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Sunrise Experience at Ponta de São Lourenço & Guided Walk

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Sunrise Experience at Ponta de São Lourenço & Guided Walk
Sunrise Experience at Ponta de São Lourenço & Guided Walk
Sunrise Experience at Ponta de São Lourenço & Guided Walk
Sunrise Experience at Ponta de São Lourenço & Guided Walk
Sunrise Experience at Ponta de São Lourenço & Guided Walk

Sunrise Experience at Ponta de São Lourenço & Guided Walk

Free cancellationSecure PaymentOffers pick-up/drop-off
3 to 4 hours

Description

In the extreme east of Madeira lies the peninsula of Ponta de São Lourenço​,​ reaching dawn and having a landscape unlike anywhere else in Madeira. Its aridness offers a palette of rock​,​ skylight​,​ and transparent waters that is dazzling. The trail is a relatively short roundtrip​,​ 3km long each way in total around 6km​,​ it goes along stairs up and down every now and then interrupted by a short flat path​,​ snakes between the viewpoints south and north shore until the return point​,​ Casa do Sardinha (Sardinha last owners of this land). The roundtrip isn´t at all boring​,​ because the attention of the walker is driven to different details in each direction and changes as the light of breaking day changes. Going to Casa do Sardinha​,​ Porto Santo (most times visible)​,​ the deserts islands​,​ and the lighthouse at the tip will attract visitors as well as isolated the house in the desolate land. On the way back​,​ you’re surprised by the steepness of the island behind and its beautiful green when you stand in a nearly dry spot​,​ the clear water and the airport runway in the distance will also capture your sight. The walk is in a moderate climate​,​ with even temperatures throughout the year​,​ where the land is battered by the salty sea wind​,​ the area is protected not only for its resilient plants facing the salt and surviving on air moister in dryer periods​,​ but also because it is nesting place for different seabirds​,​ such as sea swallows​,​ shearwaters or terns and finally its unique insects. The oldest area of Madeira geologically is Ponta de São Lourenço​,​ the only one created in the first period of island creation​,​ which allowed erosion to not only destroy any preexisting water retaining structures​,​ but also exposed its vulcanic structures such as volcanic cones filled with basalt that cross the land​,​ volcanic bombs and some of the few limestone deposits existing in the Island. Recharge batteries for the day ahead! 🚶🏼 Distance: 6 km ⚙️ Difficulty: Easy - Moderate 🚍 Pick-up​​​/​​​Drop-off Information: Pick-up​​​/​​​drop-off is free for travelers in Funchal​​​,​​​ Santa Cruz and Câmara de Lobos; Pick-ups​​​/​​​drop-offs outside these locations will have a cost of 10€ per person (to be paid at the pick up time); After reserving this tour​​​,​​​ you'll be contacted by the Tour Operator to arrange the pick-up​​​/​​​drop-off; Drop-off is also included. ℹ️ Additional Info: Comfortable clothes and sunscreen are recommended; Water should be packed; Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Categories

  • Hiking & Levadas
  • Gardens & Nature Reserves
  • Sightseeing

Location

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel the reservation and get a full refund up to 24 hours before the tour​/​activity or a full money-back guarantee in case the tour is canceled by the tour operator due to weather conditions.

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€45.00
per adult
€20.00
per child
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