Adventures / Kayak Journeys

Sea Kayak in Sardinia

Paddle to remote beaches, swim in crystal-clear coves and spend your evenings indulging in delicious Sardinian food

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Adventures / Kayak Journeys

Sea Kayak in Sardinia

Paddle to remote beaches, swim in crystal-clear coves and spend your evenings indulging in delicious Sardinian food

DURATION

4 nights

LOCATION

Italy

ANNUAL LEAVE

3 days off work

SEASON

Apr—Oct

GROUP SIZE

Up to 7 people

MEETING POINT

Your overnight Agriturismo

ACCOMMODATION

Guesthouse

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

This trip is suitable for beginner or intermediate kayakers, but a good level of fitness will help you enjoy your time on the water.

Featured as, 'an adventure holiday to get the heart racing' by The Independent, and 'One of the best spring breaks in rural Europe' by The Guardian

Kayak along rugged coastline and snorkel off hidden beaches – the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation

Fun, sun, adventure, epic scenery and plenty of time to relax and sample the local food and wine

What's it like?

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    Richard, June 2022

    Great trip with a great group and leaders. Accommodation was lovely farm setting with only a short drive to the kayaking each day.

    Chris, June 2022

    Great paddling with good gang.

    Armen, June 2022

    Overall good experience, would recommend, good value for money.

    Angela, May 2022

    The trip was fantastic! It was well organized, customized to our ability and levels of energy, and our guides provided us with unique, local highlights every day. The agriturismo accommodation was a special feature which gave us a truly authentic Sardinian experience.

    Laura, May 2022

    Excellent trip in a beautiful part of the world. Our host, Clark, made every effort to ensure we had a great trip that was tailored to our group's abilities. The kayaking was more challenging than I expected, but Clark and Giovanni always tried to keep it fun and interesting. Even as a complete beginner I felt safe and comfortable, although I was aching by the end of the weekend! The accommodation and food at the Agriturismo were excellent, everything was locally sourced and produced so it felt good knowing the environmental impact was more positive. Overall a really fun trip if you love the sea & sun and are up for a bit of a workout!

    Judith, May 2022

    What a fantastic trip! Really well organised with great hosts in Clark and Giovanni. They were constalty adapting the plans to take into account the weather and everyone's energy levels so I always felt safe. Food and wine at the Agriturismo was amazing. Would definitely recommend.

    Danny, May 2022

    This is an excellent trip. The kayaking takes in some great scenery and the local food is top notch! Clark and Giovanni are great hosts/guides and you know you are in safe hands whilst having a lot of laughs!

    Catherine, May 2022

    The Sardinia kayaking trip is great. The equipment was very good and the level of difficulty was appropriate and could be adjusted for the needs of the group. Clark is an excellent guide and instructor, he made me feel safe and confident in the water, he showed off the Island both from sea and land. We were able to explore hidden beaches and caves and he took us to lovely local bars. Giovanni was also an excellent guide with good local knowledge. We were fortunate that we had beautiful weather the entire time. The accommodation at the Agriturismo was clean and comfortable. The family who run it were so friendly and showed us how to make pasta. The food was local and homemade which was obvious as it was so delicious and you can always ask for more if needed. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone and would happily return myself.

    James, May 2022

    Really good trip and Clark had a great knowledge of the different Kayaking areas. Although on one day the weather was not suitable for Kayaking, Clark was very good at suggesting other suitable activities. I really enjoyed the kayaking and had a great time!

    Evan, April 2022

    Absolutely wonderful trip all around! I actually came back for the same trip a second time five years later to bring my husband because I loved it so much the first go, and the repeat lived up to my expectations. Clark is an excellent guide, customizing the days as we went for group enthusiasm and current weather conditions. We ended up with the perfect balance of challenge and adventure. The kayak gear is all in great condition. Agriturismo food and hospitality was all top notch. Would return in five more years.

    Included

    Guides

    Local qualified English-speaking guides

    Accommodation

    4 nights in an Agriturismo

    Meals

    Munch on tasty local food throughout

    Equipment

    All your sea kayaking equipment

    Not Included

    Flights to and from the meeting point

    Travel insurance

    Travel to and from the start point

    Personal expenses

    The Area

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    Logistics

    Starts

    The Agriturismo/Guesthouse

    Anytime on Day 1

    Ends

    The Agriturismo/Guesthouse

    Anytime on Day 5

    Transfers

    Your adventure begins any time on Day 1 at the Agriturismo (exact one will be confirmed by your host before departure). If you arrive in time, you will meet your fellow adventurers at the Agriturismo at 20:00 for dinner on Day 1. Book any flight which works for your travel plans, the closest airport is Alghero Airport (AHO).

    Transfers are not included but your host can either arrange a taxi transfer to the Agriturismo for you in advance or if you prefer to take your own when you arrive, there are plenty available outside. It is only a 10-minute taxi to your accommodation.

    If you’re not able to fly into Alghero Airport on Day 1, you could book an extra night(s) and enjoy some sightseeing in Alghero. Your host will be able to help you with this if you need it.

    You are free to depart anytime on Day 5, again you'll just need a quick taxi to the airport which your host can help you to organise.

    Travel options

    There are regular flights to Alghero from airports across the UK and Europe, including Easyjet, Ryanair and Alitalia. It’s often easier to search for two single flights rather than a return.

    Day 1

    Guesthouse · Twin share

    Breakfast

    Lunch

    Dinner

    Day 2 – Day 4

    Guesthouse · Twin share

    Breakfast

    Lunch

    Dinner

    Day 5

    Departure day

    Breakfast

    Lunch

    Dinner

    What is the food like?

    As it's also a working farm, your Agriturismo produces their own vegetables, olives and fruit, as well as raising a wide-variety of livestock. These ingredients make it onto the dinner table each night in fresh, delicious Sardinian meals.

    Typical items include focaccia pizza, salad, freshly baked bread, gnocchi, ravioli, wild boar, suckling pig, seasonal vegetables and sheep’s milk cheese and desserts. Local wine is included with dinner. While sea kayaking, you’ll have a packed picnic lunch with fresh fruit, a sandwich, snacks and a drink.

    Most dietary requirements can be catered for, just let your host know when booking.

    What is the accommodation like?

    Agriturismo

    You’ll be staying in twin (or double on request) rooms at either Agriturismo Agave or in Agriturismo Barbagia. Both are located just outside Alghero, and are still operated as small family businesses. They are both home farms and feature ensuite rooms, AC, wifi, a large veranda, a sun terrace, and a wine cellar stocked with local wines. Both kitchens create amazing meals from ingredients produced on the farm.

    Upgrades

    For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room can be booked for an extra charge, see Optional Extras for the price . Please request this at the time of booking (this is subject to availability)

    Day 1

    Settle in

    Check into your Agriturismo, relax and spend the afternoon exploring the area at your own pace. Sunbathe by the pool, take a self-guided hike to Doglia and then sit down for a delicious dinner of home-cooked Sardinian food and wine.

    Day 2

    Take to the water

    Kayaking

    4hrs

    Review your equipment and then head out onto the Mediterranean and an area rich in marine life – the Porto Conte Regional Park. Paddle past the towering sea cliffs and caves of the famous Capo Caccia and stop for lunch on the sand at Cala di Inferno. Snorkel, sunbathe, swim and then continue your journey to Cala di Dragonera where you'll get the chance to try some refreshing ice cream or cold brew. Return to your Agriturismo and unwind with a glass of wine before sitting down to another home-cooked Catalan meal.

    Day 3

    Punta Negra

    Kayaking

    4hrs

    Explore a remarkable seascape of cliffs, caves and wave-carved arches and then stop at a quiet beach for lunch and some more swimming - the beaches of Cala di la Donne and Abra Massa are particularly good for snorkelling. Be sure to build up an appetite, as there's more wine and food to try in the evening.

    Day 4

    The wild west coast

    Kayaking

    4hrs

    Follow the stunning shoreline of Sardinia’s wild west coast. Swim, snorkel or just chill-out and then celebrate the end of an amazing few days with drinks and live music at the Melting Pot Beach Bar on Lido Beach, or at Il Baretto on Porto Ferro beach.

    Day 5

    Head for home

    After breakfast, head back to the airport and your flight home with plenty of pictures and stories to share with your friends.

    15% Off Outdoor Gear

    In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 15% discount on us to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

    What's included?

    • Kayak (single or double)
    • Paddle
    • PFD
    • Spray deck
    • 10 L dry bag and water shoes
    • Snorkelling gear

    If you're an experienced kayaker, let us know and we will arrange the right kayak for you

    What do I need to bring?

    • Light-weight, long-sleeve shirt for paddling
    • Swim shorts
    • Swimsuit and towel
    • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
    • Casual clothes for evenings at the Agriturismo and in town
    • Autumn/winter trips - warmer clothes e.g. fleece, sweater
    • Reusable water bottle

    Optional Private Room Upgrade

    Payable Before Departure

    Optional Private Room Upgrade

    We've crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of this trip, and plant enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

    What's the number?
    It works out on average at 123kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

    The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal for 2022 to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

    But what does the number mean?
    Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

    • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
    • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
    • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

    What are we doing about it?
    Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. For every person booked with us since 2016 we’re planting enough trees to suck at least 2x more carbon out the atmosphere than is emitted by their trips. All native trees, as part of amazing projects that are re-foresting degraded land, tackling the biodiversity crisis and supporting local communities at the same time. We go further than that too, also funding re-wilding projects worldwide to help protect important keystone species from extinction. See the reforestation and re-wilding schemes we support. See our carbon action plan.

    Want to know more?
    Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

    This trip is suitable for beginner or intermediate level sea kayakers, however, a good level of fitness will help you enjoy your time on the water to the full.

    Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

    From May to October the daytime temperatures in Sardinia range from 22 – 30 °C and cool off to 11 – 18 °C at night. From November to April the daytime temperatures range from 14 –18 °C and cool off to 10 – 13 °C at night. Rain is uncommon, so you're sure to get a lot of sun. For more weather info have a look here

    Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

    Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our adventures. Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure.

    Your insurance policy should also include specific Covid-19 cover, including cancellation and curtailment cover if you, your travel companion or a close relative are diagnosed with Covid-19.

    We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

    We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

    If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

    All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

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