Calabaceira Hike & Cidade Velha City Tour

Discover Cidade Velha and enjoy a Hiking through the nature environment of Calabaceira not missing the opportunity to visit the Fortess of São Filipe.

  • Learn about the history of Cape Verde. Contact with Nature & Traditional Lunch.
  • Hike from Cidade Velha through the Calabaceira valley.
  • Visit the Fortress of São Filipe.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

  • Duration


  • Max. passengers


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  • From

    109 €

  • Notices

    Appropriate light layered clothing and comfortable walking/hiking shoes.

Departure from pier to Cidade Velha. Enjoy a panoramic drive towards Cidade Velha the first Capital of Cape Verde, located at the opposite side of the island. Here will visit the Fortress of S Filipe, built by orders of Filipe I King of Portugal and Spain After the visit will walk by Rua Banana” where you will be able to see the old stone houses and visit a local shop of handicrafts. Also here you will visit the Pelourinho a mark on the history of slavery and the commerce of salves.

The most active part come into place as you walk along the valley of Calabaceira for about 2 hours with some amazing views. Finish with a visit to the Fortress and then it’s time to drive back to the pier. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English (Portuguese, German and French on request).

  • Included: Traditional local lunch and drinks. 

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate light layered clothing and comfortable walking/hiking shoes. 

  • Walking information: On irregular terrain. Short walking at the City on cobblestoned surface and Irregular surface as well at the Fortress. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.