Vista do Rei/Sete Cidades trail

Vista do Rei-Sete Cidade trail

The huge volcanic crater of Sete Cidades is home to two lakes: Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde which are named after their color when it reflects the sky and the mountains around.

The best view of the lakes is from Vista do Rei (the King’s view), and it is from there where you can start your hiking trail.

If you are ready for a wonderful scenery just take a look below to see our Vista do Rei/Sete Cidades trail proposal:

Description of the Vista do Rei/Sete Cidades trail

Difficulty: Easy
Category: Linear
Distance: 7.5 Km
Average time: 2 hours

The Vista do Rei/Sete Cidades trail starts at King’s View of Belvedere and ends in the parish of Seven Cities lasting a total of about 2 hours.

It begins at the slope western ridge of the Caldera of the Seven Cities and in this part of the route you can observe the following: on the right the Caldeira Seca and the lagoons of the Seven Cities and on the left the west coast of Sao Miguel Island.

You should follow this unpaved path, until you reach the paved road that connects the village to the Monastery of the Seven Cities. Continue to the right and go down until you see on the left a dirt road. Continue on this path until you reach a fork where this trail crosses the route Mata do Canario (as you can see on the map).

At this point turn right and go down to the Parish of the Seven Cities. The route runs through a zone classified as Protected Landscape. It is the responsibility of all to contribute to their protection as well as to ensure its biodiversity by conserving this natural habitat.


From Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
During the weekend from 9:30 to 2:00 pm

Included in the price: Hotel Pick up e Drop-off, Insurances, Snack’s, Water
Not included in the price: Lunch, Transfer by car/van

Important information:  Do not forget to mention the name of your hotel and your room number. The children must be accompanied by an adult.

If we have convinced you just book an Azores Hiking Trail and you will enjoy the best trip ever.