Trilho Pedestre Praia - Lagoa do Fogo (PRC2SMI)

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Lenght: 12km
Time: 4h in slow pace
Difficulty: Easy-medium 
Trails-Azores Site 


The first stage is maybe the most "difficult", all the way up from the sea level, even if it is not that hard. You have nice views over the bay of Vilafranca do Campo and its little island, and of course, the stunning green landscape of São Miguel surrounding you.


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The second stage is perfect to get a bit cooler and refresh yourself after the way up. You pass through a humit forest, following a water channel. The deep vegetation next to the hike makes you think if you are in the jungle or what... You will also pass next to some little waterfalls. Take advantage and drink a bit of pure water that comes from the volcano.

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The next stage you realise that you are getting close to the volcano crater and the lake: Lagoa do Fogo. The deep vegetation starts to decrease and huge mountains, the walls of the volcano, rise in front of you. Don't get intimidated by the sound of tens of seagulls that live there! This part is also quite easy and relaxing but normaly the fresh wind blows hard.


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A few minutes later the breathtaking lake appears in front of you.

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Continue surrounding the lake to the right to get a nice view of the lake from the top. If you wish, and the low water level allows you, you can surround part of the lake next to the water.


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And the way down comes again, usually a bit more tiring than the way up :)


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:) 


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13 Experiences:

  1. So, so beautiful! Love your blog!

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  2. so unbelievably gorgeous! I gotta get out of the city...

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  3. This is a seriously amazing post! The photos are breathtaking!


    S., The Hearabouts

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  5. OMG, these are breathtaking! Amazing sceneries. I love to take travel photos too =)


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  7. loving your blog! awesome work!

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  8. Hi Ariadna, thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. Youur photography skill is amazing. Your
    Photos is really beautiful. Very mood shoot. What lens did you use ? Im still saving up to get a DSLR, but can't decide on which model yet.
    I love the picture of the lake, and tha hand with water, but my fave will be the dog. Love how only the nose is sharp.

    I agree seagull can sound intimidating. I miss jungle trekking. Following u on GFC.

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  9. You said the trail is 4 hours, does that include the way back?

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    1. Hi Angie,
      Yes, the entire trail is about 4 hours. - It's a circuit hike.
      One of the most beautiful hikes on the island.
      Cheers!

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    2. Thank you for your quick response. Beautiful photos! I will be leaving for Sao Miguel shortly and with your photos and praise, I will be doing this hike.

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