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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

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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
Alghero-Fertilia Airport
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.

COVID-19 Information

Our local host has provided some important information about any changes to the trip, and additional safety measures in place, as a result of COVID-19.

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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

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

Logistics

Starts

Alghero Airport

Anytime on Day 1

Ends

Alghero Airport

Anytime on Day 5

Transfers

Your adventure begins at Alghero Airport (AHO) on Day 1. Book any flight which works for your travel plans. If you arrive in time, you will meet your fellow adventurers at Agriturismo Agave at 20:00 for dinner on Day 1.

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.

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.

What about all the carbon?

We mitigate 4x the carbon generated by all our customer flights annually through our partnership with Cool Earth.

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 Agriturismo Agave*, a holiday farm located 4 km outside Alghero, which is still operated as a small family business. The Agriturismo features ensuite rooms, AC, wifi, a large veranda, a pool and sun terrace, and a wine cellar stocked with local wines. The kitchen creates amazing meals from ingredients produced on the farm.

*Please note, availability at Agriturismo Agave can be limited during the high season (or with last minute bookings). It is possible that you may be accommodated close by and still have full use of the Agriturismo facilities including the swimming pool and having your dinners there with the group or we may place the group at alternative accommodation close by but with very similar facilities.

Upgrades

For solo travellers looking for their own space, an optional private room and tent 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.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

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, Runner's Need, and Cycle Surgery.

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

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.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

All of our group adventures are especially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded.

"I cannot recommend this highly enough! The people on the trip were amazing. Easily the best trip I've ever been on!" Charlotte, 2019, Trustpilot.

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Cancel up to 31 days before departure and we'll transfer your deposit into credit for a future booking.

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