Geological Wonders

Discover the thrills along the landscape and enjoy large monuments along a long walk.

Includes

Santa Clara Valley

The Ribeira de Santa Clara, is a cannon-shaped valley, about 8 km long, whose highest point reaches 550 m in altitude. In the terminal sector, it has a U-shaped bottom, with steep slopes. Being inside the valley gives the feeling of being completely isolated from the rest of the world. Even so, there is the occurrence of a vegetation cover at the bottom of the valley, which in the context of the aridity where it is inserted constitute authentic oases. (Walking)

Rui Vaz - Pico Leao

2 hours route (20 KM) hiking from Rui Vaz to Pico Leão, passing to the forest paths and feel the mountain breeze of Monte tchota, a mountain located in the central part of Santiago Island, its elevation is 1,041m part of the serra do pico de Antónia, natural Park.

Santa Clara Mountain Range

A geomorphological heritage located in the Sebora de Santa Clara stream northeast of the municipality, consisting essentially of basaltic rocks which is unique for its scenic beauty.

Park Serra Malaguete

Serra Malagueta Park is located in the northwest of Santiago. The highest mountain is Monte Malagueta, 1064 m high. There is a protected reserve, or better, a park called “Parque Natural da Serra da Malagueta”, which has an area of almost 774 hectares. The area is known for its rich vegetation! The Serra da Malagueta is definitely worth a visit, especially in winter. During this season you can see the beautiful surrounding area and even the ocean directly from the mountain.

Pico Leao - Assomada

A great hiking, pico leão to assomada, Passing through the Achada Mula plateau, more than 2 hours of walking, with a gentle breeze that descends down the slope of pico d'antónia

Calabaceira-cidade velha

Begin your 3-hour hike from the top of the valley, with an oasis of vast vegetation emerging from within. Follow a simple and accessible trail for any hiker and explore the green valley, famous for its baobabs mentioned by Charles Darwin and its use as an escape route for slaves during slavery.

Santana's Valley

At 400 and 500 meters altitude with some attractive elements, discover a verdant landscape, a gallery showing the water to the logo of the year, a sugar cane food agricultural activity