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Hiking in Lagoa do Fogo - full day


This walk takes us to one of the most beautiful lakes of the island and to all its surrounding area. This is a very complete hike that passes through a big variety of native and endemic vegetation. We will pick you up in Ponta Delgada to take you to this wonderful location you should not miss during your holidays in São Miguel Island.

The hike will start next to the beach in Água d’Alto. The lake occupies the bottom of a collapsed caldera, and when we arrive there, you will have a picnic lunch with a view.

This 12km hike is considered medium level because in the morning, on the way to the lake, the trail goes mostly uphill for about 2 hours. After lunch, the trail is mostly downhill and we must be more careful to avoid slipping. We will drop you off in Ponta Delgada in the late afternoon.

The price for this activity is 50€ per adult, 29,25€ per child.

Please note that the minimum age for walking tours is 8 years old.

12 Km


Ponta Delgada - Lagoa do Fogo - Ponta Delgada


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, walking boots or shoes, a hat, sunblock, backpack, swimming suit and towel (summer time), water.


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 and Rocha da Relva 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.


Price per adult


Price per child

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This program includes
  • – Nature guide
  • – Walking stick
  • – Stop at Fogo lake
  • – Stop at Caloura harbour
  • – Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
  • – Pick up and drop off at the tourism office or your hotel
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