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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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Address: Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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4x4 Full-Day Tour to Explore Portugal's Scents and Flavors
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Madeira East Island Tour with Levada Walk and Lunch
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South East Madeira Tour From Funchal

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Extremely scenic but tiring hike in the hot sun

No need to book tour, there is an easy public bus 113 from Funchal to the beginning of the walk. The bus journey takes about an hour/one way and costs only a few euros. I missed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Malmo, Sweden
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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No need to book tour, there is an easy public bus 113 from Funchal to the beginning of the walk. The bus journey takes about an hour/one way and costs only a few euros. I missed the 9:00 bus and took the next one at 10:30, which I regretted a lot. One should start early to avoid the scorching sun... More 

Thank ntpmichiru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a spectacular walk! Very beautiful scenery. Rough, vulcanic landscape. Bring a hat, because you are out in the open and exposed to the sun. The toilets at the information center were closed because there was no water. Also, bring enough food and water as you cant buy anything here!

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Seattle, WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I completely agree that this is a stunning location. I completely enjoyed the drive out to the trailhead and the first few bits if the hike. However, this hike/walk/trek is quite difficult. Some portions have steps and/or a version of a handrail, but most of the path is slippery, has loose gravel, is steep, or is terrifying. I had good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice experience. Stunning views of cliff and coastline in the spectacular landscape of Madeira island

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reached the ponta de sao Lourenco by rental car. Road was easy and there was plenty of parking space. We walked about 1,5km (+1,5km back) to reach a stony beach and an excellent spot to see the ocean and unique rock formations next to the beach . It was possible to swim but the large stones and 50cm waves... More 

1 Thank Jani F
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen; it's not an easy walk at times but it's worth the pain ; the scenery is amazing; take plenty water and snacks as there is no facility to buy and water or food

1 Thank Irynuca77
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are keen walkers and have all the gear. So pleased we wore boots and had plenty of fluids and food with us as it's a tough walk particularly in the heat. Get there early as it gets busy.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After some 90 minutes of walking and during the journey you can admire wild high cliffs surrounded by the Atlantic ocean. The trip lasts 3 hours so you have to take plenty of water - there is no possibility to buy some bottle of water. There are hardly ever possibilities to go to the toilet because of meeting tourists and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hike, very different from other levada walks on the island. Very well mapped throughout, with some staircases and side rails. I've seen people of all ages out there today, so don't shy away. The trail isnt too long, about 8km both ways. There are couple of beautiful beaches though I imagine its difficult to do the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's really aimed at people who want to go trekking, so if you're not equipped for it (appropriate footwear and some supplies) you'll probably just take some nice pictures and make a pile with rocks, but it'll probably leave you feeling like you would have liked to go for a little trek...

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