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Sea Kayak in Sardinia

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


Trip Ref #9128

Sea Kayak in Sardinia

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


4 nights




3 or 4 days off work




Up to 7 people


Your overnight Agriturismo






Based on 142 reviews


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

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 Monte Doglia and then sit down for a delicious dinner of home-cooked Sardinian food and wine.

Day 2

Take to the water



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



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



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.



Local qualified English-speaking guides


4 nights in an Agriturismo


Munch on tasty local food throughout


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

Visas where required

Day 1

Guesthouse · Twin share




Day 2 – Day 4

Guesthouse · Twin share




Day 5

Departure day




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 on platters of Antipasti, pasta, vegetable and meats to share at each table.

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.

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

What is the accommodation like?


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.


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)

The Area




The Agriturismo/Guesthouse

Anytime on Day 1


The Agriturismo/Guesthouse

Anytime on Day 5


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 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. 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 EUR200.

If you have any questions around 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
  • 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

- Emily(September 2023)

The hosts were very knowledgeable and made the whole thing run smoothly. The level of difficulty was just right. The service and food at the farm stay were also great and a dip in the pool was a great way to round it all off.

- Henrietta(July 2023)

Excellent trip beautiful scenery, excellent kayak experience and great food and accommodation

- Stuart(June 2023)

Great sites, but make sure to feel 100% comfortable with the kayak pedals and seats before progressing. Guide was great, routes scenic and stop offs well planned.

- Lydia(June 2023)

I have just returned from this trip and it was absolutely incredible. The group dynamic was great - a lovely bunch of people and our hosts, Clark and Jan, were excellent. The accommodation at Agave was perfect. The family are extremely accommodating and the food is absolutely delicious! Would highly recommend booking this trip. My first MBA adventure and definitely not the last!

- Greg(June 2023)

Would fully recommend this trip to anyone looking for a bit of adventure combined with some tranquility . The whole experience exceeded our expectations, be that from the accommodation to the whole Kayaking experience. Each day was different with a good blend Kayaking conditions some more challenging than others along with opportunity to stop off at beautiful secluded beaches for swimming, snorkelling and a cold drink (beer).

Will definitely look to come back to Sardinia in the future.

- Ed(June 2023)

Great food, great kayaking

- Christine(May 2023)

This is an excellent trip combining adventure, fun and great food.

- Rachel(May 2023)

Trip was an absolute stunner, as sustainable as a kayak trip can possibly be. Clark and his crew made every effort. One thing to make it better... maybe something a bit more challenging for me but I knew it was a beginners course and it was such a lovely trip that I didn't care! Would love to come back! Book it.

- Rachel(May 2023)

Trip was an absolute stunner, as sustainable as a kayak trip can possibly be. Clark and his crew made every effort. One thing to make it better... maybe something a bit more challenging for me but I knew it was a beginners course and it was such a lovely trip that I didn't care! Would love to come back! Book it.

- Michele(April 2023)

MBA know how to organise a trip. Clark our guide was amazing and gave us options each day of where we could go, provided us was awesome lunches, skills on our techniques and shared his favourite bars too. The accommodation was perfect with very friendly staff, tasty food and great local wine. Highly recommend the trip

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 2023 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 70% 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

Sea kayaks are used on this trip. They have a covered deck and are generally longer, faster and sit lower in the water than touring or sit on top kayaks. You have the option to use a single or a double kayak and this can either be requested at booking, before departure or your host will ask you on your first day. Double kayaks are generally better for those who are new to sea kayaking or who enjoy paddling in pairs and single kayaks are better for those who want full control of the kayak or are keen to paddle solo.

You will paddle approximately 8-15km per day, depending on the group and the weather conditions.

Dinner is included on day one and is usually at about 20:00. If you arrive beforehand, you may wish to relax in the gardens or by the pool, or take a walk towards Monte Doglia (the staff at the agriturismo can direct you). As there are no shops within walking distance of your agriturismo, you may wish to bring any snacks or drinks with you, buy them at the airport or go into Alghero for supplies as the old town is lovely to walk around.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.

Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.

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.

You're in good company. Our adventures are typically made up of a mix of solo travellers and small groups of two or three friends who simply love adventure, pushing themselves and meeting awesome like-minded people. See here for more info about our lovely bunch of Much Better Adventurers.

Want to book a private trip? Just tap ‘Private Group’ in the dates and prices tab.

Your trip is led by carefully curated local hosts and expert guides. See here for more info about the guides we work with.


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