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Nature lovers paradise | Serra Devassa

Hiking Tour to Serra Devassa – Half day

Sao Miguel island

The volcanic complex of Sete Cidades preserves the treasure of a magnificent watershed whose lagoons fit together, as opalescent gems, in the intense velvet of the scenery.

To walk it is to realize this stunning cooperation, where watercourses and endemic vegetation mutually nurture one another and, together, feed the island with beauty.

The legend that you will hear on the magnificent reign suddenly submersed and now asleep under the waters will seem real in such set.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Tour starts Ponta Delgada
  • Minimum age 8
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Distance 6.3 Km
  • Duration 3H30M
  • Hiking Tours

    Includes

    • Stop to Sete Cidades village
    • Visit to the surrounding volcanic region of Sete Cidades
    • Certified guide
    • Walking sticks
    • Pick up and drop off in Ponta Delgada (please check the Map)
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    This hike is essential to get to know the hydrographic basin of Sete Cidades volcanic complex better.

    We will show you diverse lakes and volcano craters, far away from the tourist flow.

    This is probably one of the most complete hikes to discover the Sete Cidades region, yet it will only last some hours.

    If you want to know this beautiful region better than regular travelers, come with us.

    • 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.

    • Starting point: Lagoa do Canário

      – Our guide will give a briefing next to Lagoa do Canário. Then, we will start the trail and enjoy Lagoa das Éguas, Pico das Éguas and Lagoa Rasa.

      – Learn everything about the importance of water courses for the municipality of Ponta Delgada. Also on this trail  there is a lot of endemic vegetation that you will know more about.

      Along the trail, discover many lakes and lagoons with different characteristics.

    • Grota do Inferno viewpoint

      – One of the most iconic spots we will visit is Grota do Inferno viewpoint. It is one of the most famous places in São Miguel island. This dramatic and spectacular viewpoint offers incredible views over many lakes! Perfect for nature pictures.

    • Pico das Éguas

      – We will reach Pico das Éguas, the highest point in the west of the island of São Miguel (873m). On a clear day, you can have a beautiful view of the lakes around.

    • Vista do Rei belvedere

      – Vista do Rei (“the King’s viewpoint”) is one of the most emblematic and best-known landscapes of São Miguel.

      – The splendid panoramic view over one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal is absolutely magical. Indeed, it is a must-see while on holidays in the Azores.

      – Its name comes from the visit of King Dom Carlos I and Queen Dona Amelia in 1901. They contemplated Sete Cidades from this very same spot.

    • Way back home

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

    Departure Point

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

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

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

    Why Futurismo

  • 100+ Breathtaking experiences

    Venture beyond the extraordinary. Unrivaled adventure

  • Azores Travel Experts

    Largest tour operator in the Azores with 30 years of experience

  • Environmental Education

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

  • Friendly Help

    We’re here to make your experience incredible. Reach us by phone, email, or WhatsApp

  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

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

  • Plan your Hiking Tour to Serra Devassa – Half day

    What to bring?

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

    Advisory

    • This hike is not recommended for people with knee/joint problems. Please let us know if you have any of these conditions

    Good to know

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellations up to 48 hours before the tour, no penalties are applied
    • Cancellations up to 24 hours: 50% of the total amount will be charged
    • Cancellations less than 24 hours or no-show: full amount will be charged
    • If the weather conditions do not allow the activity to be done safely, we will cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    Booking confirmation policy

    • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of successful booking.

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    F.A.Q.s

    Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

    Can I cancel my tour reservation and have a full refund?

    Yes, you can check our detailed cancellation and refund policies per tour on each tour page, under “Good to Know” section

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    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)

    I am pregnant but I would like to do this activity. Is it possible?

    We don’t recommend this tour for pregnant women.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

    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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