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Drive & Fly – Quad Desert Adventure + Zipline

Monday to Saturday, Starting at 14.00 and 16.30
From €120 / ATV- Quad

If you are wondering which view of the beaches of Sal it's better, this option gives you the chance to see it from every angle! Drive through the white dunes and fly over the ocean! An adrenaline filled experience for you and your family


INCLUDED



Equipment

All the necessary equipment



Protection

Helmet, Glasses, and Overalls Provided



Professional Training

Offered in multiple languages



Shuttle

Pickup and Drop-off

OVERVIEW

The tour starts with the pick up at your hotel after which you will be taken to our main office where you will need to show your driving licence and get your gear for the adventure.

Once ready, you will start discovering the beaches of the south coast of the Island driving our ATV 500cc 4×4 Quad Bikes between the sandy dunes of Kite Beach. You will be taken to the Natural Reserve of Serra Negra, where the ZipLine it’s based and where the second part of the tour starts.
You will be briefed by the crew who will explain you everything you need to know about the excursion. After that, you will get you personal equipment that includes helmet, harness and pulley.

Ready? Go! The adventure continues!

You will be taken to the Serra Negra mountain with an off-road track and from there.. Let’s walk! ?
10-15 minutes are needed to reach the top of the mountain, during the walk you will also have a couple of places to stop and to rest enjoying the breathtaking view of the south part of the island.
Once on the top, the crew will help you get yourself ready with the equipment and yeeeeeeeeeeahuuuuu!! Start flying over the ocean!

Once landed, when the group is ready, you’ll jump again on board of our Quad Bikes and you’ll head back to Santa Maria.

What to Expect


Preparation and Safety Briefing

Get your gear, put on your overalls, and join us on our fun but essential Safety Briefing


Salt Flats of Santa Maria

The salt flats of Santa Maria are surrounded by beautiful sand dunes.


Costa de Fragata - Kite Beach

A beautiful white sandy beach full of colorful kite surfers.


Serra Negra Beach

An ideal spot for sea turtles nesting, Serra Negra is one of the two natural reserves of Sal.


Serra Negra - Zipline Panorama Point

The highest point on the south of Sal Island on top of the Natural Reserve.


Returning back



Go-Pro

Available for Rent



Extra Drinks

Included

Highlights

  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Maximum speed (Zipline) 110/120kmh, fly more than 1000m!
  • No restrictions of age or mobility. Electric pulley and Buggy* available for people with special needs or those who can't walk to the top of the mountain for any reason.
  • Afternoon departure at 14:00 and at 16:30
  • Small-group tour

Included

  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Taxes, Fuel, Service fees
  • 1 bottle of water
  • Helmet, glasses and overall (Quads)
  • Helmet, harness and pulley (Zipline)

Excluded

  • Extra drinks
  • Shemagh available to purchase
  • Photos available to purchase

Additional info

  • Minimum age for driving is 18 years
  • Not recommended for children aged 6 or under*
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    Valid driving license required
  • Without a valid and original driving license the driver will not be able to participate on the tour and no refund will be given.
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking. Minimum weight is 30kg and maximum weight is 140kg.
  • Closed shoes are mandatory


Go-Pro

Available for Rent



Extra Drinks

Included

Route Map

FAQ

The minimum age to join the Quad Tour is 10 years old.

Our Quads are for one or maximum two people

Unfortunately a provisionary license is only valid in the country of issue.

No. To drive a Quad you need to have a valid driving licence category B and you need to have the original one with you.

We do provide Overalls to protect you and your clothes from the dust.

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The village of Santa Maria was founded in 1830 for production and exportation of salt.

As for the salt mines of Pedra de Lume, most of the salt was exported to Brazil until 1887 when the Brazilian government decided to banish the importation of salt to improve the national production.

The salt production in Santa Maria suffered a big crisis until 1920 when a Portuguese investor revived it and, in 1927, started the exportation to the Belgian Congo.

In 1961 the salt flats were nationalized and were operative until 1984 when the salt production started to decline and then stopped. After the end of the production, the salt mines were given to the local families of Santa Maria.

Most of the salt mines are now completely covered with hotels and houses built on top, but you can still see some of them on the northeast side of Santa Maria where some local people are still producing salt for an in-island use.

A paradise for Kite Surfers

Located on the southeastern shore of the island, Costa de Fragata is the longest beach of Sal with a length of 4.7kms. Due to the huge dimensions, Costa de Fragata is divided into three parts: Ponta Jelonga, Cabeça de Salina and Kite Beach. “Kite Beach” is the most famous of these and is the name that the people commonly use to refer to Costa de Fragata.

The name, as you can easily imagine, comes from the kite surfers that frequent the beach for the direction of the wind that blows toward the island. The wind direction makes Costa de Fragata the most ideal beach of the island for kite surfing.

There are two kite schools as well. The oldest one “Mitu & Djo Kite School Cabo Verde” is owned by two local kite surfers, one of which was the first Cape Verdean World Champion of Kite Surfing.

In addition to kite surfing, Costa de Fragata is also important because it is one of the main nesting beaches for loggerhead sea turtles that come to Cape Verde every summer from June to November to lay the eggs.

Additional Info

“Mitu & Djo Kite School” is not only a Kite School but there is also a restaurant, restrooms, sun beds, and a kids play area. The school is only open during winter months, typically from November until May.

During the summer they host the volunteers of Project Biodiversity who set up camp to patrol the beaches to protect the threatened loggerhead sea turtles.

Located on the southeastern coast of the Island, Serra Negra is one of the two natural reserves of Sal.

Serra Negra is the primary nesting beach for Sal’s threatened sea turtles. The native loggerhead sea turtles are extremely sensitive to light pollution which can disturb their nesting habits and cause them to lose their way back to the ocean. Serra Negra Beach provides an ideal and safe nesting area due to the shade provided by the adjacent mountain.

On top of the homonymous natural reserve, the Serra Negra Panorama point it’s the highest place on the south of Sal Island.

Located on the South-East coast of Sal, the Serra Negra Panorama point lays on top of the Natural Reserve of Serra Negra, from which you can enjoy an amazing view of the south of the Island and of the Serra Negra beach, the main nesting beach for the endangered loggerhead turtles (Caretta Caretta).

Moreover, the top of the Serra Negra Mountain is an important nesting habitat for birds such as the Red-billed tropicbird, osprey and more.