Explore Santo Antão's Majestic Trails

“Santo Antão in Cape Verde is a trekker’s paradise. Its trails unveil stunning landscapes—lush valleys, towering mountains, and charming villages. A unique journey through nature and Creole culture, where each step reveals the untouched beauty of this extraordinary island.”


Qualified tourist guide


Day trip or full programme of a week or more


Guided walks tailored to your preferences


Santo Antao Walking Options


4 Hours

The trek starts in a wide valley famous for its grogue distilleries to end at Caibros. The paved track will lead among yellow stones to the village of Riberao and then more up to the path of the narrow valley of Caibros with yearlong running water. The views from the top are great for such a short walk . Ribeira means river or rivers-edge in Portuguese.The area is known for growing tropical fruits and vegetables and we may see people at work in their fields.

Guided Waks

Hello, I’m Edson David Andrade Lima, also known as Davy, your experienced tourist guide fluent in English, Portuguese, and Creole. I’m eager to unveil the wonders of Santo Antao to you or your group.

Whether you prefer a day trip or a comprehensive week-long adventure, I offer a variety of guided walks tailored to your preferences. Additionally, I can organize transportation for individuals or groups (up to 15 people), ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable holiday for all.

For pricing details or further information, please complete the enquiry form or reach out via email at edsondal@live.com.pt. If you’re in Cape Verde, feel free to call me at +2389574472 for bookings.

I anticipate welcoming you to Santo Antao Island, Cape Verde, very soon!
Warm regards,

Why Choose Our Services?

Leading Private Hiking Guide on Santo Antao Island, Tailored Private Tours, Competitive Pricing, Prompt Responses, Comfortable Transportation and Secure Payment Options.

We Speak English and French

Please let us know your age, hiking experience and medical conditions when enquiring/booking.



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Katharina S (From Germany)

We went hiking with Edson for five days in July. It was perfect! The advance organization via email and WhatsApp was very good, all our wishes were taken into consideration in detail and Edson recommended very varied and beautiful walks. Edson is an excellent guide with enormous knowledge of nature, culture and history, which he shared with us during the hikes. All of the tours were perfectly tailored to our abilities and were simply beautiful. Transfers were also great with safe cars and drivers. Walking in Sant Antão is a dream! With Edson as your guide, you will truly see the most beautiful places on the island and you won’t have to worry about anything. Everything was perfect.

Why Santo Antao Island?

Guided walking, hiking and trekking tours on Santo Antao is the best way to see this dramatically beautiful island; here at Walk Santo Antao we offer the most varied walking routes and trails in Cape Verde. Ponta do Sol (fishing town) and the Vale do Paul (a dazzlingly lush valley near Vila das Pombas) are on the North coast – it’s a scenically impressive drive west from Porto Nova ferry. Walk Santo Antao offers guided walks, hiking and trekking tours on Santo Antao which gives you the opportunity to explore and enjoy fantastic lush scenery.

Santo Antao Island, Cape Verde is a subtropical climate, rich in vegetation with high mountains, valleys, and a dramatic coastline. Extinct volcanic crater, great bird-watching and wildlife is just the start! Santo Antao offers authentic charm, peace and quiet, and of course, lots of culture – from steep agricultural terraces and villages to small local restaurants with music and above all, friendly local people.

In Santo Antao, our local economy depends on agriculture and limited tourism, we are happy to welcome you to Cape Verde!


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