Sardinia: the trek of the three islands
Sardinia offers much more than the crowded beaches of the Costa Smeralda .. with its mild climate that can be enjoyed all year round and its unspoiled nature. Come with us to discover the south of this land: the island of Sant’Antioco, the island of San Pietro, and Carloforte. You will discover white sand beaches, cliffs that drop into the crystalline sea .. a paradise that hosts a myriad of birds and colonies of pink flamingos. And not only the sight will be satisfied but also the palate, every evening dinner of local meat or fish specialties. Beautiful Arab-Sardinian and Anglo-Arab horses will accompany you on this adventure, suitable for both intermediate and expert riders.
Departure dates on request all year round with departure any day of the week.
Excluding July and August
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 4
Arrival at Cagliari airport, meeting with one of our guides and transfer to the hotel in the pretty and lively town of Sant'Antioco. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight at the hotel "I Colori" (or similar).
Breakfast, transfer to the meeting point with the horses and all in the saddle for a ride of a few hours that will be both historically engaging and relaxing thanks to the stop at the lake of Tratalias. After leaving the stables, we'll head towards the sea, in the direction of the Saline di Sant'Antioco. Following the course of the local river, we will enter the small village of Palmas Vecchio where we will admire a church dating back to 1000 AD.
The next stop will be the artificial lake of Tratalias, where we will reach a splendid panoramic point with a view of both the nearby lake basin and the more distant coastal landscape.
On the way back we will admire the ancient medieval village of Tratalias vecchia.
Among the green of the autochthonous vegetation and the enchanting blue notes of the lake and the sea, we'll give you a really captivating excursion. We will enjoy a delicious dinner of local fish and typical products of the area in the cozy restaurant da Silvana. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Breakfast and day dedicated to a route for expert riders to discover the east coast of Sant'Antioco Island.
Having reached the island of Sant'Antioco by van, we will unload the horses at the former Palmas Cave area.
From here, through a walk through the Mediterranean scrub, we'll reach the beautiful beach of Maladroxia and then descend the coastline in a southerly direction towards the wild beach of Co'e Cuaddus.
Subsequently, we will reach the Località Turri that with its imposing eighteenth-century tower dominates the promontory and its intimate coves, sometimes sandy, sometimes pebbled, according to the whims of the sea. Leaving behind the incomparable panorama offered by this stretch of coastline, we will finally go back up the island through the hinterland and reach the Plain of Cannai, from which, then, we will return to the starting point. It will be an experience full of stages that will allow you to know the east coast of the island of Sant'Antioco and to be absolutely fascinated and enraptured. Overnight stay in hotel.
In this second route that we propose on the territory of the Island of Sant'Antioco, the starting point is the well-known Funtana Cannai, an ancient watering place for animals located on the homonymous plain.
From here we will take the path that leads to the ruins of Su semafuru, the historic traffic light post located on a hill to guard the Gulf of Palmas. After enjoying the unparalleled view offered by this strategic hill, an excellent observation point from which to admire the island and the surrounding sea from above, our journey through the Mediterranean scrub will lead us to the area of Portu Sciusciau with a view of the picturesque Cave of the Sirens.
We will then visit the nuragic village of Grutti 'e acqua and the Tomb of the Giants located in Su Niu 'e su Crobu. Last stop before returning: the beautiful beach Calasapone characterized by rocks that surround the sea like arms, drawing a picturesque bay from which you can admire the romantic and colorful sunsets. We will have the opportunity to taste the local fish in the restaurant of the area. Overnight stay in hotel.
In this excursion, during which we will also stop at the Domus de Janas of Monte Crobu, we will climb the Monte Suergiu hill until we reach a height of 400 metres above sea level.
From the green paths of this hill, we will surprise you with a breathtaking view of the sea and the islands of Sant'Antioco, San Pietro, the private Isola Piana and the other islets of the archipelago of Sulcis.
An unparalleled viewpoint that will captivate you and that you will not wait to immortalize in a beautiful photo.
Dinner in Sant'Antioco with local products from the restaurant-pizzeria Renzo e Rita. Overnight in hotel.
From the stables we head towards the ancient fishing village where today stands the village of Is Loccis Santus.
We will pass by the remains of some Domus de Janas, burial caves dating back 8000 years, and then head in the direction of the sea.
From Punta 'e Trettu, passing through Corungiuali, we will reach Bruncu Teula, with a walk along the seashore full of attractions. You will cross small beaches and sandy shores on horseback, and then go back to the coast and enjoy a privileged view of the nearby island of San Pietro.
Breathing in the heady scent of the fresh sea breeze riding our horses will make this excursion a unique and rewarding experience. Dinner of meat and fish at the da Silvana restaurant. Overnight stay in the hotel.
For this route we will leave directly from our riding school, following the river in the direction of the sea.
We will admire the south coast, touching the beaches of Porto Botte, a windy inlet particularly loved by those who practice kite surfing, then we will stop in the pretty beach of Is Solinas, which belongs to the municipality of Masainas, we will head towards the enchanting bay of Su Portu 'e su Trigu and then arrive at the famous beach of Porto Pino, known for its white sands and dunes, Unesco heritage.
Between the sighting of some pink flamingos and a walk among the coastal vineyards, we will be pleasantly surprised by the unmistakable fragrances of green junipers and Aleppo pines.
We will have dinner in San Giovanni Suergiu in the Agrifoglio farmhouse with zero km products. Overnight stay in hotel.
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Cagliari airport.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 12 February 2022 to 5 November 2022||€ 1,640||€ 190|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
|Third bed reduction||On request|
|Supplement per person departure with 2 people||€ 580|
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: °°° (INTERMEDIATE)
ACCOMMODATION: hotel or b & b
EQUIPMENT: English or trekking saddle
HORSES: HORSES OF SARDINIAN, ANGLO-ARAB and ARAB BREED, docile, and accustomed to the proposed routes and terrains.
PACE: 5/6 H PER DAY IN THE SADDLE APPROX. We proceed to the three gaits. The ability of the rider to control the horse in open spaces is required. The proposed routes cross areas of Mediterranean scrub and coastal stretches overlooking the sea. The terrains are varied but not particularly complex.
MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 90 Kg
TYPE: equestrian stay with an overnight stay in the hotel or b & b.
6 nights at the Hotel “I Colori” in Sant’Antioco (or similar). Nice structure located in the historic center a few steps from the main places of interest.
1 night in a b & b on the island of San Pietro.
Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. Possibility of itineraries from 3 nights up.
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
from € 1980 - Flights excluded
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