PR1 GRA Trail: Serra Branca to Praia

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PR1 GRA Trail: Serra Branca to Praia is a 18.0 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Santa Cruz da Graciosa, Azores, Portugal that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.

DISTANCE
18 km
ELEVATION GAIN
573 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

This trail begins at the access road to the Serra Branca Wind Farm Park, ends at Praia and then heads back. It is an easy trail to walk and crosses the island of Graciosa from the west to the east coast. About 500m into the trail you will reach Pico das Caldeirinhas, the highest of the volcanic cones of Serra Branca (360m). Mid-way along the trail, at Cruz de Barro Branco, you get a wide-reaching view over the whole northern coast of the island. At the end of the trail, on the descent to Vila da Praia, the sea and the small island of Praia can be seen in all their glory.  Este trilho começa junto ao caminho de acesso ao Parque Eólico da Serra Branca, termina na Praia e tem a duração total de 2h30m. É um trilho fácil de percorrer este percurso, atravessa a ilha Graciosa da costa oeste à costa leste. Cerca de 500m após o início do trilho atinge-se o Pico das Caldeirinhas, o mais elevado do conjunto dos cones vulcânicos da Serra Branca (360m). No meio do percurso, junto à Cruz de Barro Branco, pode-se desfrutar uma vista panorâmica sobre toda a costa norte da ilha. No final do trilho, já na descida para a Vila da Praia, o mar e o Ilhéu da Praia podem ser observados em toda a sua beleza.