Hiking in Azores

Hiking Tour to Lagoa do Fogo Crater Lake, Azores

Duration: 7 hours Medium Must-see

Duration: 7 hours Medium Must-see

61 $
No extra fees
Easy cancellation and rescheduling
available for 17 Dec 2019

Why we love this tour

Trek up and down the rolling hills of Sao Miguel's forests and meadows to reach Lagoa do Fogo, a stunningly blue crater lake sitting high in a volcano.

  • Hike to Lagoa do Fogo at 580 m (1,900 ft) above sea level 
  • Reach gorgeous views of the ocean and the Islet of Franca do Campo
  • Explore a rich ecosystem of local species
  • Breathe the fresh air of a protected natural park 
  • Rich in green nature and a variety of birds 
Duration 7 hours
Starting time Usually starts at 9:00
Difficulty Medium

What’s included

  • Expert guide
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Insurance (Personal Accident and Liability)

Pricing

Adults 61 $ / per person
Age 11+
Children 31 $ / per person
Age 6 - 11

Need to know before you go

Start time is 9:00 am. This tour runs all year round.

Minimum age to participate is 6 years old.

Children ages 6-18 must have a parent or guardian with them or written consent.


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Please wear athletic shoes, comfortable clothes, layers for varying weather, snack, water, swimsuit, towel, hat, and sunscreen.

Cancellation

Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. 

There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.

Meeting point

Picos de Aventura

Marina Pêro De Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada

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Picos de Aventura

Why we love this tour

Trek up and down the rolling hills of Sao Miguel's forests and meadows to reach Lagoa do Fogo, a stunningly blue crater lake sitting high in a volcano.

  • Hike to Lagoa do Fogo at 580 m (1,900 ft) above sea level 
  • Reach gorgeous views of the ocean and the Islet of Franca do Campo
  • Explore a rich ecosystem of local species
  • Breathe the fresh air of a protected natural park 
  • Rich in green nature and a variety of birds 
Duration 7 hours
Starting time Usually starts at 9:00
Difficulty Medium

You don’t have to be an expert geologist to appreciate the beauty of the Lagoa do Fogo. The lush ecosystem of this extinct stratovolcano creates a breathtaking natural spectacle. Hike through the hills in the middle of Sao Miguel Island for astonishing views of the bright blue crater lake. 

From the meeting point, a quick drive brings you to the starting point in the beachside town of Agua D'Alto. Begin the 11 km (7 mi) trail and enter woods of wildly growing plants. Walk through the fairytale area as your guide points out clusters of Japanese Cedar, Eucalyptus, Wild Kahili Ginger, and a great number of endemic species. 

The trail leads you along a levada, an aqueduct system specific to Portuguese islands. These half-meter wide channels provided an irrigation system as far back as 400 years ago. Today, levadas provide hydroelectric power as well as beautiful walking paths. 

Next, the path opens up to a wide lake surrounded by bright green slopes on all sides. This stunning site is Lagoa do Fogo, the "Lake of Fire" crater lake sitting at 580 m (1,900 ft) above sea level. Hike along the hills to admire sweeping views of the clear water. At one point in the ascent, the south hills of the island come into view. You can even see beyond to the Islet of Vila Franco do Campo, an ancient submerged volcano. 

The group stops for lunch on the pebbled shores of Lagoa do Fogo. Take a rest and take in the view. The hiking then continues past the lake through rolling pastures. The tour ends with a visit to the Caloura Harbor where (weather permitting) you can cool off with a swim in the ocean. Your guide drives you back to the meeting point to end the day.

There's no doubt you can call a visit Sao Miguel complete without a visit to Lagoa do Fogo. Hike to the Lake of Fire and ignite your love of Sao Miguel Island's incredible nature.

Need to know before you go

Start time is 9:00 am. This tour runs all year round.

Minimum age to participate is 6 years old.

Children ages 6-18 must have a parent or guardian with them or written consent.


Show more

Please wear athletic shoes, comfortable clothes, layers for varying weather, snack, water, swimsuit, towel, hat, and sunscreen.

Cancellation

Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. 

There is no reimbursement for later cancellations. In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.

Meeting point

Picos de Aventura

Marina Pêro De Teive Avenida João Bosco Mota Amaral, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada

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Provided by

Picos de Aventura

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