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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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Address: Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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US$52.75*
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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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Private Tour of South East Madeira from Funchal

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We came here hoping to do the walk to the point.As we drove east from Funchal the wind started to pick up and as we passed the airport we could see that planes were unable to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here hoping to do the walk to the point.As we drove east from Funchal the wind started to pick up and as we passed the airport we could see that planes were unable to land. On arriving at the large free parking area a storm came in with horizontal rain and hail. Needless to say not the time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic hike, this is almost compulsory for anybody on a walking holiday in Madeira. The views etc are outstanding, but there are no toilets and nowhere to buy any food or drink. There are some lovely places to sit and have a picnic or to just catch your breath/take pictures. I'm not very fit, and stopped regularly, and the hike... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a difficult walk, over rough terrain, and up and down hills and steps. Vertigo sufferers should not attempt it. The views of the sea, and rocks, and rock strata, and flowers and birds were wonderful. It was exhillerating, and I am glad that Karin roped me in, to accompanying her. Karin was a german lady, who I met... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit in the east part of the island. It's just breath taking , the landscape is amazing! A bit windy at this time of the year ,but you can take great pictures here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the ones who like to trek, Ponta de São Lourenço is unmissable. Pretty easy to get there and to walk up to the Ponta, sightseeing is astonishing, worth to spend there some hours bring a picnic meal to full immerse in the wonderful nature.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is almost compulsory as a Madeiran walk - you've got to do it. You'll meet many others coming and going on the pretty good tracks. The views are stunning and if you are lucky, in March, you'll do the 3 or 4 hour trip without a soaking. Our first attempt was thwarted half way when it poured. The second... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole hike to the end of this 4 km trail takes from 3-4 hours return, depending on the level of fitness and the number of stops for photo shoots which is a must. Altogether a return hike will be 8 km and it is at the most eastern tip of Madeira island with very open grassy hills and valleys... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the highlight of our trip to Madeira. The walk has some steep sections and although some attempts have been made to rope off dangerous areas, the path is not consistently maintained.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very beautiful trail at the eastern cape of Madeira. There is a good car park and then a 3km walk to the end which will take you a while as it is rather hilly but worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a clear, sunny day, but it had rained heavily the previous two, so the route was extremely muddy and slippery in places. Walking sticks were invaluable - we just wished we had our hiking boots on! We hadn't expected such demanding terrain as other walks on the islands - along the levadas - were a breeze. There... More 

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