The Small Lakes
Key information: The Small Lakes
- A contorted area of small craters sprinkled with a number of tarns and small lakes. Beautiful and intriguing
- Walkopedia rating88
- Natural interest17
- Human interest6
- Negative points0
- Total rating88
- Length: Your choice, not long
- Maximum Altitude: 800m
- Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Just south-east of Sete Cidades is a contorted area of small craters in an area called the Serra Devassa, which must have been extraordinarily active at one point. Among and in them are sprinkled a number of tarns and small lakes.
A shortish (1hr30ish) and longer path snake along the crater edges, to enjoy huge views all around, and by thickly vegetated lakesides to add interest and charm. Time well spent.
Mountains with unpredictable weather. Come prepared
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