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Mountain Bike Tour in Sete Cidades | Full Day

Description

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 9am 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 Sete Cidades. Across a stretch of 25km (15.5 miles) , 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 legend 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 light meal. 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 volcanic activity, and is located right on a volcanic fissure. Take a relaxing dip before heading back to Ponta Delgada.

Duration
Duration
About 7.5h
Distance
Distance
25km
Difficulty
Difficulty
Medium

Location

Ponta Delgada - Sete Cidades - Ferraria - Ponta Delgada


Recommendations

Bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, sweater, raincoat, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, backpack, water and snacks.

If you have any food restriction please inform us at least 48h before the tour.

For this tour, you can be asked to sign a statement of responsibility.

This experience requires a minimum of 4 participants.

Meals

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



65

Price per adult

36.75

Price per child

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This program includes
  • – Guide
  • – Mountain bike & helmet
  • – Visit to Sete Cidades volcanic complex
  • – Visit to Ferarria
  • – Light meal (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
  • – ick up and drop off in the center of Ponta Delgada, spots to be designated. Other areas can increase the value of pick up to be confirmed with our services
  • – Insurance (personal accident & liability)
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