Cape Verde: Touring - Driving holiday
An Archipelago of 10 Volcanic Islands
There are excellent opportunities to go off-road in the Cape Verdes, as so few of the roads are made-up - making a touring or driving vacation an excellent idea for holidaymakers looking to escape to a sun-drenched island paradise. If you are hiring a vehicle, it really should be a 4x4 so that you can go to more remote places, and have the essential clearance as some of the roads are not especially good. There are many unexplored beaches and remote spots to visit and can be easily traversed in one of the many hire Suzuki Jeeps and larger 4x4's on offer. The volcanic island of Fogo is another fantastic spot for exploring by vehicle, and is a must for serious driving enthusiasts. It's easy to get stuck in the sand unless you are very experienced, and many of the tracks on the islands are not signed, nor are the roads, so getting lost is simple. Check with the car renter where exactly you are allowed to drive it, and don't expect pristine vehicles, many are often dusty and dented. Overall, as long as you don’t expect the world in service, touring or driving holidays across Cape Verde offer some scenes of beaches and coastline that are unrivalled anywhere in the world. Just be prepared for the bumpy roads!