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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

Baia da Abra, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 51 attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Versailles, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

it s a simple walk and at the end you have a beautiful view, Go early in the morning because at 10 there is more people

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Stavanger, Norway
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We have walked this wonderful route many times before, but this time we did not make it because of very strong wind. We simply felt it too unsafe and risky.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Simply beautiful, did this walk on the back of Trip Advisor reviews, it's fantastic, dramatic scenery and stunning views. Walking boots/shoes are a minimum, you also need Sun screen as there is limited shelter. You must take your camera and add an extra hour to the average time to allow for photographs. Also take a small picnic to enjoy at... More

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London United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

lovely scenery this is the most eastern point of the island and well worth a visit where you can take plenty of photos

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Malaga, Spain
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This was the last stop on an all day tour, the eastern most tip of Madeira. The volcanic formations were amazing.

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

An enjoyable walk we undertook at Easter. It was busy but the views are amazing. No toilets available. Last section is steep but there is a railing most of the way. Walk guide states 2hrs 30 mins. We kept a brisk pace and did it in 2 hrs 5 mins. See my photos - there is a loop you can... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lovely unspoiled peninsular, visit by car or bus as we did, not many buses so watch the return times otherwise you have long walk back to civilisation. If you intend doing the whole walk, be prepared for lots of steps and rough paths and vertiginous sections which are mostly protected by some sort of railing but very flimsy in paces,... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Walking to the Ponta de Sao Lourenco is beautiful and popular with a lot of tourist. When we arrived at 12 AM the parking was full but we were still able to find a spot. The views on the walk with is a walk from point A (parking) to point B (ponta) and back gives beautiful views and many great... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have walked extensively in the UK. This is up there with the Old Man of Coniston, Striding Edge and the Three Peaks in the Dales. But the geology of a volcanic landscape is for us unique. It is worth pairing it with the Caves of Sao Vicente at the opposite end of Madeira. The very visible volcanic evidence is... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This walk has been well described by others here and is well worth the effort - the views are superb. Just remember to go to the bathroom before you embark on the trek as there no facilities on the route, or at the car parking area. A strange omission by the authorities that really should be remedied, as it's a... More

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