Lagoa Das Furnas Loop is a 9.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Maia, Azores, Portugal that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 9.3 km Elevation Gain: 252 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

hot springs

views

historic site

This trail begins and ends in the town of Furnas and takes around 3 h. The route begins in Três Bicas and continues on through this area until it begins to climb on a tarmac road that leads to Lagoa das Furnas. Following the signs carefully you will reach Caldeiras da Lagoa which is about 2.5 km into the trail. You will often see tourists here watching local inhabitants use the high temperatures in the ground to cook traditional dishes. The trail continues along the lakeside, circling the lake on an easily accessible beaten earth path. After about 3 kms walking you will reach the Hermitage of Nossa Senhora das Vitórias, built in the nineteenth century in Gothic style. Then continue along the edge of the stoned paved regional road for about 1.5 km until you come to a turning to your right that leads down to the town of Furnas. Continue along this route and in 30 m you will reach the end of the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice flat trail around the lake. TIP: walk clockwise around the lake to avoid paying a 2 uro entrance fee (which they charge at the entrance to the mineral hot springs)

trail running
3 months ago

Very nice path around the lake. Part of it is on a path next to the road but most of it is pedestrian only. The part from the church to the hot springs was specially nice, nice trail and plenty of trees.

walking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

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
10 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

10 months ago

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.

hiking
Saturday, March 31, 2018

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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