Sete Cidades Nature Walk
Head to the west side of Sao Miguel Island for a scenic adventure. On this Ponta Delgada tour, you'll familiarize yourself with the wetlands, lakes, and other beautiful landscapes common to this part of the island. Book your tour now for a short, memorable journey, ideal for travelers tight on time.
This picturesque Portugal excursion has you making the most of Sao Miguel Island. The first section of the trek shows you two gorgeous lakes: Empadadas and Rasa. After admiring these waterways up close, you'll climb to the island's highest point: Serra Devassa. Enjoy vast panoramic views of your surroundings, worthy of a gasp.
One of the highlights of the tour is an incredible view of Sete Cidades' namesake lake. The crater lake is the result of centuries of volcanic activity making it a stunning sight to behold. Other notable attractions on this tour include Lagoa do Canario and a final area of water springs on your return trip.
Purchase your Sete Cidades tour today for a wonderful time in Portugal's landscape.
Reviewer: Nigel Fenwick
My wife and I booked this hike instead of taking an excursion from the cruise ship. We both love hiking and this was a relatively easy hike up the island's peak and through the gardens. As a plus, we drove the scenic route back to the ship and enjoyed the twin crater lakes. Our guide was first-rate (there were only three of us plus the guide). She was very knowledgable about the island having grown up there and also engaging to talk with on a variety of topics. The weather can be misty and windy (as it was on our trip) so be sure to wear/pack layers and include a windproof jacket. Good shoes/hiking boots are a must. Highly Recommended.
My 8 year old daughter and I had an incredible day on this amazing excursion! Our tour guide Hugo was fantastic. He was so gracious, kind and easy going. He had a lot of great information and stories to tell us. You could ask him anything. We walked at a very comfortable pace enjoying magnificent scenery and amazing views of the island. I highly recommend this tour. The price was very fair for the value we had. The tour company supplied a clean and comfortable van for a short drive which was included in the tour. Being able to walk through such gorgeous scenery really was amazing. One tip! This is a hike on natural trails, not man made paths, there are no handrails etc. Some of the areas are slim to get through, slippery sections, inclines. I would not recommended taking this hike if you are unfit, have joint problems etc. I would not recommend this hike for very small children as you will walk for about 4km. You could not get a stroller around on the uneven natural grounds.