Sardinia is an island of many contrasts that's best discovered on a walking holiday. Beyond the sandy beaches and millionaires' yachts, there is a land of shepherds' huts, traditional villages and tranquil valleys aching to be explored.
Walking in Sardinia takes you through the lush, peaceful interior to the twilight of Tiscali's Nuraghic ruins and boat trips to the crescent-shaped bay of Cala Luna.
Sardinia abounds with Mediterranean and alpine flora. By the sea, juniper, lentisk and strawberry trees flourish and you can savour the sweet miasma as you explore. And the island's untravelled paths mean that you can still see wild horses, porcupines and mouflons. On the migratory route, there are many birds to discover including Sardinian Marmora, Eleonora's falcon and golden eagles. Much of the coastline is tranquil yet untamed and dolphins still swim in the Orosei Gulf.
On a walking holiday in Sardinia, you'll relish the local cuisine, which consists of village recipes passed down through generations. In Dorgali you can enjoy the signature dish called anzelotto, which is ravioli filled with delicious fresh ricotta, meat and tomato sauce. The surrounding Mediterranean is full of fish, and freshly caught sea bass, bream and mullet appear frequently on local menus. Another favourite is spaghetti alla bottarga, a salty dish with dried and salted grated fish roe.
Everywhere, you'll find the wafer-thin, crispy bread, pane carasau, which is baked to keep well for long periods when carried in shepherds' satchels. This is especially delicious dipped in the local ricotta cheese.
So, if delicious food, stunning sea views and historic landmarks sound like the ideal holiday for you, then why not book a walking holiday in Sardinia today?
Get to know some of the best features of Sardinia walking holidays to see what this beautiful Italian island has to offer:
Ascend the famous Sardinian mountain for some of the most picturesque views the island has to offer with the crystal clear seas of the Gulf of Orosei on display. You'll climb 600m to get the best views, following an old path that wraps around the mountain.
On the eastern coast of Sardinia, nestled among olive groves, is the ancient ruined village of Serra Orrios. Our tours ensure you have enough time to explore the architecture that covers much of the village site which was inhabited between 1500 BC and 250 BC.
Arrive by boat at one of the most amazing beaches in the whole of the Mediterranean. The stunning turquoise water is a dream to swim in during the summer months. And, as a bonus, its caves offer welcome shade during the hottest times of the day.
A 7-night guided tour exploring Sardinia's stark beauty: crystal clear waters, golden beaches, rocky mountains and undulating limestone ridges. Delicious local cuisine and wines too!
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