cooking & painting classes, mountain bike tours & boat excursions

It doesn't always have to be the standard program. Here you will find a selection of special tours that we organize on Santo Antão.

Santo Antao Tour, Tours cabo verde, hiking cap vert, trekking cabo verde, tours mindelo

katxupa cooking class

Learn how to prepare the traditional Cape Verdean dish called Katxupa. It is made out of corn, vegetables and if you like also with meat or fish. The cooking class takes place in a small mountain village in the Valley of Ribeira da Torre.  And while the Katxupa will be cooking, we will visit the famous village Xôxô and a beautiful waterfall on a short hike. After the excursion it's time to eat your first self made Katxupa! 

  • Full day tour (about 6 hours) 

mountain bike tours

Explore Santo Antão on 2 wheels!

Do you want to explore the island, but don't necessarily want to wear hiking boots? With an experienced mountain guide, you will drive well equipped on mountain bikes along impressive trails.

  • Day- or multiple day-tours 

Boat excursions

Enjoy the island from a different perspective!

We organize short boat excursions (2 hours) in Tarrafal de Monte Trigo on the west side of Santo Antão or in Ponta do Sol (only during the summer months). 

The Boat excursions in Tarrafal are in combination with traditional fishing. You will get the chance to grill your catch directly by the beach! 

  • Half day tour with local fishermen & guide 
Malferien Kapverden, Santo Antao Tour, Melissa Pacheco, Ferien Kapverden

painting classes

Use the inspiration of the lush island and be creative!

A unique experience, under the professional guidance of Melissa Pacheco (

With a view of the valley, you dedicate yourself to abstract art and immerse yourself in the world of colors and shapes.  

  • 4 hours, with lunch | Ribeira da Torre valley