Ponta de São Lourenço

Enjoying a Nature run in Madeira is one of the best ways to awaken the senses and discover landscapes of undeniable beauty.
Ponta de São Lourenço, the easternmost tip of the island, is one of the most privileged places to do so.


Located in the municipality of Machico, the Ponta de São Lourenço trail is ten kilometres long (round trip) and can be completed in about two hours.
It is considered relatively easy.


Starting and finishing at Ponta do Caniçal, athletes have the opportunity to run with a view to a unique scenery.
This peninsula presents a highly relevant natural heritage and is classified as a Partial Nature Reserve, home to rare plants and a very diversified fauna, including number of protected species of sea birds.


Trail running at Ponta de São Lourenço allows you to take a glimpse at a unique panoramic landscape, marked by the cliffs and by the contrast between the serene southern sea, on one side, and the vigorous northern sea, on the other.
Halfway along the trail, athletes can enjoy an invigorating swim at Cais do Sardinha.

Entry - €1, except residents and children up to 12 years old (included).
Please access SIMplifica website for more detailed information. 
Distance: 10 km
Difficulty: Easy
Start/End: Ponta do Caniçal / Ponta do Caniçal
Level difference +: 200 m
Level difference -: 200 m
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