Waterfront Roads Around Madalena. There’s some 18 km of lovely waterfront running on the northwestern part of Pico. A highlight is the 14 km between Madalena and Arcos. It’s a secondary road, so fairly quiet. There are views of Pico to the interior, and to the rocky coast. You can also run south from Madalena for 3.6 km, with views of back lava fields and the sea. There are some sections of the road that are part of the Santana – Lajido walking trail. ROUTE MAP: MADALENA EAST TO ARCOS. ROUTE MAP: SOUTH FROM MADALENA
San Antonio Area. Just east of Arcos, enjoy 4.5 km of scenic waterfront running east of San Antonio on Av do Ma. Quiet roads, nice water views! ROUTE MAP
Prainha Area. In the Prainha area, there are 7.5 km of small, quiet roads mostly along the water. Starting just west of Prainga at the Adega Açoriana restaurant, head east as far as Terra Alta. Most of the road has water views. ROUTE MAP
S Mateus Area. On the more rugged & remote southern part of Pico, a quiet coastal road extends east of S Mateus for nearly 4 km. Views of stark lava fields and the North Atlantic. ROUTE MAP
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