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Walking Santo Antao | The Classic Trails in 5 Days

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Overview

The natural treasure of Santo Antao island: Medium-level volcanic hike (4-5 hours of walking per day) to understand the geological pattern of the island. Discover the Cova volcano caldera, the mountain ranges and the black sand beaches through an unforgettable network of hiking trails.

When?
All year round

How long?
5 days / 4 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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Monday To Sunday 9 am to 6 pm (English time)

Highlights:

> 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);

> The protected area of the eastern plateau;

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

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

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

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

Itinerary

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

Day 1

Sao Vicente - Santo Antao Island

At 07:15 a.m. We pick you up in your hotel and drive you to the harbor.

At 08:00 a.m. The ferry leave from Porto Grande harbor in Mindelo (will take one hour to reach the island of Santo Antao)

Walk: Volcano Crater Cova - The Paul Valley

Our driver will welcome you at Porto Novo harbor 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. Transfer to Ponta do Sol to spend the night.  Dinner at restaurant. 

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

Meals: Picnic lunch, Dinner.

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. Dinner at restaurant.

Walking Time: 3h30 | Distance: 8 Km | Elevation: + 560 m /  - 710 m | 

Type of accommodation: Guesthouse | Meals: BPD.

Day 3

Walk: Lin d'Corvo - João Afonso

After breakfast, transfer following the path of the mountains (stopping in the sights of Corda) to Lagoa, semi-desert altitude plateau, for the starting point of the hike, in Lin d´Corvo. From there, a scenic trail (we cross the sugarcane crops and small rural hamlets) descends towards João Afonso, where we spend the night. You have a picnic lunch that you can enjoy en route. Dinner prepared by the inhabitants of the valley. Walking Time: 4h | Distance: 10,7 Km | Elevation: 170 m / - 820 m |

Type of accommodation: Homestay | Meals: BPD

Day 4

Walk: Cha Igreja - Cruzinha - Fontaínhas - Ponta do Sol

​After breakfast, transfer to the starting point of the hike in Chã de Igreja. Superb ride along the fantastic coast, passing through rugged cliffs and wonderful small rural villages; Cruzinha, Corvo and Fontaínhas. You have a picnic lunch that you 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 |

Type of accommodation: Guesthouse | Meals: BPD.

Day 5

Santo Antao - Sao Vicente

After breakfast, head back to Porto Novo harbor via newly built island coastal road.
At 10:00 a.m. the ferry will get you back to Sao Vicente Island. 

At 11:00 a.m. we transfer you back to your hotel. 

End of Stay

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

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