Sete Cidades Activity Day

Sete Cidades Activity Day

Sete Cidades Activity Day

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Cycling, kayaking and paddle boarding are fun ways to experience the lakes at Sete Cidades and be one with the water and its surroundings. Stand-up paddle boarding is becoming very popular and is easy to master. We provide bikes and equipment and you are accompanied by a specialist guide. Pick up and drop off to your hotel or to the local tourist office in Ponta Delgada is included (approx 40 mins transfer time).

TOUR INCLUDES
Nature guide, sit-on-top Kayak/SUP, life jacket, paddle, bike, helmet, dressing rooms with hot showers, insurance (personal accident and liability), return transfers from Ponta Delgada to Sete Cidades. Full day tours include picnic lunch. 

 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).

 

Snorkelling in the Islet of Vila Franca & whale watching

Snorkelling in the Islet of Vila Franca & whale watching

Snorkel in the Islet of Vila Franca

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

You will board the RIB zodiac boat at the base and be taken along the coast to Vila Franca. During this activity you will have the opportunity to see some of many of the species of dolphin and whales that can be found in the Azores.  Although nature offers no guarantees whales and dolphins are regularly seen during our full day tours, along with turtles, sea birds and other marine life. You will be away from the main tourist boats as you travel further along the coast. Before the boat trip our biologists give you a briefing to explain which cetacean species can be observed, safety measures aboard, how we respect the animals and rules of observation at sea as well as some historical facts. After the 3 hour tour we stop in Vila Franca do Campo to have lunch in a local restaurant.

Then we board a converted traditional fishing boat and head to Vila Franca do Campo Islet, a volcanic crater off the coast that encloses a natural lagoon where the sea is calm and there is beautiful coral, colourful fish and magical underwater world to discover. The islet is a natural reserve, so here you will be able to view the diversity of fish species that have been preserved due to this protection.

Included in this tour:
Return transfer from Ponta Delgada by boat or van
Pre-tour briefing
Raincoats and trousers
Life jacket
Marine biologist or nature guide onboard
Lunch in local restaurant
Return boat trip to Vila Franca islet
Mask and snorkel
Refreshment after trip

Please note: This activity is only available during the summer season. The Islet is open to the public between June 13th and September 13th

 If 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).

 

Hiking and Cycling Tours

Hiking and Cycling Tours

Biking Tours

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

 

On our full day tour we explore the west side of São Miguel and the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades. Across a stretch of 25 km, you will have the opportunity to learn about the fauna, flora, history, volcanic formation of the island, and of course, you will hear the legendary love story behind the formation of the lake. Along the route, as we pedal across the rim of the crater, we have superb views over several lakes in the region as well as the adjacent coastline. Lunch is on the shore of the blue lake of Sete Cidades. At the end of the journey we stop in Ferraria where there is a magnificent ocean bathing area, where the salt water is heated from inside a volcanic fissure.  TOUR INCLUDES – Nature guide – Mountain bike – Visit to the surrounding volcanic region of Sete Cidades – Visit to Ferarria – Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice) – Pick up and drop off at the tourism office or your hotel.

If you wish to add these 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).

 

Canyoning

Canyoning

Canyoning

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Jump, slide and abseil in a totally natural environment, descending along Canyoning (2) smallstreams that flow from the mountain top, completely surrounded by endemic forest (Note: min age 8yrs. Guests need to be able to swim)

 If 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).

 

Hiking Tours

Hiking Tours

Hiking Tours

Sao Miguel Island, Azores

We provide a range of walking tours of varied levels of difficulty and schedules to suit all abilities. Guests can visit the countryside and/or the sea coast. You will pass by lakes, waterfalls, hot water springs,  mountains, forests, ancient volcano craters, ancient roads and wild beauty, enjoying the endemic fauna and flora. Trekking is also available in our  programmes. We offer climbs on the more challenging mountainous terrain. The landscape of the island never fails to amaze!