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Outdoor Adventures On Your Own

Kayaking & SUP

Sao Miguel island
Family friendly
Professional material
Transfers not included
Secure Payments
Free cancellations
30 per adult

Outdoor Adventures On Your Own

Kayak & Bike Self-Guided Adventure – Half day

Sao Miguel island

Feel the introspective portion of your soul, your lonely wolf, brave side – this offer is for you.

With no guide, in a small group or in pairs, completely on your own, introduce yourself to the exploration of an universe ready to be inaugurated in each person; where the sparkle of the water, the color of the vegetation, and the untenable lightness of the air under the rags of clouds are already mystical.

We offer bikes, kayaks, safety vests, and all the gear – you provide the energy!

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Tour starts Sete Cidades
  • Minimum age 8
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 3H
  • Includes

    • Kayak
    • Paddle boards
    • Bike
    • Helmet
    • Life jacket
    • Dressing rooms with hot water showers
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    Come explore the west side of São Miguel Island.

    Sete Cidades lake is one of the most famous and legendary lakes of the island.

    At our activity centre on the lake shore, we have at your disposal our sit-on-top kayaks, our SUP (stand up paddle boards) and our mountain bikes so that you can spend some really adventurous moments.

    This is definitely the best way to enjoy the magical nature of the Azores.

    • Family friendly experience in Sete Cidades

      – A small group is ideal to enjoy a ride surrounded by nature and a tour on the calm water. This is an experience that includes several activities on your own.

      – Futurismo can provide bikes for children. When booking, inform us about their height and weight.

    • Professional material at our Activity Center

      – At our activity center, we have modern equipment that is easy to master. We provide paddles, life jackets and helmets for kayak and SUP tours.

      – Road bikes are available on request. Also, you can choose the difficulty level that suits you the best among the different available routes.

      – There are dressing rooms and showers for your comfort.

    • Around one of Portugal’s Seven Wonders

      – On the water or on land, enjoy the wonderful surroundings of the volcanic complex. It has some of the most beautiful landscapes on the island.

    Departure Point

    Sete Cidades Lake, Arruamento Margem das Sete Cidades, nº2 (9555-204, Sete Cidades)

    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 original departure point

    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 Kayak & Bike Self-Guided Adventure – Half day

    What to bring?

    • Comfortable clothes and shoes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Swimsuit & towel
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Change of clothes
    • Water and snacks


    • For this tour, is mandatory to sign a statement of responsibility

    Our Policies

    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.

    Reviews What people think about


    Are the Azores a good place for Kayaking & SUP?

    Sete Cidades lake is a beautiful location to paddle, in addition to being an easy place to start due to small or no waves at all.

    Are the bikes comfortable?

    Our modern Specialized Hardrock Sport (men) and Specialized Mika HT Sport (women) are quite comfortable and totally adapted for this kind of tours.

    Are the stand up paddle boards stable?

    Stand Up Paddles are less stable than kayaks. It is more likely that you will fall into the water. However, some people manage to stay on the board for the whole trip.

    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 fall into the water?

    Our kayaks are pretty stable, it is more probable to fall on a stand-up paddle board

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

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

    Do I have to wear the life jacket even if I know how to swim?

    Yes, life jackets are mandatory for everyone for safety reasons.

    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)

    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.

    Can my children join this tour?

    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 so we can organize everything.

    Do I have to wear the life jacket even if I know how to swim?

    Yes, life jackets are mandatory for everyone for safety reasons.

    I have never done Stand Up Paddle/kayak before, is it a problem?

    No, paddling and kayaking on Sete Cidades lake are relatively easy and safe.

    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?

    The best way is to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.

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