Casa da Lomba.

Casa da Lomba.

Day 1

Airport transfers to Casa da Lomba, on the slopes of Sete Cidades Volcano and your first contact with the horses you will ride during your stay.

 Horse Riding, Sete Cidades..

Horse Riding, Sete Cidades..

Day 2

After breakfast it's time to explore the Azorean nature. This half day horseback ride starts in “Mosteiros” village, and takes you along dirt paths up and into the Sete Cidades volcano where you'll have lunch in the village.

The afternoon takes in a visit to Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores with dinner included.

  View from Casa da Lomba..

View from Casa da Lomba..

 Lakeside Gallop, Sete Cidades.

Lakeside Gallop, Sete Cidades.

 Casa da Lomba Chalet.

Casa da Lomba Chalet.

 Out in the hills of São Miguel.

Out in the hills of São Miguel.

DAy 3

Today is a full-day of riding from Mosteiros, along the ancient trails of São Miguel Island and experiencing small villages and old traditions. A picnic is served in a place surrounded by nature and with a view over the stunning blue Atlantic Ocean.  After lunch, You'll pass through Sete Cidades and its magical Lakes and crater.  A beautiful landscape filled day followed by dinner at Casa da Lomba.

DAy 4

As a half-day trip, today you'll be shown the North coast of the island. You'll visit the Pico de Mafra spring and the fishing village in Mosteiros. After a light lunch, you'll have the opportunity to bath in the in the warm and thermal waters of Ferraria, heated by the submerged volcanic vents, with water temperatures of 61° degrees.

 

 

DAy 5

Todays full-day visit, takes you to explore Serra Devassa, and the beautiful natural parks and lakes, like Empadadas, Carvao, Canario, all located in one of the highest points on the island. A picnic is served in the afternoon surrounded by nature. Dinner will be served in the horse riding arena in Ponta Delgada, where you'll experience the fado show finishing with a beautiful demonstration of Portuguese horseback riding traditions, by the purebred “Lusitano” horses.

DAy 6

It’s an unforgettable half-day visit, to the wonderful Furnas crater where you'll ride the horses along the walking trails surrounding the lake and see the hot volcanic fumeroles. A picnic lunch will be served in the village's natural park. after which you can take in  one of the most beautiful and exotic gardens in Europe, the Terra Nostra park, where you can bath in volcanically heated thermal water, with temperatures of 32 - 37 degrees.

DAy 7

 Tadays full-day ride takes you from Mosteiros to the Sete Cidades North Cumeeira (mountain), coming down to the Carvao lake, passing through the wide and green pastures, where you can see dairy cows grazing.

Lunch will be served in Arrifes, the village with highest dairy farming activity in Azores.

DAy 8

Check out and transfers to the airport.  

 
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