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High-altitude hike from Assomada to the east coast

This route leads you out from Assomada to the coastal road, taking in tiny villages and hamlets separated by fields of beans and corn and passing tobacco plantations. Finally you arrive at a fertile coastal area used for farming.
Route proceeds from the Assomada plateau to sea level.

Character

For most of this hike you will be at altitude, enjoying views of the valleys to either side as well as the Serra Malagueta and Serra do Pico de Antonia ranges. 4-5 hour high-altitude hike with both uphill and downhill sections.

Navigation

Orientation is difficult in the middle section of the route in particular.

Special features

This hike may be combined with a visit to Assomada’s big weekly market.

Elevation profile

Tracklogger data

Route

Assomada/Nhagar – Poilon – Pe de Rocha – Entre Picos – Pau Verde – Jalalo Ramos – Cancelo
or
Assomada/market – Gil Bispo – Pe de Rocha – Entre Picos – Pau Verde – Jalalo Ramos – Cancelo