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To the Top of the Volcano

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To the Top of the Volcano

Hiking Tour to Sete Cidades – Full day

Sao Miguel island

The west side of the island, covered in a long trail of enchantment and amazing tales, offers calmness in every stop and stories that thrill.

Iconic walls, with old windows opened in the basaltic rock, and explosive colors which bloom in every recess.

To range the back of this giant – the island cuddled by the ocean -, being able to admire from its top the greenery disrupted, at times, by the sheer fit of the lagoons; to enter a small, old town connected to the rest of the community by a tunnel; those are unprecedent experiences.

The ultimate prize is the overview of the lagoons – two soul mates whose waters (a perfect green and a sublime blue) never blend.

  • Difficulté Facile
  • Langues Anglais, Portugais, Espanol
  • Tour starts Ponta Delgada
  • Âge minimum 8
  • Saison Toute l'année
  • Distance 10 Km
  • Durée 7H
  • Comprend

    • Certified guide
    • Walking sticks
    • Stop to Sete Cidades village
    • Visit to Sete Cidades and surrounding volcanic region
    • Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
    • Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
    • Assurances (accidents corporels et responsabilité civile)


    This linear hiking trail is located in the protected landscape of Sete Cidades, renowned as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal.

    Once you have a view over the two-colored lakes, you can understand why this is so famous.

    Our guides will also tell you about the legend around the two lakes. One hint, it is about love!

    • Let the adventure begin

      – After the check-in at our shop, or the pick-up in Ponta Delgada, let our adventure begin. Our guide will welcome you and lead you to one of our comfortable vehicles for a great experience.

    • Road to Sete Cidades

      – We will leave to discover the west side of the island, Sete Cidades. Enjoy the ride, then it will be a long hiking trail, but easy enough for families.

    • Pico da Cruz

      – From this fantastic viewpoint, you will feel small in front of the huge Sete Cidades volcanic complex. If the weather conditions are good, you will be able to contemplate Lagoa de Santiago and Lagoa Rasa.

    • Along the rim of the Volcano

      – Along our walk, we will be surrounded at first from the elegant Japanese Red Cedar and then some exotic vegetation.

      – You will learn a lot about the local fauna & flora, the history and culture of Sete Cidades.

      – We will also talk about the tunnel that reaches the west coast down to Mosteiros and was once used as a shortcut by the habitants of the village. Also, you will learn more about the geological formation of the island. Our guide will tell you as well about the sweet love legend of the Green and the Blue lakes.

    • The picturesque Sete Cidades village

      – Inside the massive volcanic crater lays the calm picturesque village of Sete Cidades. It is common to see farmers using horses as transportation just like in the “good old days”. Between farmland, forest and grasslands, explore every angle from inside the Volcano.

      – Also, located at the end of a path flanked by pine trees take the chance to visit the beautiful church São Nicolau.

    • Way back home

      – At the end of this experience, we will drop you back in Ponta Delgada.

    Point de départ

    Portas do Mar, Shop 26 Ponta Delgada Harbor São Miguel Island, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada

    Heure de départ

    Veuillez sélectionner une date sur le calendrier en haut à droite de cette page de programme et vérifier l’horaire disponible.

    Point de Retour

    Returns to the original departure point or the drop of point you indicate during the checkout process

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  • Environmental Education

    At Futurismo, we think that educating and raising awareness among the young ones is very important for the future

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  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

    Apart from being a responsible tour operator, we also have a social commitment with many local organizations

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    Ce qu'il faut apporter?

    • Comfortable light clothes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Hiking boots or shoes
    • Water and snacks

    Informations importantes

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

    Bon à savoir

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    Et si le temps n’est pas au rendez-vous ?

    Si la météo ne permet pas de faire cette activité en toute sécurité, nous l’annulerons et proposerons une autre date.

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    Puis-je annuler ma réservation de visite et obtenir un remboursement complet?

    Oui, vous pouvez consulter nos politiques d’annulation et de remboursement détaillées par visite sur chaque page de visite, dans la section “Bon à savoir”

    Can I see the Sete Cidades crater on this walk?

    Yes, if cloud cover does not restrict the view, you will be able to see the crater and walk part of the rim of the crater.

    When the sea tide is not low at Ponta da Ferraria, is it still possible to bathe in the natural swimming pool?

    If the sea conditions allow (low waves and weak wind), you can still bathe in the natural swimming pool, although the water will not be as warm as when the tide is low because there will be a bigger quantity of cold water from the ocean.

    Where is located Sete Cidades?

    Sete Cidades is about 40 minutes away from Ponta Delgada. It is situated on the western part of São Miguel island.

    What can I do in Sete Cidades?

    In addition to enjoying the magical surrounding landscape, during the summertime, it is possible to

    How to go to Sete Cidades?

    It is better to rent a car and go by yourself. However, wecan offer a transferfrom and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

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