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Mountain Bike Tour in Furnas – Thematic Tour - full day

Description

On this tour we feel and experience the volcanic origins of the Island in Furnas, a magical place. The route begins in Furnas centre and continues along a road that leads to Furnas lake. We start by visiting the Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas (Furnas lake calderas), a place where we cook the famous “cozido das Furnas” (a very special meal cooked only with the steam of the Earth). We continue pedaling to pass a stream and circle the lakeside where we will have the opportunity to appreciate a variety of endemic flora species. Then we visit a viewpoint over Furnas town and continue to the town centre where we will be visiting its fumaroles and hot water springs that contain water with different tastes. Afterwards we visit the centenary Terra Nostra botanical garden that is famous for its extraordinary collection of native plants of the Azores, as well as others from all over the world that have adapted to the local garden conditions. At the end of the visit you are invited to bathe in the iron-rich hot water swimming pool that has a temperature of 35-40ºC, an exquisite experience!

Location

Ponta Delgada - Furnas - Ponta Delgada
Duration
Duration
3h00
Distance
Distance
15 Km
Difficulty
Difficulty
Medium


Recommendations

Bring: comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, comfortable shoes, swimming suit and towel, hat, sunblock, backpack, water.

Meals

Light meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the temperature of the iron-rich hot water swimming pool?
A: The swimming pool water is in the open air but the water is a constant temperature of 35-40ºC.



65

Price per person

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This program includes
  • – Nature guide
  • – Mountain bike
  • – Visit to Furnas lake calderas
  • – Visit to the fumaroles
  • – Visit to Terra Nostra botanical garden
  • – Picnic lunch (sandwich, cake, fruit, water, juice)
  • – Pick up and drop off at the tourism office or your hotel
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