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Address: Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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wild and wonderful - stunning walk

The eastern tip of Madeira is a spectacular bare peninsula with stunning views, cliffs, natural arch and fantastic walk. Take a few hours and make your way up over the hills above... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The eastern tip of Madeira is a spectacular bare peninsula with stunning views, cliffs, natural arch and fantastic walk. Take a few hours and make your way up over the hills above the cliffs. Such a complete contrast to the rest of the lushness of Madeira. Can be rather windy.

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northumberland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Safe, its well fenced. Moderately steep, take your time and its achievable for most levels of fitness. Take a camera, water and a € for the toilets. Shame there were no useful interpretive boards but you can follow your interests afterwards on the net!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Easily accessible by SAM 113 bus line, track is not very difficult and views are simply amazing. Must see for everyone.

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Estevan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Walking this path was the best thing I did in Madeira! The walk is absolutely beautiful with many fantastic views of the most eastern end of the island as well as in the direction of Funchal! The path isn't all that difficult and is possible to be completed in two and a half hours from start to finish. If you... More 

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Pretoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was the best of Madeira for us. We enjoyed every stop and the road was amazingly beautiful The scenes from each stop were picture perfect. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

There are no words to describe this place reachable by the bus SAM 113 that connect funchal to baia d'abra. The hike has been so amazing that we decided to explore Ponta de Sao Lourenco kayaking from the close Quinta do Lorde marina as well. Thumbs up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Take stout shoes as the trail is a little rough in places and the rocks abrasive. You will need a Euro if you want to use the toilet at the visitor centre. Great seascapes. You can swim there too, there is a short concrete jetty in a cove on the south coast. A metal ladder allows you to climb out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My husband and I did this walk and it took us about 4 hours there and back. It is absolutely amazing, not for the faint hearted though. There are some very steep steps along the way and some sheer drops but most of these bits have railings of a sort. There are steep descents and steep ascents with various view... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We took bus from Funchal to Canical and stopped for coffee, its about an hour by bus Don't take a taxi, we were offered one for 4 of us and he said he would wait, 90 Euros, It was only about 5 euros each round trip on the bus Our friends had done this walk before and suggested stopping here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is one of the best walks on the island even if it has been made much more accessible and lost some of its excitement in the making. On a clear sunny day the colours of the rocks and the sea are breathtaking and the narrowness of the path at times provides the walker with a sense of adventure.

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