Santo Antão
the island of  hikers and mountaineers

  Cape Verde Islands - Cabo Verde
Downhill in serpentines

Centuries old muletracks leed down from the altoplano (ca 1600m) to the green valleys of the northern coastline, crossing pinewood and subtropical forestes, slopes with steep meadows and agricultural areas with sugar cane, maize, manioc and mango trees on terraces.

Thatchroofed houses hide between the coffee plantations. The smallest of springs is carefully maintained in order to offer its water for a wide-streched irrigation scheme with its typical little water-channels, levadas.

Roaring Atlantic

is the ever present companion when hiking along the coastline of the North from the former colonical town of Ponta do Sol to the pitoresque village of Fontainhas, overlooking our path like from an eagles nest.
Deserted Volcano Landscape
is characteristic for the western altiplano and the highest summit, the Tope de Coroa (1979m).

A full days walk takes the hikers to the summit and back again, enjoying the view over the Barlavento islands.

In villages and little district towns
Bed and Breakfast is offerd by little guesthouses and private landlords.

See our page on  Accomodation.

Independant hiking
is possible on most tracks, thanks to our hiking maps and guides.


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Local Guides
are nevertheless strongly recommended on the more strenuous and remote tracks of the western altiplano.
Map and guidebook
Santo Antão


For Sale
in Cape Verde as well

3. Edition 2005
Lucete Fortes, Pitt Reitmaier
Hiking Map Santo Antão  1 : 50 000
Goldstadt Editors, Pforzheim 2005
ISBN 3-89550-467-X

Legend in 4 Languages
51 classified Tracks
City-map of Vila da Rª Grande

14.80 EUR

available in stock


GPS Daten der Wanderwege

Lucete Fortes, Pitt Reitmaier
GPS-Data on CD-Rom
with GPS-Programme

10.80 EUR

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Lucete Fortes, Pitt Reitmaier
Wanderführer Santo Antão
Goldstadt Verlag, Pforzheim 2001
ISBN 3-89550-466-1

Bergwanderungen durch subtropische Täler,
entlang wilder Küsten und durch vulkanische Landschaften.

224 Seiten, 169 Farbbilder,
39 Kartenausschnitte

38 Wege in drei Wanderrevieren mit Detailkarten
Rund- und Mehrtageswanderungen.
GPS-Wegpunkte im Text mitgeführt

10.80 EUR

available in stock

Klicken zur Seite : Reisehandbuch Cabo Verde Geschichte, Kultur und Reiseinformation in:

Pitt Reitmaier, Lucete Fortes
Reisehandbuch Cabo Verde
Reise-Know-How Verlag
Kapitel Santo Antão: Seite 399

22.50 EUR

available in stock

   updated 30/12/05