Type of stay :
Trek with guide
Localities visited :
Norte, Monte Trigo, Tarrafal
Length : 3 days
(included 3 of walking)
Maximum difficulty : 4*
Let the tranquillity of this isolated, almost neglected region, the most authentic and intense part of Santo Antão, overwhelm you. Here, you'll find little greenery; instead, many vast landscapes will reward your efforts and your curiosity.
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For experienced and well-trained hikers
Day 1 (Hike: 5 hours - level 2-3)
With our picnics in our bags, our journey starts by crossing a desert moonscape, typical for this side of the island. As we pass by the crater of an ancient volcano, we enter a radically different world, contrasted from the rest of the island not only by landscapes but also sounds, fragrances and sensations. We share our dinner with our host family to gather our strengths.
Day 2 (Hike: 8 hours - level 4**)
Let us wake up early today, because we have the longest and loneliest hike of the island ahead of us. But what amazing landscapes, what a serene silence and peaceful atmosphere! We enjoy our dinner in the canteen of a primary school, and a room overlooking the sea will be our shelter for the night.
Day 3 (Hike: 3 hours - level 2-3)
Last stage before reaching heaven - the view upon the sea and a rocky trail are our only fellow travellers today. Green sceneries soon replace the former moonscapes - we've reached our goal. We can reward ourselves by spending the rest of the day by the ocean, perhaps even by dipping our feet in the water or practicing our Creole with local fishermen.
Back to civilisation. Cars drive back to the harbour quite early, which allows us to enjoy the beautiful landscapes illuminated by the morning sun, as we drive through a somewhat rough road back to the harbour.
Two nights without luggage
Accommodation for 3 nights
Luggage transfer up to Tarrafal
Two nights without luggage (Day 1 and 2)
Possibility to add to this hike a few days in Tarrafal, to enjoy the bay; in this case, Day 4 transfer will occur on your last day of your extended stay.
Price per person
361 € based on two people
234 € based on four people
Single room surcharge: 31 EUR per person