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Walking Tours » Lagoa do Fogo

Tour duration: 7 Hours

Group discount (+ 4 people): 10%

Length: 11 Km

Type: Circular

Difficulty level: Medium

Maximum Number of People: 8 Pax

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49 € / Adult
30 € / Children up to 14y

Fogo lake, is the most pristine lake among the biggest lakes from São Miguel island. Reachable only by walking.

The pickup may be done at your accomodation site. The transport for the group will be the FUNtastic van of 9 seat with air conditioning to ensure confort. Having a small group will also make the tour much more pleasing and friendlier.

Our van will take the group to Água D'Alto, an area of the south coast, where we will observe the area of Caloura and where we start the trail on foot heading toward the north. Initially the trail presents an uphill path to get to an altitude of nearly 600 meters. After this climb we find the levada site, where it was doing the supplying of drinking water from the Fire Volcano aquifers to the populations on the island's south coast. This is a good place to enjoy an almost flat walk and to enjoy the stunning vegetation, including some endemic species.

We find the following area of the aquifer and its drainage system. Soon after, we reach the Fogo lake where we lay next to the south bank and where we enjoy our picnic lunch. It is here where you can swim in the lake and enjoy an incredible panoramic landscape over the lake.

After the walk, we stop at Caloura shore to spend 30m to relax and rest near the sea.

 

Sounds great, isn't it? 

Walking Tours » Furnas (Option 1 - Long)

Tour duration: 8 Hours

Group discount (+ 4 people): 10%

Length: 16,5 Km

Type: Circular

Difficulty level: Medium

Maximum Number of People: 8 Pax

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49 € / Adult
30 € / Children up to 14y

Furnas, the most intriguing site from the Azores since the islands occupation. This walk has two optional starting points which differ the trail’s length and difficulty.
The longer and more difficult option starts on the top of Pico do Ferro viewpoint, a place where you can see the whole vulcanic crater, the Furnas caldera.

In the valley you may also see the Furnas settlement. The trail starts with a downhill path leading to the Furnas lake.

The easir and shorter option starts at Furnas settlement and we walk on a road área until we arrive at the lake.

Once we get to the lake we find the fumarolic field from which the Furnas stew is steam-cooked underground. From here we start the walk around the whole lake, passing by several different environments and having different perspectives of the area.

On the mid-way we stop for the lunch next to the monitoring and research centre of the lake.

Afterwards we continue the walk, finding a smal gothic style chapel and summer house of José do Canto, an important Azorean man from the 19th century.
Once we do the complete round of the lake, we head to the starting points completing the circular trail.

After the walk, we show you some of the most interesting spots of Furnas parish and there is the possibility of enjoying the local hotsprings.

Make sure you bring your swimsuit and a (preferably) dark towel.

Walking Tours » Furnas (Option 2 - Short)

Tour duration: 8 Hours

Group discount (+ 4 people): 10%

Length: 9,5 Km

Type: Circular

Difficulty level: Easy

Maximum Number of People: 8 Pax

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49 € / Adult
30 € / Children up to 14y

Furnas, the most intriguing site from the Azores since the islands occupation. This walk has two optional starting points which differ the trail’s length and difficulty.
The longer and more difficult option starts on the top of Pico do Ferro viewpoint, a place where you can see the whole vulcanic crater, the Furnas caldera.

In the valley you may also see the Furnas settlement. The trail starts with a downhill path leading to the Furnas lake.

The easir and shorter option starts at Furnas settlement and we walk on a road área until we arrive at the lake.

Once we get to the lake we find the fumarolic field from which the Furnas stew is steam-cooked underground. From here we start the walk around the whole lake, passing by several different environments and having different perspectives of the area.

On the mid-way we stop for the lunch next to the monitoring and research centre of the lake.

Afterwards we continue the walk, finding a smal gothic style chapel and summer house of José do Canto, an important Azorean man from the 19th century.
Once we do the complete round of the lake, we head to the starting points completing the circular trail.

After the walk, we show you some of the most interesting spots of Furnas parish and there is the possibility of enjoying the local hotsprings.

Make sure you bring your swimsuit and a (preferably) dark towel.

Walking Tours » Sanguinho

Tour duration: 7,5 Hours

Group discount (+ 4 people): 10%

Length: 7,3 Km

Type: Circular

Difficulty level: Medium

Maximum Number of People: 8 Pax

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49 € / Adult
30 € / Children up to 14y

Travel with us all the way to the southeast area of the island.

The pickup may be done at your accomodation site.

The transport for the group will be the FUNtastic van of 9 seat with air conditioning to ensure confort. Having a small group will also make the tour much more pleasing and friendlier.

Explore the first settlement from São Miguel island. This is our first stop, at Povoação village where you can get to know it and prepare yourself before we do the hiking. The trail starts very close to the next parish, where we start with some climbing on a cobblestone path.

At the top we have a magnificent view over Faial da Terra before we continue the walk in the forest. Right after it we meet Sanguinho, the old and traditional Azorean style town.

Along the way we find interesting flora with endemic species and nice shades creating an excellent atmosphere. We also pass on several small streams and on a few wooden bridges which complements the atmosphere.

At the lunch time and after crossing all these elements we arrive at Salto do Prego waterfall, one of the trails highlights. Here we stop for the lunch time and for swimming next to it if you wish.

Once we finish the walk, we make a stop at Faial da Terra settlement to rest before we go back.

 

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Walking Tours » Sete Cidades (Option 1 - Long)

Tour duration: 7,5 Hours

Group discount (+ 4 people): 10%

Length: 12 Km

Type: Circular

Difficulty level: Easy

Maximum Number of People: 8 Pax

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49 € / Adult
30 € / Children up to 14y

Walk around one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal: Sete Cidades volcanic crater.

We offer you the possibility to choose from 2 available walking trails in Sete Cidades.

Both start in the south area of the crater and head to the settlement of Sete Cidades, but are different regarding their length and duration.

During our drive to the starting point we stop at Pico do Carvão viewpoint to show you one of the views that almost covers the entire island.

Both walks will offer you a varied perspectives of the the Sete Cidades lakes and the farming areas as well the parishes in the surrounding areas of the volcano. Both trails are considered easy since most parts are not steep and the soil is mostly even.

The picnic lunch is included and we will enjoy either during or after the walk.

After the walk we visit the Sete Cidades parish and some of its points of interest close to the twin lakes.

Walking Tours » Sete Cidades (Option 2 - Short)

Tour duration: 7,5 Hours

Group discount (+ 4 people): 10%

Length: 7,7 Km

Type: Circular

Difficulty level: Easy

Maximum Number of People: 8 Pax

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49 € / Adult
30 € / Children up to 14y

Walk around one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal: Sete Cidades volcanic crater.

We offer you the possibility to choose from 2 available walking trails in Sete Cidades.

Both start in the south area of the crater and head to the settlement of Sete Cidades, but are different regarding their length and duration.

During our drive to the starting point we stop at Pico do Carvão viewpoint to show you one of the views that almost covers the entire island.

Both walks will offer you a varied perspectives of the the Sete Cidades lakes and the farming areas as well the parishes in the surrounding areas of the volcano. Both trails are considered easy since most parts are not steep and the soil is mostly even.

The picnic lunch is included and we will enjoy either during or after the walk.

After the walk we visit the Sete Cidades parish and some of its points of interest close to the twin lakes.

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