São Miguel Best Hikes

São Miguel

6 days

From €334 per person

What's included


4 full-day guided hiking tours


Hotel or Guest House in central Ponta Delgada


Breakfast at accommodation

Picnic in days of hiking tours


Transfers between airport-hotel at arrival and departure

Transportation to all included activities


Arrive at Ponta Delgada airport and be picked up by our representative and transferred to your accommodation in the town center. Relax for the rest of the day and get ready for the action-packed days to follow! A walk around the city is a nice way to spend the afternoon. Ponta Delgada is a lovely town with a beautiful sea front, pretty architecture and botanical gardens to visit. In case you arrive in the morning and wish to get active right away, you can also add an afternoon activity to this package.
This is one of the best and most diverse trails of São Miguel island, with many motives of interest. Go deep into the dense vegetation found at the heart of the island. Hike parallel to a water stream and reach a small but gorgeous waterfall in the end. Walk across the small village of Sanguinho, abandoned for years, now recovered and a testimony of the Azorean old way of living. Descend again to the sea level and have a lovely picnic by the ocean.
Fogo Lake is a favorite of nature lovers! With difficult access to the water level, only by foot, the lake shores stay quiet and peaceful. No constructions exist inside the volcanic caldera that formed the lake, giving you a feeling of complete immersion in nature once you reach the bottom. Have a picnic in the white sand beaches of the shore and even swim in the clean waters of the lake if you wish!
This is an extremely scenic trail with the gorgeous lake of Sete Cidades at one side and ample views of the island on the other side. By walking around the rim of Sete Cidades caldera you get to see and photograph this amazing natural beauty from different angles. You will also see smaller little-know lakes that exist in the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades.
The Azores have amazing coastal trails and this is our favorite of this kind in São Miguel island. See ample views of the north coast of São Miguel, where cliffs are higher and more spectacular than in the south of the island. The trail also contains a section that crosses a water stream, where you'll find some interesting abandoned water mills in ruins. End by Praia da Viola, a beach of volcanic dark sand.
Get picked up at your accommodation and transferred to the airport. Then it's time to say goodbye!

What to bring

Good hiking shoes

Backpack to carry picnics and water

Swim suit and towel

Rain / wind jacket (come prepared for any weather conditions)

Important notes

All aspects of this package can be adapted to your needs.

A rest day can be added between hiking days.

Good physical condition essential for this trip.

The exact order of the hikes depends on your departure day. We may change the program or hiking locations due to weather conditions.

Why book with us

Small groups

We believe sustainable tourism is what is right for the Azores, not mass tourism, therefore all our tours are run in small groups, in a peacefull and relaxed way

Support the locals

We are based in the Azores and work with small local businesses, therefore your money is helping the local economy instead of international coorporations

Only the best

We offer you only the best and most unique experiences the Azores has to offer, provided by the best suppliers. We believe 100% in all our services.