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Great view

Great view and great trekking. Don't forget to take water and a coat because the weather can change... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
Joaninha P
via mobile
this is a stretch of road you do NOT want to miss!!

the views are SPECTACULAR and often breathtaking. Many seem to hike over this pass and certainly... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Marion W
Seattle, Washington
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Bergstrasse von Santo Antao, Ribeira Grande, Santo Antao 1110, Cape Verde
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Great view and great trekking. Don't forget to take water and a coat because the weather can change up there.. take something to eat because there's nothing there 😊 get ready to feel the pain in the legs the Next day

Thank Joaninha P
Reviewed April 30, 2018

the views are SPECTACULAR and often breathtaking. Many seem to hike over this pass and certainly can see that it would be a wonderful challenge. You see mountains, terraced vegetable gardens, apple trees (yes), pine trees and you name it. Sometimes fog obscures the views....More

Thank Marion W
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

This was probably the best hike in my life (and I go hikking a lot). We started in Paul, right at the see level. We walked to Cova Volcano and went back to Paul. The whole hike was 28 km and it took us 8,...More

Thank olabubu
Reviewed December 24, 2017

The crater is not spectacualar but interesting to see. But the path down the Paul valley is going through spectacular landscape. There were sugar cane flowers all around, and they looked like snow from afar...

1  Thank izi f
Reviewed May 16, 2017

different than most people we started our hike at sea-level and walked the Paúl Valley up to Cova. the walk is very impressive, especially the whole valley is amazing. the last hour then is quite steep and there is hardly any shadow, so make sure...More

Thank Katharina H
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Very nice walk, not that hard, since mostly going down. Can be chilly (to cold for some people) at the start, because of the possible fog. To get there you need a taxi, so can be a bit expansive, make sure you negociate price upfront.

Thank AndyVdM
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

We started a hiking trip to Paull valley from here with our guide. Lovely walk across to the green valley of Paull. Crater is also worth seeing but not spectacular in itself.

Thank alex w
Reviewed February 1, 2017

The volcanic crater of Cova is a crater of an ancient extinct volcano, situated 1585 meters above sea level . I am a guide and I usually do this every week and I am always amazed at the beauty of the place. For those who...More

4  Thank Airton L
Reviewed December 27, 2016

The original plan was to hike from the Cova down to the Paúl Valley, but due to a back injury of mine a few days before, we had to contend ourselves with the shorter and more even hike from here to the Pico da Cruz....More

Thank saronic
Reviewed October 9, 2016

great hiking ! when you start in the crater it is uphill in the first part and then very descending to a village where you can try to find a local taxi to the main road. you can also follow this main road to the...More

Thank Kristine Z
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