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.
|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|
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