Walking Holidays in Cape Verde

The Cape Verde Islands offer a variety of walking holidays to suit different interests and abilities. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or just looking for a leisurely stroll, the islands have a host of attractive routes from which to choose. The beautiful landscapes, friendly locals, and year-round warm climate make the Cape Verde Islands a perfect destination for a walking holiday.

Situated off West Africa's coast, walking holidays in Cape Verde boast a distinct and varied landscape. With ten volcanic islands, including Santo Antão known for its rugged beauty, and Santiago with its mix of nature and culture, visitors can explore lush valleys, traditional villages and historic sites. Fogo's volcano and hot springs, particularly Pico do Fogo, offer an adventurous journey for those more experienced.

Why do a walking holiday in Cape Verde

Embark on an extraordinary walking holiday in the captivating Cape Verde Islands, where every step reveals a fusion of vibrant cultures and breath taking landscapes. This archipelago, off West Africa's coast offers everything from pristine sandy beaches to lush forests and onwards to the lunar volcanic landscapes.

Islands of the Cape Verdes

Nestled off the West African coast, the Cape Verde Islands is a mesmerizing archipelago, which  fuses African, Portuguese, and Creole cultures against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty. Comprising of ten diverse islands, each offering its unique charm. So lets explore the best Islands for a walking holidays in the Cape Verdes.

Fogo Island

One of the beauties of a walking holiday in the Cape Verde is visiting islands of diverse landscapes and they don’t get much more diverse than Fogo. Here you can scale Pico do Fogo, the hill of fire, with it’s lunar landscape before descending into lush vegetation along the rugged coast.

Santo Antao

One of the greenest of the Cape Verde Islands, walking here takes you through thick forests along ancient cobbled paths and out onto vast plateaus with views across the island to Topo da Coroa. Along the way you’ll see beautiful natural waterfalls passing old hermit caves before descending back into quite villages.

Sao Vicente

Sao Vicente's diverse walking trails cater to every pace, offering glimpses into its rich cultural tapestry and captivating scenery. But it’s also worth taking a stroll through Mendelo’s colonial streets with its vibrant music and local artistry.

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