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Come explore the west side of São Miguel Island. Sete Cidades lake is one of the most famous and legendary lakes of the island. At our activity centre on the lake shore, we have at your disposal our sit-on-top kayaks, our SUP (stand up paddle boards) and our mountain bikes so that you can spend some really adventurous moments. This is definitely the best way to enjoy the magical nature of the Azores.
Futurismo can provide about 30 bikes at a time as well as 10 kayaks and 3 SUPs. A small group is ideal to enjoy a ride surrounded by nature and a tour on the calm water.
Our modern equipment is easy to master. Paddles and life jackets are included for kayak and SUP tours. Road bikes are available on request. You can choose the difficulty level that suits you the best among the different available routes.
Renting a kayak, a stand up paddle or a bike to discover Sete Cidades is possible all year long but it is recommended to book first through our website or contact us two to three days before to make sure we will have available equipment for you.
We also have bikes for children, but please let us know about their approximate size and weight to be sure to have adequate equipment for them.
Prices for this activity: 30€ per adult, 15€ per child (6-12 years old), free of charge for the youngest. A minimum number of participants: 2.
Bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, sweater, raincoat, bathing suit and towel, change of clothes, hat, sunblock, backpack and water.
Q: How to go to Sete Cidades?
A: It is better to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.
Q: Can my children join this tour?
A: Yes, we have small bikes for children as well as trail gator to pull your children. Futurismo also provides baby bike seats. Please contact us if you want to do this tour with a child so we can organize everything.
Q: Are the stand up paddle stable? Can I fall into the water?
A: Stand Up Paddles are less stable than kayaks. It is more likely that you will fall into the water. However, some people manage to stay on the board for the whole trip.
Q: Do I have to wear the life jacket even if I know how to swim?
A: Yes, life jackets are mandatory for everyone for safety reasons.
Q: What to do with my personal belongings?
A: We suggest that you leave them in the lockers in the activity center.
Q: Do I need to know how to swim to rent a kayak/SUP?
A: It is better to know how to swim even if you will not necessarily need to.
Q: Is there a guide coming with me on the bike/kayak/SUP tour?
A: When you rent something from our activity center, the guide will not come with you in the water. However, you can also join a guided SUP/kayak/bike tour if you want a guide to come with you.
Q: I have never done Stand Up Paddle/kayak before, is it a problem?
A: No, paddling and kayaking on Sete Cidades lake are relatively easy and safe.
Price per adult
Price per child