HIKING | Lagoa do Fogo

On this tour, you will set out to (re)discover the youngest volcano on the island of São Miguel, where you will, surely, meet one of the most beautiful lagoons you have ever seen – Lagoa do Fogo. To do this, you must be properly dressed, since the climate of the Azores tends to change dramatically throughout the day (besides that walking in the mountains is totally different from walking at sea level – and we will do both!). So, get ready for eventual pikes of humidity, heat, wind, downpours and, especially, lots of fun and adventure!

  • Discover impressive places, wonderful panoramas and a little of the local fauna, flora and geology;
  • Suitable for (almost) all ages, families and friends;
  • Inclusion of Pick-up and Drop-off from / to your place of accommodation;
  • Reasonable physical condition required.

NOTE: At your request, we can include geocaching or a treasure hunting game.

Half Day

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- with pick up

Price Per Person

Full Day

55€

55€ with pick up

Price Per Person

Special Conditions

GROUPS ( 9 ELEMENTS OR + )

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CHILDREN (8-12 years old)

- 25%

Half Day

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Full Day

8 Hours

Medium | Hard

Min. 2 PAX Max. 8 PAX

8 yo Minimum

Depending on the local conditions, weather and group abilities, the tour may start in the area of Lagos or at Cumeeira Norte (both places of great beauty!) :

– LAGOS:

Estimated timeDifficultyExtensionType
Full Day
8 HoursMedium11 kmLinear

 

In the area of “Lagos” (belonging to the Água D’Alto parish = southern part of Sao Miguel Island), we will start the trail on a short dirt road (considerably sloping), from where we will reach a small stream (which will accompany us for about 2 km) until we reach another relatively more open area (with several springs and wide declivities) that will finally lead us to Lagoa do Fogo.

Then, after our picnic-lunch and a short rest break, it’s time to return to the starting point while enjoying, from another perspective, the majestic views of the south coast and the Atlantic Ocean. Finally, in farewell mode, we invite you to visit the Bathing Zone of Caloura OR Agua D’Alto Beach, where you can practice some snorkeling.

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

– CUMEEIRA NORTE:

Estimated timeDifficultyExtensionType
Full Day
8 hoursHard6 kmCircular

 

When traveling along “Cumeeira Norte”, we will have as a background the stunning panorama of Lagoa do Fogo (on one side), and the north coast of the island of Sao Miguel (on the other). At a certain point, when we start to go down, we will pass through several small streams (surrounded by incredibly green and untouched forests), before reaching the characteristic pumice-stone beach of the lagoon. Here, we can enjoy a pleasant picnic-lunch of regional products, before returning to the starting point again.

To end the adventure, our clients will have the opportunity to bathe: in the Natural Pools of Lagoa / Caloura (with the possibility of practicing some snorkeling), OR in the cozy Thermal Baths of Caldeira Velha, OR in the grandiose Waterfall of Salto do Cabrito.

NOTE: Bring some long hiking pants to protect yourself from possible scratches. This trail can be quite muddy and slippery in some areas.

  • The Pick-up time is, usually, around 09:00 AM at 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.
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes (in addition to being light, they should be able to protect you from the wind and rain);
  • Individual water bottle;
  • Small backpack (to transport your belongings and the lunch we provide);
  • Bathing suit and a Beach towel;
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
  • Accredited guides;
  • Insurances;
  • Photos / Videos;
  • Snacks;
  • Picnic Lunch;
  • Pick-up and Drop-off from / to your place of accommodation;
  • Trekking poles.

You should contact us if you:

  • Plan to book an excursion for a group with more than 8 people;
  • Are interested in trying different activities / places, besides the ones we already offer (we can provide other options);
  • Can’t find the ideal booking option or date to fit your plans (we can try to make it possible).

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

If you’re interested, you can also buy one of our Aluminium Water Bottles or Tea/Coffee Cups for an extra 5€. This way, you’re helping to preserve the environement, while taking back home a useful and unique souvenir that will remind you everyday of the great time you had in the Azores and with FUN Activities!