if you want to experience the Serra Malagueta on a short (5-6 km) and rather easy walk, just do the Cural de Asno. It follows a plateau, then descends into a ribeira, bringing you close to some old houses, and giving beautiful views of the hills of the Serra.
Santiago does not compare to worldclass Santo Antao for hiking, but Serra Malagueta has some good trails. It is on the main road through the island, so you can easily come with a public aluguer, and then return or continue with another one after your walk. Small unmarked paths here (even through some were once major trails), unlike the well... 更多
We walked down through the national park to Hortelao. Long descent through villages and some of the remote parts of Santiago. Beautiful scenery. Chatted (!) to some local families on the way down and it was fascinating to hear (through an interpreter) how they live. So remote that children cannot get to school. Some villages look almost empty whereas others... 更多
quite good road which we took for our trip from praia to tarrafal. i guess motor cyclists would love it. beautiful environment and the road is quite good.
This is not a difficult walk, but there is quite a lot of descent ( we dropped about 3300 feet on our walk). We passed through deserted villages and saw a grey headed kingfisher on our way. It is a green and fertile area, and makes for pleasant scenery as you walk.
great view, great people, and good place to eat, Serra de malagueta is in the mountains south of Tarrafal, but an exciting taxi ride from the centre takes you upto the cloud covered mountains.
Our visit to the visitor center and the map they gave us still didn't get us on the right trail, or at least we don't think it did. We had a lovely hike in Ribeira Principal and would do (the correct) hike all over again.