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Hiking in Sete Cidades - back to the roots - full day


During this hiking trip, we will awaken all your senses. From Ponta Delgada, we will drive for about 30 minutes until reaching this beautiful part of the island. 

This is a great opportunity to combine a trail in one of Portugal’s seven wonders and an immersion inside the local culture. 

The starting point of our walk is the amazing viewpoint at Vista do Rei belvedere. 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 caldera (Cumeeira Pequena). The views are wide open - to the right side, there is the caldera with the twin lakes of different colors and to the left the ocean and several coastal villages. We will pass by Lomba do Vasco’s viewpoint and eat a light meal. You will have time to relax and be amazed by the magical surrounding scenery. 

After lunch, you can have time to go visit the beautiful church of São Nicolau, before we go back in time. Let’s bake fresh bread or biscuits, milk a cow and taste regional products. This is a fun day, perfect for anybody wanting to feel down to earth while connecting with nature and local traditions.

4.8 Km


Ponta Delgada - Sete Cidades - Ginetes - Ponta Delgada



  • Comfortable light clothes
  • Sweater, raincoat, backpack
  • Walking boots or shoes
  • Hat, sunscreen
  • Water and snacks.

Frequently Asked Questions

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


Price per child

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This program includes
  • – Guide
  • – Walking stick
  • – Stop at Sete Cidades village
  • – Visit to the surrounding volcanic region
  • – Light meal (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
  • – "Back to the past"experience in Quinta das Raiadas
  • – Regional afternoon snack
  • – Pick 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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