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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    Katrina, June 2022

    A great way to meet like minded people. Lots of kayaking, quite windy though. Food and accommodation were fine. Pool was a nice extra.

    Lindsay, June 2022

    I really enjoyed this trip. The food, the Agriculturismo, & our guide was amazing. I was a bit worried as a vegan that I would not have loads to eat, but everything was very tasty. I would reccomend this trip to everyone

    Joanna, June 2022

    Such a great trip - loved the kayaking; our host, guide and food were all great, and a brilliant group!

    Abhishek, July 2022

    Great experience overall! Jamie is a great guide with immense knowledge about the surrounding areas, caves, lagoons and kayaking in general Would recommend getting groceries (essentials etc) beforehand as the agriturismo is quite secluded. Dietary restrictions could have been better catered for while out on the kayaking trips however the food at the agriturismo was heavenly not to mention the hospitality! The family who own the farm go out of their way to make you feel comfortable.

    Sarah, July 2022

    Our guide Giovanni was the best guide we could have hoped for. His people skills were exceptional and he kept his cool under all circumstances. His local knowledge was outstanding and being a geologist, he was able to expand on the natural environment. A real asset to your team.

    Simon, July 2022

    Originally booked for 2020, and after 2 years of waiting and 3 cancellations, this trip did not disappoint! 100% worth the wait! Sardinia is a stunning and fascinating island, so with the crystal clear waters it's ideal for kayaking, snorkelling and beach chills. Giovanni and Clark were great fun, and we definitely earnt all the amazing food served at the agriturismo in the evenings. Another brilliant MBA trip, and I can't wait to go back!

    Robin, August 2022

    Lovely trip, beautiful destinations every day, accommodation is fabulous but remote so bring lunch/snacks if you drive early

    Robin, August 2022

    Lovely trip, beautiful destinations every day, accommodation is fabulous but remote so bring lunch/snacks if you drive early

    Llaura, June 2022

    This trip was one I'd been waiting to take with my best friend since 2020 so it was amazing! The guesthouse (Agriturismo Agave) was fantastic - the staff were really friendly, the food was delicious with all product grown and farmed on site. The room was spacious and clean. Our Kayak experience was exhilarating. The professionals really know their stuff and ensured that we took it at the pace comfortable for the entire group. I capsized in choppy waters and felt so relaxed throughout the experience as everyone just really knew their stuff. It was great to have things set for the day with same pick up time each morning (our breakfast and evening meal were served at the same time each day too) and having a packed lunch provided of local products was great. This is a hassle free experience where you get to see the wonders of the Sardinian coast in a kayak.

    Rachel, June 2022

    We really had a wonderful time. After postponing twice due to covid we were immensely happy to finally undertake our trip. The food was incredible the whole way through, and plenty of it. Clark, Giovanni and Martina were all so lovely and helpful and knowledgeable. They catered to all of our comfort levels and assisted us particularly well on the first day when the weather was against us in the afternoon. All the kit was in great condition and we were comfortable and safe at all times. I'd happily return again it really was an absolute delight from start to finish. Thank you to all involved and to our fellow kayakers for making it so fun.

    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

    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. 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

    4-5hrs

    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 - 2022

    Payable Before Departure

    Optional Private Room Upgrade - 2022

    Per Person

    Optional Private Room Upgrade - 2023

    Payable Before Departure

    Optional Private Room Upgrade - 2023

    Per Person

    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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