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Fogo / Cape Verde

Hiking to the top of Pico do Fogo

2829 m

Cape Verde Map small Ilha do Sal Maio Santo Antão São Vicente São Nicolau Boa Vista Santiago Brava Fogo Ilha do Sal Maio Santo Antão São Vicente São Nicolau Boa Vista Santiago Brava Fogo

Cha das Caldeiras Fogo Kap Verde Kapverdische Inseln
Looking into the crater and all around the Atlantic

Fogo is composed of several different, neatly distinct hiking resorts which are not yet described sufficiently in guide-books.
We are planning to edit a first special guidebook to the island in 2007 (first in German language).

Mountainbiking on the extent network of little roads is enjoyable on this island. Nevetheless, the differences in altitude are not to forget!

 

Chã das Caldeiras - Pico do Fogo and back

Duration
to and fro
5  h
Track 3-5
Navigation 3
Because of eminent risks, hikers are obliged to take a guide!

Equipment:   Tough mountain boots, sun protection, anoraak,
min. 4 Liters of Water / Person

Cha das Caldeiras Pico Fogo Kap Verde Kapverdische Inseln

One hour before sunrise
the experienced hiker is on its way.
After half an hour on a little road, the track starts to climb.

Cha das Caldeiras Fogo Kap Verde Kapverdische Inseln The first sunlight
projects the picture of the Pico to the orange coloured rocks of "Bordeira", the impressive rim of the former main-caldeira whos summit is not so much lower thatn the much younger Pico.
Cha das Caldeiras Pico Fogo Kap Verde Kapverdische Inseln In the morning brise
on a steep ascent, mainly over gravel and ashes, 1200 m of altitude pass quickly.
Pico Fogo Kap Verde Kapverdische Inseln To the very summit
there is no way, because it is found on top of a loose rock where the risk to climb would be unacceptable. So we stay a few meters below, enjoying the view down into the crater with sulfur patches and fumaroles and far aroung over the Chã and neighbouring islands.
Guide Beto, Lucete Fortes and a friendly couple of readers of our maps and guidebooks.
Pico Fogo Kap Verde Kapverdische Inseln The descent
over soft, pitch black ashes (crioulo: Jorra) is a special experience. The boots go under the surface and glide serveral meters with every step. This reminds more skiing than walking. Great!

Hikers still fit enough for a little longer track prefer to go down to the Pico Pequeno, the new crate and cone created by the eruption of 1995.

Cha das Caldeiras Fogo Kap Verde Kapverdische Inseln

Back in Chã das Caldeiras
children with souvenirs made from local lava are avaiting the guests.

Legends know that all those blond people in Chã das Caldeiras are grand-grand-grandchildren of a french nobleman Mr. Montrond, who came to Fogo after a - by the time already forbidden - duell.

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Hiking Trails
Mountainbike Tracks
Surf- and Divespots

GPS compatible WGS 84 grid
couloured altitude layers and shading.

Santo Antão 1: 40 000São Vicente 1:35 000São Nicolau 1:50 000Boa Vista - Sal - Maio  1:50 000Santiago 1:50 000Fogo-Brava 1:50 000Cabo Verde 1:150 000

Maps of the Cape Verde Islands
by Dr. Pitt Reitmaier / Lucete Fortes / Attila Bertalan
AB Editors Karlsruhe

Legend in English, Portuguese, German, French or Italian

Klicken zur Seite : Reisehandbuch Cabo Verde

The Cape Verde Guidebook going In-Depth
Reisehandbuch Cabo Verde
German Language only!

Pitt Reitmaier, Lucete Fortes
Reise-Know-How Verlag
ISBN 978-3-8317-2613-4
23.90 EUR  
update  24.07.2016