small pond on top of a volcano
In this circular trail, the paths are usually stony and yellow in color, due to their origin in the pumice stone (only stone that floats in the water). They are often obsidian (or volcanic glass), semi-precious stone of black color and edges sharpening, used in jewelery.
It passes through a path, carved by men, animals and erosive factors, where a vaulted gallery of trees prevents you from seeing the sun for a few minutes. On the damp, earthy ground grow ferns and strange mushrooms and mosses.
We heard, in the middle of the vegetation, the curious little star, blackbird and pigeons. It crosses small tributaries, some dry ones, of a stream that rises more above. Along the way, a little unexpectedly, some feet of angelica lignescens and azorean herbaceous plants endemic to the Azores await you
On the way down to the ravines of Ribeira de Além, with slopes full of natural vegetation, where small "windows" allow you to observe the deep valley worn by time and water, and the impressive landscape of the vegetation, with spikes of (Arceuthobium azoricum), which grow on cedar-wood, in the middle of an amalgam of other species of great patrimonial value.
• Adequate footwear
• Duração: 3hrs 4.5miles