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Hiking Tour to Lagoa do Fogo

From £43 pp

Portugal, The Azores

7 Hours

Join a group (max 16)

Hiking Tour to Lagoa do Fogo

What You'll Do

The ultimate Azores hike. You'll be taken to one of the most beautiful lakes and through a rich variety of landscapes by a local guide, who will ensure you see the very best trails on offer in this hiking paradise.

You’ll be picked up in Ponta Delgada at around 9 am, where you begin your journey on one of the most iconic hikes in the Azores. The hiking itself begins near the beach in Água d’Alto, and climbs uphill for the first two hours through a rich variety of fauna and flora.

Take in the magnificent Fogo Lake, which occupies the bottom of a collapsed caldera, and soak in your surroundings with a light lunch upon arrival there.

The hike is around 12km (7.5 miles) long, and is considered a medium level hike due to the steady climbing for the first couple of hours or so. After you’ve enjoyed lunch at the highest point of the walk and in sight of the famous Fogo Lake, the trail winds downhill towards.

At the end of the hike, cool off by going for a swim in the idyllic Caloura Harbour, the perfect way to wash off any grime or sweat from the satisfying hike you’ve just completed.

Refreshed and dried off, you will then be taken back to Ponta Delgada in the late afternoon.

Experience
Highlights

Benefit from a local guide to show you the best trails and viewpoints in the area

Drink in the incredible sight of Lagoa do Fogo, the mountaintop lake

Explore the wilder side to São Miguel Island and walk by traditional “Levadas”

Your Local Host:

Catia

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Location Information

You will be picked up from Ponta Delgada, driven to the Pisão; Lagos area where the hiking starts, before being dropped back off in Ponta Delgada at the end of the tour.

  • Local guide
  • Walking sticks
  • Light lunch
  • Pick up & drop off in Ponta Delgada
  • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

FAQs

The weather conditions may restrict the activity. In case of cancellation, the activities will be rescheduled for another day. If you cannot make the rescheduled date, then you will not be charged.

If you have any dietary requirements please inform us at least 48 hours prior to the tour.

Comfortable light clothes
A sweater and raincoat
Walking boots or shoes
Hat, sunscreen, backpack, water and snacks
Swimsuit and towel