Weg 202










The Legend tells you what the arrows í mean and how the terms "right" and "left" are used.

Pé de Verde - Mato Inglês - Baleia

 View from  Mato Inglês over Mindelo

Duration 2.5 h
Track 1-4
Orientation 3

List of Tracks
and  Classification

Monte Verde

 Due to the respectable hight and the proximity to Monte Verde, to a constantly changing panorama view that finally covers all the island, this hike is one of the most beautiful ones on the island of São Vicente.

The track circels around the mountain range of Monte Verde in its south, brings you in touch with the village of Mato Inglês, and after having passed by the little excentric compound of the former major of São Vicente, Dr. Onésimo Silveira into the absolute silence of an abondoned valley. The walk ends at the gigantic white beaches of Norte de Baía. From there you follow over the connected track  203 or eastward to Calhau oder westward to Baía das Gatas. So you have to add another hour to the expected duration.

The trail, in part is a challenging mountain trail. So you need good mountain boots and long trousers resisting evetually thorn-bush.

Starting Point

is the crossing of roads at Pé de Verde [VERD01], where you may get by Taxi from Mindelo in about 10 min. Having climbed the first slope on paved road î a small pass [VERD02] is reached and the view opens up to the east, over  Calhau the range of Madeiral and the pyramide of Pico de Vento and, hopefully, over the neighbouring islands of Santa Luzia and São Nicolau. At this pass we leave the paved road and take the small path crossing it. At the first bifurcation of the trail we stay close to mountain è and, at almost constant hight,  î come to a little road serving some private houses in the upper part of  Forca de Baleia. Walking down the road,  ê a bifurcation close to the chicken farm of  [MINDAV] exceeds a next decision and we follow the branch winding up   ê the valley to the huge house of  è Dr. Onésimo at Selada de Baleia. South of the surrounding wall we put our step on the Pass [BALEIA] and certainly have short rest in order to enjoy the view over the opening valley of Baleia and the continuity of the path. First we go in direction of the top of Monte Verde é and get as close as possible to its southern slope. Only after the second crossing ribeira [BALE02] we start the descent on a ridge  è showing the way down to some abandoned farmhouses. [BALE04] From there we follow the goat track and ground of the valley until finding ourselves at the beach. [BALE05]

Connected track:

Via track  it takes a little more than an hour î  to reach  Calhau or alittle less than an hour to   ë Baía das Gatas.