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Azores Bike Tours

Azores bike tour


On our Azores bike tours you can soar across the highest mountain tops with spectacular views, pedal through picturesque hill sides and lush valleys, discover magnificent lakeside paths, little known trails and enchanting, untouched towns. Our mountain bike tours are designed to allow you to explore Sao Miguel's natural beauty in a fun and eco-friendly way.

We provide transport from Ponta Delgada to the beginning of the trail which gives you a sneak preview of some of the breathtaking views you will be experiencing on the way back down.

Half Day Mountain Bike Tours of the Azores

We offer a wide range of bike trails at different levels of difficulty, with a length about 10 to 15km and lasting about 4 hours each (including travel time and the bike ride). Here are three popular routes that take you through Sete Cidades and Fogo areas renowned for their exceptional beauty. Please contact us with any questions about the right Azores bike tour for you

Azores Bike Tour 1 Along the Shores of the Lakes
This bike ride takes you along the shores of two famously beautiful lakes: the Verde (green) lake and the Azul (blue) lake. The shores are lined with tranquil woodland and wild flowers in season. From there it is on to the picturesque town of Sete Cidades with its unusual architecture and the 19th century neo-gothic Church surrounded by verdant pastureland. The route also takes in more impressive and interesting places such as the Tunnel, Silence Bay and the Peninsula. It offers fantastic views and is mainly along the flat so it is one of the easiest bike tours and suitable for everyone.
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: Approx. 10 Km
Time: 4h
Location: Sete Cidades
€35pp

Azores Bike Tour 2 The Mountain Top
This great trail winds along the mountain tops above the renowned Sete Cidades Lakes. This is the largest fresh-water lake in the Azores. It has formed in volcanic craters and is constituted by two lakes (the Green Lake and the Blue Lake) and is a place of outstanding natural beauty. The lakes are set in an unusually bucolic and beautiful environment and this bike tour offers roughly 12km of excitement with some fun challenges and lots of memorable sights.
Difficulty: Medium
Distance: Approx. 12km
Time: 4h
Location: Sete Cidades
€35pp

Azores Bike Tour 3 Trail to Fogo
The chance to explore little known trails. Beginning at Monte Escuro, we follow trails that are fun and challenging though somewhat difficult at times making it necessary to carry the bike occassionally. As the trail winds through the countryside you'll pass many interesting places and magnificent scenery. The final destination, Lagoa do Fogo, is one of Sao Miguel's most breathtaking sites. Set in the crater of an extinct volcano, the huge Fogo lake of clear waters even has its own beach!
Difficulty: Hard
Distance: Approx. 10 Km
Time: 4h
Location: Monte Escuro
€35pp
Sete Cidades bike tour

Full Day Azores Bike Tours

A full day mountain bike tour of Sete Cidades with picnic lunch included. The 5 hour tour covers approximately 25 km and will take you through the west of São Miguel to the dramatic volcanic scenery of Sete Cidades. During the tour you will have the opportunity to learn about the fauna, flora, history, volcanic formation of the island, and of course, you will hear the legendary love story behind the formation of the lake. Along the route as you pedal across the rim of the craters you will have superb views over the several lakes in the region as well as the adjacent coastline. Lunch is on the shore of the Blue Lake of Sete Cidades. At the end of the journey, weather and time permitting, it is possible to bathe in the ocean at Ferraria, where the sea water is naturally heated by the volcano. This tour is €65 per person including lunch.

Each bike tour includes an experienced local guide, bike hire, personal accident and liability insurance. All you need to enjoy an unforgettable Azores bike ride is energy, enthusiasm, gloves, suitable cycling clothes, sunglasses and, possibly a light waterproof jacket or sunscreen depending on the time of year. We recommend you bring a few energy bars with you to keep you going too.

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