Meetup Trekking Festival - 11th to 20th November 2020

GUIDED TRIP

Trip Style

Coastal Walk, Mountainous, Rolling hills

Availability

11th to 20th November Confirmed Itinerary

Highlight

Monte Gordo Natural Park

Price from

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Grade

A hiking event, which has the purpose to promote the São Nicolau’s potential for trekking development as an anchor-tourism product, providing an opportunity for unique experiences in this sports discipline, coupled with the possibility of benefiting from the culture and lifestyle of local populations.

In addition to allowing practitioners to experience the island’s fantastic network of walking trails and paths, in particular, the surroundings of the Monte Gordo Natural Park, as well as being in close contact with rural communities, the  programme includes cultural and recreational activities, and thematic workshops with national and international experts as part of the festival’s programme.

This event takes place every year in November.

*Some of the routes shown on the itinerary may be subject to modification in 2020.

PACKAGE DETAILS

Wednesday 11th November - Praia City, Santiago Island, Cabo Verde

Fly out on the 11th November

Thursday 12th November - Praia City

Enjoy a free morning in the city. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to São Nicolau. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Ribeira Brava where you will check into your accommodation “Pensão Santo António”. There will also be a night walk to open the festival.

Friday 13th November - Walk “Pico Agudo, Ribeira Prata - Praia Branca - Carbeirinho” (15km)

A local expert guide will lead you on the walking trails so you experience first hand the natural landscape, local heritage and culture followed by lunch.  In the afternoon you will get to experience Kola Sanjon – a traditional dance to drums at Praia Branca and enjoy a sunset glass of wine to finish off the day at Praia Grande.

Saturday 14th November - Walk “Belém -Morro Alto-Porto Lapa-Preguiça” (13km)

A local expert guide will lead you on the walking trails so you experience first hand the natural landscape, local heritage and culture followed by lunch.

Sunday 15th November - Walk “Caldeira Cabeçalinho – Hortelã - Parque Natural Monte Gordo - Canto Fajã (9km)

A local expert guide will lead you on the walking trails so you experience first hand the natural landscape, local heritage and culture followed by lunch.

Monday 16th November - Walk “Carriçal - Juncalinho” (13km)

Transfer to Carrical where a local expert guide will lead you on the walking trails so you experience first hand the natural landscape, local heritage and culture followed by lunch.

Tuesday 17th November - Walk "Juncalinho – Ribeira Brava" (25km)

A local expert guide will lead you on the walking trails so you experience first hand the natural landscape, local heritage and culture.

Wednesday 18th November - Loop Walk "Ribeira Brava" (15km)

A local expert guide will lead you on the walking trails so you experience first hand the natural landscape, local heritage and culture.

Thursday 19th November - Praia City

Transfer to the airport and fly to Praia City, Santiago Island.  Today you will get a guided tour of the city.

Friday 20th November - Praia City

Today we bid you farewell. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • All transfers in the program, including all trips from and into the airports and during the walking days
  • 9 nights in local accommodations (private rooms and private WC), with breakfast
  • 8 dinners
  • 3 lunches for all days included in the meet up festival (13, 14 and 15th November)
  • 3 picnics for the remaining walking days (16, 17 and 18th November)
  • Local certified and expert guide for walks in days 16, 17 and 18th November
  • Guided tour in Praia city (19th November)
  • Registration in Meet UP Trekking São Nicolau Walking Festival
  • Donation to the local Tourism Association in order to preserve the trails and the local natural and cultural resources
  • Flights to Cabo Verde and between islands (Praia-São Nicolau-Praia) (please, check the options we suggest bellow)
  • Boarding tax in Cabo Verde, for the visa, to pay at the airport: 31€)
  • Touristic and police tax, to pay in the accommodations (2€/day)
  • All the costs with extra drinks and meals apart those mentioned in the program;
  • All the things that are not mentioned in the “Included” section

Access

Way in & out : Cape Verde

Suggested flights:
Lisbon to Praia (Santiago, Cabo Verde)
TAP flight
Departure: 11th November Lisbon (LIS)-Praia (RAI)
20:45 – 00:05
Return: 20th November Praia (RAI) – Lisbon (LIS)
13:40 – 18:45

From Praia, Santiago to Ribeira Brava, Sao Nicolau
BINTER flight
Departure: 12th November Praia (RAI) – São Nicolau (SNE)
14:40 – 15:20
Return: 19th November São Nicolau (SNE) – Praia (RAI)
*Time to be confirmed

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