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Walking Holiday on the Captivating Cape Verde Islands

Cape Verde
12 reviews
Available Departures: Jan, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

13 days from

US$2,520

without flights
Walk & Trek
Guided Group
MODERATE MODERATE

Winter sunshine walking holiday on the remote and stunning volcanic islands of Cape Verde

Trip Code: CVW
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Walking Holiday on the Captivating Cape Verde Islands

Highlights
  • Wonderful walking holiday taking in four islands in Cape Verde: Sao Vicente, Santo Antao, Santiago & Fogo
  • Hike to the highest point; the magnificent and active volcano of Pico do Fogo (2829m)
  • Experience Cape Verde's wonderful climate, lush scenery and delicious food
  • Enjoy the archipelago's fascinating Creole Portuguese-African hospitality
  • A unique Island-hopping adventure just off the coast of Africa

At a Glance
  • Group Size 4 to 14
  • 10 days walking and cultural experience
  • Max altitude - 2829m
  • Join In Praia, end in Sao Vicente

Accommodation & Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 10 Lunches
  • 9 Dinners
  • 4 nights Hotel
  • 8 nights Guesthouse
Overview

Located just off the coast of Africa, over 1000 miles south of the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) archipelago is a walker’s paradise. With its rugged coastlines and fertile terraced volcanic slopes you will have plenty of days to explore three of these beautiful islands and immerse yourself in the islands' Creole Portuguese-African culture. Using award-winning Binter flights and local ferries, you will island hop between Santiago, Sao Vicente, Fogo and Santo Antao, exploring the island's unique landscapes.


The holiday starts in the largest and most populated island – Santiago, with a night in Praia. A short flight takes us to the nearby island Fogo which is famous for its excellent wine and marvellous classic shaped volcano. Here you’ll hike up ashy slopes to the highest spot on Cape Verde at 2829m, an adventure that is unique to KE. Next you'll fly to Sao Vicente, before taking a ferry to the most northerly island, Santo Antao. You spend seven beautiful days walking amidst the sub-tropical jagged mountains. Santo Antao is lush, mountainous and a haven for walkers. If the magnificent peak of Pico do Fogo is not your highlight of this walking holiday then the trails on Santo Antao will be. They are simply outstanding. Cape Verde is a beautiful and remote walking destination with stunning views of rugged coast lines all set in the middle of the turquoise blue ocean. Winter sunshine, excellent food, wonderful hospitality and incredible walking – you won’t want to leave.

This holiday is a series of 10 full-day or half-day hikes and walks with the opportunity to swim in the warm tropical waters. The accommodation is in simple family run guesthouses located in places that offer the best walks. Days are fairly relaxed with 9am starts for most of the walking days and evenings spent enjoying the cheery Creolean hospitality. The location means many evening meals involve ‘catch of the day’ – however there are always other options! The walks themselves are mostly on good trails with an ascent/descent of between 500-1200m, often on ancient mule tracks. The longest walk is 6 hours with the exception of the ascent of Pico do Fogo which is a dawn start and a steep ascent of 4-5 hours on ash and scree to the highest point of just under 3000m. This day can be considered a challenging and longer walk. The walks on Santo Antao are a series of day walks and on most days there is a short transfer at the start or end of the walk to/from the accommodation. The nature of the terrain in Cape Verde means that some of the descents and ascents are short and steep. We have three internal flights (the first on day 2 and the other two on day 5) included in the holiday.

 

Please note: The schedules for the internal flights can change with very short notice, which can result in changes to the itinerary or to the order in which activities are undertaken.

Why KE?

Unique to KE on this walking holiday across the Cape Verde archipelago is the chance to summit Pico do Fogo, the highest point the islands. We also include all breakfasts and the majority of your lunches and dinners, giving you a perfect mix of included meals where necessary and the choice of local restaurants on some evenings. This holiday is superb value for money.

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Itinerary

A single timed transfer is provided for the drive from Praia Airport to our hotel in Praia, where your holiday starts.
On this island of Santiago we have sandy beaches, mighty mountains and very dry grassland areas. About half the population of Cape Verde live on the island and there are small terraces for local produce. The islands highest peak is Pico Antonia (not to be confused with the one on Sao Antao!). It has a large influence from Africa as it was a slavery hub for many years. There is also a strong colonial influence which can be seen in the architecture. Depending on arrival time you can explore Praia, with its centre known as the Plateau and the Sukupira market area. We will have our first experience of the warm welcome from the beautiful people of Cape Verde. Our guide will suggest a good place for dinner tonight. Overnight Praia.

Please note: The schedules for the internal flights can change with very short notice, which can result in changes to the itinerary or to the order in which activities are undertaken.

Accommodation

Hotel

This morning we take the short flight from Praia to the nearby island of Fogo. Fogo is in fact the Portuguese word for fire - and the active volcano 'Pico de Fogo' is the reason. The most recent eruptions were in 2014 and early 2015 with lava destroying almost all the houses in the villages of Portela and Bangeira. However the resilient locals moved back as soon as the lava was cool to the touch and started to re-build. We drive up to these villages not far from the crater rim, also named Cha das Caldeiras. We enjoy an afternoon walk here and our local guide tells us about the volcano and living in the area. Here we are in the original crater which is vast. Pico Fogo is a volcanic peak with its own crater within this vast caldeira. Our overnight accommodation is simple. Overnight Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo.

Accommodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B L D

Ascent

270 M

Descent

340 M

Time

2 - 3 hrs walking

Distance

6 KM

An exciting day today as we ascend this volcano with its characteristic conical shape. Starting at dawn the walking is tough as we ascent steeply on a rocky spur. The views are more than awe inspiring of the island surrounded by the glistening Atlantic Ocean. From the top you can clearly see that this peak is just a small volcano in a massive crater. There are small fumeroles giving off hot sulphur gases and deep ash fields. It is a 4-5 hour steep ascent and then the descent is very quick with most people choosing to run or slide down the ash/scree back to the village. We enjoy our late lunch accompanied by a glass of Fogo wine made from the few vines that they have dotted on the ashy ground. We have the rest of the afternoon to relax in this special place and soak in the atmosphere. Overnight Cha das Caldeiras, Fogo.

Accommodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B L D

Ascent

1050 M

Descent

1050 M

Time

6 - 7 hrs walking

Distance

9 KM

We leave this area on foot as we head in a northerly direction to the coast. We walk around Monte Velha through the forest, past banana, papaya and coffee plantations - a large contrast to our dusty walk yesterday. The area here is very fertile and green because of the trade winds. Along the path we also see agave plants and eucalyptus trees. On arrival at Mosterios we meet our vehicle to transfer to Sao Filipe. Time and weather allowing we can have a swim in a sheltered bay on the way back to Sao Filipe. This colourful town is great for a stroll around before dinner. Overnight Sao Filipe.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

B L D

Ascent

60 M

Descent

1400 M

Time

4 - 5 hrs walking

Distance

11 KM

This day varies slightly depending on the flight times. If the flight is in the evening then we have time this morning for a relaxed start. We can walk along the stunning black beach for 1-2hrs. It can be a peaceful or wild place between the crashing waves and the rugged cliffs depending on the weather and seas. We fly from Fogo to Santiago. If we have time in Santiago then we visit the interesting old city Cidade Velha (payable locally) and lunch in a local restaurant. We then fly to the island of Sao Vicente which is located south-east of its more well-known neighbour Santo Antao. On arrival we transfer the 20 minutes to the town of Mindelo to our hotel. Overnight in Mindelo.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

B

This morning we have a ferry crossing (1 hour) to Santo Antao, the greenest of the Cape Verde islands and a perfect venue for walking. We transfer for approximately an hour inland to Ribeira das Patas (Ribeira means river or rivers-edge in Portuguese) and a little further up the road we find the trailhead of our walk. This impressive trail contours around the mountain and ascends gradually (with the occasional steep section) and cannot been seen from the road. It is an incredible path and walk. The views are superb over the valley, down to Porto Novo and over the sea to Sao Vicente. At the highest point of our walk we emerge onto a plateau with views of Topo da Coroa (1983m), the highest peak on Santo Antao and the whole of Cape Verde. Passing an old hermits cave we then start our steep descent on a beautifully made cobbled path. Many of these paths were made by slaves in years gone by. They are well maintained these days for locals and their donkeys for villages and fields which do not have road access. Our trail today ends back at the village of Cha de Morte and our accommodation were we overnight in a simple guesthouse with a local family.

Accommodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B L D

Ascent

1050 M

Descent

1440 M

Time

5 - 6 hrs walking

Distance

11 KM

A spectacular walk today as we descend from the village of Cha d'Orgueiro down to the northwest coast. We have a transfer of around 30 mins to the village from where we walk down to the northwest coast with wonderful vistas. This delightful walk sees us descend past farmed terraces and along the deep valley carved out by the river Alta Mira. This is the first sheltered valley in the area and therefore utilised by the local population. In between the steep sided cliffs, far away from the end of the road we come across small plots of land properly terraced and irrigated, and planted with an array of fruit and vegetables such as yam, breadfruit, mango and papaya. We descend right down to the pebble beach at the coast. Our transfer meets us a little further up the road and we drive to Cha de Morte for our second night.

Accommodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B L D

Ascent

600 M

Descent

1140 M

Time

4 - 5 hrs walking

Distance

12 KM

After breakfast we board our vehicle for a transfer of approximately 1.30hrs to the wooded ridges of the island in the northeast. We arrive at the Cova crater, which is an ancient volcanic crater surrounded by jagged mountains and a lovely flat inside - perfect for agriculture! It's an interesting place. Our walk starts a short distance from here as we descend into the Ribeira de Grande valley, in the direction of the coast. The scenery is marvellous, and very different from what we have seen. We pass by sugar cane and vegetable crops through more undulating terrain. Coming out of the valley we have panoramic views into the next valley and down to the sea - it is beautiful. We meet our driver at the road and we drive to Ponta do Sol, approximately 40mins. This is the old port of the island and a thriving little town. We can stroll along the pier and see the staggering cliffs of the northern coast dive vertically into the sea. We have 2 nights in this little town. Overnight Ponta do Sol.

Accommodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B L D

Ascent

350 M

Descent

450 M

Time

3 - 4 hrs walking

Distance

8 KM

This morning we transfer around to the coastal village of Cruzinha (approximately 1.30 hrs), and then we walk back to Ponta do Sol along the spectacular coastal path. The views are breathtaking with the vast expanse of the ocean on our left and the steep mountains on the island inland. We enjoy lunch at a homestay in the village of Corvo, which is only accessible by foot along this coastal path. After lunch the path takes us through to Fontainhas, a hilltop village famous for its colourful houses. We then descend into Ponta do Sol for our second night. We can relax with a beer and maybe get into the swing by listening to some live music. Overnight Ponta do Sol.

Accommodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B L D

Ascent

650 M

Descent

650 M

Time

5 - 6 hrs walking

Distance

16 KM

We leave Ponta do Sol this morning with a 20mins transfer into the Ribeira da Torre valley. This is one of the greenest and most spectacular in the island. The first few villages we come across are a hive of planting with sugar cane, banana, cassava, papaya and sweet potato. This area really is a dream for walkers! Rising sharply from the middle of the valley is a volcanic tower known as 'Tope de Mirande'. We have lunch with a lovely local family (one of the many holiday highlights!) before descending through the cane fields following the irrigation channels back to the bottom of the valley. We meet our driver and transfer the 30mins to Vila das Pombas (Paul), were we have the next two nights at a small family run guesthouse.

Accommodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B L D

Ascent

800 M

Descent

800 M

Time

4 - 5 hrs walking

Distance

8 KM

The Val de Paul is beautiful and green, peppered with plantations of sugar cane, mango, papaya, breadfruit and eucalyptus trees. There are also cedar and pine trees in proliferation. The chain of mountains that run through the island have towering peaks, and stunning views of the Atlantic coast. We walk today through this area and it's small communities. We start with a transfer up the valley of around 40 mins At the road end we start walking and follow the cobbled paths lined with dry-stone walls and the precarious villages nestled on steep sided mountains. We have a lunch full of the local product at the home of Fatima. On our descent we visit the rum distillery and maybe try some of this local product. The rum is made from the sugarcane which is harvested in late spring. We walk right back to our accommodation in the coastal town of Paul. Overnight Paul.

Accommodation

Guesthouse

Meals

B L D

Ascent

410 M

Descent

970 M

Time

4 - 5 hrs walking

Distance

10 KM

Our last walk on this fantastic island is from the Janela point, and up into the valley. This is a lovely short circular walk through coffee plantations with great views of the ocean. A perfect last leg stretch before transferring to Porto Novo and taking the ferry back to Mindelo. Here our guide will arrange dinner in a local restaurant for a final celebratory meal as we toast our delightful holiday in the beautiful Cape Verde Islands.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

B L

Ascent

880 M

Descent

880 M

Time

3 - 4 hrs walking

Distance

8 KM

A single timed transfer is provided to the airport. We wave goodbye to these beautiful islands in the middle of the turquoise-blue ocean. Flight time dependent we have some time to walk around Mindelo with its Portuguese colonial buildings and vibrant markets.

Meals

B
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Essential Information

We've compiled some of our Frequently Asked Questions to help you learn more about this amazing trip.

  • A professional and qualified tour leader
  • Single timed airport transfers on arrival & departure
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as described in the Meal Plan
  • Domestic flights and ferries as required
  • All land transport required by the itinerary

  • Travel Insurance
  • Some meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • Airport security tax on arrival
  • Tips
  • Miscellaneous personal expenditure - drinks and souvenirs etc

Day 1
A single transfer from Praia Airport (on Santiago Island) to the group hotel is provided.

Day 13
On the last day of the Land Only itinerary, there will be a single transfer to Sao Vicente Airport.

Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

All breakfasts, 10 lunches and 8 dinners are included in the holiday price. There are lovely local restaurants available for the dinners not included. No drinks are included with the meals. 2.5 litres of water per person is supplied for each walk. We advise you not to drink the tap water.

It is not recommended to drink untreated water from the taps. If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled, filtered or provided in large jerry cans or 5 litre bottles. Additionally you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single use plastic bottles.

As you can imagine being surrounded by water the diet in Cape Verde is abundant in seafood, usually caught that day and can include tuna, jack fish and the lesser known wahoo. Chicken and pork are also eaten widely. Generally the food is very fresh and hearty with classic stews with sweet potato, yams, manioc, beans and green bananas, seasoned with garlic and coriander. The classic desserts are based on the tropical fruits of the islands such as coconut, papaya, guava, mango. The traditional breakfast dish is called 'Cacsupa' and is sweet corn and beans which is sometimes served with a fried egg. Vegetarians are catered for.

Whilst we can cater for vegetarians, albeit sometimes with a more limited choice, we cannot always provide special diets.  Due to the nature of some of the trips that we operate and the countries in which we operate them, it can be very hard (and sometimes impossible) to cater for a wide range of dietary choices and you may have to supplement your diet with food/snacks from home.  If you have specific dietary requirements please do speak to our sales team and they will be able to advise you whether or not we will be able to offer your specific choice.  Please note that we are unable to provide separate menus and cannot accept liability for any problems arising from special dietary requirements or intolerances.

Tourism is still in its infancy on many of the islands that we visit on Cape Verde. This means that some of the accommodation is very simple, and can feel more like staying at someone's house than a hotel or guesthouse. Of course this adds to the charm of the destination and the locations used means that we can really get out and take advantage of the walking in this spectacular scenery. Additionally it is a great way to meet the lovely people of Cape Verde.

On Santiago Island we have 1 night in a simple hotel in Praia. All rooms are en-suite. It is located in a quiet area of the town and starts our journey to meeting the people and discovering their daily lifes.

Our 2 nights in the Calderia on Fogo Island are in a simple Casa belonging to Alcindo. The rooms have an ensuite bathroom, but no hot water. This accommodation was totally rebuilt after the volcanoes eruption in 2014 and is situated just near the crater. The 1 night at the simple hotel in the capital of Fogo, Sao Filipe. The rooms are en-suite and will be the most comfortable hotel so far.

Our hotel in Mindelo, on Sao Vicente Island, which we stay in for 2 nights, is again simple establishment. All rooms are en-suite.

When walking on the island of Sao Antao we stay in 2 nights in a simple guesthouse / pension accommodation at Cha de Morte - Chez Lizy. This is run by the women and girls of the family although they don't speak many languages other than Portuguese they have amazing smiles and are very accommodating (your guide can translate!). They have a shared bathroom and there is no hot water. But a great experience.

In Ponta do Sol we stay for 2 nights in Fatima's guesthouse - Beira Mar - which has great sea views, especially from the terrace. Fatima is a great cook and serves lovely traditional Cape Verde dishes and the 'catch of the day'. All rooms here are en-suite. On some departures we are in the Residencial Ponta do Sol, which is a little further from the sea, however it does have a little wifi (which is rare on this trip!).

Our last 2 nights on Santo Antao (before a final night back in Mindelo) is at Takrida in Vila das Pombas. This accommodation is chosen for its friendly warm welcome from the owners, clean simple rooms and the marvellous food they serve. Some of the rooms are not en-suite. If the group is of a certain size then we will need to split the group between 2 accommodations on this night. Meals will be taken together.

If you are travelling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. A limited number of single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. If you are planning on extending your holiday additional nights at the group hotels are available on request.

The group will be accompanied by a professional and qualified local tour leader. On certain days you will also be accompanied by an additional local guide (for example on the ascent of Fogo).

Approximately £200 per person (or equivalent in US dollars or Euros) should be allowed for tips, soft drinks, snacks, non-included meals and miscellaneous expenses. Alcoholic drinks, souvenirs and optional activities are additional so you may wish to budget for these. The entrance to Cidade Vilha, Santiago on day 5, is 500 escudo (approximately £5). This visit depends on the internal flights times on this day.

You can choose to take your money in pounds sterling, dollars or euros. However if you have a choice then euros are the favoured currency in Cape Verde and are even sometimes (at the larger places) accepted for payment. There will be the opportunity to change money into local currency on arrival at the airport and your local leader will advise the best places to change. It is not possible to buy local currency prior to travel. Additionally, you will be able to get currency from bank ATMs in the towns that we will visit. Credit cards are useful and it is a good idea to carry one in case of emergency.

Tipping is the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ to your leader, drivers and local team. Tipping is entirely voluntary and should be dependent on good service. We suggest €25-50 per person for the main guide, depending on group size. You should allow €15-30 for tips for drivers and other staff along the way. We recommend that you decide levels of tipping and give any tips as a group rather than from individual group members.

For this holiday you should take one piece of luggage and a daypack. Luggage with wheels is useful for this holiday. On the internal flights there is a weight limit of 20kg. For international flights please check your baggage allowance with your airline.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required, and you should have at least 2 blank pages for each country that you visit.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Please ensure that you check for the latest advice before travel. For the most up to date information on entry requirements, please visit the UK Government website.

Visa Cape Verde

UK passport holders do not need a visa for short stays. However there is an 'Airport Security Tax' (TSA)  and prior to arrival you must register with the Cape Verde authorities on the EASE website where you can pay the 3,400 escudos (approximately £30) TSA.

US passport holders do need a visa for Cape Verde.

If you have a severe allergy please inform the KE office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy free environment on KE trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by KE leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

VACCINATIONS

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro.

Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Zika virus has been confirmed as active in this country. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. The mosquitoes that transmit ZIKV are unlikely to be found above 2,000m altitude. For more information, visit the website of the National Travel Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) at https://travelhealthpro.org.uk

 

The unit of currency in Cape Verde is the Cape Verdean Escudo.

Getting some additional exercise before coming on an active holiday makes a lot of sense. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. You should be aerobically fit and comfortable with walking 3 to 6 hours for consecutive days. Hill walking, with a good amount of ascent and descent, is the best training. Running, cycling and swimming are also good for developing cardio vascular fitness and stamina.

Cape Verde has a tropical climate which is mediated by the Atlantic current. Temperatures are fairly constant throughout the year within a range of 20ºC to 30ºC. The majority of days from mid October to June are sunny with blue skies. In January and February there are more overcast days, usually clearing by the afternoon. The islands receive very little precipitation, but does have a rainy season between August and early October. 

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's ‘Travel Aware campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas. The 'Travel Aware' website provides a single, authoritative source of advice for all kinds of travellers and we recommend that prior to travel, all KE clients visit the official UK Government website at travelaware.campaign.gov.uk and read the FCDO Travel Advice for their chosen destination. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCDO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCDO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

KE do not encourage the use of single use plastic items. We are ensuring that our agents all over the world are working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We are leading by example in our KE office by reducing our plastic use.

It is an essential condition of joining a holiday with KE Adventure Travel that you have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation.  When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

For appropriate insurance cover we recommend Campbell Irvine Direct.  Please go to our Travel Insurance page for further information and to get a quote.

Please try to keep the weight of your baggage to a minimum. See the ‘baggage allowance’ section for further details.

You should bring the following items:

  • Hiking boots
  • Sandals / Trainers
  • Socks & Underwear
  • Trekking trousers / shorts
  • Wicking shirts or tops
  • T-shirts / tops / casual shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket and overtrousers
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Daypack 25-30 litres
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including for lips)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre (x2) - we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic
  • Water purification tablets
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

The following items are optional:

  • Gaiters (for scree descent of Fogo)
  • Buff (against the dust)
  • Trekking poles (highly recommended)
  • Swimwear
  • Small swim/trek towel
  • Camera
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 from 12 reviews

Cape Verde ★★★★★

This was a trip with some of the best hillwalking and mountaineering I have ever experienced. Our guide, Odair, was superb both as a mountain guide and as a source of information about Cape Verde.The ascent ( and even more the spectacular descent ) of the active volcano of Fogo was amazing, with its drama, scenery and sheer exhilaration. The walking on Sao Antao was truly memorable with walks through lush tropical valleys culminating in the stupendous Balcony walk. This was all supplemented by excellent food and accommodation most memorably at Leticia’s place at the base of Pico de Fogo. The trip was not without its problems however. There were serious problems with flights getting off Fogo, back to Praia and on to Sao Vicente. The lack of information as to what was happening over a couple of days was frustrating and worrying. Odair made heroic efforts to deal with these problems but some part of the trip was lost. In short an excellent trip but it might be advisable to do internal travel using the excellent and punctual ferry service rather than travelling by air. It might be difficult however to visit both Fogo and Sao Antao without having to resort to the unreliable and unpunctual internal air services.
By Niall Dublin | 16 March 2024

Walking Winter Sunshine - fabulous ★★★★★

Better late than never – I did this trip in March 2023 and had a fabulous holiday. Cape Verde is a wonderful place to be in our dismal winters! I opted to go out a day early and so felt quite rested at the proper start of the trip. I would advise this – it really is a good plan! I landed at 1am in the morning in 22 degrees and every day after that was around 28 degrees. No rain – just wonderful warm sun. Our group of 7 was super - we got on well and we looked after each other. Our guide De rmyn was delightful. He was so knowledgeable and could answer any question thrown at him, and his love of the country was clear for us all to see. He was a charming young man and I felt very happy and safe with him as our Guide. The coffee was good, the Strela beer was always welcome (especially at the end of a hot day when somehow one was never enough), and the local wines were delicious. Food wise – well there was masses of it and the fish was fresh and tasty. And the green sauce was to die for. I had to skip lunch on a couple of days as I just could not fit any more food in! Highlights have to include Fogo island and everything about it. The accommodation where we stayed with the charming young couple running it (oh my what a love story there), to the actual climb itself and the fun run down the volcanic sand. It was marvellous. And discovering the music of Cesaria Evora from Mindelo which I have played non-stop since we got back. Her hauntingly beautiful voice just captures it all and takes me right back there. Most of the walking on the islands was great, fantastic views and some nice challenging ascents and descents. Poles are vital. We didn’t meet many other people from the UK but there were masses of French groups out there. I think our itinerary was not the same as our Guide’s itinerary, so we weren’t quite sure what each day was going to bring. But if you are thinking about this holiday I urge you to go now, because it was a joy.
By Diana Chipping Norton | 19 July 2023

Spectacular walking day after day in Cape Verde ★★★★★

A wonderful trip, with fantastic and varied walks on the islands of Fogo and Santo Antão, and a brief chance to visit the islands of Santiago and São Vicente (jumping off points for the other two islands). Stunning views and regular insights into local, rural life, courtesy of Odaia, our well-informed and experienced guide. Once in Cape Verde, travel and accommodation arrangements were pretty seamless - the transfers were all fairly short and straightforward. The small group size (just 4 of us ) helped this, but the organisation on the ground was very good. Not so much the TAP/Lisbon airport experience, which included no food on the flight from São Vicente to Lisbon due to a ‘loading error’ in Lisbon, and a cancelled flight on the way home due to ‘capacity issues’ at Lisbon airport, requiring an unscheduled night in a Lisbon hotel. As mentioned, our guide was great, having a confident but sensitive approach, and I especially liked the respectful way he dealt with all the people on the way who were providing us with services. The scenery was more varied than I thought it might be, and every day there was something different of interest, with stunning views. There have been issues with the internal flight schedule, which meant an extra day in Fogo and one less day in Santo Antão, compared with the original itinerary, but we were informed of this before the trip. The extra walk in Fogo was short and rather ordinary, but we were in a comfortable hotel with a decent pool in São Filipe, so spending an extra afternoon there wasn’t exactly an ordeal. You can walk around as a tourist in Cape Verde - on the islands we visited - and no one bothers you, so it’s a relaxing place to spend some time. The islands clearly have a pull for the many people of Cape Verdean heritage living in other countries, and after this trip I have some idea why, as it is a unique place with a strong sense of cultural identity. The walking was steep (ups and downs) in many places, but the walks were not especially long, so I think the KE rating of 5 is spot on. My only disappointment was the food, which for a vegetarian was not great in terms of getting protein, with few decent replacements for meat and fish, which are the basis of every main meal. Often, you are expected to make do with nothing additional, or just a plain omelette. I even had a roll, wrapped and labelled ‘vegetarian’, which contained just butter, to replace a tuna roll as part of a packed lunch. I had to speak to our guide about this more than once and felt this shouldn’t have been the case, given his experience. It was all the more frustrating as my fellow travellers were typically tucking into generous portions of fish, which they said was delicious. As a vegetarian, it feels you are paying the same as everyone else, but getting something of a lower quality. I’m still giving the trip 5 stars, as everything else was great. Try Cape Verde yourself, before it gets busy!
By Timothy Bradford-on-Avon | 19 April 2023

A Wonderful Walking Holiday in a Fascinating and Friendly Country ★★★★★

Cape Verde is a superb warm weather destination for winter walking not much visited by anglophones - think Canaries but with fewer people and a fascinating blend of Portuguese and West African culture. We are so pleased we chose this as a pre-Christmas boost. Friendly locals and a marvellous local guide (Odair) who expertly shared his love of the people, culture, gastronomy and landscapes. Particular highlights for us included walking on the flanks of and climbing Pico do Fogo with its active vu lcanism, an evening of wine-tasting and local music (also on Fogo), the balcony walk, the Cruzinha to Ponta do Sol coastal walk, and exploring Ribeira da Torre, all on Santo Antão, and the wide variety of local produce (particularly vegetables, fish and fruit) served at our filling and tasty meals. Things to note: make sure you have trekking poles as the descents are steep and can be very rocky (and gaiters for the volcanic sand on Pico do Fogo). Day 1 of the itinerary doesn’t exist as you arrive after midnight and we didn’t get to our hotel till after 02:00 after major delays at immigration despite (because of?) the new EASE system - consider flying out a day early to arrive at a sensible time or KE could rejig the itinerary while still fitting it into a 2 week holiday? Similarly days 2, 3 and 4 are tough days with very early starts and it might make more sense (inter-island transfers permitting) to be after Santo Antão. The valley walks on Santo Antão are a bit similar and connection issues meant a change in the itinerary with a bit of a wasted day on São Vicente; another volcano hike (after all it is Cape Verde’s major feature) such as Tope de Coroa might have been more interesting. Bottled water is freely provided throughout and meals are more than adequate but midday snacks for the hikes might be appreciated by some. Overall an excellent holiday and we would return in a heart beat to explore more locations and other islands.
By Gillian York | 21 December 2022

What a fantastic trip! ★★★★★

From traversing lava and volcanic ash on Fogo, to hiking through forests and the steep, fertile hills of Santo Antao, our guides were knowledgeable and really supportive on challenging routes. Cape Verde offered great coffee, bananas and surprisingly good wine. We enjoyed local music, learned about the history of the islands and swam in warm seas.

By Cannings United Kingdom | 12 December 2022

Traveller Reviews
4.8 out of 5 from 12 reviews

Cape Verde
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This was a trip with some of the best hillwalking and mountaineering I have ever experienced. Our guide, Odair, was superb both as a mountain guide and as a source of information about Cape Verde.The ascent ( and even more the spectacular descent ) of the active volcano of Fogo was amazing, with its drama, scenery and sheer exhilaration. The walking on Sao Antao was truly memorable with walks through lush tropical valleys culminating in the stupendous Balcony walk. This was all supplemented by excellent food and accommodation most memorably at Leticia’s place at the base of Pico de Fogo. The trip was not without its problems however. There were serious problems with flights getting off Fogo, back to Praia and on to Sao Vicente. The lack of information as to what was happening over a couple of days was frustrating and worrying. Odair made heroic efforts to deal with these problems but some part of the trip was lost. In short an excellent trip but it might be advisable to do internal travel using the excellent and punctual ferry service rather than travelling by air. It might be difficult however to visit both Fogo and Sao Antao without having to resort to the unreliable and unpunctual internal air services.
By Niall Dublin | 16 March 2024

Walking Winter Sunshine - fabulous
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Better late than never – I did this trip in March 2023 and had a fabulous holiday. Cape Verde is a wonderful place to be in our dismal winters! I opted to go out a day early and so felt quite rested at the proper start of the trip. I would advise this – it really is a good plan! I landed at 1am in the morning in 22 degrees and every day after that was around 28 degrees. No rain – just wonderful warm sun. Our group of 7 was super - we got on well and we looked after each other. Our guide De rmyn was delightful. He was so knowledgeable and could answer any question thrown at him, and his love of the country was clear for us all to see. He was a charming young man and I felt very happy and safe with him as our Guide. The coffee was good, the Strela beer was always welcome (especially at the end of a hot day when somehow one was never enough), and the local wines were delicious. Food wise – well there was masses of it and the fish was fresh and tasty. And the green sauce was to die for. I had to skip lunch on a couple of days as I just could not fit any more food in! Highlights have to include Fogo island and everything about it. The accommodation where we stayed with the charming young couple running it (oh my what a love story there), to the actual climb itself and the fun run down the volcanic sand. It was marvellous. And discovering the music of Cesaria Evora from Mindelo which I have played non-stop since we got back. Her hauntingly beautiful voice just captures it all and takes me right back there. Most of the walking on the islands was great, fantastic views and some nice challenging ascents and descents. Poles are vital. We didn’t meet many other people from the UK but there were masses of French groups out there. I think our itinerary was not the same as our Guide’s itinerary, so we weren’t quite sure what each day was going to bring. But if you are thinking about this holiday I urge you to go now, because it was a joy.
By Diana Chipping Norton | 19 July 2023

Spectacular walking day after day in Cape Verde
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
A wonderful trip, with fantastic and varied walks on the islands of Fogo and Santo Antão, and a brief chance to visit the islands of Santiago and São Vicente (jumping off points for the other two islands). Stunning views and regular insights into local, rural life, courtesy of Odaia, our well-informed and experienced guide. Once in Cape Verde, travel and accommodation arrangements were pretty seamless - the transfers were all fairly short and straightforward. The small group size (just 4 of us ) helped this, but the organisation on the ground was very good. Not so much the TAP/Lisbon airport experience, which included no food on the flight from São Vicente to Lisbon due to a ‘loading error’ in Lisbon, and a cancelled flight on the way home due to ‘capacity issues’ at Lisbon airport, requiring an unscheduled night in a Lisbon hotel. As mentioned, our guide was great, having a confident but sensitive approach, and I especially liked the respectful way he dealt with all the people on the way who were providing us with services. The scenery was more varied than I thought it might be, and every day there was something different of interest, with stunning views. There have been issues with the internal flight schedule, which meant an extra day in Fogo and one less day in Santo Antão, compared with the original itinerary, but we were informed of this before the trip. The extra walk in Fogo was short and rather ordinary, but we were in a comfortable hotel with a decent pool in São Filipe, so spending an extra afternoon there wasn’t exactly an ordeal. You can walk around as a tourist in Cape Verde - on the islands we visited - and no one bothers you, so it’s a relaxing place to spend some time. The islands clearly have a pull for the many people of Cape Verdean heritage living in other countries, and after this trip I have some idea why, as it is a unique place with a strong sense of cultural identity. The walking was steep (ups and downs) in many places, but the walks were not especially long, so I think the KE rating of 5 is spot on. My only disappointment was the food, which for a vegetarian was not great in terms of getting protein, with few decent replacements for meat and fish, which are the basis of every main meal. Often, you are expected to make do with nothing additional, or just a plain omelette. I even had a roll, wrapped and labelled ‘vegetarian’, which contained just butter, to replace a tuna roll as part of a packed lunch. I had to speak to our guide about this more than once and felt this shouldn’t have been the case, given his experience. It was all the more frustrating as my fellow travellers were typically tucking into generous portions of fish, which they said was delicious. As a vegetarian, it feels you are paying the same as everyone else, but getting something of a lower quality. I’m still giving the trip 5 stars, as everything else was great. Try Cape Verde yourself, before it gets busy!
By Timothy Bradford-on-Avon | 19 April 2023

A Wonderful Walking Holiday in a Fascinating and Friendly Country
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Cape Verde is a superb warm weather destination for winter walking not much visited by anglophones - think Canaries but with fewer people and a fascinating blend of Portuguese and West African culture. We are so pleased we chose this as a pre-Christmas boost. Friendly locals and a marvellous local guide (Odair) who expertly shared his love of the people, culture, gastronomy and landscapes. Particular highlights for us included walking on the flanks of and climbing Pico do Fogo with its active vu lcanism, an evening of wine-tasting and local music (also on Fogo), the balcony walk, the Cruzinha to Ponta do Sol coastal walk, and exploring Ribeira da Torre, all on Santo Antão, and the wide variety of local produce (particularly vegetables, fish and fruit) served at our filling and tasty meals. Things to note: make sure you have trekking poles as the descents are steep and can be very rocky (and gaiters for the volcanic sand on Pico do Fogo). Day 1 of the itinerary doesn’t exist as you arrive after midnight and we didn’t get to our hotel till after 02:00 after major delays at immigration despite (because of?) the new EASE system - consider flying out a day early to arrive at a sensible time or KE could rejig the itinerary while still fitting it into a 2 week holiday? Similarly days 2, 3 and 4 are tough days with very early starts and it might make more sense (inter-island transfers permitting) to be after Santo Antão. The valley walks on Santo Antão are a bit similar and connection issues meant a change in the itinerary with a bit of a wasted day on São Vicente; another volcano hike (after all it is Cape Verde’s major feature) such as Tope de Coroa might have been more interesting. Bottled water is freely provided throughout and meals are more than adequate but midday snacks for the hikes might be appreciated by some. Overall an excellent holiday and we would return in a heart beat to explore more locations and other islands.
By Gillian York | 21 December 2022

What a fantastic trip!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

From traversing lava and volcanic ash on Fogo, to hiking through forests and the steep, fertile hills of Santo Antao, our guides were knowledgeable and really supportive on challenging routes. Cape Verde offered great coffee, bananas and surprisingly good wine. We enjoyed local music, learned about the history of the islands and swam in warm seas.

By Cannings United Kingdom | 12 December 2022

A good walking holiday, unfortunately adversely impacted by schedule changes
★ ★ ★
Cape Verde is a great destination for winter walking, with Fogo and Santo Antao being the main attractions for hikers. Both staying on Fogo and climbing the volcano were real highlights, although the long walk down from the crater to the coast was tedious and should have been replaced with a better walk (even the guide agreed!). Schedule issues led to the loss of 2 days planned hiking and a further night in Praia, where we stayed at one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed in in terms of noise. Santo Antao is the main hiking island with some superb paths, although once again the sequencing of walks could in our view be improved (eg the final day). The holiday is well graded - walking is straightforward with lots of gradient (and it can be quite hot). Apart from Praia, accommodations (including homestays) were great. Local food is varied and excellent. Our leader, Odair was terrific and a great ambassador for his country. By way of conclusion, we think KE needs to have a critical look at both the itinerary and scheduling of this trip. It should have been a 5* trip. It missed the mark for us for the reasons stated, but we still enjoyed the trip.
By Andrew AMBLESIDE | 21 November 2022

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Thank you for your review and suggestions to improve the itinerary all of which have been noted. We're glad you enjoyed the trip despite the issues you have highlighted. With regard to the scheduling, the itinerary was originally designed so that we fly from Fogo to Sao Vicente via connecting flights through Praia. This is the way this trip has operated for several years. However, shortly before your departure, the only airline servicing these islands changed their flight times, making a same-day connection impossible, requiring an overnight in Praia. We did notify the group of this change prior to departure as soon as we were informed of it, and we rearranged the itinerary to minimise any disruption, which affected 2 days of the holiday.


If you are looking for winter walking of substance, look no further
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
If you are looking for a winter walking holiday of substance, look no further than this excellent adventure with KE. I found Cape Verde to be a hidden gem of a destination for a winter trip. It is conveniently located not too far from the UK but feels a world away from cold, dark January in Edinburgh. The trip is a game of two halves. The first is fast paced: by day six, you will set foot on four different islands, undertaking three internal flights and a ferry journey on the way. You will have scaled the highest peak of the archipelago - Pico de Fogo - and seen a very diverse range of landscapes. And you will be on your fifth different bed for the night. The second half sees the trip settling down on the spectacular island of Santo Antao where you will undertake a series of coastal and mountain hikes which are surprisingly diverse when you take into account the comparatively modest size of the island which you are on. Overall, the walking is reasonably demanding: with almost no flat ground involved, the cumulative and descent over the course of the trip are in the order of 9,000 metres. So walking poles are strongly recommended. The scenery ranges from high, barren and freshly minted volcanic terrain to agricultural fields where coffee, mango and bananas are abundant. This is a well-organised and well-led trip. The accommodation is generally simple, but there's always everything needed for a comfortable stay. The hosts are friendly and the food is hearty and wholesome. Worth noting that the descent of Pico de Fogo is a run down a steep lava field. This makes for rapid progress which is gentle on the knees. As suggested elsewhere, take gaiters in order to keep the stones out of your boots. It is also pretty dusty, so a good idea to take something to cover your mouth and nose. A KE buff is a good start, but if I had my time again I might go further and take a proper dust mask as my lungs felt a bit inflamed for the rest of the trip. In terms of other tips, one thing to be prepared for is the first two days of the trip. If you are on the group flights, you are likely to arrive in Cape Verde at about 1am on day 2 and then be on the 7.30am internal flight to Fogo. There'll be a short walk that day, but best to get as much rest as you can as day 3 begins with at dawn with the ascent of Pico de Fogo. I have been on a good number of KE trips now and my view is that Cape Verde more than holds its own, especially if your circumstances are such as you are looking for winter walking.
By Michael EDINBURGH | 13 April 2020

Geology playground
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I've not been on a trekking holiday with so much variation of scenery. The itinerary is well planned and gives one a flavour of all that is Cape Verde. Even a paddle in the sea on a black sand beach is included. The scenery is stunning and if geology is your bag, then you will be amply satisfied with this trip. We had the whole trip in glorious weather with temperatures approaching 30deg C. Very hot in the valleys but cooling once on the various hill tops and volcanoes. Fogo ascent amazing - nev er been on a volcano's caldera in a caldera! 
By Reviewer Chelmsford | 10 February 2020

Lots of "uphill" & more "downhill" than you think but the views are worth it!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
If "Carlsberg did island treks..." this could be it..! The mix of different scenery across the different islands from spartan volcanic landscapes to lush green valleys is stunning. However, it does involve a lot (..and I mean a lot!) of steep ups and even steeper and longer downs so be prepared and make sure your boots have plenty of tread left! Top tips: Make sure you have 3 days of tops, sock etc in your carry on (as well as your boots!) as Lisbon is a huge airport and many bags on our trip di sappeared for 4 days after we arrived and opportunities to replace any missing clothing on Fogo is almost impossible... Finally... the breakfasts in Cape Verde are basic so you might want to pack plenty of energy bars to cover the morning hikes (all lunches are huge so no problems then onwards!-)
By Reviewer Swindon | 10 January 2020

Lovely people and spectacular landscapes.
★ ★ ★ ★
Thoroughly enjoyed this trip, We had a super local guide whose knowledge and enthusiasm made a real difference. The Islands had very variable landscapes from lush valleys to arid rocky areas. The ascent of the Fogo volcano was my highlight, a long and steep climb and an exhilarating descent down an extensive volcanic cinder slope (definitely worth wearing close fitting gaiters for this part). Many of the walks involved more descending than climbing, not to everyones liking, but mostly on good tr ails. The food was simple local produce with lots of tropical fruit and veg. On the whole the accommodation was good, mostly in small family run guest houses although the size of group meant that not everyone was billeted in the same establishment. Beer and wine always available at evening mealtimes and reasonably priced. We had good weather for the whole trip, mostly warm and sunny with a couple of slightly overcast days. The itinerary on this trip is very busy especially as it involved moving on to new bases several times, a lot of good stuff packed into the 12 days. Not the holiday for you if you're looking for a laid back relaxing time.
By Stephen Wallasey | 30 November 2019

Cape Verde
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Ive walked on Madeira and the Cannaries and this holiday ups the ante a notch. The grade of walking has enough content to suit an experienced walker but is well within the remit of any able bodied walker.Some of the descents are steep and if you use poles these will come in handy. On first glance some of the accommodation looks underwellming, but stepping inside opens up a whole different perception. All are spotless and some of the rooms are massive, though this can be a lottery. Food is fresh local produce served in vast quantities. (the corriander pesto at Vila das Pombas, Paul. is one to look out for). One word of warning, if youre addicted to your phone/tablet then this holiday is not for you.
By Neil Hyde | 19 March 2019

Great scenery and culture and lovely winter sunshine
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Cape Verde has some fantastic scenery especially on Santo Antao. Probably exceeded my expectations. The whole trip was very well organised and well led by Odair. The walking is usually only about 5 hrs per day but it often involves steep ascents and descents so perhaps more strenuous than expected. The ascent of the active volcano PIco do Fogo was a highlight but was especially steep! I would definitely recommend the trip. I found a walking pole very useful for the descents and would recommend g aiters, only for the PIco descent on soft ash - I didn't have any and I had to empty my boots 4 times!
By Alastair ABERDEEN | 05 February 2019

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  • This trip begins on Sun 22 Dec and ends on Fri 3 Jan
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  • This trip begins on Sun 19 Jan and ends on Fri 31 Jan
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  • This trip begins on Sun 2 Mar and ends on Fri 14 Mar
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  • This trip begins on Sun 30 Mar and ends on Fri 11 Apr
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