3 hours
Duration
Easy
Difficulty
7 km
Distance

Ponta de São Lourenço Walking Tour – Tour Description

Ponta de São Lourenço walking tour is the best tour for ocean lovers.

All the way in this tour you get the sounds of the ocean hitting the dramatic and colorful volcanic cliffs.

This tour starts in Caniçal village following a trail along this eastern peninsula sometimes with a view to the north shore, sometimes to the south.

The trail is constantly up and down and you need to be cautious with some rocky sections.

You’ll reach a coffee spot named Casa do Sardinha where you can stop to rest and eat/drink something (not included). If you want you can climb to the nearest peak, however the steps are extremely slippery.

The way back is made the same way, you can see some details you haven’t seen before and try to hear and spot the Atlantic Canary and the Berthelot’s Pipit, two of the most common birds in that area.


Meeting Location Pickup at Hotel / Apartment / House / Meeting Point
Meeting Time The pickup start at 8:30am and will be scheduled individually
Included Personal Accidents and Liability Insurances   Photos Pick up / Drop off    Certified Guide
Not Included Meals   Hiking gear
Recommended gear
  • Walking Shoes (or boots)
  • Backpack
  • Water and Snacks
  • Windstopper or Waterproof Jacket (winter)

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Additional Information

The tour is 7km long and it takes approximately 3 hours to do it. The terrain is made of dirt, sometimes muddy, and some small tricky rocks.

We consider this tour for beginner/intermediate fitness level (2 out of 5). The irregular rocky ground sometimes is tricky and it can be slippery.

If you want to experience a levada walking in the forest you might try the Levada do Rei walking tour.


IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a shared tour with other guests. Your walking pace might be different than the other participants during the tour, therefore we will ask you to be comprehensive and avoid moving away from the group.

Our tours are also a fun and social experience where the participants share their passion for hiking and nature.

 Car Trip (from Funchal) – 30 minutes

Start Point – Caniçal 

3km walking up and down till Casa do Sardinha

Up to the Pico do Furado (option)

3km same way back

End Point – Caniçal 

 Car Trip (to Funchal) – 30 minutes

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