Rosais Cape

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  • Portugal Azores Sao Jorge, Rosais Cape, along the middle of the peninsula, Walkopedia

Key information: Rosais Cape

  • An enjoyable circuit out to the Farol dos Rosais lighthouse at the far end of S. Jorge’s north-western cape.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating87
  • Beauty31
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest10
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating87

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 11km
  • 3.5hrs
  • Maximum Altitude: 400m
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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Rosais Cape: Lane - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

An enjoyable walk from the interesting and attractive Sete Fontes reserve in the northwest of the island out to the Farol dos Rosais lighthouse at the far end of S. Jorge’s north-western cape, and back along the high south coast, either to circuit back to your car at Sete Fontes, or get picked up on the road to Rosais.

Ticks all sorts of boxes: attractive undulating fields below rounded grassy hilltops with the sea an ever-present background, reminiscent of parts of Ireland; the startling 1,500ft cliffs, contorted with the evidence of past upheavals, behind those same gentle hills; patches of beautiful sculpted giant heather which you could see sending Japanese gardeners wild; and the islands of Pico, Faial and Graciosa guarding the horizons over a shimmering sea.

This is an undemanding 11km, perfect for a recuperation day after something more brutal. Walkopedia loved it for that, but you might feel a bit short-changed if you expected fireworks.

The route follows red-marked trails on the Kompass Azores map 1.

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Rosais Cape: along the middle of the peninsula - © William Mackesy

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Rosais Cape: Road to the lighthouse - © William Mackesy

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