1. From Ponta Delgada: Lakes and Sete Cidades Trip with Lunch
Explore a 3-hour linear trail around Sete Cidades. Begin your tour next to the grand Muro das Nove Janelas (Wall of the Nine Windows), a 760-meter stone aqueduct that is over 100 years old. Pass through a forest of Japanese cedars and ascend to the top of Pico da Cruz. Experience stunning panoramic views of the island’s north and south coasts in the foreground and Serra de Água de Pau in the background. Follow the route to the north crest of the blue lake while appreciating magnificent views of the Sete Cidades Lagoon and the Santiago Lagoon along the way. Discover the Lomba do Vasco viewpoint which offers a breath-taking view of the Sete Cidades caldera, a large volcanic crater. View the blue and green lakes and the Peninsula. Arrive at Seara House and head towards the center of the parish of Sete Cidades, where the route ends.