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Terceira Island: Mistérios Negros Hike

Terceira Island: Mistérios Negros Hike

From US$ 33.91 per person

Hike through the heart of Terceira Island in the Azores archipelago and marvel at the natural surroundings of small lakes, volcanic domes and the slopes of Pico Gaspar.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from hotels in Angra do Heroismo or Praia da Vitória.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the impressive Pico Gaspar volcano
  • Marvel at the native vegetation
  • Take a circular trek through different landscapes
Full description
Get back to nature in the volcanic landscapes of Terceira Island on an approximate 2.5-hour hike along the Mistérios Negros trail. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Angra do Heroismo or Praia da Vitória, and then make your way to the start of the trail. Set off on a moderate level circular trek of 5 kilometers to see different landforms created by the ancient lava flows. Encounter small lakes and volcanic domes, along with the Pico Gaspar climb up a volcano that erupted 15,000 years ago. Called Mistérios Negros due to the dark lava rock surrounding the area, the area is not to be missed. Follow the trail through different vegetation, including Japanese cedar, juniper and blueberry plants. Keep a look out for the local birdlife as you fill your lungs with fresh country air.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Hiking equipment
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Please note that no lunch is included on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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    3/5
  • Safety
    4/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
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Nice guide!! The poles were of good help. And touching the cows a a good experience for someone from the city!!

August 21, 2021

A nice little hike.

August 17, 2021

A very instructive and charming path

July 24, 2019

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