CR23 – Calhau Route
These tours are for hiking lovers. Here you can enjoy real Royal Paths or Royal Roads, which are ancient land roads built in the second half of the 19th century by representatives of the Crown.
These were used for transportation of people and goods when the sea conditions were too rough to allow navigation. These roads put a term to the isolation in which a large portion of the rural population was submitted to.
Built by hand, they were maintained by the entire population of the island, who were called upon to contribute days of work, in a tax created for this purpose and called a “road wheel”.
This trail, characterized by bucolic, agricultural and coastal landscapes along the northern mountain range of the island, begins in Santana, and along the way several specimens of endemic flora can be observed. The unique beauty of Calhau de S. Jorge, where this Royal Path flows, accompanies the walker all along the trail.
Departure TimeArrive at 8:45 for a 9:00 departure
Return TimeApproximately at 6:00 p.m
Dress CodeWe recommend the use of appropriate footwear, cap, sunscreen and raincoat. Water and a snack should be part of your travel kit
IncludedClean & Safe StampPersonal GuidePick & Drop Hotel