Trip reference number: 48950

Trip Operator: Ramblers Walking Holidays

Undiscovered Cape Verde

From: £2575.00

A days walking up the ribeiras on Santo Antao rewards you with stunning vistas over volcanic mountains, deep gorges and the bluest of seas. The prospect of a refreshing ocean dip, perhaps€companied by a well-earned sundowner drink, entices you on the downward slope towards the white sand beaches. Tourism is still in its infancy here, with the majority of the development in the eastern islands by the beach. Instead, we head for the geologically younger, more rugged islands where there is superb walking and where the way of life remains largely untouched by the outside world. We can enjoy the freshness of this new destination, while recognising that facilities are at times more limited. Our introduction to the archipelago is with the largest island of Santiago. Here we first stay on the coast at Cidade Velha, before travelling into the mountains to Sao Domingos, to see a glimpse of life in the very African interior. We continue to the island of Sao Vicente where we explore the fascinating city of Mindelo, with its British historical connection plus a beach walk. We then catch the ferry to Santo Anto, the furthest island west in the archipelago, where we spend several days exploring the ancient cobbled pathways of this walkers paradise. This is one of the worlds most dramatic landscapes, with high cliffs, deep valleys and ravines. Well walk the ribeiras and appreciate the stunning scenery. We return to Sao Vicente for one night before we return to the UK. Cape Verde offers beautiful landscapes, turquoise seas, exceptional walking and a warm, sincere welcome. Bring your sense of adventure and pioneer spirit, for a truly memorable experience. All groups will be€companied by a local guide throughout.


Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
24/10/2020 07/11/2020 See our website ££2699.00
19/12/2020 02/01/2021 See our website ££2839.00

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