4.8
| 153 reviews

Sea Kayak in Sardinia

4 nights
Moderate

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

What's Included?

Activities & Certified Guides

All itinerary activities with local qualified English-speaking guides

Guesthouse

4 nights in an Agriturismo

Meals

Munch on tasty local food throughout

Equipment

All your sea kayaking equipment

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 7 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

4.8
| 153 reviews
Fab trip
June 2024
Linda S.
The perfect mix of activity
June 2024
Christina K.
The perfect mix of activity
June 2024
Christina K.
The perfect mix of activity
June 2024
Christina K.
The perfect mix of activity
June 2024
Christina K.
The perfect mix of activity
June 2024
Christina K.
The perfect mix of activity
June 2024
Christina K.
The perfect mix of activity
June 2024
Christina K.
Definately a much better adventure!
June 2024
Suzannah R.
Definately a much better adventure!
June 2024
Suzannah R.
Great trip!
April 2024
Sarah P.
Great trip!
April 2024
Sarah P.
Great trip!
April 2024
Sarah P.
This was the perfect first solo holiday. Go...
November 2023
Sarah
This was the perfect first solo holiday. Go...
November 2023
Sarah
This was the perfect first solo holiday. Go...
November 2023
Sarah
This was the perfect first solo holiday. Go...
November 2023
Sarah
Absolutely amazing trip!! Getting to see a...
November 2023
Kaci
Absolutely amazing trip!! Getting to see a...
November 2023
Kaci
Absolutely amazing trip!! Getting to see a...
November 2023
Kaci
Absolutely amazing trip!! Getting to see a...
November 2023
Kaci
Absolutely amazing trip!! Getting to see a...
November 2023
Kaci
Our trip with Clark and Jamie was great! Th...
November 2023
Hollie
Our trip with Clark and Jamie was great! Th...
November 2023
Hollie
Our trip with Clark and Jamie was great! Th...
November 2023
Hollie
This is a fantastic trip, in beautiful scen...
November 2023
Helen
This is a fantastic trip, in beautiful scen...
November 2023
Helen
Excellent trip beautiful scenery, excellent...
July 2023
Henrietta
Excellent trip beautiful scenery, excellent...
July 2023
Henrietta
I have just returned from this trip and it...
June 2023
Lydia

Kayak through turquoise waters beside the towering cliffs of Sardinia’s rugged coastline, exploring sea caves and arches

Snorkel and swim off hidden beaches, chilling out on quiet golden sands backed by epic scenery between paddles

Stay in a family-run agriturismo where you can enjoy local wines and tuck into fresh produce grown on site

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

Key Information

Day 1

Settle in

Alghero, Sardinia

Check into your agriturismo (guesthouse on a working farm), relax and spend the afternoon exploring the area at your own pace. Sunbathe by the pool or take a self-guided hike to Monte Doglia, then sit down in the evening for a delicious dinner of home-cooked Sardinian food and wine while you get to know your fellow paddlers.

Day 2

Take to the water

Sardinia

Kayaking

4-5hrs

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. Take some time to snorkel, sunbathe and swim, 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 tasty, home-cooked Sardinian meal.

Day 3

Punta Negra

Kayaking

4-5hrs

Explore a remarkable seascape of cliffs, caves and wave-carved arches as you paddle through the unbelievably blue waters today. You'll 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 delicious food and wine to tuck into in the evening.

Day 4

The wild west coast

Sardinia

Kayaking

4hrs

Follow the stunning shoreline of Sardinia’s wild west coast. Swim, snorkel or just chill out, 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

Sardinia

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

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, served in platters of antipasti, pasta dishes, vegetables and meats to share at each table. Typical items include focaccia, pizza, salad, gnocchi, ravioli, wild boar, suckling pig, seasonal vegetables, 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.

As most meals are prepared and served to share, please contact your host to ensure any dietary requirements you may have can be catered for.

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 working home farms and feature ensuite rooms, air-con, 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)

This trip has been rated as Moderate

This trip is suitable for beginner or intermediate level sea kayakers, with comprehensive instruction provided by your guides. A good level of fitness will help you enjoy your time on the water to the fullest. You should also be prepared to participate with moving the kayaks, paddles and equipment to and from the shoreline. You will paddle approximately 8-15km per day, depending on the group and the weather conditions.

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

The Area

map

Logistics

Starts

Your agriturismo

Any time on Day 1

Ends

Your agriturismo

Any time on Day 5

Transfers

Your adventure begins any time on Day 1 at the agriturismo (the 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) and this is recommended by your host.

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 ride to your accommodation.

If you’re not able to fly into Alghero Airport on Day 1, you could book an extra night or two and enjoy some sightseeing in Alghero. While your host is unable to book pre-trip accommodation for you, they would be very happy to offer suggestions according to your needs and often recommend staying in or near to Alghero's old town.

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 (some with connections in Bologna, Milan, Bordeaux or Madrid). It’s often easier to search for two single flights rather than a return.

While there are direct flights from the UK into Olbia, it's recommended to arrive early and to set off for Alghero no later than lunchtime if opting for this route, as it can take at least three hours to travel from Olbia on the east coast to Alghero on the west coast via train and/or bus. Taxis charge in the region of €200.

If you have any questions about your flights and transfers, please contact your host and they will be able to help out!

Enjoy 12.5% Off Outdoor Gear

In need of a few more items? All bookings receive a 12.5% discount to use at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow + Rock and Runner's Need.

What's included?

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

If you're an experienced kayaker, let your host know and they 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 trips - warmer clothes e.g. fleece, sweater
  • Reusable water bottle
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Linda S.(June 2024)
Fab trip
Fab trip

Everything about this trip was great. It was a lovely few days out on the water seeing the fantastic coastline of Sardinia. Clarke, our guide was lovely, very patient and safety focused. Caters to all levels of kayaking and was not too strenuous.

Great group and great accommodation.

Christina K.(June 2024)
The perfect mix of activity
The perfect mix of activity
The perfect mix of activity
The perfect mix of activity
The perfect mix of activity
The perfect mix of activity
The perfect mix of activity
The perfect mix of activity

The perfect mix of activity and relaxation, nature and comfort. Clark and Manuel were great hosts, getting us settled in our kayaks quickly and taking us to 3 different breathtaking routes. The Agriturismo Agave was a great comfort to return to every evening, in anticipation of the great homemade dinners.

Suzannah R.(June 2024)
Definately a much better adventure!
Definately a much better adventure!
Definately a much better adventure!

First time with Much Better Adventures and won’t be my last. Brilliant communication right from booking. Everything was as described and even a rainy day turned out to be especially memorable, kayaking in the rain with a swordfish jumping out of the water. Hugh thanks to our host Clark, you were great!!

Scott H.(May 2024)
Great experience. Very chill. The

Great experience. Very chill. The agroturismo is amazing. Good for beginners and those looking for a relaxing holiday

Michael C.(May 2024)
Could have been good but let down by the weather.

Looking forward to this trip but was rather disappointed, although it wasn't at all the fault of the company. Arrived at the agriturismo after hiring a car from Olbia where I flew into as flights to Alghero weren't suitable, but a nice drive across the island. Turned up for dinner to find that there were only two of us on this particular booking, but not a problem as I got on well with the the other girl and with the leader so happy enough with just 3 of us. Set off the next morning for our first kayaking session but the weather was not good - cold and very windy. Anyway, good to be on the water until the wind got the better of me and I capsized, luckily near the beach so I survived. Decided that was enough for me for the day. However the forecast for the next two days was even more severe winds, and cold, so our leader wisely decided we wouldn't go back out to sea. But actually had a very pleasant time, the three of us touring round the coast and local towns and in the evenings going into Alghero which was a lovely and lively town - luckily I had my hire car. Credit to the leader for making the best of the situation and the three of us had a good final evening over cocktails in the local hotel. Accommodation ok but very cold rooms and I wasn't impressed with the food, but very friendly and helpful staff. So not the best kayaking trip but only because of the weather, and a shame that more people weren't on the trip, but at least I made two new friends.

Yotpo C.(April 2024)
I loved it and everything is cool.

The entire experience is awesome and cool.

Yotpo D.(April 2024)
Everything is awesome!

I really love the entire experienced!

Sarah P.(April 2024)
Great trip!
Great trip!
Great trip!
Great trip!

Excellent trip, really well organised and thought out. Our guide Clarke was calm, friendly and added so much value to the tour. He even took us wine tasting. The equipment was all good quality and Clarke had spares of everything. We had 1 day where the water was too choppy so we didn't Kayak, which was a shame. But no one's fault! The sea in early April was very cold but still enjoyable as it was very hot and sunny most the time.

Fiona T.(April 2024)
Excellent trip

Really well thought out trip with Clark. Very much enjoyed. Our group did two days kayaking as the weather on the third day was unsuitable but Clark gave us lots of other options for the third day - we settled on a walk and a wine tasting (v good. Would recommend!) The food was excellent too and very accommodating for my dietary needs (gluten free). All round a great trip and and great group. Thank you!

Karen(November 2023)

This was without doubt my favourite holiday to date. I loved every minute off it - the time on the water, exploring caves and cliffs, stopping for lunch every day at a different beach. The accomodation and food was subperb. I'd highly recommend this.

Simone(November 2023)

A fabulous holiday! Clark adapted the kayaking days to suit the group and the weather conditions. Sardinia was absolutely beautiful, and it was great to view it from the water. As a fairly inexperienced kayaker I was comfortable with the introduction we were given and the routes we took. Th accomodation was better than expected with delicious food, comfortable rooms and a swimming pool for the warm evenings. I would recommend this trip to anyone thinking about it.

Sarah(November 2023)
This was the perfect first solo holiday. Go...