The archipelago of Azores have been considered for long to be among the most beautiful islands in the world, a true paradise for nature lovers with most stunning lakes and vast volcanic coastline.
Furnas village contains at least two lakes (called caldeiras), one which is younger, 6-km wide and one which is older and larger and also it is less topographically distinct. The eastern wall of the 500-m-deep lake of Furnas (Caldeira da Furnas) overlaps the western wall of the Povoaçao lake of Nordeste volcano. The volcanic activity of the Furnas volcano dates back about 100,000 years.
Description of the Furnas trail
Distance: 9.5 Km’s
Medium time: 3 h
The Furnas trail starts and ends in the village of Furnas.
The route starts at Três Bicas and goes through the village until it begins to go up to a paved trail that leads to the Lagoa das Furnas.
Carefully following the signs you will end in the Caldeiras do Lagos at about 2.5 km after the start of the route. In this area, tourists are often encountered observing the locals who taking advantage of the high soil temperature make traditional meals for them.
Following the route, you will find yourselves next to the Margem da Lagoa after which the dirt trail is more accessible. After more or less 3 km you will find the Chapel Our Lady of Victoria (Ermida Nossa Senhora das Vitórias) , built in the nineteenth century in Gothic style.
Continue on the side of the regional road stone sidewalk for about 1.5 km until you find a detour on your right which goes down to the village of Furnas. Following this way you will reach the end of the trail about 30 minutes later.
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.
Have a taste of the local cuisine and also admire one of the most beautiful areas in the world with Azores Hiking Trail.