Furnas Lake

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Key information: Furnas Lake

  • Gentle walking around this interesting and attractive lake.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating84
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest8
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating84

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 9km+
  • circa 3hrs
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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Furnas Lake : manicured shore - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

This is easy and rather suburban walking around the crater lake of Sao Miguel’s active volcano.

Yet it has lots of interest (take a bow the super-heated mud pools at Caldeiras and the sheer, complex cliffs of the huge caldera the lake and nearby town sit in) and charm – lovely lake views and attractive plants and trees.

A 9+ km/approaching 3 hr circuit, which Walko enjoyed as a gentle interlude.

You can also puff steeply up the cliffs to gain exciting views of the great bowl.

We would love to give more. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!

For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Sao Miguel and Azores walk page.

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Your comments on this walk, your experiences and suggestions, and your photos are very welcome. Where appropriate, you will be credited for your contribution.

Furnas Lake : © William Mackesy

Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

Furnas Lake : © William Mackesy

Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.

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Furnas Lake : Towards Lake Furnas from high eastern ridge - © William Mackesy...
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