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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

Baia da Abra, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 52 Attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We took a bus which dropped us at the starting point. The view along the way is very barren, and ocean/peninsula views are good, not great. I just enjoyed the hike. Some parts have uphill/steps, but most of the path was easy. One thing is there's only one snack truck in the parking lot which sells melted chocolate bar. After... More

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Southwest
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

All of Madeira should be explored, but here is where you need to experience a sunrise. Breezes off the water, color contrasts for spectacular photos.

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Denny, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent views on this walk but it is very busy. Sometimes we got stuck behind a guided walking group on the small paths and there is not always space to overtake them. Nevertheless the scenery is stunning and it's well worth spending a few hours there.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was an amazing walk, starting near Caniçal and ending almost at the north-east tip of the island. It is a very dry path and there are no shops or anything, so you better be sure to take a good ammount of water with you. Views from the path are amazing: you can see both the north and the south... More

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Belguim
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

very nice place to walk. Again try and get there before the crowds. A few kilometres down the road on the way back there's a nice beach with facilities to wash off the dust.

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Woodbury, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We drive up and debated whether to take the 8 km round trip hike to the eastern end of Madeira. Finally we did and thank goodness we did. Wonderful vistas all through out the not so difficult trek through three hills ending in a somewhat steep climb to the top. It was a superb sunny day and the views were... More

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High Wycombe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you don't like nature in the raw then this isn't the place for you. On the other hand, if you have a sense of geological time and you want to see evidence of the volcanic turmoil, the geomorphological processes and the struggle by plants and animals to grab a foothold on an amazingly beautiful but hostile landscape then do... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This walk is stunningly beautiful and has the ability to dazzle with the contrast between the volcanic coastline and multi blue sea but if the wind is not up it will be a delightful jaunt. Easy to get to by bus from the centre of Funchal and a well marked path all the way to the volcanic tip it can... More

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Umea, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a walk that you can easily do without a guide. You can get to the start by car or bus and the path is clearly marked. The walk itself is pretty easy, but remember to bring water and sun screen (and a hat that won't blow off). It's also worth mentioning that there are no toilets in the... More

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Ufford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Another worthwhile mini-trip from funchal just to take in the view. If you want to stay longer their is plenty of walking to do. A bit windy but well worth it.

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