Explore the most popular lake trails in Azores with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

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.

on Boca do Inferno

walking
3 months ago

Go early for best chance to beat the clouds. Incredible view

hiking
4 months ago

Weather was unstable when I was there therefore I had to cut my hike shorter (there are trails unmarked on this map). Please note that walking on the ridge can be hazardous when wet and rainy and it is advised to have long trousers or a machete. Otherwise it is mind-blowingly beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

Everybody tries to park next to the road but actually there is a huge parking lot at the toilet sign, about 200 m from the road if you drive through the gate.
You can also drive to the view point so it meas it is walking on roads not exactly a walking trail.

It is a popular and therefore a bit crowded walk. Weather in the Azores is very erratic and unfortunately it was rainy and foggy when I was there. Keep it in mind that when wet, trail is very slippery.

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.

Going to give this a 4 Star because it isn’t really a hike, but want to rate it high enough that you do it- the view is awesome

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.

walking
4 months ago

View is spectacular but very weather dependent. Be patient and clouds will eventually break!

hiking
4 months ago

Short and easy. Beautiful view.

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
7 months ago

Short and quick. You can actually drive and park right at the base of the climb/stairs if you’d like instead of parking across the road and walking in. The view is incredible! Absolute must visit.

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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