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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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All reviews both sides sao lourenco coastal walk eastern point fantastic walk bring water hiking shoes rock formations stunning views desertas islands public bus well worth the effort sunny day madeira island hike path baia
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Reviewed yesterday

No need to pay for a guide and the bus ride is about 3 euros each way vs 40 Euros by taxi from Funchal. Stunning scenery, good challenging walk that we did round trip including 30 mins lunch in 2 1/2 hours. It was incredibly...More

Thank bustrip2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very beautiful here. You can go just for a walk to see landscape that is different than other landscape on Madeira.

Thank Maks matej C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This "walk" from the car park to the top of the point at the end of the trail and back again is around 8km, its not flat and not for the unfit, its 4km each way with lovely views and at the end of this...More

Thank Copperpot_uk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this hike in the weekend and it was amazing. The landscapes are breathtaking, the trails are safe, although there are a couple of turns that seem quite dangerous. If you like hiking, do not miss it.

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The landscape here is very different from the rest of the island; hardly any vegetation and bare rocks. But with spectaculair views.

Thank moniquee2016
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The most eastern part of Madeira is unspoiled, rocky and without nearly any vegetation. That’s why it is so beautiful. You can see for miles over the ocean and towards the other archipelo islands. There is a souvenir and beverage truck on the parking.

Thank hansv245
Reviewed 8 October 2018

You can go from the public parking place trought on smal way to the last point. During you walk you have strong up and dows but you get also realy nice views to the sea and panoramic. Mostly on the end you can take a...More

2  Thank HolIroberth
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We made this out and back trek in under three hours. There was over 1,000 feet of elevation change over the 4.6 mile hike. While most of Madeira is lush and green in late September, this section was green and arid. There were beautiful views...More

Thank kstraveler81
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We started at 6 o'clock in the morning to see the sunrise at 8:00 from the top. it took something between 1h20 and 1h40. We walked by moonshine till the sun came up. the sunrkse was a little bit cloudy but at all a wonderful...More

Thank ivor461
Reviewed 29 September 2018

So this trip was an experience. It was HOT and this trip will take you about 5 hours, even if that doesn´t look like. Anyway you go up and down, meeting opther people and lizards - a lots of both. before the last hill is...More

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1 January 2018|
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Response from JCWillow | Reviewed this property |
A good sticky/grippy sole is the most important thing here- some of the descents are slippery because of loose sand and pebbles. I wore low cut, light weight, water friendly Merrells with a vibram sole for all the hikes we... More
26 July 2017|
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Response from Arnaud L | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am afraid, this is going to be a very tough walk for your father and I would not recommend it. The pathway is very rocky and it may be a real challenge for the ankles and the knees. No shade at all until you reach Casa... More
Anikó N
19 March 2017|
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Response from Marek U | Reviewed this property |
In the center of Funchal (Avenida do Mar close to Praca da Autonomia) take the bus SAM No 113. Then travel to the last bus stop in Baia D'Abra (ca. 1h:20min).
1 January 2017|
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Response from Dfm85 | Reviewed this property |
There are no washrooms, but a small picnic ares
19 January 2016|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your level of fitness and the time of year. It is very hot in summer and there is no shade.