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Bike Tours

Pedal at your own pace through shortcuts amongst grazing lands, fumaroles, and rows of hydrangeas.

The splendor of the trails, the velvet of the cows, and the placidity of the black kite overflying the fields are messages well worth deciphering.

About Bike Tours

In order to discover São Miguel island and stay active, cycling is definitely the way to go!

At Sete Cidades volcanic complex, have one of your best bike adventures! Indeed, we are not taking you to a random place. We are talking here about one of the Seven elected wonders of all Portugal.

This is where our awesome bike adventures take place and we can tell that we love to take our guests there!

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Where to?

Once you get the bike from our activity center, it is up to you to wander anywhere you like if you choose a self-guided tour. For more local tips on what to see and where to go, join a guided tour with our expert guides!

You can of course choose how difficult you want it to be. If you want to go slow, stay close, venture out far away or have it like a race, it is totally up to you.

Pro tip: for the famous beautiful blue roads full of hydrangeas, come visit us in July and August!

Enjoying good professional equipment

To explore the beautiful region of Sete Cidades in the West part of São Miguel island, Futurismo offers several mountain bikes. You will be able to discover the beautiful surroundings from an active perspective.

At our activity center on the shore of the blue lake, our fierce bikes are just waiting for you to take them on your adventures.
The little ones are not forgotten with Futurismo! Indeed, we also have bikes for children.

After effort comes comfort!

With a tremendous mountain bike, you will ride inland past beautiful lakes or also up the mountains. Futurismo specializes in guided, supported, and self-guided mountain bike tours and also self-guided road cycling tours.

Riding in São Miguel Island is quite an experience! That is why at the end of your journey, you will have the possibility to use our restroom with showers to get changed and be more comfortable in new clothes.

Guided vs self-guided

You are a solitary wolf, you prefer to go wherever you want, and discover the west side of São Miguel island on your own? Then you should book our self-guided tours.

If you don’t mind some company, then our friendly guides will tell you more about the fauna, flora, history, and geology of the island. They will also absolutely tell you about the legendary love legend behind the formation of the green and blue lakes. They will take you from your hotel to the best spots in the Sete Cidades area.

Why Futurismo

  • Azores Travel Experts

    Largest tour operator in the Azores with 30 years of experience

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    We’re here to make your experience incredible. Reach us by phone, email, or WhatsApp

  • Tours Bike Tours in Sao Miguel island

    The Basics

    Are the Azores a good biking destination?

    Yes, the landscapes are truly beautiful and Sete Cidades is perfect to go for a ride.

    I travel with children and/or seniors. Is this activity indicated for families with kids?

    Yes. It’s recommended to know how to ride a bike but the tour intensity level is on you so we highly recommend to be adjusted to the seniors fitness level. We also have children bikes and baby seats. Please check the minimum age per tour.

    Is it necessary to have a lot of experience in cycling for this tour?

    This tour has a medium difficulty level, but you don’t have to be an athlete to join. However, it is always better to be used to cycling as you will be pedaling for about 15 km.

    What is the best season to do Bike tours in the Azores?

    It is possible to do this activity all year round but the best season is summertime and springtime to have the best visibility.

    The Experience

    Cycle surrounded by a natural wonder

    Sete Cidades is great to have a bike ride. If you come in July and August, you will see a cycle surrounded by high walls of blue hydrangeas. It truly is magical scenery. If you are planning to come out of those months, don’t worry, there still are so many things to see in the volcanic crater!

    Family-friendly

    Take your children and babies with you on this wonderful adventure! At Futurismo, in order for all the family to enjoy amazing holidays, we provide baby seats and child bikes. Share good moments with your beloved ones, we take care of the rest.

    Active holidays

    Some people choose to visit the island in a van, and it is also a great option to visit many places in some hours. But if you are a slow traveler and wish to know deeper the Sete Cidades region, which is absolutely stunning, then the bike tours are for you! Stay active and discover more about one of Portugal’s Seven Wonders.

    Choose from a variety of tours

    Who, better than you, knows what is best for you? Guided of self-guided, half-day or full-day, easy or hard, long or short distance, you are the one who decides what kind of experience you would like.

    Modern equipment

    Our bikes are perfectly adequate for the environment at Sete Cidades volcanic crater. Enjoy a smooth ride in a rough terrain. We also provide a helmet for everyone’s safety.

    Comfort at our activity center

    Enjoy services such as a good shower after the ride. You will be able to use our restrooms to be make yourself more comfortable after a great effort!

    1. Find the perfect tour for you and book it

    Choose between our 60+ spectacular activities on the amazing Azores and book it online or in any of our stores.

    2. Email confirmation

    Receive a confirmation email with the reservation details.

    3. “The Day”

    Enjoy your experience with us. We will be pleased to welcome you and to make your tour the most fullfilling and memorable to you.

    Note: Unexpected limitations

    Keep calm. You can cancel absolutely for free your bookings until 48h before the activity date*and, if the weather conditions don’t allow us to do the activity safely, we’ll cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    * Check the Cancelations Policy within every tour page for additional info

    Plan your Bike Tours tour

    What’s included in this Activity?

    Every program has a detailed “What’s Included” section right after the tour description. Please check it out

    Is there anything I need to bring with me for this tour?

    Please check the “What to bring” section on each tour program. There you’ll find all the recommendations we have for you, specifically for that program.

    What to wear on a Bike Tour?

    We recommend to wear comfortable light clothes and shoes, and bring a waterproof raincoat.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

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    F.A.Q.s about Bike Tours

    Are the bikes comfortable?

    Our modern Specialized Hardrock Sport (men) and Specialized Mika HT Sport (women) are quite comfortable and totally adapted for this kind of tours.

    Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

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