Porto Novo, Jan 21 (Inforpress) – Santo Antão, the westernmost island in the Barlavento and also the most mountainous in the entire archipelago, “designed by stone paths”, is once again highlighted in the Portuguese press, this time by the Website zap.aeiou.pt.
This site, praises the sustainable tourism is developed in Santo Antão, where the network of local roads continues to be “crucial” for the life of Santo Antão residents, serving “to take and bring provisions”, but also “to fascinate lovers of great hikes ”from different parts of the world.
Zap.aeiou.pt. refers to the Raízes project (Local Networks for Sustainable and Inclusive Tourism in Santo Antão), promoted since 2017 by the Association for the Defense of the Heritage of Mértola (Portugal), and financed by the European Union and the Camões Institute, within the scope that these tourist routes, built in the colonial period, has already been mapped.
“This network of paths is a kind of map of happiness, to be traveled with or without a local guide, and with varying degrees of difficulty”, the website also reported, highlighting the path from the Cova, the crater of a sleeping volcano, at Planalto Leste, which provides one of the “most extraordinary” hikes for anyone visiting Santo Antão.