Small enough to walk around on, Cabo Verde's smallest inhabited island rises steeply out of the Atlantic Ocean. Thus hiking here has its ups and downs that will take your breath away due to the island's mountainous nature. The views of the island's slopes, its coastline, villages and to nearby Fogo are all magnificent on clear days. On cloudy days, any hike on Brava will be a walk in the clouds while the lazily drifts past the island's mountain tops. However, at any time will the cobblestone roads, lobelia flowers and mountainside villas make for idyllic hikes; one that feels more like the 19th century than the 21st. From the main town of Vila Nova de Sintra, beautiful walks are everywhere but recommended hikes include the walks down to Vinagre, up to Nossa Senhora do Monte, and across the island to Fajã d'Agua and Tantum. Be aware that walks here a longer than they look on the map given the winding nature of the roads and paths.