot of Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park;
Beginning: Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park;
End: Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park;
Pavement: Asphalt, cement and gravel;
Difficulty: Average;
Altitude: 170 meters and 10 meters;
Distance (Km): Approximately 5km;
Approximate Duration: 2 Hours;
Advice: Must wear waterproof shoes;
Type of circuit: Ecological and cultural; heritage;
Village: Achada;

 
Circuit Summary:Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park» (see the waterfalls upstream of the park) » going down through the Ribeira dos Caldeirões border line » (see the centenary bridge above the river) » go under the SCUT viaduct » Lenho da Achada/Achadinha Bathing Area » Quinta Viewpoint» Rua das Quintas » Rua da Igreja » Nossa Senhora da Anunciação Church » Rua do Vigário » (see the old primary school on Travessa da Escola) » Dr. Adolfo Martins Ferreira Square » Rua das Pedras » go under the SCUT » Ribeira dos Caldeirões » Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park.

 
Detailed route/circuit:

The circuit begins in Ribeira dos Caldeirões Park, where you can go to the water line upstream and watch two beautiful waterfalls. Go to the downstream, can make a deviation to see the centenary bridge which was built in stone. Continue going down to the Ribeira dos Caldeirões border line, go under the SCUT viaduct and follow the path until pass through the water line, watching the watermill ruins by the way.

The circuit goes direct to the ocean until you find the bathing área named Lenho da Achada/Achadinha. Then, you have to up by a little shortcut which lead to the viewpoint.

Later you will find the Museum and the Nossa Senhora da Anunciação Church and watch a panoramic view the viewpoint “Adro da Igreja”.

Follow the Rua das Pedras, passing through the old public sinks, go under the SCUT and go up again through Ribeira dos Caldeirões borders line until arrive to the Park.

 
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