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Canoeing on Sao Miguel

Canoeing

Canoeing

Take a canoe out on Furnas Lake and revel in the sheer magnitude of being in a sleeping volcano surrounded by green lush slopes and hot springs. It is also possible to visit the thermal hot springs where the local stew ‘Cozido’ is cooked underground in large pots.


10:00 or 14:00 – Meet at the parking area (west) at Furnas Lake. Transfers not included.
Note: Transfer to and from Furnas can be arranged at a supplement on request


Price is £28 per adult and £14 per child (6-11yrs) without transfers


Notes

  • Excursion provider: Picos de Aventura
  • Departs: Daily
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Canoes are large enough for two adults and a child under 10yrs
  • Minimum number 4 people and maximum 18 - subject to change or cancellation
  • Safety equipment provided: Life jacket
  • Equipment required: Comfortable warm clothing including extra t-shirt and/or sweater, trainers, swim suit (Furnas thermal pool – optional), towel, light rain jacket, backpack, hat, sun lotion and a camera
  • Recommended Equipment: Lycra shirt, neoprene gloves and shoes and a waterproof bag (for smart phone


Canoeing and Bike Tour (Furnas)
Take a canoe out on Furnas Lake and revel in the sheer magnitude of being in a sleeping volcano surrounded by green lush slopes and hot springs. After lunch, hop on a mountain bike and pedal along volcanic trails through beautiful landscapes of dense vegetation, lakes and even the ocean.


09:00 - Meet at Picos de Aventura's base in Ponta Delgada. Transfer to Furnas Lake for 10:00am start on a canoe.
12:00 - Lunch in a local restaurant included
13:30 - Mountain biking in Furnas. Collect your mountain bike and cycle along trails through beautiful landscapes of dense and exuberant vegetation with views of the lake en route.
15:45 – Return to Ponta Delgada (arrival around 16:30)

 
Price is £66 per adult and £33 per child (6-11yrs)


Notes

  • Excursion provider: Picos de Aventura
  • Departs: Saturdays
  • Duration: 7½ hours
  • Canoes are large enough for two adults and a child under 10yrs
  • Bike trails are selected depending on each person’s fitness level and technique
  • Minimum number 4 people - subject to change or cancellation
  • Safety equipment provided: Bike helmet and repair kit and life jacket (canoeing)
  • Equipment required: Comfortable warm clothing including extra t-shirt and/or sweater, trainers, swim suit, towel, light rain jacket, backpack, hat, sun lotion, water and a camera
  • Recommended Equipment: MTB Gloves, hydration bag, clip shoes and pedals, lycra shirt, neoprene shoes, waterproof bag (for smart phone and camera)


Canoeing and Botanical Garden Visit (Furnas)
Take a canoe out on Furnas Lake and revel in the sheer magnitude of being in a sleeping volcano surrounded by green lush slopes and hot springs. After lunch, enjoy a walk through Furnas botanical gardens.

09:00 - Meet at Picos de Aventura's base in Ponta Delgada. Transfer to Furnas Lake for 10:00am start on a canoe.
12:00 - Cozido lunch in a local restaurant included. Opportunity to taste the traditional dish of the Azores, consisting of a variety of meats and vegetables, slowly cooked by underground vapours at Furnas hot springs.
13:30 - Visit the Terra Nostra Park. This is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens of the 18th century, where you can find species of flora from different regions of the world. After a brief guided tour of the botanical gardens, there is an opportunity to bathe in thermal waters in the outdoor pool.
15:45 - Return to Ponta Delgada via the North coast (arrival around 16:30)


Price is £56 per adult and £28 per child (6-11yrs)


Notes

  • Excursion provider: Picos de Aventura
  • Departs: Saturdays
  • Duration: 7½ hours
  • Canoe are large enough for two adults and a child under 10yrs
  • Minimum number 4 people otherwise subject to change or cancellation
  • Safety equipment provided: Life jacket (canoeing)
  • Equipment required: Swim suit, waterproof footwear, towel, sun lotion, windbreaker jacket and extra t-shirt or sweater just in case you get wet
  • Recommended Equipment: Lycra shirt, neoprene gloves and shoes and a waterproof bag (for smart phone and camera)

 

 

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