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Mountain Bike Tour in Furnas – Thematic Tour - full day

Description

On this tour, you will truly feel and experience the volcanic origins of São Miguel island in Furnas, a magical place. The route begins in Furnas center and continues along a road that leads to Furnas lake. After the pick up in Ponta Delgada at 9 am, we will start by visiting Furnas lake calderas. This is the place where they cook the famous “Cozido das Furnas”, a local meal cooked thanks to the steam of the Earth. We continue pedaling, passing by a stream and circling the lakeside where we will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of endemic flora species.

Then, we will stop by a viewpoint over Furnas town and continue to the town center where we will get to see its fumaroles and springs with different particular tastes. Afterward, we will visit the centenary Terra Nostra botanical garden, famous for its incredible collection of native plants of the Azores, as well as other flora from all over the world that have adapted to the climate of the Azores. At the end of the visit, you will be able to bathe in the iron-rich hot water swimming pool that has a temperature of 35-40ºC (95-104°F). This is such a relaxing experience you should not miss before heading back to Ponta Delgada!

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.

Duration
Duration
7h30
Distance
Distance
15 Km
Difficulty
Difficulty
Medium

Location

Ponta Delgada - Furnas - Ponta Delgada


Recommendations

Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, comfortable shoes, swimming suit and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack, water.

Meals

Light meal. For our picnic lunches, we usually provide a sandwich, a cake, fruit, water, and juice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the temperature of the iron-rich hot water swimming pool in Furnas?
A: The swimming pool water is in the open air but the water is at a constant temperature of 35-40ºC (95-104°F). A: The swimming pool water is in the open air but the water is at a constant temperature of 35-40ºC (95-104°F)

Q: Will we have to bike from Ponta Delgada to Furnas?
A: No, we will pick you up in a van or jeep in the city and take you to Furnas, where we will start biking.

Q: Is it necessary to have a lot of experience in cycling for this tour?
A: This tour has a medium difficulty level, but you don’t have to be an athlete to join. However, it is always better to be used to cycling as you will be pedaling for about 15 km.

Q: I am allergic to some food, can I have an adapted picnic lunch?
A: We always try to adapt to our customers’ needs. If you have any food restriction, please inform us at least 48h prior to the tour.

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.



65

Price per adult

36.75

Price per child

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This program includes
  • – Nature guide
  • – Mountain bike
  • – Visit to Furnas lake calderas
  • – Visit to the fumaroles
  • – Visit to Terra Nostra botanical garden
  • – Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
  • – Pick up and drop off at the tourism office or your hotel
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