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Let’s explore the west side of São Miguel. Sete Cidades lake is one of the most famous and legendary lakes of the island. After picking you up in Ponta Delgada at 9 am and driving to the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades, we will have time to go down to the bottom of the crater where we can ride a bike and paddle a kayak in the amazingly beautiful lake. Another option for this tour is to go from Ponta Delgada to Sete Cidades by bike, which adds about 20km. Please let us know when booking which of those two options you would prefer. This is definitely the best way to enjoy the Sete Cidades environment, feeling the amazing energy and beauty of the place from an active perspective.
We will have our picnic lunch on the lake shore, with beautiful nature surrounding us. In the afternoon, we will drive along the South Coast and pass by Ferraria where we will find a wonderful hot water bathing area that was created by the formation of a small crater and volcanic fissure from which the surrounding ocean water is heated. What a perfect way to end our adventurous day before going back to the city!
The price for this activity is per 65€ adult (above 13 years old) and 36,75€ per child (6-12 years old), free of charge for the youngest (0-5 years old). Please contact us if you want to do this tour with a child.
Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, comfortable shoes, hat, sunblock, backpack, water.
Light meal. Our picnic lunches usually include a sandwich, a cake, fruit, water, and juice.
Q: What is the difference between a road bike and a mountain bike?
A: First of all, a road mountain bike allows you to go off-road with more stability and the wheels provide more grip where a road bike would fall. However, road bikes are faster because they are lighter.
Q: I am not used to mountain bikes and would prefer a normal bike, is that possible?
A: Yes, during your booking, please inform us that you have a preference for road bikes. Our Specialized Allez road bikes are only available on request.
Q: What is the water temperature in Ferraria?
A: During summer, it can reach 24˚C (75°F) and during winter, it is not lower than 16˚C (61°F). When the tide is low, the water temperature varies between 30ºC and 50ºC (86°F-122°F), depending on how close you are to the volcanic crack.
Q: Do I need to have a lot of cycling experience for this tour?
A: This tour is totally adaptable to your capacity. It can be easy: taking you from Ponta Delgada to Sete Cidades by van and then cycling for some kilometers around Sete Cidades, or hard: going from Ponta Delgada to Sete Cidades by bike and cycling around the lakes there. It ranges from a 10km tour to 25km tour. Please let us know when booking what kind of experience you are looking for.
Q: I am allergic to some food, will the picnic lunch be adapted to my needs?
A: We will always try to adapt to your needs. Please inform us if you have any food restriction at least
Q: Do you accept children for 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.
Price per adult
Price per child