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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the must-do-walks of Madeira. It's a bout 8 km with 450 m ascent. Since it’s a very nice trail and quite easy, it’s very popular and therefore recommended to start as early as possible if you want to avoid the crowds. I would...More

Thank Pijlmans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is adequate parking at the trail head but be aware this is a popular destination so could be busy. The walk is easy to follow but with some strenuous bits, especially the final section after the small visitor centre where there are supposed to...More

Thank AnneMarieRichard1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just 30 kms north-east of Funchal, experience fabulous sea- and landscapes and dramatic cliff sceneries. I'd advise not to get too close to the edge of the cliffs as it can get quite windy and slippery at times. The full loop, including the climb to...More

Thank Arnaud L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view, the stories behind this place, the landscape, the sea, the culture. Everyhing about this place makes ita mist visit spot. Bot suitable for swimming though. There is a beach bearby called prainha. Do not go to this place when windy.

Thank Gigi S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was billed as a special walk, but we found the early part (which was all we had time for) quite barren. The landscape looked quite desert like - a real contrast to the lush interior of the island. We come from Scotland, so are...More

1  Thank robdolphin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The views here are amazing. We accessed here by local bus from Machico. Ask for Praia darbra. Only facility here is a nice cream and drinks van. No toilets . You can do the 4K walk around the rocks but wear good shoes. We did...More

Thank tkent
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The trip is really tiring, but it's worth looking. The last stairs ( about 300) are a real challenge. There is a wild beach, where you can take a swim.

Thank kristineeele
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Speechlessly beautiful! Felt like walking in the 3D picture. Went there on a sunny day. Not crowded considering it's summer and the weather was absolutely gorgeous. Enjoyed every minute during the walk. Highlight of the trip!

Thank kggm33
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We set off after breakfast. Stopped in a number of view points on the way and really enjoyed this walk. Do go early as limited places in the carpark, do take proper walking boots - definitely no flipflops or sandals- the path is varied all...More

Thank AlexMa1981
Reviewed 2 July 2017

It is an amazing walking trail. The terrain is quite dramatic in some places because of the steep inclinations, esp. the last leg from the Casa de Sardinha to the peak. Though it is ok level in most parts. However, unlike the other parts of...More

3  Thank RoselledFW
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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
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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