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Mountain Bike Tour in Sete Cidades - Volcanic Complex - full day


Cycling around São Miguel is a great way to discover the island in an active manner! We will pick you up in Ponta Delgada at 9 am and take you to the renowned volcanic complex of Sete Cidades to start our bike adventure. On this tour, we will explore the west side of São Miguel island and more particularly the famous volcanic complex of Sete Cidades. Across a stretch of 25 km, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the fauna, flora, history, volcanic formation of the island, and of course, you will hear about the legendary love story behind the formation of the green and blue lakes. Along the route, as we pedal across the rim of the crater, we will have superb views over several lakes in the region as well as the adjacent coastline.

Later on, we will have a lunch break on the shore of the blue lake of Sete Cidades. At the end of the journey, we will stop by Ferraria where there is a magnificent ocean bathing area. Don’t worry about the cold! The salty water is naturally heated by the volcanic activity, is located right on a volcanic fissure. Take a relaxing dip before heading back to Ponta Delgada.

The price for this activity is 65€ per adult (above 13 years old) and 36,75€ per child (8-12 years old). Please note that this activity is available for children above 8 years old for practical reasons. Contact us if you want to do this tour with a younger child.

25 Km


Ponta Delgada - Sete Cidades - Ferraria - Ponta Delgada


Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, comfortable shoes, hat, sunblock, swimsuit, towel, backpack, water.


Light meal. We usually provide a sandwich, cake, fruit, water, and juice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to have a lot of experience in cycling to book this tour?
A: This tour is considered as hard, but you don’t have to be an athlete to join. However, some physical fitness is required as you will be pedaling for about 25 km.

Q: Is it possible to take a dip into the natural pool at Ferraria?
A: If the tide is low or the weather and sea conditions allow it, you can take a dip to the naturally warmed waters.

Q: What is the water temperature in Ferraria?
A: During the summertime, the water can reach 24˚C (75°F) and during winter, it will not be lower than 16˚C (61°F). When the tide is low, the water temperature warms up between 30ºC and 50ºC (86°F-122°F), depending on how close you are to the volcanic crack.

Q: I am vegetarian, 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: 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

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This program includes
  • – Nature guide
  • – Mountain bike
  • – Visit to the surrounding volcanic region of Sete Cidades
  • – Visit to Ferarria
  • – Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
  • – Pick up and drop off at the tourism office or your hotel
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