Full Day Sete Cidades Hiking Tour with Lunch

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What To Expect

Enjoy a picnic lunch in the woods as we hike through the mysterious and scenic route of Sete Cidades!


  • Hiking trip where you can see the beautiful Blue and Green Lakes with an interesting legend

  • Fantastic view of the Canario Lake from the Canario Viewpoint

  • Sightings of the volcanic formations that make up the landscape of the Azores Islands


Day Tours from Ponta Delgada
Departs From:
Ponta Delgada
Meeting Point:
Hotel Marina Atlantico, Av. Joao B. Mota Amaral, 9500-150 Ponta Delgada
7 hours
daily at 9:00 AM
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Enter a paradise shrouded in mystery, with an enigmatic myth about its creation.

The story begins with a princess who was selfishly guarded by her father, the king, and trapped within the palace walls. With the aid of her nurse, the headstrong princess would explore the terrain of Sete Cidades, until one day she heard beautiful music playing in the forests. She followed the music to find a handsome shepherd boy playing his flute, and the two fell in love after several secret meetings. The shepherd boy bravely went before the king to ask for the princess' hand in marriage, but the king was furious and banished him from the kingdom and forbad the princess to ever see him again. The princess escaped outside the palace one last time to tell the shepherd boy that they would never lay eyes on one another ever again. The princess, with her green eyes, and the shepherd with his blue eyes cried all afternoon, and their tears formed into two beautiful lakes, the blue lake from the shepherd and the green lake from the princess.

See the two lakes from this legend, along with the mystical volcanic landscape of Sete Cidades on this hiking tour. We will walk a total of 13.7 kilometers along two connected trails where you will see the lakes and wetlands of the area. See the Empadadas and Rasa lakes, enjoy a marvelous view of the whole land from the Mata do Canario, walk down to the Canario lake, and hike uphill to the Serra Devassa, the highest point in Sete Cidades. We will stop for a picnic lunch by the north ridge, then afterwards admire the local surroundings and pass by serene water springs that will transport your mind to ethereal places. Finally we follow a dirt road that encircles the top of the volcanic complex and descends to the parish of Sete Cidades.


  • 13.7 kilometer hike with 436- meter slope

  • Roundtrip transfers to site

  • Picnic lunch

  • Certified guide

  • Insurance


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Participants must be at least 6 years old to join this tour. Those below 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or bring written permission.

  • We require you to wear walking shoes or hiking boots, comfortable clothing and bring a jacket, extra shirt, bottled water, sunscreen, hat and backpack. You may also bring walking poles and gaiters.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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