Ponta Delgada, Hike Sete Cidades
4 HoursModerate-StrenuousHiking | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Lace up your boots and grab your sense of adventure, you’ll be heading out on a spectacular journey on foot through the Azores' stunning natural landscapes. After a 30-minute drive across São Miguel island, you'll arrive at Vista do Rei, a breathtaking viewpoint considered one of the seven wonders of Portugal, famous for its magnificent views of the Sete Cidades caldera. Also called the King's View, from here you'll not only be awed by panoramic views of two dazzling alpine lakes, but also begin a 2-hour moderate-level hike at the nearby trailhead. Set out with an expert guide across steep pathways, passing the 3-mile-wide crater and verdant forest environs dappling the island's western coast. Along the way, hear the fascinating geothermal and geographical history of the region while identifying native flora and fauna. The trek will conclude at the quaint village of Sete Cidades on the western edge of the lake, where you'll enjoy some time to cool down before being transported back to the port.
Please note: Wear comfortable outdoor clothes and hiking footwear ( dress in layers and bring a rain protection), a hat and sunscreen, water and energy bar, camera, and local currency if you wish to purchase any goods.