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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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Address: Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Best walk on Madeira Island

Madeira has many great walks that offer challenge, great views and a wide range of plant and bird life. Our favourite remains the coastal walk at Ponta de Sao Lourenco at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Madeira has many great walks that offer challenge, great views and a wide range of plant and bird life. Our favourite remains the coastal walk at Ponta de Sao Lourenco at the furthest extremity of the island, beyond Machico. Firstly no guide is required and it is completely out in the open. Although care has to be taken at some... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sadly we chose a day when the weather wasn't the best to do this and it's very difficult and at some points dangerous in the driving rain and strong winds. Make sure you choose a calmer day. We turned back halfway as the mud was thick and enjoyment little. Managed to get a couple of good shots from the viewpoints.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky to be there on a such nice sunny day in the end of November. Bus number 113 goes from the SAM company bus stop near the marina in Funchal. It runs everyday but less frequent on Sunday. Some of them go up to Baia, which is right front of the walk starting and took about an hour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marvelous, breathtaking views on bays, islands, and ocean on both sides of the Sao Lourenco peninsula.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is magical. You drive until a point and later on you need to walk for 4K to get to the actual point. A must see if you are in Maderia, Eastern most point of the island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great walk at this stunning location. You get the bus to the Baia D'Abra car park and the walk starts there. It is quite magnificent, with spectacular views throughout the 4 hours or so that it takes. In the heat it could be quite gruelling as there is little or no shade, but we had to cope... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this walk after heading east, on foot from our hotel. Walking uphill to the car park we decided to follow the path. We were not prepared for what we discovered. We were drawn in literally to continue to walk due to the scenery. We had to stop and then back at Ponte de Arierto as we didn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is an excellent hiking path with great sea views over the cliffs ans crashing waves. It is about an 8 km round trip and takes about 3 hours to enjoyably complete. The end of the hike takes you up a 300 ft volcanic hill which offers stunning views to the end of the peninsula.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is an incredibly interesting and scenic hike (PR 8). It's very different from the lavada hikes on the western parts of the island. Here vegetation is sparse but the coloured rock cliffs, the aggressive waves beating against long extinct volcanic crevices and mountainous walls, elevated views of the eastern shores, and impeccably groomed trails make this hike special &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

All those organised trips cost a fortune. With driving licence sent for changes, I was left with walking and public transport. I woke up, and decided to take the next 113 bus (Sam company) to Caniçal. Well, Caniçal is not the place to go to :-) After a coffee in this port town, I jumped on the next bus, this... More 

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