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During this hiking trip, we will awaken all your senses. From Ponta Delgada, we will drive for about 40 minutes until reaching this beautiful part of the island. The starting point of this walk is the amazing viewpoint at the Belvedere of Vista do Rei (King's viewpoint). There, you will learn about the geological formation of the caldera of Sete Cidades. Next, we will start walking the dirt path along the rim of the huge crater. The views are wide and open - to the right side, there is the caldera with the famous twin lakes of different colors and to the left the ocean and several coastal villages. The trail ends in the center of the village of Sete Cidades. After this adventurous and fun walk, we will reach the bottom of Sete Cidades crater, where the lakes are. We will have a quiet picnic lunch by the lake shore and enjoy the landscape around us. A perfect place to hear the silence of nature! Here you will have time to relax and be amazed by the magical surrounding scenery. After lunch, we will go back in time: we will bake fresh bread or biscuits, milk a cow, plow the earth and participate in traditional activities and games. This is a fun-filled day that is perfect for anybody wanting to feel down to earth while connecting with nature and local traditions.
The price for this activity is 75€ per adult, 44,25€ per child.
Please note that the minimum age for walking tours is 8 years old.
Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, a hat, sunblock, backpack, water.
Small kebabs of local blood sausage and pineapple, bolo lêvedo (a traditional bread made in Furnas), sandwiches with cheese from São Jorge Island, small sandwiches of home-baked bread with tuna, chicken pies, cod cakes, a tray of local spicy sausage, sliced fresh fruit, red bean cupcakes, coconut cupcakes and almond cupcakes.
Drinks: Local passion fruit soft-drink (Kima), still water, local beer (Especial), a white wine from Pico island, coffee, tea from São Miguel Island and milk.
Q: Do I need to be in particularly good shape for this tour?
A: Although the hike is about 7km, this is a relatively easy tour with no particular requirement. Futurismo also provides walking sticks for people who feel more comfortable walking with it.
Q: Where is Sete Cidades?
A: Sete Cidades is located about 28 kilometers away from Ponta Delgada eastward (or 17 miles).
Q: What can I do in the lakes of Sete Cidades?
A: In addition to enjoying the beautiful surrounding landscape, it is also possible to rent a kayak or stand up paddle to appreciate the lakeside at our activity center. If you are interested in discovering Sete Cidades from another perspective, please contact us.
Q: I am a vegetarian, is it possible to adapt the lunch?
A: We will always try to adapt to meet your needs. Please contact us when booking the tour if you have any food restriction or allergy so we can prepare something adequate.
Price per adult
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