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UNDISCOVERED CAPE VERDE

Exploring rugged Atlantic Islands...

A day’s good walking up the ribeiras on Santo Antão rewards you with stunning vistas over volcanic mountains, deep gorges and the bluest of seas. The prospect of a refreshing ocean dip, perhaps accompanied 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 São Domingos, to see a glimpse of life in the very African interior.

We continue to the island of São 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 Antão, 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 world’s most dramatic landscapes, with high cliffs, deep valleys and ravines. We’ll walk the ribeiras and appreciate the stunning scenery. We return to São 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.

At Ramblers Walking Holidays, we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to peoples’ lives. By travelling with us on this holiday, you can directly help us support the destinations we visit through our staff-managed charitable project click Heart & Sole




WALKING GRADES


Full day walks with appreciable amounts of ascent and descent. These walks are in more remote areas such as the Alps or northern Portugal. Similar to Grade 5, but with most of the walks at the upper level of ascent/descent, time and distance.




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    Undiscovered Cape Verde (Grade 6/P)
    Date
    21 Dec 2017
    Nights
    14

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    London (Heathrow)
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    Limited
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    £2,650
    Undiscovered Cape Verde (Grade 6)
    Date
    27 Jan 2018
    Nights
    14
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    Undiscovered Cape Verde (Grade 6)
    Date
    03 Mar 2018
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    14

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    £2,475
    Undiscovered Cape Verde (Grade 6)
    Date
    27 Oct 2018
    Nights
    14
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    Undiscovered Cape Verde (Grade 6)
    Date
    19 Dec 2018
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    14

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    London (Heathrow)
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    £2,925
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  • What's Included
    • Return flights from Heathrow to Praia return São Vicente to Heathrow via Lisbon both ways (TAP Portugal)
    • Inter island flight and ferries
    • Airport/Port transfers
    • B&B en suite accommodation
    • Dinners taken at hotels and at local restaurants
    • All local transport costs.

  • Holiday Highlights
    • Explore the dramatic canyons and fertile oases of Cape Verde’s "ribeiras".
    • Meet friendly farmers and children on cobbled mountain and coastal trails.
    • Discover Cidade Velha, the earliest colonial city - now a World Heritage site.
    • Enjoy the blend of African and Portuguese culture, music and cuisine.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Return flights from Heathrow to Praia return São Vicente to Heathrow via Lisbon both ways (TAP Portugal)
    • Inter island flight and ferries
    • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights; Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote
    • Arrival transfer by road c.45mins

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