A hiking trail day trip to see Monte Gordo and national park of São Nicolau island.



(full day excursion - easy hike)

A day full of contrast to discover the western part of Sao Nicolau. After driving through the green valley of Faja, the colourful road to Hortelao will give us unexpected views of the south slope of Monte Gordo.

Then by foot we will head to the view point of the abandoned valley of Ribeira das Calhaus. In Karbirim we will discover incredible rock formations created by the ocean and the wind.

Then we will learn how to cook the national dish – catchupa, and, after lunch at a private house, we will walk in the lower part of Ribeira Prata. Before heading back to the hotel, we will have time for a bath and relax at the sandy beach of Praia dos Frances


08h00 :                                     meeting with the guide at the hotel reception and drive to Hortelao

08h30 :                                     easy walk to get to the view point of Ribeira das Calhaus

10h30 :                                     drive to Karbirim

11h30 :                                     time to enjoy incredible rock formations

12h30 :                                     drive to Ribeira Prata

13h00 :                                     explaination about catchupa cooking and lunch in a private house

13h30 :                                     walk inside the green valley

15h00 :                                     drive to Praia dos Frances

15h30 :                                     free time on a sandy beach

16h30 :                                     drive to Ribeira Brava with stop in Tarrafal

18h00 :                                     end of excursion

What's Included:

Duration:                         10hrs

Starting Point:                 Ribeira Brava

Endpoint:                          Ribeira Brava

Difference in altitude:     Up 200 m     Down 200 m

Walk:                                   3.5 h

Included:                            Lunch,  Guide and Private transfers



Additional information

Traveler details:

1 Adult – £225.00, 2 Adults – £120.00 per person, 3 Adults – £105.00 per person, 4+ Adults – £85.00 per person