The route – characterized by cliffs carved in steep stone – is part of the local net of the countryside’s paths of the council and island. It used to be one of the most used route in the 40′ and 50’s, during which time the famine ravaged the island of Santo Antão. It is also where takes place the decor of “The Victims Of The East Wind”, a literary masterpiece by the cape verdean author Manuel Lopes. It is now frequently used by the travelers as a touristic activity.
Arriving in Bordeira, you will discern a large volcanic crater, in whichi is present one of the biggest river bassin of the island, the valley of Ribeira das Patas.
On blue sky days, , you can also contemplate the view on the nearby island of S. Vicente, that can also extend, if you are lucky, to the island of Santa Luzia and São Nicolau