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Half-Day Hike to Sete Cidades

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Surrender yourself to the mesmerizing beauty of Sete Cidades on this incredible half-day guided hiking trip to the archipelago of the Azores.

Highlights

  • Embark on a spectacular hiking trail of Sete Cidades and explore its magnificence with a well-informed local guide.

  • Feel enchanted by the sight of the stunning twin crater lake and the Canário lake from the top of mountain Pico das Éguas.

  • Take advantage of the hassle-free pick-up and drop-off service so that you can arrive for the hike energized.

  • Spot some endemic flora, many of which are rare to see, while climbing to the highest point on your hike, Serra Devassa.

  • Fun Fact: Legend has it that Lagoa Verde & Lagoa Azul were formed from the fallen tears of two lovers – a princess and a shepherd – who cried their eyes out on being separated.

Inclusions

  • English & Portuguese local guide from Picos de Aventura

  • Hotel transfers

  • Transport

  • Insurance (Personal Accidents and Civil Liability)

Exclusions

  • Audio guide

  • Canes, gaiters (winter), reusable water bottle

  • Food and beverages

  • Gratuities & personal expenses

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Explore the Slice of Paradise that is Sete Cidades

Prepare yourself for an out-of-this-world experience at Sete Cidades. Go hiking in the enormous volcanic crater, that measures 3 miles across, situated in the western part of São Miguel Island. Follow your guide’s lead as they help you navigate this verdant landscape encompassing stunning lagoons, numerous lakes, and rare species of endemic flora. You can get started by scaling one of its most prominent mountains, Pico das Éguas. When you reach the top of the mountain, glance over the mind-blowing scenery from the height of 873 meters, which is also the highest point in the entire region! You will also discover the gorgeous crater lake known as Lagoa das Sete Cidades nestled in this sublime landscape. It is separated into two smaller lakes by a narrow strait, but it gives the appearance of two distinct lakes as one is colored green and the other has a clear blue color. You cannot help but feel drawn to its impeccable beauty especially, after hearing the local legend that traces its formation to the tears shed by a princess and her shepherd paramour over their forbidden love. The seven-arched bridge over the strait also has a connection to the mythical city of Atlantis, which you can hear about in great detail from your guide as you make your way through it.

Experience the Ultimate High at Vista do Rei

Along this trail, spot the Vista do Rei observation deck located 544 meters above sea level. This location has long been a favorite among tourists and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal. The spectacular views are nothing short of mind-blowing. You can revel in the postcard-worthy scenery from this vantage point to your heart’s content before heading back to the starting point.

Important Information

  • It's recommended to wear warm clothing.

Restrictions

  • Outside food and drinks are allowed on this tour.

  • This experience is not suitable for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users, differently-abled people, pregnant people, guests with limited mobility, guests with back/neck injuries, and guests with guide dogs.

Timings

Wed: 9am - 1pm

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Picos de Aventura.

  • Address: Marina Pêro De Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada, Portugal.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Ponta Delgada - São Pedro - Avenida Marginal - Grand Hotel. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses C102 to get you there.

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