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Volcano Discovery Hike | Azores

Duration 9 Days
dates On request
Type Self Guided
distance 53 km
Lodging Comfort
Ref. Tour: AZSMW

Explore the diversity of the Azores, where natural riches and unique landscapes rival those of Europe, evoking the allure of Hawaii. Immerse yourself in the pure embrace of the Atlantic Ocean, forging a profound connection with its untamed depths. Here, amidst these remote islands, lies the opportunity to encounter communities untouched by the pressures of tourism, preserving an authenticity rarely found elsewhere. Embark on a journey of sustainability, since there is nothing more remote than an island, where each step is a testament to our commitment to tread lightly upon this pristine paradise.

Hiking in the Azores is the adventure of a lifetime. With accommodation in just two carefully selected hotels, walk through the most iconic locales of the island. Delight your senses with the tantalizing flavors of local delicacies and products, savoring each bite as you immerse yourself in the island's culinary treasures. Indulge in moments of relaxation at outdoor spa areas, where the serenity of nature enhances every moment, creating memories that will linger long after your journey ends.

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival in São Miguel
Arrival in São Miguel, followed by a transfer to your first accommodation. Take time to unwind and connect with nature before embarking on your hikes in the Azores.
Overnight in Furnas.
Day 02
Stage 1: Lagoa das Furnas walk (10 km | 6.2 mi)​
Start our island exploration right from our accommodation. Embark on a circular hike inside one of the active volcanoes of the Azores, allowing us to encircle the Lagoa das Furnas. Witness the spectacle of traditional dish "Cozido" being cooked using the Earth's heat in an area teeming with volcanic vapors and manifestations of lush vegetation and geological wonders. Take advantage of the included entrance fee to the Environmental Center of Lagoa das Furnas. 
Before returning to your accommodation, seize the opportunity to admire the magnificent Chapel of Nossa Senhora das Vitórias and explore the lush Mata Jardim do Canto.
Overnight in Furnas.
Day 03
Stage 2: Lomba do Cavaleiro - Ribeira Quente (7.5 km | 4.7 mi)​
After a short transfer to the starting point, indulge in a coastal hike in the southern area of São Miguel, where untouched nature meets towering cliffs. Finally, in Ribeira Quente, take the opportunity to swim in the sea, where the water heated by volcanic depths mingles with the salty waves, creating an unforgettable experience.
You'll have time to visit the quaint fishing harbor and lunch at one of the local restaurants before the transfer back.
Overnight in Furnas.
Day 04
Stage 3: Trilho do Sanguinho walk (6 km | 3.8 mi) 
Today, after breakfast, you'll be transferred to Faial da Terra, one of the most remote villages of São Miguel. Enjoy the Sanguinho trail, tracing alongside a river and swimming in the refreshing Salto do Prego waterfall.
On this circular route, visit the revitalized village of Sanguinho before heading to the beautiful bathing area, where you can immerse yourself in the pure sea waters.
Following the hike, you'll be transferred back to the hotel.
Overnight in Furnas.
Day 05
Stage 4: Ribeira Funda - Maia (8 km | 5 mi)
Today, after the transfer, we'll explore the northern coast of the island.
Begin your hiking trail from Ribeira Funda, meandering along the shores of Praia da Viola beach until you reach Maia, a quaint fishing village. Along the scenic route, admire the village's idyllic setting against a backdrop of stunning landscapes, passing by historic watermills and captivating waterfalls.
During the transfer to the new hotel in Ponta Delgada time to visit the tea plantation (unique in Europe) and the stunning viewpoints.
Overnight in Ponta Delgada.
Day 06
Free day at Ponta Delgada
An opportunity to go on a whale watching visit (optional) or simply stroll through the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Ponta Delgada.
Day 07
Stage 5: Lagoa do Fogo hiking trail (14 km | 8.7 mi)
Transfer from the hotel to the trailhead.
Hike to Lagoa do Fogo, venturing to the most secluded lake in the Azores, accessible only by foot, following the "levada" path through mountains and valleys, enjoying magnificent views along the way.
Conclude this challenging trekking adventure at Água d'Alto beach, where you can take a refreshing dip.
Return transfer to Ponta Delgada.
Overnight in Ponta Delgada
Day 08
Stage 6: Sete Cidades trail (11 km | 7 mi)
On your last hike, after the transfer, your walking route, immersing yourself in one of the most island's captivating scenery. Marvel at the sweeping views of crater lakes, with ist’s surprising blue and green lake that you can observe during the whole walk.
Your journey culminates in the picturesque village of Sete Cidades, where each step brings you closer to the heart of São Miguel's natural splendor.
Take your time to enjoy a meal at one of the charming local restaurants or stroll along the shores of the lagoon.
Transfer to Ponta Delgada.
Day 09
After breakfast transfer from hotel to the Ponta Delgada airport.
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Dates & Prices

From 990.00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants

Single Supplement - 360€
Solo Traveler Supplement - 240€

More Information

  • 8 nights with breakfast on selected accommodations (2* or similar);
  • Briefing with an A2Z Guide;
  • Arrival and departure transfers between airport & accommodations;
  • Transfers to and from walking tours as described on the program;
  • Luggage transfer (Day 5) – 1 bag per person – up to 15kg/bag;
  • 24 hours support line;
  • Walking guidebook with trails descriptions and maps;
  • Transfer schedules for the walks;
  • 6 walking Tours;
  • Entrance to the Monitoring and Research Center of Furnas & plantation of one endemic;
  • Contribution (1€) to social & environmental institution;
  • Personal Accident Insurance.

Extra services
  • Whale Watching on the free day (Ponta Delgada)  - 65€/pax;
  • Upgrade of the accomodations: on request.

Not Included
  • Dinners and Lunches;
  • Museum and Monuments fees;
  • Other personal expenses;
  • Tourist taxes;
  • All items not mentioned in “included”.


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