05_Gon-Gon – the “King-Track”
The valey of Gon-gon named by the bird Gon-gon is a very impressing valey and the hike has very spectacular views and sections. It’s a hike for accustomed hikers becaus of its duration and hight difference.
It starts in the Nature Park of Serra Malagueta and goes down to the Gon-gon valey, up over a ridge and down in the valey of Principal until the ocean. It’s very beautiful and divesified – it’s maybe the best of all – the King of Tracks!
Useful Infos and Links:
Bird Gon-gon (pterodroma feae): a rare species of birds only existing in Cape Verde and Madeira. Because the egs of this bird are used for medical use by Capeverdian people, the species never grew big.
English: Bird Gon-gon (Fea’s petrel) on Wikipedia
Deutsch: Vogel Gon-gon (Kapverden Sturmvogel) auf Wikipedia
Look at the Facebook-Site of Natural Parc Serra Malagueta
around 6 hours
good shoes and enough water
Level of difficulty
This Track is Level: 4
Extra: no fear of highs
Level of difficulty of Tarrafal Travel Guide:
1 very easy
3 in some places litte difficult
4 difficult (accustomed hikers)
5 very difficult (only with qualified Guide)