Hiking Tour in North Sardinia
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“Breathe Sardinia and live longer” … Sardinia is called “the last paradise on earth” for many reasons as a virgin nature, ancient traditions, special way to live and quality of life. Sardinia still keeps the secrets of the ancient cuisine and culture, the oldest in the Mediterranean, and well-known as the island of longevity and the world leader for the quantity of centenarians. The island is surrounded by the most beautiful, crystal-clear sea and endless beaches, spectacular scenery, the magnificent prestigious resorts and lovely towns make it one of the most desirable destinations for a summer beach holidays. The unique ancient civilization called “nuragic” that existed here 3-5 thousand years ago, the “The Giant Tombs”, the sacred wells, menirs and necropolises up to 7 thousand years old, refer Sardinia to the most mystical and ancient territory of the Mediterranean.
Sardinia, even if it is the autonomous region of Italy, but always remains the land apart – with its proper ancient history, culture, and traditions, separate from the Italian continent. The island’s native population, the Sardinians, the oldest nation with its own ancient Sardinian language, so here is used to speak two official languages
Our tour program offers a unique cultural, food and wine experience, hidden places, picturesque sights, breathtaking views and allows you to discover the island through the locals and insiders. Sardinia is extremely diverse – from medieval Genovese and Aragonese medieval towns, spread out on the sea or the hills in the northwest, to the most luxurious Mediterranean resorts of Costa Smeralda in the northeast; from the typical villages and wildlife of the mountains to the pristine beaches and uninhabited islands. Our program includes not only visiting famous tourist places, but also getting to know the true life of the island, traditions and food. In the program you will discover various places, the diverse unique cuisine of the island, selected restaurants and the original menu, composed by our culinary experts. The Sardinian cuisine is distinguished by a surprising variety and richness from the different territories! Only by the number of types of bread Sardinia is the richest region in the world, here you will find more than 400 kind of bread! Every day you will discover the unique island with a thousands-year history…
- STEFANO DEVETERIS (Milan) – Piloxing® international master-trainer
- NATHALIE OTT (Paris) – Bootybarre® international master-trainer
- VIVIEN BASS (Milan) – fitness & travel blogger, Nike ambassador
- 4*/5* boutique hotels
- Alghero, Riviera dell Corallo, Castelsardo, Aggius, Gallura, Costa Smeralda
Unique Food & Wine Experience:
- Special menus based exclusively on authentic Sardinian food
- Typical farmhouse, traditional cuisine, seafood
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, Russian.
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ALGHERO, TYPICAL SEAFOOD CUISINE OF ALGHERO
Arrival to Alghero airport, private transfer to the hotel in Alghero.
Check-in and accommodation.
Relax in the hotel and free time.
Walking tour in the old center of Alghero.
The town was founded in the 12th century the powerful Doria family of Genoa, who ruled it for centuries, then was captured by the Aragonese and further developed under their influence. Under the crown of Aragon Alghero has reached its peak as a fortress: the deep bond of the past is still evident in the local dialect, and the Aragonese style of the ancient city appears constantly in the old city walls, churches, houses and roads. The old town can be called a true treasure of history, culture and archeological sites. Alghero was and is a city of charm, ideal for those who love the typical features of the past of old Europe under the strong influence of the Aragonese domination. Currently, it is one of the most famous, the pleasant and relaxing, romantic landscapes, as well as shops, supermarkets and restaurants.
Dinner in the old town dedicated to the typical cuisine of Alghero based on the local seafood, special menu for the guests accompanied with the local white wine of “Vermentino di Sardegna” from Alghero area.
RIVIERA DEL CORALLO AND HIKING IN PORTO CONTE
SARDINIAN FARMHOUSE & TRADITIONAL CUISINE
Hiking in Porto Conte.
An exciting journey along one of the most beautiful Mediterranean coasts – famous Coral Riviera, so called because of the presence of rare corals of extraordinary beauty, and famous Alghero jewelry. The marine park of Porto Conte, the highest point of the promontory of Capo Caccia (Hunter Cape), the magnificent Neptune’s Grotto by the famous stairs Cabirol consisting of 656 steps, along with the huge rocks. These caves are 2 million years old and they are one of the largest in Europe.
The regional park of Porto Conte, the Geo-Mineralogical-Environmental Park of Sardinia, the reserve of Mount Minerva, the reserve of Capo Marargiu, Motresta crest, are just some of the places where you can learn another way to travel: a slow walk, more or less challenging, to discover the beauty of an area, its history and its most hidden aspects.
We will guide you along little-known trails, reaching the starting point by jeep. From the starting point we will walk, hike, or climb along the route chosen together, based on your skills and desires.
“In Sardigna” – “Life in Sardinia” tour in the typical Sardinian village and traditional dinner in one of the best farmhouses of the island.
An unforgettable journey into the traditional life of Sardinia, culture, and cuisine of the island in the typical Sardinian village. This is a special day that you can not miss while you are on the island. Agriturismo – typical farm-house, reveals the essence of the mood in Sardinia, where the owners keep the traditions of the island. All products from the farm are homemade, cooked according to the old traditions and are the basis of the Sardinian cuisine – different varieties of sheep’s cheese, sausages, typical home-made pasta, bread, meat, sweets, wine, and liqueurs. It’s a real familiarity with the culture, traditions and typical cuisine of the island, which can be discovered here. The culmination of the traditional Sardinian cuisine – the famous “porchetto arosto” (or «porceddu» in Sardinian language) – suckling pig roasted on a spit for several hours in a special way how it was cooked by Sardinian shepherds for centuries. It offers a variety of unique traditional dishes and wines.
Included: aperitif, varieties of Sardinian appetizers, main courses, sweets, water, local wine, coffee/tea, typical digestives.
CASTELSARDO, LOCAL FAMILY WINERY AND SEA FOOD PARADISE
Check-out and departure.
Tour to Castelsardo (Sardinian Castle) – one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Italy (Borghi d’Italia).
Driving along the breathtaking coast through the northern panorama, we are approaching the delightful medieval town of Castelsardo of 12th century, which stands on a promontory in the center of the Asinara Gulf. The time is stopped here, its small old streets climb from the hill to the top, where stands the ancient castle of Doria, blowing us in the past centuries. Beautiful, breathtaking landscape from the top of the chapel on the sea around the island of Asinara and Corsica. Castelsardo is famous for traditional Sardinian handicraft and typical hand-made local baskets. Visit Roccia dell’Elefante (Elephant Rock) – the famous rock in the natural form of an elephant and a prehistoric burial «domus de janas» of prenuragic period, approx. 5000 years.
Typical family winery and winetasting over Asinara Gulf.
Visit the local winery situated on the hills with breathtaking view of Gulf of Asinara, with vineyards by the sea surrounded by Mediterranean nature and flavors, here they produce premium wines, characteristic only for this territory of Sorso, unique for the island. The story about the ancient wine traditions and typical wines of the island. Wine-tasting with typical local bread and cheese.
Sardinian sea-food experience in the famous local restaurant.
Sardinian sea food cuisine is on of the best and delicious in Mediterranean, the true paradise for seafood lovers, its beautiful crystal-clean sea suggests the variety of flavorous fresh fish and delicious local seafood.
Tasting special menu with the unique dishes of the local seafood cuisine by famous chef. Aperitif on arrival for our guests with the famous local Spumante Brut of the territory and appetisers; variety of special starters based on the seasonal products, vegetables, fish and seafood of the territory, main course with the exquisite soups “mare e terra” (“sea and land)”, accompanied by the best Sardinian wines, local sweets and liquors of the territory.
Check-in and accommodation in the hotel in Castelsardo, relax and free time. Night in the hotel.
SASSARI – NORTH CAPITAL OF SARDINIA, TRADITIONAL SASSARESIAN CUISINE
DISCOVER WHAT MEANS “CIONFRA” AND “SASSARESE DOC”
Lunch in the hotel.
North capital of Sardinia – the ancient city of Sassari (Tàttari in Sardinian language), the cultural center of the island, with the one of the oldest university in Italy, theaters, authentic culture and traditions, the colorful mixture of the past, history of Sardinian Kingdom, traditions and modern times. Sassari – is the style of life. Sassaresians have their ancient traditional dialect besides the Italian language.
Sassari is famous for its festivals and carnivals, the most famous of which is Cavalcata Sarda – a beautiful parade of costumes and traditions of the island, launched two centuries ago by Queen Margherita di Savoia, which is held in Sassari every year on the third Sunday of May.
Candelieri (“Parade of Candlemen”; “Faradda di li Candareri” in sassaresian; “Discesa dei candelieri” in Italian)– just for 500 years is the greatest and the most important traditional feast in Sardinia and patrimony of UNESCO. Is the sacred ceremony and spectacular parade of craft guilds “gremi” of the city, which for 500 years, every year on August 14, carry huge candles with signs of guilds to the church of Santa Maria, dancing accompanied by the sounds of drums. The procession terminates by the mayor and the city government, who greet the townspeople, who express their attitude to the head of the city when they pass through.
Sassari is included in the 3 best places in the world for the climate and quality of life.
Dinner in traditional “trattoria” of Sassari with the local cuisine and folk music.
Sassaresian cuisine – is rich and varied, composed of many dishes strongly linked to the farming tradition of the city but spread and also tied to the traditions of neighboring towns. Vegetables are indeed queens in most local dishes, the most known and used in the cuisine of Sassari are the eggplant (mirinzana), onion (ziodda) and broad beans (faba).
Sassaresian cuisine can’t miss famous and typical here “lumache” – various snails and cooked in different ways, with olive oil and parsley, or tomato sauce, with spices and etc.
Cionfra – is the symbol of Sassari, is the fascinating way to live, to joke, to sing and to eat. It’s satire in sassaresian style. To understand that you have to feel the way to pass the time here and to stay with locals. Feel here what means “Cionfra” and “Sassarese DOC”!
Free time, Thalasso & SPA treatments or relax on the beach.
Dinner in the hotel.
CASTELSARDO AND ELEPHANT ROCK; WINE TASTING ON THE SUNSET
SARDINIAN FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCE BY TASTE ACADEMY VISIT SARDINIA
Lunch in the hotel.
Castelsardo (Sardinian Castle) – one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Italy (Borghi d’Italia). Driving along the breathtaking coast through the northern panorama, we are approaching the delightful medieval town of Castelsardo of the 12th century, which stands on a promontory in the center of the Asinara Gulf. The time is stopped here, its small old streets climb the hill to the top, where stands the ancient castle of Doria, blowing us in the past centuries. Beautiful, breathtaking landscape from the top of the chapel on the sea around the island of Asinara and Corsica. Castelsardo is famous for traditional Sardinian handicraft and typical hand-made local baskets.
Visit Roccia dell’Elefante (Elephant Rock) – the famous rock in the natural form of an elephant and a prehistoric burial «domus de janas» of the prenuragic period, app. 5000 years.
TYPICAL FAMILY WINERY AND SUNSET WINETASTING OVER ASINARA GULF WITH THE SPECIAL BUFFET DINNER BY VISIT SARDINIA AND COOKING-CLASS BY FAMOUS CHEF
The famous local stellar winery and sunset wine tasting over Asinara Gulf with special buffet dinner.
Visit the typical local winery situated on the hills with a fantastic overview over Gulf of Asinara, who produce stellar premium wines. Nice journey to the ancient wine traditions of the island and the story about typical Sardinian wines. Wine tasting on the sunset with the special buffet with local products and cuisine. Cooking-show by famous Sardinian chef.
AMAZING BEAUTY OF GALLURA AND RELAXING WORKOUT IN THE MOON VALLEY
HIKING IN AGGIUS
Hiking tour in Agguis and Valle della Luna (Moon Valley).
It is a unique experience that worths your visit. Gallura, the unique area in the northwest of Sardinia famous for the sculpture granitic rocks, virgin forests with ancient cork oaks, breathtaking endless landscapes and dramatically beautiful beaches, this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Aggius, an amazing medieval town called “granitic village”, all built with the famous granite of Gallura, situated among the famous rocks and forests. Aggius is famous for the unique Valle della Luna (Moon Valley) with breathtaking panorama with granitic rocks.
Relaxing workout in the Moon Valley between granitic rocks famous for their specific energy. Dynamic stretching.
Light aperitif in the Moon Valley.
Departure to Costa Smeralda.
Check-in and accommodation in the luxury hotel Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu 5* MGallery by Sofitel (Porto Cervo)
The unique luxury village of Costa Smeralda – Poltu Quatu (in Sardinian language means “hidden port”), set amongst natural granite fjord with the charming Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu 5*, with hotel and residence, a true example of wonderful architecture and design, created by the legendary architect of Costa Smeralda, Jean Claude Lesuiss. Here you’ll find glamor, relax, luxury style, nightlife, port with luxury yachts, famous diving center “Marina del Orso”, shops, restaurants, bars, famous nightclub «Vita Smeralda”.
Welcome aperitif and gourmet dinner in the Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu.
SARDINIAN CHARM & LUXURY OF COSTA SMERALDA
COSTA SMERALDA TOUR
One of the most exclusive places in the world – the legendary Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast), famous as a center of world jet-set and celebrities. We’ll show you the famous luxury villages and legendary hotels in Sardinian style with natural local materials and typical architecture, created by world famous designers. It is also the place of nightlife with the famous clubs and discos like “Billionaire”, “Ritual”, “Sopra Vento”, “Sotto Vento”, “Vita Smeralda”, completely full during high season months in July and August.
A short walk around the famous Porto Cervo – the luxury center of Costa Smeralda with legendary small square Piazzetta, yachts, famous restaurants and shops with luxury brands. A visit to Liscia di Vacca – a unique village, built on canals with porticos, as “Little Venice”, with the theater, open in summer for shows, fashion weeks and concerts.
Gourmet dinner in the famous winery with wine tasting.
YACHT TRIP TO PARADISE ISLANDS OF ARCHIPELAGO DELLA MADDALENA
YACHT TOUR TO ARCHIPELAGO LA MADDALENA WITH THE WORKOUT ON THE BEAUTIFUL BEACH ON ONE OF THE ISLANDS
(tour depends on weather conditions)
Archipelago La Maddalena is one of the most beautiful places in the world, a national marine protected area. The archipelago consists of 6 large islands (only 2 of them are inhabited – the central island La Maddalena, connected with ferries; Caprera, where lived and buried a legendary national hero of Italy, Giuseppe Garibaldi), desert large islands Spargi, Budelli, Razzoli and Santa Maria, and 20 small islands of archipelago. Here every year sailing yachts of world celebrities. The archipelago is famous for its white sandy coves, bizarre granite sculpted rocks, rare flora, and fauna and extraordinary crystal-clear sea, the color of which varies from aquamarine in Cala Corsara Bay to emerald in Piscinas bay.
Workout on the beach.
Light aperitif with snacks.
Dinner in the Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu.
Workout Grand Finale.
Free time, SPA treatments or relax on the beach.
Breakfast, check-out, and transfer to the Olbia airport/port.
- 6 nights Marinedda Hotel Thalasso & SPA 5* (Isola Rossa), Classic room, HB basis (breakfast + dinner or lunch, drinks are not included)
- 4 nights Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu 5* (Porto Cervo – Costa Smeralda), Classic room, BB basis + 2 gourmet dinners (drinks are not included)
NOTE: Room upgrade for the extra charge, depending on availability. In Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu is possible accommodation in 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom apartment.
Transfers during the tour according to the program
- Tour Alghero – Riviera dell Corallo with Neptune Grottos
- Tour “In Sardigna” + traditional dinner (4 hours)
- Tour Castelsardo
- Tour Sassari
- Hiking in Aggius and in the Moon Valley
- Tour Costa Smeralda
- Yacht trip
Food & Wine Experience:
- Traditional dinner in the typical farmhouse (drinks included)
- Typical winery in Asinara Gulf, wine tasting over panoramic bay with special buffet dinner
- Typical sassaresian trattoria with folk music (drinks included)
- Gourmet experience by the stellar chef in the famous restaurant in Porto Cervo.
Thalasso Discovery in Sardinia
An amazing offer during which you can begin to discover the pleasures and benefits of fabulous Thalassotherapy & SPA world in total freedom.
- 3 free entrances (half-day per person, to be booked locally) to the Wellness Centre L’Elicriso, including the use of seawater warm pools with hydro massage jets, sauna, Turkish bath, cardio-fitness gym and relaxation area.
- 1 Relaxing massage (25 minutes) with essential Sardinian oils
- 1 Hydrotherapy treatment
- entrance tickets and boat to grottos
- extra services and meals not included in the tour
ALL MENUS BASED ON HEALTHY LOCAL FOOD ARE SPECIALLY CREATED FOR THE FITNESS PARTICIPANTS. ALWAYS AVAILABLE VEGETARIAN AND GLUTEN FREE MENU ON REQUEST.
THALASSO & SPA TREATMENTS ARE BASED ON SARDINIAN SPECIAL PRODUCTS
All other services in request on extra charge
Note: The program is subject to varieties.