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Address: Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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A fabulous walk with new vistas around every bend

Easy to find and parking was free. The walk was well laid out with steps in places. Some sections are not for the faint hearted but the views are well worth it. We probably... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Easy to find and parking was free. The walk was well laid out with steps in places. Some sections are not for the faint hearted but the views are well worth it. We probably managed 2/3rds of it stopping at the narrow section.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A very popular walk into a nature reserve with views of both the North and South of the island. Like most coastal paths it is reasonably well engineered and because it is reasonably easy to access encourages large numbers of visitors so sometimes you have to be patient and wait to allow others to pass in the opposite direction. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

There are some great miradouros (viewpoints) here. It enables you to see both the north and south coasts of Madeira at the same time. It is best included in a trip to other sights on the east of the island. It can be combined with a stop at the former whaling centre (and current commercial port) of Canical.

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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Landscape different at this end of the island...worth going to see as the scenery is very beautiful take a trip it is worth while

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

No need for a tour for this one. We got the 113 bus from Funchal (run by S.A.M) which costs just 3.35 euros one way or you can purchase 10 euro ticket which lets you hop on and off. The bus takes 1hour and 15mins to get to Baia d'Abra but the journey is super interesting. You can see the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

It was a very crowded hike and whilst it was safe to the visitors centre in the circular loop the next stage up to the end tip turned into a dangerous scramble on loose stones with no handrails since the cut path was worn out. In the past it would have been more safe. Nibble footed, short young people I'm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

By far one of the most amazing attractions in Madeira! We got there by bus, it is much cheaper than the taxi and it leaves you just where the hiking begins. It took us a whole day and we didn't go until the end, where the lighthouse is...we were already to tired. Make sure you go on a sunny day... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Beautiful views and easy access. Parking by the start point. Takes about 2-3 hours to finish the round circuit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A not too strenuous, though steep at times, walk in stunning countryside with amazing views. Highly recomended.

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Tongeren, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Choose a clear day, not too windy, put on mountain shoes, take with you half a liter water pro person and some biscuits and prepare yourself for another sight on every turn: rocks in every form and colour, view on north and south part of Madeira: not to miss!

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