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Not sure where exactly we started the hike, but it ended up being about 7 miles and ended at the Parish of Sete Cidades. Another absolutely phenominal hike. The views of Lagoa Azul are amazing. Lots of hydraingas, cows, etc.

Tip: Stop for a cold beer and/or ice cream in the town; need to stage a car or take a cab from the Parish. Sunscreen, hat, plenty of water recommended - no shade.

horseback riding
1 month ago

Loved it

One of the best hikes you can find on the São Miguel Island! Beautiful views over Sete Cidades and its lake.

walking
2 months ago

We enjoyed the walk nice and easy lots of photo opportunities on the way around

A pleasant walk in November with only 1 small car on the back of the lake. The high view point is reached only by a narrow vehicle road. Easy bus rise to Furnas from Ponta Delgada.

great all around. make sure to do the loop and pet the cats guarding the water

It made for a nice pre dinner walking trail, it’s flat and easy and you can go just as far as you want, I would suggest walking up to the windmill.

walking
3 months ago

We hiked this trail in fair weather today. A few notes:
1. I was not very impressed with the available photos but the trail IS really beautiful. Make sure to approach the trailhead from south of the island and you will get a cool view at the cliffs.
3. In dry weather you MUST hike the loop. The formerly abandoned village and the brick road connecting it with the town are amazing!
2. That being sad, I would advice against hiking the loop in rainy weather as it has a lot of steep sections with inclined brick ground that I imagine to be crazy slippery when wet.
4. Based on Alltrails rating (which is a bit silly) I would rate the trail as moderate instead of easy because of the constant elevation change.
4. The trail was definitely worth the more than an hour approach. We were located in Ponta Delagada.

Walking is mostly on the road but landscape is interesting. There are windmill and natural pool on the trail.

You walk on the same road that you drive to the trail. As a matter of fact it is not a trail but a road walk all way long. Easy, flat walk but I think other places are more beautiful on the island and deserve to have more time than this walk.

hiking
4 months ago

Splendid and refreshing waterfall

hiking
4 months ago

Grandma friendly and pretty. Park at the lake and add the gardens.

Nothing but cow pasture or busy rode if you start your hike in town

Half of the way is on the road with cars. It's better to do half way and go back. You won't see anything new on this half. I am really disappointed because of this car-road trails all over the island. They have high reviews but if you have something to compare to, it is 1-2 stars. Why you call this a trail if I can drive my small car on it? I don't even need SUV.

Extremely beautiful hike around the rim and down to Sete Cidades. Easy as it mostly goes downhill if you just go one way. We used two cars. It was unclear to us whether there was an easy way of going from the town to the beginning of the hike.

hiking
5 months ago

would rate this hike more moderate than easy. a lot of up and down, not much flat areas, and the path has a lot of spots with uneven rocks. gets a little humid, too. beautiful hike, though. the waterfall at the end is worth it. people were going into the water but was ice cold in august. there was a fair number of people at the waterfall. there is a dirt area to park a couple cars at the trailhead (head further north from the trail map/info sign), but most cars were just parked on the side of the road.

hiking
7 months ago

This hike takes you on a less trafficked part of Faial (not that any of Faial is particularly high-traffic). The ridges are fault lines, hence all the earthquakes in the area. It's a very pleasant hike - a mix of history and scenery.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice easy hike around a beautiful lake. Lovely views all around and an abandoned chapel about half-way. Calderas and thermal springs are interesting as well. Love Vale Das Furnas and São Miguel!!!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Easy hike. Nice cafe half way to grab a latte and enjoy the view

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Easy and full of great sites

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