Hiking | Lagoa do Fogo

FROM 60€per person

Booking Options


Full Day

60€ per person

or 60€ for pickup

Special Conditions

  • Contact Us for group reservations with 9 or more elements.
  • 25% discount for children between 8-12 years old

What’s included?

  • Accredited guides;
  • Insurances;
  • Snacks;
  • Picnic Lunch;
  • Pick-up and Drop-off from / to your place of accommodation;
  • Trekking poles.
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask and snorkel)

Your activity

Situated in the heart of Sao Miguel is the youngest of the islands’ volcanoes, the Volcano of Aqua de Pau. Here you will hike through forests and follow streams reaching one of the most beautiful and untouched lakes in Portugal; Lagoa do Fogo aka Lake of Fire.  To do this, you must be properly dressed, since the climate in this volcanic region tends to change dramatically throughout the day. Walking in the mountains is totally different from walking at sea level – and we will be doing both! So, get ready for eventual pikes of humidity, sun, wind, downpours and, especially, lots of fun and adventure!

  • Explore this protected area with our local nature guide and learn about the local fauna, flora and geology of this spectacular volcano.
  • Discover impressive spots with wonderful panoramas;
  • Suitable for most ages, families and friends;
  • It is recommended that you are in good physical shape as this tour includes, at times; walking on unstable terrain, muddy areas and graveled uphill and downhill slopes. 

NOTE: These Hiking Tours are considered to be Full Day tours which include; Pick-up and Drop-off from / to your place of accommodation, Break time to enjoy a picnic lunch (provided), around 4 hours of hiking and time to swim and/or relax at the end of the tour.


This hiking trail starts in the area of Lagos, where the trail will take us up on the Southern flank of Lagoa do Fogo.

In the area of “Lagos”, we will start the trail on a dirt road that will get considerably steeper for the first 3km, at which point we will meet an irrigation channel. We will wander along an easy path through the forest, where soon you will find yourself hiking inside the crater, with its massive walls of greenery all around you. Reaching the shores of this famous lake, we will take a break and enjoy our picnic with a view. Setting off once more, we will continue upwards slightly for better views of the lake and then head back down to our starting point through another steep and winding trail, with views of the south coast and the Islet of Vila Franca do Campo along the way.

We will end our adventure by taking a refreshing dip and snorkel (provided) in the Bathing Zone of Caloura or Agua D’Alto Beach, and take some time to relax and unwind together.

NOTE: The trail can be quite steep and slippery in some areas.

Transportation (Pick-up and Drop-off)

  • The Pick-up time is, usually, around 09:00 AM at, or close to, your place of accommodation. Consider this for the areas of Ponta Delgada, Capelas, Caloura, Lagoa and Ribeira Grande (for others, please contact us).
    • When the activity is over, we will Drop you off at your place of accommodation again.
  • We will contact you in case we need to settle a different Pick-up time / place.

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If you are interested, you can also purchase one of our Aluminum Water Bottles or Tea/Coffee Cups for an additional cost of €5. In this way, you are helping to preserve the environment, at the same time that you will take back home a useful and unique souvenir, which will remind you every day of the magnificent experience you had in the Azores and with FUN Activities!

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  1. Comfortable clothes and shoes; we recommend wearing long trousers, bring a light wind and waterproof jacket, and hiking boots or walking shoes with good grip,
  2. Individual water bottle,
  3. Small backpack; to carry your personal belongings and the lunch we provide,
  4. Bathing suit and a towel,
  5. Sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
  6. Medication: Any personal medication that you may need for the duration of the tour (eg: inhaler for asthma, sugar packets for diabetics, anti-inflammatory gel etc.)
  7. Knee/ankle Support : For anyone who suffers from certain joint problems, we recommend wearing an elastic support for better stability and to prevent any further injury.

Additional Information

  • This activity is not recommended for persons with severe problems with their back, knees or ankles. Please let us know of any previous injuries, medical conditions or health problems when booking.
  • Children are under the responsibility of an adult.

Cancellation Policy

Our Cancellation Policy is described in our Terms and Conditions. It’s important to read them before making any decisions.