Sete Cidades Walking Tour from Ponta Delgada

Walking & Biking Tours in Portugal

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Serra Devassa is one of the largest mountain ranges in Sao Miguel and it is a circular circuit, we start and finish this course, next to the Lagoon of the Canario, this trail gives you a stunning trip to discover several lagoons (Eguas , Empadadas, Carvao and Rasa) and several points, where you can see the immense blue ocean, as well as the north and south coast of the island of Sao Miguel Let yourself be enveloped by the splendorous nature and observe several species of fauna (Faia, Urze and Laurel) that adorn and aromatize your course and at the same time and accompanied by the harmonious sound of the Birds that make this place their habitat.
The path rises gently, skirts a small, marshy area and then rises more steeply until you come to a geodesic marker, indicating the highest point on the trail. As you climb, to your left you can see the Muro das Nove Janelas (lit. the Nine-windowed Wall), an old aqueduct that used to transport water to Ponta Delgada, and the Lagoa do Pau Pique, a lake lying in the centre of a small volcanic cone. When you reach the top of the hillside, you can see the Lagoa das Éguas to your left, and a small round lake to your right. A little further ahead you will come to a side turn leading to a vantage point, where you can view the two aforementioned lakes, on your left, and the Lagoa Rasa, on your right. The path then descends to the shores of the Lagoa Rosa, which is the half-way stage of the trail. The trail continues around the lake, and, a little way ahead, crosses a wood of Japanese red cedars and then leads back to the point of departure. This trail crosses an area ranging between 750 and 900 metres in altitude, after coming across this area, you will make your way back to the vehicle and return to your accommodations.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Snacks

What’s not included

  • Lunch
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