Ana Ferreira summit, at Porto Santo Island, Portugal
Porto Santo island has much more to offer than sun and beach, as is usually advertised.
Let me introduce you to the Pico Ana Ferreira, the summit Ana Ferreira.
I don’t recall reading anything exciting about this summit before going there.
This summit took my attention during a bus ride around the island, and I marked it as a “must go” place, even before having it identified.
Being there, I looked for single trails.
The existing paths are easy to walk. They are evident with no doubtful detour possibilities.
There is no relevant elevation gain or loss on this walk, and the view is impressive.
Naturally, of course, this is true for those who have some walking and orienteering practice.
How to get there?
What I did was to take a bus at the center of Vila Baleira towards Calheta.
I got off the bus relatively close to the São Pedro Chapel, and being there, the way up the summit was obvious.
For those interested in geology, I suggest you access here where you will find a brief explanation of these rock unusual formations.
If you are interested in photography, then I can tell you that from here, you have a less pictured view of Porto Santo.
The descent was also straightforward.
I descent to the opposite side of the ascent, towards Calheta.
At Calheta I spent some time photographing, but you also have you have a lovely beach for a swim and a beautiful terrace for a well-deserved beer and some snacks.