Nice family route with good combination. Bike + Kayak!
We started Ana’s Group and the Seven! (Ana, Quique, Silvia, Álvaro, Blanca, Pol, Aina and Ferran). And we do it from the starting point of the PR 04 SMI trail, that we follow completely, where the friends of Carreiro & Comp. lda took us the bikes that we rented to them.
We start climbing the Pico da Cruz with a steep climb and from here the volcano crater is surrounded by its crest with magnificent views. And we closed the PR arriving at Lagoa Azul where we rented some kayaks to Garoupa.
We paddle between the Blue and Green lakes to then undo the hard road by the steep climb, towards the ridge where it crosses the PR 03 SMI that takes us closing the circle of the crest of the volcano towards Vista do Rei and from there to the point of departure by road a few kilometers.
Magnificent route and combination of family sports in the west of the island Sao Miguel de las Azores.
Max elevation: 849 m
Total climbing: 946 m