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Madeira Island: Ponta de São Lourenço Small Group Hike Tour

4.9 / 5

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Madeira Island: Ponta de São Lourenço Small Group Hike Tour

From $46.90 per person

Enjoy a 4-hour hiking adventure of Ponta de São Lourenço, the most easterly part of Madeira Island. Walk through some of the island's most beautiful scenery, marvel at spectacular landscapes and learn from your professional guide, a local to the island.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or AirBnB in Funchal, Caniço, Santa Cruz, Machico, or at the Funchal cruise ships port
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy some of Madeira's most spectacular views
  • Have fun in the middle of nature
  • Witness beautiful, multicoloured rock formations
  • Spot various flora and fauna
Full description
Start your day of outdoor adventure with a pick-up from your accommodation where your driver will be to waiting to meet you. After a short meet and greet you will set off on a brief, scenic drive to your hiking destination - Ponta de São Lourenço.  Ponta de São Lourenço is the most easterly part of Madeira Island and home to some of the island's most spectacular views. Here is where your 4-hour hiking trip will take place. Enjoy the guidance of a professional, local guide who was born and raised on the island and will, throughout the course of the day, be eager to share with you fascinating information about the island's history.  Commence your hike in a small group under the supervision of your guide. As you embark on your 4-hour trip you will have the chance to marvel at the abundance of flora and fauna that call Madeira Island their home. Get the chance to witness panoramic views that stretch the south and northern points of the area and marvel at the unique, multi-colored rock formations that can be found throughout the hike. End your day of outdoor fun with a lift back to your accommodation for an evening of rest.  
  • Transport
  • Insurance
  • Official mountain guide
  • Hotel pickups in Funchal, Santa Cruz, Machico, Caniço, and the Funchal Cruise Port
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • A waterproof jacket and comfortable hiking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 10 reviews

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We were picked up by the guide at the hotel as agreed at the agreed time. The guide spoke nicely in English (though very accented) about the surroundings and special sights on the trip there. Friendly and very welcoming and also liked to talk a lot about his own mountain farms. Good to wait and give room to take pictures and new surroundings. The tour itself is in beautiful surroundings, though a bit golden, but this is the season (early January). In the spring, there is definitely more lush and more flora. On the return trip we drove past a local bar to sample Madeira's Poncha (local beverage). The guide gave plenty of time for this and afterwards drove us back to the hotel on time. Good trip all in all. recommendable.

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January 7, 2020

Site with magnificent views

From Ponta de São Lourenço you can reach the Sardinha Restaurant within an hour. It is 3 km, and is on the tip of a peninsula. The path has many ups and downs with hundreds of steps. It is not difficult to go if someone has no knee arthrosis problems, but if they do, I recommend going very slowly and returning by boat- leaving a small anchorage near the Sardine Resturant. The guide was very attentive and helped me in the descents and climbs. The boat trip pays a further 20 euros per person to go to a lighthouse and return to the port of Quinta do Lorde. The boat trip allowed us to get a close look at the beautiful color of the sea - Madeira's navy blue - and to see the huge rocks below. Volcanic rocks impress with the rugged beauty. I give it 4 stars because the tour should be rated requiring moderate (not easy) effort. We took the tour with Explore Nature. Get your guided did not report pick up location at our hotel

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July 15, 2019

Viele „wow“ Momente, Blicke!! Es kann man nicht mit den Worten beschreiben! Einfach wunderschön tolle Aussichten, sehr netter hilfsbereiter Guide Luis hat alle unsere Fragen beantwortet, hat uns nette Lokale mit Einheimischen gezeigt. Die Wanderung war toll und man konnte Norden und Süden der Insel gleichzeitig sehen. Was noch sehr sehr positiv war, dass wir nur kleine Gruppe (4 Personen) hatten und es gab immer Zeit für uns, für Fragen. Sind mehr als zufrieden!! Auf jeden Fall mitmachen! (mittlere Schwierigkeitsgrad)

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February 12, 2020

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