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Weg 108
Cachaco - Fajã -
Faja View over Fajã
Walking Time 2 h
Trail 1-2
Navigation 1
Fajã
is the agriculturally most productive valley of the island. It is crossed by many mule tracks that are used on other hiking routes. From the centre of Fajã, several paths lead up to the hermitage in Cachaço, the emblematic symbol of the island. The described variant leads over almost traffic-free ways, but with the map in the hand one can also use the ways, on which from time to time a car passes by.
Starting point
is the branch[CACHAC] (725m) of the small road that branches off from the main road in Cachaço at the Water Museum and near the sign that points to the Natural Park, ↘ After only 70m, ↑ branches off to the school.
Detour,
to the chapel Monte Sintinha, described at way l07; on the same way back to the school.

Continued
on a small paved path ↑ you get easily downhill ? to the end of a small road at the "naked mountain ridge" Lompelad and to a fork in the road.[PELA02]

Detour,
to the chapel Monte Sintinha, described at way l07; on the same way back to the school.

Continued
via the traversing ↗ branch to Assomada Gamboesa with a wide view over the valley of Queimadas de Cima and over it the wide Monte Caramujo; on the same way back to the school

Detour
is the branch[CACHAC] (725m) of the small road that branches off from the main road in Cachaço at the Water Museum and near the sign that points to the Natural Park, ↘ After only 70m, ↑ branches off to the school.

Continued
after 160m the cobblestone road leads to another fork, [PELA03] you turn off ↗ on a little used path, der↑über 1km right Ribeira leads to the New Apostolic Church, but then ↗ to the main road in Faja de Baixo and ends at the Catholic Church. [FAJAB] (281m) Shop, market, Health Post, Aluguer.


Starting point in opposite direction
is the branch in Fajã de Baixo [FAJAB] (281m) at the Catholic Church. After 500m ↙ you reach the bed of a Ribeira and continue to climb on the right side of the Ra ↓ .

Continued Hikes:
Via the main road → to the junction [FAJA05] (277m) of the small road to Queimadas. ↙ down to the chapel of Queimadas.
109 to Vila da Ribeira Brava



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