Brava

Description

Brava, Cape VerdeOne of the smaller islands, Brava - Wild - can only be reached by boat from Santiago and Fogo. The mountainous island is still relatively untouched by tourism, mainly because of the absence of beaches. The weathered and eroded appearance of this round island hides the fact that it is a stratovolcano, like neighbour Fogo, but older. This is the cycle of the earth, volcanoes rising and then quickly weathering away.

The interior of Brava is green and offers a good environment for agriculture, counting many exotic harvests. Small hamlets and scattered farms populate the surroundings of Monte Fontainhas, 976 m high. The coastal region is rugged and arid.

Brava lags behind in comparison with Fogo or Santo Antão on the subject of tourism. The advantage of all this is that you will find a unique and quiet island with good hiking options.

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • Walking on Madeira
  • A walking guide to the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo. Selection of varied day walks exploring Madeira's network of levadas (water channels) as well as routes across steep and rugged mountains, with slopes of bare rock or laurisilva 'cloud' forest. The neighbouring island of Porto Santo offers easy walking and a sandy beach. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Walking on Madeira: 60 mountain and levada routes on Madeira and Porto Santo
  • This guide describes a varied selection of 57 walks on the Portuguese island of Madeira, exploring the dramatic cliff coastline, scenic levadas (irrigation channels), dense laurisilva `cloud` forests and high mountain peaks, plus three walks on neighbouring Porto Santo. There are routes to suit all abilities, from easy, level levada walks to... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2011
  • Costa Brava & Barcelona: Car Tours and Walks
  • Costa Brava & Barcelona in the Sunflower Landscapes guide series; exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region or area. Detailed information about touring by hired car or public transport, as well as on foot, is provided, helping walkers to navigate and plan day-trips. Shorter strolls are also included as an alternative... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Costa Brava and Barcelona | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! 6 autotochten en 55 wandelroutes The Costa Brava — literally the ‘rugged coast’; in reference to the rocky, inhospitable nature of much of the shore — runs... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • National Geographic Traveler
  • Celebrating Barcelona's stronghold on architecture and art, this completely updated and revised guide to the city makes sure you don't miss a thing--from the intricately carved edifices of its Gothic quarter; Gaudi's moderniste structures; and the seminal surrealist works of Picasso and Miro. Special features include three-dimensional drawings... Read more
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Belgium
  • National Geographic Traveler
  • Celebrating Barcelona's stronghold on architecture and art, this completely updated and revised guide to the city makes sure you don't miss a thing--from the intricately carved edifices of its Gothic quarter; Gaudi's moderniste structures; and the seminal surrealist works of Picasso and Miro. Special features include three-dimensional drawings... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids Kapverden – Kaapverdische Eilanden | Rother
  • Duitstalige wandelgids met zeer goed beschreven wandelingen in de genoemde gebieden. Redelijk kaartmateriaal, vooral de beschrijving van de route en de praktische info die er bij hoort is meer dan goed. Over alle eilanden verspreid. Bom Dia Cabo Verde - Willkommen auf den Kapverdischen Inseln! Nur rund sechs Flugstunden ist die Inselgruppe der... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • BARCELONA 1
  • Barcelona is, of course, singular in its architecture and art - from the intricately carved edifices of its Gothic quarter; Gaudi's moderniste structures; and, the seminal surrealist works of Picasso and Miro that pegged Barcelona as an important birthplace for 20th-century art. An informative narrative points out interesting facts and explains... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • BARCELONA 1
  • Barcelona is, of course, singular in its architecture and art - from the intricately carved edifices of its Gothic quarter; Gaudi's moderniste structures; and, the seminal surrealist works of Picasso and Miro that pegged Barcelona as an important birthplace for 20th-century art. An informative narrative points out interesting facts and explains... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Discover Spain
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Discover Spain is your passport to Spain's top sights and most authentic experiences. Feast your eyes on fine-arts capital Madrid; hike the spectacular ranges of the Pyrenees; or take in some flamenco in quintessentially Spanish Seville, all with your trusted travel... Read more
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Belgium
  • Discover Spain
  • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Discover Spain is your passport to Spain's top sights and most authentic experiences. Feast your eyes on fine-arts capital Madrid; hike the spectacular ranges of the Pyrenees; or take in some flamenco in quintessentially Spanish Seville, all with your trusted travel... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Fodor's Barcelona
  • Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.Barcelona is a top European destination for American travelers, and this stunning full-color guide covers the city's biggest draws, from cutting-edge cuisine to the dizzying heights of Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia. From the... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Fodor's Barcelona
  • Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.Barcelona is a top European destination for American travelers, and this stunning full-color guide covers the city's biggest draws, from cutting-edge cuisine to the dizzying heights of Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia. From the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
  • Costa brava
  • Met de ANWB Extra reisgids Costa Brava heeft u een handzame reisgezel. ¿Bezoek het Dali museum, wandel door de botanische tuin Jardi Botanic of geniet van de mooie kust van de Costa Brava.¿ In de reisgids Costa Brava staat actuele informatie over de bezienswaardigheden, café's, hotels, de lokale keuken, winkelen en uitgaan. De ANWB redactie... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2011
  • Costa brava
  • Met de ANWB Extra reisgids Costa Brava heeft u een handzame reisgezel. ¿Bezoek het Dali museum, wandel door de botanische tuin Jardi Botanic of geniet van de mooie kust van de Costa Brava.¿ In de reisgids Costa Brava staat actuele informatie over de bezienswaardigheden, café's, hotels, de lokale keuken, winkelen en uitgaan. De ANWB redactie... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids ANWB extra Costa Brava | ANWB Media
  • Ontdek de Costa Brava met de compleet vernieuwde reisgids ANWB Extra Costa Brava! Door de combinatie van het stoere, grillige landschap, de gezellige stadjes en stranden is de Costa Brava de perfecte bestemming voor een heerlijke zonvakantie. De compacte ANWB Extra reisgids Costa Brava biedt naast diverse routes door het gebied en veel... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Barcelona
  • Barcelona is, of course, singular in its architecture and art - from the intricately carved edifices of its Gothic quarter; Gaudi's moderniste structures; and, the seminal surrealist works of Picasso and Miro that pegged Barcelona as an important birthplace for 20th-century art. An informative narrative points out interesting facts and explains... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Barcelona
  • Barcelona is, of course, singular in its architecture and art - from the intricately carved edifices of its Gothic quarter; Gaudi's moderniste structures; and, the seminal surrealist works of Picasso and Miro that pegged Barcelona as an important birthplace for 20th-century art. An informative narrative points out interesting facts and explains... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • BARCELONA CITYGUIDE 4E ING
  • Barcelona is, of course, singular in its architecture and art - from the intricately carved edifices of its Gothic quarter; Gaudi's moderniste structures; and, the seminal surrealist works of Picasso and Miro that pegged Barcelona as an important birthplace for 20th-century art. An informative narrative points out interesting facts and explains... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • BARCELONA CITYGUIDE 4E ING
  • Barcelona is, of course, singular in its architecture and art - from the intricately carved edifices of its Gothic quarter; Gaudi's moderniste structures; and, the seminal surrealist works of Picasso and Miro that pegged Barcelona as an important birthplace for 20th-century art. An informative narrative points out interesting facts and explains... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • DuMont direkt Reiseführer Costa Brava
  • Einsame Buchten und Bettenburgen, Sterneküche und Campingurlaub, durchtanzte Nächte und himmlische Ruhe sind an der »wilden Küste« kein Widerspruch.Mit den 15 »Direkt-Kapiteln« des Reiseführers von Ulrike Wiebrecht können Sie sich zwanglos unter die Katalanen mischen, direkt in das Lebensgefühl an der Costa Brava eintauchen, aktiv in der Natur... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids 270 Costa Brava | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Die »wilde Küste« Spaniens ist eines der beliebtesten Ferienziele der Iberischen Halbinsel. Von den andernorts bekannten Auswüchsen... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Fogo - Brava
  • Fogo and Brava in the Cape Verde archipelago on a detailed, GPS compatible, contoured map at 1:50,000 from AB Kartenverlag highlighting over 50 hiking routes, with a street plan of central São Filipe.The map has contours at 100m intervals, spot heights and elevation colouring enhanced by relief shading to present the topography. Roads and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • GR 11: La Senda
  • GR11 long-distance footpaths along the Spanish side of the Pyrenees in a French language guide from Rando Editions, with extracts from the publisher’s topographic series at 1:50,000 highlighting the route and mountain refuges.The guide divides the route into 40 sections and covers it from the Mediterranean, starting at Cap de Creus on the Costa... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pirineu Oriental - Girona - Costa Brava
  • Pirineu Oriental - Girona - Costa Brava map, covering the eastern part of the Catalan Pyrenees and the coast southwards to Pineda de Mar at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • São Nicolau
  • Cape Verde island of São Nicolau on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from AB Kartenverlag, with highlighting for 21 recommended hiking routes, plus street plans of Vila de Ribeira Brava and Tarrafal. Topography of the island is vividly presented by contours at 100m intervals, enhanced by relief shading. Boundaries of the Monte... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Costa Brava Central: les Gavarres
  • Topographic survey of Catalonia at 1:25,000 from the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya, an attractive alternative to Spain’s national topographic survey at this scale, offering a much larger area per sheet with extensive tourist information and vivid presentation of vegetation and land use.These large, detailed maps have contours at... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pyrenees East - Barcelona - Costa Brava 500K CNIG Regional Map No. 4
  • The eastern part of Spanish Pyrenees, with coverage extending along the Mediterranean coast beyond Barcelona to Tarragona, at 1:500,000 in a series of regional road maps from the country’s civilian survey organization IGN-CNIG (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geográfica), vividly presenting the topography by... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Alt Empordá 2-Map Set Editorial Alpina
  • Alta Empordá administrative district on the Costa Brava at 1:50,000 in a set of two contoured and GPS compatible maps from Editorial Alpina highlighting local and long-distance waymarked hiking trails, different types of accommodation, etc. Coverage of the whole area is conveniently divided east-west; one map shows the coastal region from... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • L`Ardenya - Massis de Cadiretes
  • L`Ardenya - Massis de Cadiretes area at 1:25,000 in a series of GPS compatible maps from Editorial Piolet with cartography based on Spain’s civilian topographic survey overprinted with hiking routes and other tourist information. The map covers the hinterland beyond the Costa Brava resorts of Platja d’Aro, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Caynet de Mar,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Camí de Ronda Circuit: Girona - Costa Brava
  • Camí de Ronda Circuit, a 140kms/88 miles circular hiking trail linking Girona with the resorts of the Costa Brava on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:40,000 from Editorial Alpina, plus a multilingual booklet with 12 pages in English of notes and stage-by-stage descriptions.The map has contours at 20m intervals with altitude colouring and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cap de Creus Park Natural Editorial Alpina
  • Cap de Creus Natural Park on the Costa Brava at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from Editorial Alpina, plus a booklet which includes English language descriptions several recommended hiking trails, accommodation details, etc.Topography is presented by contours at10m intervals with relief shading and plenty of spot heights, plus... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Montnegre - Corredor Editorial Alpina
  • The Montnegre - Corredor Natural Park on the Costa Brava presented by Editorial Alpina at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map with an overprint highlighting hiking trails, various accommodation options, etc.Topography is shown by contours at 10m intervals, relief shading and vegetation colouring. In addition to footpaths, the... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Montnegre Corredor Parc Natural E25 2016
  • The Montnegre - Corredor Natural Park on the Costa Brava presented by Editorial Alpina at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map with an overprint highlighting hiking trails, various accommodation options, etc.Topography is shown by contours at 10m intervals, relief shading and vegetation colouring. In addition to footpaths, the... Read more
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Karte Spanien Pyrenäen, Costa Brava 1:300 000
  • Für die große Fahrt und kleine Abstecher. Die MARCO POLO Regionalkarten bestechen durch eine leicht lesbare Kartografie, in der durchgängig landschaftlich schöne Strecken und Orte markiert sind. Schon in der, im Kartendeckel befindlichen, ausklappbaren Übersichtskarte sind die schönsten Orte mit ´´Marco Polo Highlight-Sternen´´, sowie gelben... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Karte Costa Brava, Andorra, Perpignan, Barcelona 1:200 000
  • Es ist gut zu wissen, wo sich im Urlaubsgebiet die bedeutenden kulturellen und landschaftlichen Sehenswürdigkeiten befinden. Das präzise und klar lesbare Kartenbild der MARCO POLO Karte führt Sie nicht nur zu diesen wirklich interessanten Stellen, sondern zeigt Ihnen außerdem noch viele andere wissenswerte Details. Dank des großen Maßstabs... Read more
Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Costa Brava, Barcelona
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO die Costa Brava und ihr Hinterland intensiv vom legendären Partystädtchen Lloret de Mar bis zum Teatro Museo Dalí in Figueres – mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort an der Costa Brava an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Cap de Creus | Alpina
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Spaans en deel in het engels, maar uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. A topographic tourist map and hiking guide with details of tourist attractions, hiking & sporting activities as well as transport... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Collioure to Cadaques
  • A self guided walking holiday from Collioure to Cadaques. From the colourful Mediterranean fishing village of Collioure in France, follow coastal trails, with the Pyrenees as a backdrop, down to whitewashed Cadaques in Spain. Starting with a couple of nights in Collioure, the route heads south to the wine-producing region of Banyuls-sur-Mer,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Collioure to Cadaques Short Break
  • A self guided walking holiday from Collioure to Cadaques. Enjoy a short break re-charging the batteries in the Mediterranean sun, taking in the highlights of the classic walk from the Mediterranean fishing village of Collioure in France to whitewashed Cadaques in Spain. Starting in Collioure, the route heads south past terraced vineyards to... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking Holidays Costa Brava, find the Hidden Gems of the Catalan Coast
  • Self-guided walking holiday in Catalonia. Discover a different side to the Costa Brava, walking on quiet trails between traditional villages. This less travelled part of the Catalan Coast is home to hidden gems such as the medieval town of Begur, one of Spain’s prettiest coastal villages Calella de Palafrugell, and the elegant enclave of... Read more
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