Offering a unique blend of African and Portuguese culture, explore the rugged volcanic Atlantic Islands of Cape Verde, hiking through dramatic canyons and fertile oases of the island’s “ribeiras” (valleys), meeting friendly locals along the way.
Hopping between less explored islands of the archipelago, visit the island of Santiago to take in the World Heritage listed colonial outpost of Cidade Velha and venture inland to São Domingos to walk in the mountains and experience life in the very African interior.
Transfer to the island of São Vicente to Mindelo, Cape Verde’s answer to the Riviera, for expansive stretches of coastal walking, before travelling to the furthest island west, Santo Antão. Here, ancient cobbled pathways give way to a spectacular landscape of volcanic mountains, deep gorges and vibrant blue-green sea, affirming Cape Verde’s reputation as a paradise for walkers.
Ramblers Walking Holidays 14-night Discover Cape Verde now £2599/person (was £2760) including flights, inter island flight and ferries, transfers, en suite accommodation with breakfast, dinners taken at hotels and at local restaurants, local transport costs and no single supplement. Departs 26 October & 19 December 2019.