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Sister trip. Must Do on a clear day!

This was SO hard to find! 😡 Well worth the effort! You can drive and park at the base of the steps... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
cpixok
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Great little hike. Amazing view!

Took another unplanned detour and climbed the 135 large steps or so to the top of this in a... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Gavin F
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Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

A must do with amazing views...Not in the tour book or offered. We stumbled on it while cruising the main road from the Northwest side of the mountain...Parking lot is at the bottom.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

Pico Matias Simão is a wonderful lookout point and landmark.Interestingly, the blue, tiled sign on the corner of the building just past Raminhos, Terceira, says ‘Pico do Canada’. In Portuguese, the word 'Canada' translates as ‘Street’. Turning down this old narrow road at the sign, we found ourselves travelling between pasture and crop fields. This rustic piece of pavement takes you to a stairway leading up to this religious monument. The monument sits all by itself atop the highest peak in the area. You can easily see it from any of the main roads. One can’t help but wonder what a task this must have been! At the base of the peak there are about 75 steps carved into the earth that take you to the top. While ascending the steps some fellow in a 4x4 braved the ruts and erosion of the small gravelled roadway beside the steps and bounced his way to the top. Don’t try this with your rental! At the top you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views of much of the coastline, lava rock fences, green farmlands and a back drop of mountains. Step into the little path behind the monument (be careful - no railings at the edge) for a close up look of the cliffs and the churning ocean.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 February 2018
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2018
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Date of experience: January 2018
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