São Nicolau is good for hiking too, like Santo Antão. The mountains are less wild than nearby Santo Antão, the valleys are broad and accessible. One can walk around or up to Monte Gordo 1.302 m, on marked trails, from where you can view the length of the island, both eastward and southward. You will pass little hamlets with exotic vegetation against a background of impressive mountain faces. This island is less visited than others, and has few inhabitants.
- São Nicolau
- Cape Verde island of São Nicolau on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from AB Kartenverlag, with highlighting for 21 recommended hiking routes, plus street plans of Vila de Ribeira Brava and Tarrafal. Topography of the island is vividly presented by contours at 100m intervals, enhanced by relief shading. Boundaries of the Monte... Read more