Walking, hiking and trekking are popular activities on some islands. On Fogo, Santo Antão, São Nicolau and Santiago there are mountains and ravines, as well as coastal paths and more challenging hiking. Some of the other islands such as Maio and Sal provide gentler walking.
Quad biking is also available on some islands, but they are banned from parts of the sand dunes. This ban is in order to protect the turtles and their nests. Hiring a quad bike for half a day or a full day can be an excellent and fun way to see the island. You can do so under your own steam, or with a guide. Don’t wear good clothes because you will probably get rather dusty!
Although not a typical destination for golf, there is a golf course on São Vicente, but it tends to be rather dry because of the lack of rainfall.
Being an island state, water sports are inevitably a significant feature: