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We will begin this tour with the pick up in Ponta Delgada at 9am. From there, we will head to the area of Sete Cidades by jeep. On the way, we will take several off-road tracks which are normally used by local farmers. These roads pass by several spots that are only accessible by 4x4 and should not be missed as they show some outstanding views over the coast and parts of São Miguel Island.
During this tour, we will also stop at Vista do Rei, the famous viewpoint at Sete Cidades offering a beautiful panorama over the lakes. Passing by Pico da Cruz, we will enjoy other breathtaking views, where our certified guide will talk about the volcanic complex of Picos and Sete Cidades. Cumeeira Grande will be another highlight for views.
After this adventurous ride, we will reach the lakes at the bottom of Sete Cidades caldera, visiting the peninsula Ponta dos Carneiros and the center of the town. We will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will go back in the old days in Quinta das Raiadas, baking fresh bread or biscuits, milking a cow and tasting regional products.
It is definitely the perfect tour if you want to connect with nature and local traditions. We will drop you off at your hotel around 6pm.
Please contact us if you are traveling with children in order to provide child seats. If you have any food restriction please inform us at least 48h before the tour.
Please bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, a hat, sunblock, backpack, water.
Small kebabs of local blood sausage with pineapple, bolo lêvedo (a traditional sweet bread made in Furnas), sandwiches with São Jorge cheese, small sandwiches of home-baked bread with tuna, chicken pies, cod cakes, a tray of local spicy sausage, sliced fresh fruit, red bean cupcakes, coconut cupcakes and almond cupcakes. This is definitely a great opportunity to taste Azorean gastronomy.
Local passion fruit soft-drink (Kima), still water, local beer (Especial), a white wine from Pico Island, coffee, tea from São Miguel Island and milk.
Q: Where is the pick up and drop off location?
A: We will pick you up and drop you off directly at your hotel in Ponta Delgada (please inform us about which hotel you are staying in). Other areas can increase the value of pick up to be confirmed with our services
Q: Where is Sete Cidades?
A: Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.
Q: What can I do in Sete Cidades?
A: In addition to enjoying the surrounding landscape, during summer it is possible to rent a kayak or a stand up paddle. If you are interested in this, let us know and we will make sure we have something available for you.
Q: I am a vegetarian, can I have an adapted lunch?
A: We will always try to meet your needs. If you have any food restrictions, please inform us at least 48 hours before the tour.
Price per adult