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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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“both sides” (18 reviews)
“sao lourenco” (15 reviews)
“bring water” (11 reviews)
Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just have a look at the pictures and you will know what we mean with amazing!!! Quite a hike- so you better have good shoes with you and a water bottle to drink water... We were here in January... climate was warm but not too...More

Thank Je S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ponta de S. Lourenço, from a geological point of view, the "youngest" part of Madeira island. Here, vulcanoes erupted for the last time in the archipelago, about a million years ago. It's an arid place, dry, windy and sandy. And beautiful in its solitude. Among...More

Thank Jorge Manuel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for awhile to explore part of this area. Lovely views and great walking to be had. We spent a small time here but a full hike would be needed to get the most out of the visit. Worth a stop!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful and peaceful place. Amazing to breath the good air and to enjoy the view. Highly recommend it!

Thank 248NathalieG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i did this as the first walk in an organised walking holiday in Madeira over Christmas. We were very lucky it was sunny and warm and the views of the airport, north and south coast were spectacular. The terrain is not particularly easy with one...More

Thank cilc213
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A truly wonderful walk by any standards. Lovely scenery and views all the way. Some interesting endemic plants. Not difficult for most abilities but sensible footwear is advisable. Gets a bit crowded some days, so you definitely won't get the place to yourself!

Thank Carl w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a serious three hour walk - no shops, cafes or washrooms but it is so worthwhile. Be sure to have your kit organised and a bag with drinks sun screen and food are a must. The views of two sides of the island...More

Thank Chestertripper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful walk. A good 3 hours round trip with some ups and downs, but if you get tired just stop. The views are wonderful from the moment you leave the car park. No shade, anywhere. No toilets and nowhere to buy water/food. Not even...More

1  Thank Dom682014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting this place at the eastern end of the Madeira is somehow looking at alien landscape. Almost no vegetation, the lack of trees only curious basalt and limestone formations as a example volcanity origin of the Island. The surroundings are spectacular, especially cliffs that stretch...More

Thank luiza c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In portuguese they call it "Vereda", I would call it...wonder! Completely different from the rest of the Island, Ponta de Sao Lourenço offers dramatic cliffs where you can see the clear volcanic origin of the island. As Geologist I can say that is one of...More

Thank damian441
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January 1, 2018|
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Response from jenelda | Reviewed this property |
A good sticky/grippy sole is the most important thing here- some of the descents are slippery because of loose sand and pebbles. I wore low cut, light weight, water friendly Merrells with a vibram sole for all the hikes we... More
July 26, 2017|
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Response from Arnaud L | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am afraid, this is going to be a very tough walk for your father and I would not recommend it. The pathway is very rocky and it may be a real challenge for the ankles and the knees. No shade at all until you reach Casa... More
Anikó N
March 19, 2017|
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Response from Mandhi13 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I was staying close by so I could walk to the start point in Canical. It is also the stop for Bus 113 (SAM) from Funchal. There is the bus route and times on Madeira island website - route east 113. They won't... More