I must mention here that I prefer to do this walk when the mountain is not covered in clouds, because we would have no stunning views otherwise!
This walk starts in Almoinhas Velhas, at the foot of the mountain. Soon afterwards we encounter a VERY steep but short stretch, going uphill. Because of this steep part here, a good fitness level is necessary. Many plants, shrubs and dense vegetation, which covers part of this mountain, can be seen.
Once we get to the top of the mountain the view from the Sanctuary is absolutely spectacular. Returning on the same track down with more great views of the open Atlantic.
Please bear in mind to wear proper walking shoes, also make sure you have enough water and sun protection!