On two wheels, by bike, it is certainly one of the best ways to explore and get to know Mosteiros and Sete Cidades, some of the most visited places of São Miguel. This tour is designed for the more experienced in the area. On a route of 60km, we pass through several points of interest, among which, the Rocha da Relva, hidden on the south coast of the island, one of the few detritic fajãs of the island of São Miguel, where we always have the Atlantic as the background. Passing through several parishes of the same coast, we arrive at the beautiful parish of Mosteiros, a must go place for the most passionate about the sea, taking into account its natural pools, with medicinal properties, and its four islets that can’t go unnoticed. Continuing, we are going to the emblematic viewpoint of Vista do Rei, where you will know the legend of the Sete Cidades Lagoon, while being delighted with such a landscape. Among several other reference sites, we also stop at Pico do Carvão, where we have a phenomenal view of the south and north coast of the island simultaneously and its vast expanse of volcanic cones.
Trail duration: 5 hours
Difficulty: Hard (good physical ability)
Trail extension: 35km
Bring: walking boots or shoes, comfortable light clothes, sweater, raincoat, hat, sunblock, backpack, water.