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Hiking Tour – Lagoa do Fogo

Ilha de São Miguel, Azores

Per Person / From: 55.00 

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Description

Hiking Tour – Lagoa do Fogo

The tour begins with a drive along the south coast of the island, you will be able to view the ocean and the hills of the mountain of Lagoa do Fogo. This 11 kms trail begins in a dirt path through woods of Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), australian cheesewood (Pittosporum undulatum) wild kahili ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum) and New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax, a New Zealand plant) and an enormous number of endemic plants. The trail then continues along the levada (water channel, around 2kms long) until you reach a wider area, with large slopes on both sides going to the margins of Lagoa do Fogo.

During the ascent there are several places where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Vila Franca do Campo and its Islet and the hills of the south side of the island. The stop for lunch is made along the shores of the lake. The return to the initial point is made by a path that traverses an area covered in endemic vegetation, flowing into an area of pastures, as we lower altitude, arriving near by the initial point. Finished the walking tour, we drive to Caloura harbor for a swim in the natural pool. We finish the activity with a drive in the south coast back to Ponta Delgada.

What’s included

  • Pick-up from Ponta Delgada city center;
  • English speaking tour guide;
  • Trekking poles;
  • Picnic (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice);
  • Insurance.

Not included

  • Hotel pick-up from outside the city center;
  • Personal expenses;

Recommended to bring

  • Water, sunglasses and hat;
  • Towel and bathing suit;
  • Sunscreen during spring and summer;
  • Light jacket all year;
  • Raincoat during winter;

Mandatory equipment

  • Comfortable footwear for walking;
  • Backpack.

Important info

  • Expected duration: 04H00
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Distance: 11 KM
  • Minimum age: 06 years
  • This walking trail is not recommended to people with joint problems.

 

  • Meeting Point for the activity: Tourism Office in Ponta Delgada City Center;
  • For hotels located outside the city center of Ponta Delgada will be charged an extra fee per person;
  • Hotels pick-ups start at 09h00. Please give a tolerance until 10 minutes;
  • The weather in the Azores is very unpredictable and it can rain at any time of year;
  • There may be days with some fog or low clouds, which do not allow you to see the attractions.

Schedule

Monday: 09.00 – 17.00
Tuesday: 09.00 – 17.00
Wednesday: 09.00 – 17.00
Thursday: 09.00 – 17.00
Friday: 09.00 – 17.00
Saturday: 09.00 – 17.00
Sunday: 09.00 – 17.00
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