Hiking tours Santo Antao 

Incredible hiking tours in the Cape Verdean nature


Santo Antão is known as the most famous Cape Verdean island for hiking trips. Its tropical valleys, unusual
vegetation and picturesque mountain villages give it its typical image. By going along with a local guide you will learn a lot about Cape Verdean culture, enjoy breathtaking viewpoints and meanwhile support the locals!

Each hike starts with the minivan driving to the starting point and on the way you will enjoy a tasty lunch.

Route 1: Cova volcano crater and Paul valley descent (10 km)


  • Start in middle of island (the extinct volcanic crater of Paul)
  • Follows the beautiful descent of Paul Valley 
  • Magnificent view over the agricultural fields and green vistas  
  • Walk past small hamlets and through banana plants
  • You finish with lunch full of homegrown products

Route 2: Ponta do Sol - Fontainhas - Cruzinha (15 km)


  • One of the most special cliff routes 
  • Fontainhas was named one of the most beautiful villages in the world by Lonely planet 
  • Stop for a drink 
  • Route along the coast with varied climbs and descents 
  • Have lunch in a small seaside hamlet 
  • Ends with a panoramic viewpoint over the ocean 


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Rates per person

Route 1

Route 2

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