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Ponta de Sao Lourenco

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Baia da Abra, Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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All reviews both sides sao lourenco eastern point fantastic walk bring water rock formations hiking shoes stunning views challenging walk ups and downs desertas islands south coast take your time public bus well worth the effort madeira island bus stop
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The start of our walking holiday with MacAdventures, this deceptively long walk is worth doing. It is long and in some places very steep, but well defined - just follow the crowds. We got a bus there and back no problem. There is a cafe...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our second visit here and the views are just as stunning. We only did part of the walk - to the jagged rocks - and didn't find it too strenuous. Walking shoes advised if it has been raining. The entire walk must be spectacular, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vanya C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 113 bus from Machico to the end of the line, Baia D'abra. The walk was wonderful and not too off putting if you are scared of heights.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank crystball
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very popular 'easy' walk on the eastern tip of the island. Arkingis difficult if you are it there early. It is a path most of the way but it is not smooth in places. There is a place for drinks before the main climb...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pat_Floyd_9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Different than many other view point in Madeira. Most of them show you green lush sceneries. This one shows you an arid area. Great views

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nadi O o
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is in the south-east of the island and it is different to rest.There are hardly any plants, mostly only yellow dry Gras, some bushes. Up there you can look at the south coast and at the northcoast of Madeira.It is windy there(like at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christiane P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place to visit for a day-hike. Dramatic views both north and south, and not too difficult trail - some ups and downs but rarely long or steep. Some trails are narrow however and you need a good head for heights (which I don't). Very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gavin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ponta de Sao Lourenco, located in the eastern most point of the island. If you have plenty of time I would suggest you to spend time to walk until the edge of it or atleast do a half of it (it take around 3hrs back...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank klaryze
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Come early because it gets very crowded during the day. Even the generous parking area gets full. The path is excellent. Beautiful viewpoints along the path. Spectacular cliffs. Wild nature. Dramatic ocean. Beautiful islands in the horizon. Quite strenous with a lot of walking up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Per-Olov L
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

I would recommend to go there by bus. We went from Machico by foot and it was terrible. 99% of time we must go on the road next to cars etc. However the view is amazing. At the End of the road is bus station.

Date of experience: February 2019
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12 January 2019|
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Response from Adam Z | Reviewed this property |
its 113 bus. Please note, that there 113. As I remeber there were 2 different types (express and standard). With express line you have a conveniant change in Machico - i would recomment to aim for express since the regular... More
2 January 2018|
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Response from JCWillow | 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
27 July 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