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EXCURSIONS & MINI TOURS

Full day trips

The sailing ship Pulcinella: excursions to the islands of the  La Maddalena Archipelago

The sailing ship Pulcinella is a period wooden sailing ship dating from 1927 with characteristic red sails, and on which it is possible to spend an entire day enjoying the emotions felt by ancient explorers looking for new lands to conquer.

An exclusive on-board service and an expert crew will take you around the  Islands of the La Maddalena Archipelago and the North Coast of Gallura with stop-offs at Budelli on the Cavaliere beach  and Spargi island. Depending on weather conditions, the itinerary may alter to include a visit to the Isola Piana in Corsica.

A delicious “5 star” lunch will be served on board  with a seafood menu and selected typical local products, accompanied by an excellent wine from the Gallura hills.

The tour makes use of the engine for the outward leg while the sails are used for the return.

Mini-cruise to Corsica

The Mini-cruise to Corsica is a unique opportunity to discover some of the most delightful destinations of the Corsican Archipelago as far as the typical small town of Bonifacio. This excursion, with fast motorboats has a maximum of 12 guests per boat.

The circular itinerary starts from the harbour at  Cala Capra and hugs the shoreline passing below the famous Roccia dell’Orso  and the North Coast of Palau until after a brief stop at the Resort Valle dell’Erica, it reaches Bonifacio for a visit to the old historic centre and a romantic stroll along the narrow streets crowded with shops and little bars. Crossing the Straits of Bonifacio is always exciting, the more so when there is the chance to see dolphins, tuna and on rare occasions even whales.

The excursion continues along the south-east coast of Capo Pertusato, passing below the limestone cliffs to reach Punta Sperone and the characteristic tongue of sand that is Isola Piana for a first swimming stop.

After a delicious lunch, the next destination is the Island of Lavezzi for another stop. It is possible to discover the island and its little bays thanks to a delightful path, or else you can simply relax on the beach, have an invigorating swim or discover the enchanting sea depths with mask and snorkel.

The return to the Residence Il Mirto is planned for late afternoon after a snack prepared by the crew.

Tour of Gallura

A day dedicated to discovering the Gallura hinterland: an unexpected Sardinia comprising well-preserved ancient traditions, places where history has left its marks over the millennia, and Nature that astonishes and delights.

A hilly landscape enhanced by rich vegetation and the famous holm-oak cork plantations that frame the natural rock sculptures carved out of the granite by the Mistral wind.

The itinerary travels across the Gallurese countryside which is famous for its “Stazzi” in order to arrive at Luogosanto the geographical centre of the area, a charming small inland town.

Travelling through beautiful panoramic countryside, we reach the hermitage at San Trano from where there is a magnificent view as far as nearby Corsica. From here we continue to the small town of Aggius for a visit to the MEOC, the largest and best ethnographic museum in Sardinia, and to the Banditry Museum, the only one in Italy. After a rewarding stop in the open to enjoy a light lunch, we continue with a visit to the ancient archaeological remains of the Nuraghe Maiori at Tempio Pausania, a majestic symbol of Sardinia and the island’s history. During the tour there is also the chance to enjoy a snack tasting with local products and the accompaniment of our expert guides.

The trip lasts about 7 hours.

Outdoor Services

Made to measure and individually tailored experiences according to the speed and fitness of the individual or group. Excursions with time scales ranging from 3 to 8 hours.

Kayak and Stand Up Paddle: sports which allow you to enjoy the sea in its entirety, and discover inaccessible stretches of coastline, little bays and corners of extraordinary beauty, choosing whether to stop either for a swim or to go off and do some energetic exploring.

Trekking: the best way to appreciate the unique features of Gallura’s natural beauty, the colours and scents of the Mediterranean maquis. With the help of expert guides you will be able to identify some of Sardinia’s floral and faunistic specimens, natural monuments and those built by man during the island’s history.

Mountain bike: cycling trips along generally unused roads passing through exceptional scenery, panoramic dirt roads, delightful single tracks, gentle ascents, fast down-hills and sharp curves without ever repeating themselves. This is a chance to combine sport with discovering the area, rare species of plants and seeing archaeological sites as well as frequently spotting wild animals.

Prices upon request.

Deep sea fishing in Sardinia and Corsica

Exciting fishing trips in the North of Sardinia dedicated to all sports fishing enthusiasts: coastal and deep sea trawling, drifting, deep water and surface casting. Prestigious boats provided with the best equipment for every kind of prey, expert skippers who will allow you to spend unforgettable days at sea. The sports fishing excursions are all inclusive.

Visit the http://www.poseidonfishing.net site

10% discount if you buy this trip when you make your holiday booking.

Boat hire

To enjoy the Northern Sardinian sea and sun in complete freedom, there is also a fleet of prestigious leisure craft available. Expert skippers and attentive service on board mean that you can spend days relaxing completely  while discovering some of the most charming places along this stretch of water: the islands of the La Maddalena or Corsican Archipelago and the most famous destinations of the Costa Smeralda.

The service includes delicious champagne aperitifs and an elegant lunch with food and wine specialities to enjoy while on board. Choose your menu when you make the booking.

10% discount if you buy this trip when you make your holiday booking.

Fuel not included.

Visit the http://www.poseidonfishing.net site

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