Sete Cidades Activity Day

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Half day prices: Adult £45, Child £25     Full day prices: Adult £75, Child £40

Cycling and kayaking are fun ways to experience the lakes at Sete Cidades and be one with the water and its surroundings. We provide bikes and equipment for your use. You will also be accompanied by a specialist guide. Our pickup and drop off services are included. This will be to your hotel or to the local tourist office in Ponta Delgada (approx 40 mins transfer time). 

Sete Cidades lake is outstanding in size, being 2.4 miles long, 1.2 miles wide. The perimeter of the lake is coated with incredible hydrangeas. These are most radiant with colour from the months of June to September. There are a number of other lakes in surrounding areas, all with different shades of green and blue.   

The tour includes a nature guide and a variety of activities-based exercise. This includes: Kayaking and bike riding. We recommend choosing kayak to avoid getting damp especially if you have young children. Life jackets and helmets will be provided. There are also dressing rooms with hot showers and a picnic lunch for full day tours. 

This tour is included in the following holidays: Island Explorer (half day option) 

If this tour is not included in the holiday you are booking and you wish to add it to your itinerary, just let us know at the time of booking. You can also add this tour to your holiday any time before departure and also at our boat base in the Azores (subject to availability. To avoid disappointment, we suggest booking additional tours by the balance due date 8 weeks before departure).

(For ages 8yrs and over)

“10/10 – a huge hit for the whole family. Especially teens disinterested in traditional sightseeing tourism. Our 9 year old was able to do the canyoning and SUP for the first time” – J Bursell, August 2022 


On Monday we did the inland tour of Sete Cidades, cycling round the crater and kayaking on the lake. There was only our family and two guides, who were both really informative, and this was a fantastic introduction to the island. The cycle ride was suited to our level of cycling (not too hard!) and the kayaking was about the right length for us as it was a windy day. The views from the top were clear and it was a really great adventure – I would thoroughly recommend this trip for families. – Sally Smart April 2022