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Vinhas da Criacao Velha Trail

| Porto do Calhau, Criacao Velha, Pico, Portugal
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Magical and unique place

Beautiful trai along the coast to get there from Madalena. This area is an Unesco World Heritage... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2017
German F
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Milan, Italy
Probably the Pico island's trail that allows more space to local culture, as well as to nature.

This is perhaps the only hiking trail in the "Visitazores" official list, which can be done by... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2017
Brun066
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Florence, Italy
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“lava stone” (2 reviews)
“porto” (3 reviews)
“windmill” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Porto do Calhau, Criacao Velha, Pico, Portugal
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"coast"
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"vineyards"
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

Beautiful trai along the coast to get there from Madalena. This area is an Unesco World Heritage: Surreal vinewards enclosed in volcanic lava stone walls with a beautiful red windmill in the center. When you get up the windmill you'll have a stunning view of...More

Thank German F
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

This is perhaps the only hiking trail in the "Visitazores" official list, which can be done by walking directly from Madalena; And we did it in that way. In fact, the trail starts at so called "Joao Lima" point, perhaps 1.5 Kms south of the...More

2  Thank Brun066
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

Nice views and a very good way to see the coast and the vineyard of Criação Velha and don't miss the windmill, a must see.

Thank Emiliaribeiro
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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Did this trail in the past but this time was special because family was with me. Sons 10 and 12 liked all the hike. .. the history... the views... the feel of it. Perfect.

Thank Nuno F
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

A very good way to see the coast and vineyards with lava-rock enclosures up close. The walk is easy but mostly on the coastal road, except for the walk through the vineyards. It is accessible even without a car. From Madalena, you can catch the...More

2  Thank loupar1
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

Fascinating history of how the vineyards came to be. Quite amazing how the grapes grow on the basalt rocks.

Thank charmjunio
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

We never tired of the sights in this area of Pico: the lava-rock walls, grape vines, lava-strewn coastline and beautiful views across to Faial. Lovely trek.

Thank elizstr
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Designated a World Heritage site in 2004, Vinhas Criacao Velha trail is a look into the culture and practices of people who have lived here for hundreds of years. They have adapted to a challenging landscape and have made a success of developing and maintaining...More

2  Thank CruisersRus
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