Friday, 02 June 2017 13:19

Vaersenbay to Boka Sami and back

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  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Terrain: Hilly, Possibly moist, Rough / sharp
  • Total distance (km): 5.7
  • Duration (hours): 3 - 3.5

Overview

Hike from Kokomo Beach / Vaersenbay to Boka Sami and back over the Seru Sami. Alternative start and endpoint is Boka Sami

Highlights of this hike:

  • Fort Vaersenbay
  • Nice route on top of the cliff with a view as well at the sea as at the saliña
  • Upper fort of St. Michiel
  • Hike along the saliña of St. Michiel
  • Climb to the top of the Seru Sami with a beautiful view on the surroundings

The hike starts at the parking lot of Kokomo Beach / Vaersenbay; from there we go immediately  uphill to Fort Vaersenbay. We continue on top of the cliff in the direction of Boka Sami, where we visit the upper fort of St. Michiel. After the descent to sea level we continue along the water of the saliña of St. Michiel in the direction of the Seru Sami. The climb to the top of this hill is the most challenging part of this hike. There is not really a path but we climb from rock to rock to the top. This requires some climbing skills. On our way to the top we have a nice view on the surroundings. We cross a dry-stone wall on the top of the hill and from there we follow a pathback to our starting point at Vaersenbay.
An alternative starting point is from the parking lot of the dive operator at the large bay of St. Michiel (Boka Sami). In that case the hike starts along the water of the saliña (see previous text) and in that case the visit of the upper fort of St. Michiel marks the completion of the hike. The route is exactly the same except for a different starting and end point.

ATTENTION: this is a challenging hike. You should have a good physical condition; also you should have some climbing skills and not have fear of heights. The hike is not suitable for kids.

Registration for this hike: Click here.

Scheduled hikes

In the coming weeks the following hikes will be held. 

All hikes start from the parking place mentioned in the description of the hike.

Each hike costs US$ 10.00 per person to be paid at the start of the hike.

Registration: click here