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Ponta de São Lourenço

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FAQS

  • This hike is ideal for me?
    The Ponta de São Lourenço is a moderate walk for that reason you will need to have a good physical condition to do it safely. This is not a flat hike, some parts you will need to go up and some go down. There are some parts exposed but very well protected.
  • What kind of equipment I need to bring?
    For this kind of hike, we recommend you bring comfortable clothes, rain and sun protection and shoes with good grip (never sandals or flipflop). We also recommend you to bring plenty of water.
  • Is food included on the tour?
    The food is not included on the tour, but we have the possibility to provide you a picnic pack (extra cost).
  • What I need to know before to go?
    Is very important to know that this part of the island is sometime windy and very sunny please bring sun protection, raincoat and also sun cream. This walk is inserted in a protected area you cannot walk out of the track.
  • I can swim in the end of the Ponta de São Lourenço walk?
    Yes, you can swim in the crystal water of “Cais do Sardinha” but you need to know that you are in your own responsibility.

Hike Through Madeira’s Most Spectacular Rocky Coastline

The Ponta de São Lourenço hike takes you along Madeira Island’s easternmost peninsula, known for its dramatic, almost deserted coastline. This walk is a stark contrast to the lush Levada paths, making it a unique and popular hike. Classified as a partial natural reserve and part of the European Natura 2000 network, the hike showcases around 140 plant species, with 31 unique to Madeira.

Starting with easy wooden steps and footbridges, the trail soon leads through steep slopes, offering fantastic views of the Deserted Islands to the south and Porto Santo Island to the north, weather permitting. You’ll see both the northern and southern coasts of Madeira along the way.

At the far end of the peninsula is “Cais do Sardinha,” the only shaded spot with palm trees, perfect for a rest. In summer, bring a bathing suit to enjoy the crystal-clear waters. The hike also provides a chance to see planes descending to the airport.

Prepare for varying weather conditions, as the area can be windy and sunny. Bring sun cream, a hat, and water. This hike offers an unforgettable blend of challenging terrain and breathtaking scenery!

  • Spectacular Coastal Hike:
    Explore the furthest eastern corner of Madeira Island, surrounded by the sea.
  • Breathtaking Views:
    Witness remarkable cliffs and rock formations with stunning views over both the southern and northern faces of the island.
  • Protected Area:
    Discover a protected region with numerous endemic species unique to Madeira Island.
Prepare for an unforgettable hike by bringing comfortable shoes suitable for rugged terrain. Protect yourself from the sun with a good sun protector, and pack a windbreaker to stay warm against the high-altitude breezes. Don’t miss the chance to capture the breathtaking scenery and memorable moments, so make sure to bring your camera for amazing photos.
  • This hike is ideal for me?
    The Ponta de São Lourenço is a moderate walk for that reason you will need to have a good physical condition to do it safely. This is not a flat hike, some parts you will need to go up and some go down. There are some parts exposed but very well protected.
  • What kind of equipment I need to bring?
    For this kind of hike, we recommend you bring comfortable clothes, rain and sun protection and shoes with good grip (never sandals or flipflop). We also recommend you to bring plenty of water.
  • Is food included on the tour?
    The food is not included on the tour, but we have the possibility to provide you a picnic pack (extra cost).
  • What I need to know before to go?
    Is very important to know that this part of the island is sometime windy and very sunny please bring sun protection, raincoat and also sun cream. This walk is inserted in a protected area you cannot walk out of the track.
  • I can swim in the end of the Ponta de São Lourenço walk?
    Yes, you can swim in the crystal water of “Cais do Sardinha” but you need to know that you are in your own responsibility.

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