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Ponta da Ilha is a 11.7 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Piedade, Azores, Portugal that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking.

11.7 km
295 m







On this walk on the easternmost point of Pico we discover a rather difficult fishing path along the rugged lava coast. The starting place for this walk is the small fishing village of Manhenha. It goes slightly uphill along a gravel path until an asphalt road brings us to Piedade where something can also be enjoyed in the local café. A little further we follow a small asphalt road and you descend to Calhau. We now follow the coast and a little further the difficult and demanding fishing path starts. It is best to choose your own way over the sharp and bumpy lava stones. If you pay attention, you can follow the markings, but it is not always clear. After about 45 minutes you will see some houses and you will arrive in the hamlet of Engrade. Here you can choose, either take the second part of the fishing path on the left back to the coast, or choose the alternative straight on along a gravel path back to Manhenha. (- 15min) If you choose to follow the fishing path like us, then a little further at the farol de Ponta da Ilha, the lighthouse at the end of Pico. A little further you will arrive back at the starting place. Do not underestimate this walk, the coastal path is heavy and difficult but you will be rewarded with some beautiful views over the top of beautiful Pico.

5 months ago

Toller Weg! Viel Landschaft, ziemlich gemäßigt, großartige Vogelbeobachtung. Ich war sehr froh über die Strecke, die wir genommen haben. Beginnen Sie die Wanderung in Richtung Westen und machen Sie Ihre Schleife, bis Sie die Küste / den Vulkangestein erreichen. Sobald die Wanderung abgeschlossen ist, gibt es einen wunderbaren natürlichen Pool zum Schwimmen :)