Ponta de São Lourenço Walk


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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Walking & Active
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Medium Group
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All about the Ponta de São Lourenço Walk.

If you are fit, come with us and enjoy a fantastic coastal walk for a 3–4 hour round trip. PONTA DE SÃO LOURENÇO is a unique area with a painting-like scenery on the easternmost tip of Madeira. There is a feel of wilderness and a wide range of little plants and birdlife.  You can stand at the top of sheer cliffs and marvel at the seascapes at various points. Every corner you turn, there will be another breathtaking view of both the northern and the southern coasts of Madeira. From the Morro do Furado, you will see the lighthouse in the distance and the neighbouring islands of Desertas and Porto Santo. Do not miss this incredible place – it’s a must! This walk is an opportunity to step back in time with evidence of the volcanic turmoil, the geomorphological processes and the struggle by plants and animals to grab a foothold on a beautiful but hostile landscape. Such rugged terrain for hikers you do not find everywhere. BOOK NOW!

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Certified Staff
  • Taxes
  • Entrance fees, when mentioned
  • Insurance (Required by Portuguese law)
  • First aid kit (basics recommended by ATR)
  • Air-conditioning vehicle
  • Pickup & drop-off in the city of Funchal and for private tours.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Drinks and meals (Please bring your picnic and water).
  • Pick-up and drop-off services outside Funchal and Caniço:

These pick-ups require the supplier to confirm availability and pick-up time. We will send the detailed information by e-mail, and you will pay the driver directly on-site.

Outside the municipalities above, prices will be subject to availability.

  1. Hotel Pick-up (Departure time) 08:15-09:15

    A staff member will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members.

  2. When Tuesday

    Year-round, except on December 25 and January 1

  3. Duration 7 hours

    The tour starts at 9:00 and finishes around 16:00.

  4. Trip Specifications Distance & Altitude

    Distance: 8 km (4 miles)

    Max. Altitude: 110 m (360 ft)

    Min. Altitude: 5 m (16 ft)

  5. Departure Point and Time Confirmed by email
  6. Requirements Punctuality & be fit to walk
  7. What do you need to bring? Don't forget

    Non-slip walking boots or sports footwear, a camera, and a coat or a jumper if it gets cooler.

    We also suggest taking your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and a hat if you want to swim. Only in summer and if safety conditions permit.

    Take a bag to carry your litter away with you.

    If you haven’t purchased a picnic, we remind you to have enough reserve of water and food as there is nothing available on the route.

    If rain is in the forecast, a raincoat or poncho and a wind protection coat as it gets very windy there. Walking poles might be a help.


    Parents must bring a hiking child carrier backpack to carry their children under 4.

  8. Good to Know Activity level

    This walk is unsuitable for people with vertigo problems; Parts of the path are narrow with a steep drop on one side, but most have a barrier running alongside. There are some steps and narrow sections to overcome. There is only a toilet halfway at Cais do Sardinha. They charge you 1 euro, though.


    Not recommended for children under 9.

  9. Security Don't take risks

    Better to go with a guide and relax, instead of getting lost in the mountains of Madeira. Knowing that the mountain guide activates the emergency system is reassuring if you fall or feel unwell. He/she sends a warning and the group’s location to the local authorities, enabling a quick rescue. All well worth the money for the hike.

  10. Our Expertise Why us?

    We pick you up from where you are staying and drop you off when finished. It is an easy and comfortable way to get to the walk. There are comfort breaks before and after the walk. It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified.  We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore.  Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of our guests and personnel.

  11. Hotel Drop-off (Return Time) 15:30 - 16:00
  12. Please Note The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.