After a decent breakfast I left Ponta do Sol early to head back towards Porto Novo. Today’s the ride was less challenging and I had plenty of time to absorb the scenery on this coastal route, which is not less impressive compared to the old mountainous road beaten yesterday.
Komoot was pretty correct this time and I enjoyed a stretch of around 20km with finest tarmac before the last 3km on the approach into the harbour village turned into nasty cobbles again. Found a nice restaurant in Porto Novo and celebrated my arrival.
I was glad that the trade winds have taken a breather during my trip as I would have faced headwinds at 15-25kn otherwise with braking waves providing drizzling salty rain at some spots along the road.
The scenery is changing once you have turned south at Farol de Fontes as you can see on the photos provided under the link below.