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Hiking in Lagoa do Fogo - full day


This walk takes us to one of the most beautiful lakes of the island and to all its surrounding area. This is a very complete hike that passes through a big variety of native and endemic vegetation. The lake occupies the bottom of a collapsed caldera, and when we arrive there you have the possibility to go for a quick swim before or after a picnic lunch. This hike is considered medium level – in the morning, on the way to the lake, the trail goes mostly uphill (for about 2hours). After lunch the trail is mostly downhill and we must be more careful to avoid slipping. This walk is not recommended for people with knee or ankle problems.


Ponta Delgada - Lagoa do Fogo - Ponta Delgada
12 Km


This hike is not recommended for people with knee/joint problems. Please let us know if you have any of these conditions.

Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, walking boots or shoes, hat, sunblock, backpack, swimming suit and towel (summer time), water.


Light meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I be able to swim in the lake?
A: If you like you can go for a dip once we arrive to the lake. The lake is clean and crystal clear and therefore safe to swim in. However, the temperature of the water might be a bit too cold for swimming during the winter time.


Price per person

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This program includes
  • – Nature guide
  • – Walking stick
  • – Stop at Fogo lake belvedere
  • – Stop at Água D'alto beach in the summer or Vila Franca do Campo in the winter
  • – Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
  • – Pick up and drop off at the tourism office or your hotel
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