Hiking in Cape Verde Part 5: Agua das Caldeiras – Ribeira de Torre

If I had to choose a favorite hike in Cape Verde it would be a tough decision  between this one and the Pico d’Antonio one. It’s a spectacular descent (you coud walk the other way round, up, if you’re mad enough), you pass through breezy pine forests, the clouds, a marvellous mountain village and finally …

Hiking in Cape Verde Part 4: Ponta do Sol – Fontainhas – Corvo and back

  This is a classic. Well, the official long version of this hike anyway, which extends between Ponta do Sol and the village Cha d’Igreja. It’s quite a long walk, for the most part unprotected from the brutal sun. We didn’t feel so well, so we decided to start walking in Ponta do Sol and …

Hiking in Cape Verde Part 2: Walking down from Cova de Paúl to Paúl Ribeira

  This one is pretty famous, well at least it’s in both guidebooks we took with us. Still, you don’t have to fear masses of people there. On our way we met three other tourists. And two locals. It’s not a round trip, you can either go up (if you’re really tough, it’s 1000 meter …