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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

Baia da Abra, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #2 of 52 attractions in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Wakefield
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

You won't get lost on this beautiful walk, it well marked, much of it on a specially paved way. This doesn't mean it is easy, you are up and down some quite steep paths/steps. As you would expect from a ridge walk great views on both sides. You will not walk it alone!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This place is extremely windy, make sure you have good tights/trousers and a top on. On the other hand the view is incredibble! You can see how mother nature shaped the rocks and their different colours due to the volcanic activity. I got so overwhelmed that I made more than 40 pictures there, it is worth your visit 100%.

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Budapest, Hungary
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

It is a perfect place to feel the electrifying freedom of the big blue. The endless oceans to the North, East and South with the deep abyss of red rocks catched us for hours. We were there in a calm, sunny, September afternoon. However there are overbuilt towns above the mountain, the walking route seemed almost untouched, there were no... More

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Noord-Scharwoude, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We did the normal hike,that the route points but also we took the left path that goes to another viewpoint,the Ponta do Rosto.The path goes on top and around the fences and leads to the other "miradouro".It's not a difficult path to walk and way more quiet than the normal route.Anyways,the walks are both really nice to do and you... More

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Stratford-on-Avon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Make sure the weather is suitable when you plan this walk! Our first attempt was thwarted by a storm that came through and made it impossible to carry on! We had to hunker down behind some rocks and get ourselves togged up in wet weather gear. We had to wait there about half an hour before the storm passed but... More

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Gdynia, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is one of the best trips one can take while on the island, great views. There is an option to camp overnight, if i had known that earkier i would have taken a tent ang got a permission. Most defenitly recommended!

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mpt
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

one of the best point of our trip in madeira. here are some advices to have a great time - check the metro to have a nice light - go around 3-4 hours before the sunset if you plan to do the whole trip to have best views, and around 1 hour before sunset of you do not plan to... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The scenery is splendid, fantastic walk. Stunning, no words. Definitely worth going again, it has great views along all track...beautiful

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
23 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The walk is relatively easy going to Casa da Sardinha but can be windy. Although the path is generally wide and well laid there are several places where it is not for the faint hearted and definitely not for those who suffer from vertigo. The scenery is splendid. As others have noted there is no toilet here or anywhere nearby,... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The road is really crowdy but wonderful for the colours and the views of the shores and the hills falling in the sea. I couldn't stop myself from having a but in the chilly waters of the ocean; it made me wake up in a moment!! Water's clear and blue, a pity that the shore was a little polluted

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