This walk takes place in the West side of S. Miguel. It starts by the Nove Janelas wall, a deactivated aqueduct. On this walk we can see some exotic and endemic species of the Azorean flora. Part of this trail follows along the watershed line of the caldera of Sete Cidades, around the lakes known as Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul. Enjoy amazing panoramic views of the North and West coast of the island.
This route starts near the Canário Woods in the western part of the island. We start by going along an aqueduct until you reach the Nine Windows Wall. We continue the dirt road lined with Japanese cedar trees. Shortly after, we go uphill until we reach the first viewpoint over the Sete Cidades Lakes at the hill Pico da Cruz. From here on, we follow the path that skirts the Blue Lake. Along the trail you will find many species of endemic plants like: 'Uva-da-Serra' (Vaccinium cylindraceum), Green Heather (Erica azorica) and Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus). The tour finishes in Sete Cidades parish. On the way back to Ponta Delgada we have the chance to stop by 'Santiago Lake' viewpoint and the famous 'Vista do Rei' viewpoint.