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Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Buggy Tour Around Sete Cidades

Ponta Delgada: São Miguel Buggy Tour Around Sete Cidades

Sete Cidades Volcano Route (Green Route) - The route lasts approximately 4 hours.Departure at Rua do Paím in Ponta Delgada, explore the South coastal area of the island with passage on the grass rock. Pass by the Muro das Nove Janelas and glimpse the view of Pico da Cruz. Go around the volcano and enjoy the descent to Sete-Cidades, then you get to the base. An unforgettable tour through the island's wild nature, you will have the best experience of your life, enjoying the calm and tranquility of the island, with some adrenaline.

Full Day Sete Cidades + Lagoa do Fogo

Full Day Sete Cidades + Lagoa do Fogo

Pelas rota da covoada entremos pelos complexo grande da caldeira de colapso das 7 cidades. Paragem no miradouro do pico do carvão, que se ve o complexo dos picos, em que se vê o ponto mais estreito da ilha, 8km. Passagem pelo antigo aqueduto de água (muro das 9 janelas). Paragem na lagoa do canário. Paragem na vista do rei. A maior caldeira de colapso dos Açores, reserva da natureza, geositio 1 das 7 das maravilhas de natureza de Portugal. Vista do rei, na visita do rei D. Carlos 1 (1901) ao miradouro, disse: Isso sim, é a vista de 1 rei. Paragem no miradouro do serrado das freiras, paragem na lagoa do Santiago. Passagem pelo serrado das freiras e um pouco de passeio a pé, lagoa azul. Passagem pela ponte e lagoa verde. Almoço Saída das 7 cidades em direção à cumieira grande, paragem na "vista da rainha", Passagem pelo troço do rally, cumieira grande. Saída no muro das 9 janelas. Ir em direção à ribeira grande lado norte Entrada pela ribeirinha estrada velha, ir ao miradouro de santa luzia(miradouro do palheiro) Vista norte da orla costeira, Passagem pelo antigo forte, Passagem pelo ponte dos 8 arcos. Ir à fábrica de licores (visita guiada gratuita). Sair em direção ao salto do cabrito. Paragem para ver a cascata e central hídrica. Passagem pelas centrais geotérmicas, Passagem pela caldeira velha e paragem na lagoa do fogo. Paragem no miradouro principal, saindo em direção ao pico da Barbosa. (875m de altitude)ponto de visto panorâmica sobre o lado sul e norte da ilha.

Sete Cidades : ATV Quad Tour : Half Day

Sete Cidades : ATV Quad Tour : Half Day

Starting from the parish of Pico da Pedra, take the wheel of a powerful all-terrain vehicle and embark on an exciting journey through São Miguel Island. Cruise along paved roads before venturing onto dirt paths along the picturesque coastline. Guided by our experts, ascend to the highest peaks of the surrounding mountains, immersing yourself in the beauty of the Sete Cidades Volcano. Traverse a mix of thrilling on and off-road trails,. Next, Pico da Cruz offers a viewpoint at 845 meters above sea level. Marvel at the panorama, encompassing the Lagoa Rasa, Lagoa de Santiago, Lagoa Verde, Lagoa Azul, and the entire crater of the Sete Cidades volcano before concluding your tour.

São Miguel: Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo Full-Day Tour

São Miguel: Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo Full-Day Tour

We created this amazing guided tour, with the intention to combining two different places in two different areas, in one day we can visit the most beautiful places in the area of Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. On this guided tour we use a van with a maximum of space for 8 people, comfortable with plenty of space and with all the necessary conditions for this event. Start with pickup in the morning. Then proceed to visit Pineapple Plantation in the Greenhouses/Viewpoint of the Pico do Carvão/Natural Park of Lagoa das Empadadas/Natural Park of Lagoa do Canário and Grota do Inferno/Viewpoint of the Blue and Green lakes of the Sete Cidades/Viewpoint of the Cerrado das Freiras/Center of the Sete Cidades Parish we end the morning with lunch time. At lunch time, we offer a complete meal in a local restaurant, in order to be able to offer better and typical traditional food fish or meat. (If for example: you are vegetarian, you can always choose something different). We start in the afternoon our guided tour, in which we have several stops, all our stops are easily accessible, in the afternoon we start visiting (Lagoa downtown/pottery factory/Viewpoint of the Pico da Barrosa/Lagoa do Fogo Lake/Natural Park Caldeira Velha- Hot spring waterfall/Liquor Factory/Ribeira Grande downtown). At the end of our guided tour, we finish at 18:00pm, and we drop off all people at the same places where we picked them up.

São Miguel: Lagoa das Sete Cidades Standup Paddleboard Yoga

São Miguel: Lagoa das Sete Cidades Standup Paddleboard Yoga

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga classes start at the shore of the Blue Lake. After distribution of all your equipment you will be given a brief explanation on how to use the Stand-Up Paddle Board and everything you need to know before heading out on the water. After the demonstration we will take our Stand-up Paddle board and take a short ride together to gain some confidence and balance on the water and then the SUP Yoga class will begin. We will start with a creative vinyasa sequence to warm up and strengthen the body. We will stretch all the muscles and quiet the mind, along with breathing exercises. We will end our session with a meditative relaxation on the water before paddling back to shore, to our initial starting point.

Sete Cidades: Half-Day Walking Tour

Sete Cidades: Half-Day Walking Tour

Take in stunning panoramic views over a few different lakes as you embark on a half-day hike. Explore Sete Cidades lake, Canário lake, Empadadas and more along the way. Learn about local geology, history, culture and discover the hydrographic basin of Sete Cidades volcanic complex. Along the trail, you will come across numerous lakes, with different characteristics and it is here that we find the highest point of Sete Cidades, Pico das Éguas. Get a briefing next to Lagoa do Canário and follow the trail and enjoy Lagoa das Éguas, Pico das Éguas and Lagoa Rasa. Hear about the importance of watercourses for the municipality of Ponta Delgada and the endemic vegetation that exists in this place from your guide. Pass by Lagoa do Canário and Grota do Inferno viewpoint and discover interesting facts about the Caldera of Sete Cidades and the lagoons that compose it. Have you heard about the legend of Sete Cidades lake? On this walk, you will also have the opportunity to stop at the Vista do Rei viewpoint, probably the most famous in this municipality.

Ribeira Grande: Guided E-Bike Tour

Ribeira Grande: Guided E-Bike Tour

This activity starts and ends on the north coast of the island, near the famous Areal de Santa Bárbara beach in the town of Ribeira Grande ( approximately 20 minutes by car from Ponta Delgada). At the starting point, we conduct a safety briefing and a demonstration of how to use the electric bicycle and all its functions, which takes about 15 minutes, and then distribute the equipment. Once we finish, we are ready to embark on a memorable adventure! We begin by heading directly to the ‘heart’ of Ribeira Grande, where we will have the opportunity to pass through some of the parishes in this municipality. We will learn the history, culture, and traditions manifested in geosites such as the ‘Fontanário da Ribeira Seca‘, a result of a volcanic eruption whose lava flows buried part of the parish of Ribeira Seca. We also observe the architecture of many ancient buildings, as the Espírito Santo Church, the building Paços do Concelho and the Bridge Oito Arcos. We continue our adventure surrounded by nature and accompanied by the sound of water from various springs that lead us to the Fajã do Redondo Dam. At Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande, we explore the volcanic activity area, where we find hot water springs used by the spa and an area used for cooking “cozido” and other local dishes which are slowly cooked by natural heat. Moving on to our next stop, the Coroa da Mata Viewpoint, we travel along secondary paths surrounded by a variety of flowers and trees, enjoying panoramic views. We continue to explore the lush landscapes resulting from volcanic eruptions on the north coast of the island, passing by the Santa Iria Viewpoint, the Santa Iria port, and the Cintrão point where the lighthouse is located. We will return along a dirt path along the coast, observing the unforgettable landscape until we are back on the city streets. Note: A minimum height of 1.50 cm / 5 feet 11 inches is required to use the electric bicycle.

Sete Cidades: Guided E-bike Cycling Tour

Sete Cidades: Guided E-bike Cycling Tour

This activity starts and ends in the village of Sete Cidades, one of the places with the most beautiful natural landscapes on the west side of the island of São Miguel (approximately 30 minutes by car from the city of Ponta Delgada). At the starting point, we conduct a safety briefing and a demonstration of how to use the electric bicycle and all its functions, which takes about 15 minutes, and then distribute the equipment. Once we finish, we are ready to embark on a memorable adventure! To start, we will across over the bridge that divides the Blue and the Green lakes, and enjoy the lakeside view going to the Peninsula and the peaceful picnic area of Baía do Silencio (“Bay of Silence“). Heading back to the bridge along easy dirt tracks, get ready for a long and steep ascent on the main road, along which you can stop at the viewpoints of Lagoa de Santiago (“Santiago Lake“) and Cerrado das Freiras (“Nuns Haven”). We continue onwards and upwards, till finally reaching the Viewpoint of Vista do Rei (“Kings’ View“) for a panoramic view of the Blue and Green Lakes below as well as the now-abandoned “Monte Palace” hotel. Then, a more adventurous trail that takes us along along Cumeeira Pequena (“Small Summit Rim“). Passing the Lomba do Vasco Viewpoint we will finish the tour descending to the heart of the village of Sete Cidades, passing by the Church Matriz de São Nicolau, leading us back to the start point. NOTE: A minimum height of 1.50 cm / 5 feet 11 inches is required to use the electric bicycle.

Sete Cidades - Lagoa do Fogo (Full day)

Sete Cidades - Lagoa do Fogo (Full day)

Experience the enchanting natural wonders in the Azores on a captivating tour that will transport you to a land of geothermal wonders. Located on São Miguel Island, Sete Cidades, Caldeira Velha and Lagoa do Fogo are a lush and picturesque destination known for their lush landscapes and gardens. Your journey will take you through a serene landscape, where you can witness the brute force of the earth in action, as well as taste traditional Azorean cuisine (Bufeff). Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the Craters where the forces of nature harmonize with the rich Azorean culture, providing an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Azores. Route: Departure from Ponta Delgada city, point of view Pico do Carvão, view lagoa do Canário, view Vista do Rei, view Lagoa São Tiago, view Sete Cidades Village ( lanche, Buffet. Afternoon: View Escalvado, View Ferraria, ceramic factory, View lagoa do Fogo, Caldeira Velha, licor factory, Ribeira Grande city center and back to ponta delgada city.

Furnas (Full day)

Furnas (Full day)

Experience the enchanting natural wonders of Furnas in the Azores on a captivating tour that will transport you to a land of geothermal marvels. Located on São Miguel Island, Furnas is a lush and picturesque destination known for its bubbling hot springs, steaming geysers, and lush botanical gardens. Your journey will lead you through a serene landscape, where you can witness the earth's raw power at work, as well as savor traditional Azorean cuisine slow-cooked in the geothermal ground. Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Furnas, where the forces of nature harmonize with the rich Azorean culture, making for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Azores.

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