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Walking Holidays in Santo Antao | The Classic Trails in 4 Days

Cova volcano crater, Xôxô, Ponta do Sol, Fontaínhas, Paul valley
Local Expert | Hikes | Accommodation | Transfer | Meals 

You can pack so much fun into a short walking holidays in Santo Antao Island that it will feel like a true escape. You can dazzle yourself surrounded by mountains or lose yourself in the Tarrafal beach for two days that will make real world feel like a distant.


  • Hike in the majestic mountains of the protected area of the eastern plateau of Santo Antao island;

  • Get in touch with the still untouched nature and meet the greenest valleys of Cape Verde (Paul, Ribeira da Torre and Ribeira Grande);

  • Discover Pombas, Ribeira Grande and Ponta do Sol, cities of Portuguese colonial architecture;

  • Look closely Fontaínhas, declared the second most beautiful village in the world by National Geographic magazine;

  • Try the traditional Cape Verde drink: Grogue and Pontche;

  • Delight in the Cape Verde gastronomy through a good fresh fish dish.

Day 1: Sao Vicente - Santo Antao Island

At 07:15 A.M. we pick you up in your hotel in Mindelo and drive you to Sao Vicente port. The ferry will take one hour to reach the island of Santo Antao.

Walk: Volcano Crater Cova | The Paul valley
At 09:00 A.M - our driver will welcome you at Porto Novo port and in less than 20 minutes you will be in Cova, volcano crater at 1522 meters altitude, where you start the descent to the majestic valley Paul accompanied by a local guide to tell the history of the beauty surrounding you. You have a picnic lunch that you can enjoy en route. Transfers to Ponta do Sol to spend the night.

Walking time: 5hrs | Distance: 12,5 Km | Elevation: + 300 m / - 1320 m

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic-lunch and Dinner.

Type of accommodation: Guesthouse

Day 2: Walk: Ribeira Grande - Ribeira da Torre - Ponta do Sol

Today we can look forward to some fantastic relaxing walking after the ups and downs of the previous stretch. We head down to Ribeira da Torre valley and we will stop in Xôxo for the lunch under the trees. In the late afternoon we return to Ponta do Sol. Walking Time: 3h30 | Distance: 8 Km | Elevation: + 560 m /  - 710 m
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic-lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse

Day 3: Walk: Cruzinha | Fontainhas | Ponta do Sol

After breakfast, transfer to the starting point of the hike in Cruzinha. Superb ride along the fantastic coast, passing through rugged cliffs and wonderful small rural villages; Cruzinha, Corvo and Fontaínhas. We have a picnic lunch that we can enjoy en route. Continue to Ponta do Sol, to spend the night. Dinner at restaurant. Walking time: 4h30 | Distance: 11 Km | Elevation: +690 m / - 710 m

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic-lunch and Dinner.

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Day 4: Santo Antao - Sao Vicente Island

After breakfast, head back to Porto Novo port via newly built island coastal road.
At 09:00 A.M. - the ferry-boat will get you back to São Vicente Island. 
At 10:00 A.M. - we transfer you back to your hotel in Mindelo.

Meals: Breakfast.

End of Stay


  • This program depends on weather conditions and may be modified by us on site for your safety;

  • You might be able to make some modifications to the current tourist programme based upon your personal preferences. 

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Monday To Sunday 9 am to 6 pm (English time)

All year round

How long?
4 Days | 3 Nights

How much?

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Price includes transport, guiding and food & accommodation

Fitness level: 12345
Min. 1, max. 8 guests

Pick up points: Mindelo (Sao Vicente Island), Porto Novo or anywhere else on request (surcharge)

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