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Hiking in Lagoa do Fogo - full day

Description

This tour will take you to one of São Miguel's most beautiful lakes: Fogo lake. It is a complete experience full of landscapes, History and nature. The path to Lagoa do Fogo runs through a great variety  native and endemic vegetation, and offers the opportunity to enjoy the lake from a less famous but as well wonderful perspective.

You will discover the story behind the water springs and the old ruins of the flax factory, which produced materials and fabric from it.

The tour starts in Ponta Delgada and leave for a first stop at Miradouro do Pisão, an amazing viewpoint that looks upon the natural pools and the convent of Caloura, before reaching the starting point of the hiking trail near Agua d'Alto beach.

We will have our picnic on the shore of the lake, enjoying its landscape and the crystal clear water as well as the caldeira of the volcano where the lake sits.

Come with us to discover this paradise. If you like to walk in nature and you want to see the most pristine places of this island, this hike is the right choice.

The walk is around 11km long and could be quite challenging with its ways up and down to reach the lake, but the effort is worth it all!

At the end of the day, a stop at Agua d'Alto beach or at Caloura could be made to refresh ourselves with a swim in the ocean.

Duration
Duration
7h00
Distance
Distance
11 Km
Difficulty
Difficulty
Medium

Location

Ponta Delgada - Lagoa do Fogo - Ponta Delgada


Recommendations

This hike is not recommended for people with knee/joint or ankle problems. Please let us know if you have any of these conditions.

Bring:

  • Comfortable light clothes
  • Sweater, raincoat, backpack
  • Walking boots or shoes
  • Hat, sunscreen, water, snacks
  • Swimsuit and towel (summer time)

Meals

Light picnic meal: generally a sandwich, water, fruit, juice and a cake

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I be able to swim in the lake?
A: Fogo Lake is a natural reserve, thus it is not possible to bathe in the lake for preservation purposes.

Q: How far is Fogo Lake from Ponta Delgada?
A: Fogo Lake is about 23km away from Ponta Delgada Eastward (14 miles) and it takes about 30 minutes to go there.

Q: Do I need to be in a physically fit for this tour?
A: Hiking Fogo lake can be a bit harder than Sete Cidades because of its uneven path and uphill/downhill characteristics. Please let us know if you have any physical restriction. If you feel more comfortable walking with sticks, Futurismo can provide them.

Q: Is there a vegetarian option for lunch?
A: Yes, we will always try to adapt to your diet. If you have any restriction or allergy, please let us know when booking the tour.



50

Price per adult

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This program includes
  • – Guide
  • – Walking stick
  • – Stop at Fogo lake
  • – Light meal (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
  • – Pick up and drop off in the center of Ponta Delgada, spots to be designated. Other areas can increase the value of pick up to be confirmed with our services
  • – Insurance (personal accident & liability)
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