Undiscovered Cape Verde

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Run by: Ramblers Walking Holidays

Reference number: 48950

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A days good walking up the ribeiras on Santo Anto 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 main development beside the sandy beaches of the flatter eastern islands. Instead, we head for the geologically younger, more rugged islands where there is some superb walking, and where the way of life is often relatively untouched by the outside world. We can enjoy the freshness of this new destination, while recognising that facilities will sometimes be 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 So Domingos, to see a glimpse of life in the very African interior. We continue to the island of So Vicente where we explore the fascinating city of Mindelo, with its British historical connection, and enjoy 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 So 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
26/10/2019 09/11/2019 See our website £Call
19/12/2019 02/01/2020 See our website £Call

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