Ecotourism in north-west Sardinia

Ecotourism in north-west Sardinia

A proposal for ecotourism lovers who wish to cosy up with powerful sardinian environment. Gaveena’s team will take you admiring idyllic landscapes, rich marine life and coastal fauna at Porto Conte Natural Reserve in the outskirts of Alghero. And also strolling around Asinara island National Park – at north-west edge of Sardinia – with its albino donkeys, wild boars and stunning pespectives on Mediterranean sea. Last but not least, the panoramic road between Alghero and Bosa, a real paradise for bird-watchers and geology passionates.

Package highlights
>> Wild horses and spectacular coast at Porto Conte Natural Reserve
>> Dolphin spotting with marine biologists
>> Albino donkeys, wild boars and rich fauna at Asinara island National Park
>> The stunning panoramic road between Bosa and Alghero, a paradise for birdwatchers
>> Alghero and Bosa, charming towns on west coast of Sardinia
Ecotourism in north-west Sardinia
Ecotourism in north-west Sardinia

Day by day program outline

DAY
1
In the morning arrival at your accommodation. In the afternoon Gaveena's local fellows will take you on excursion by boat, looking for playful and friendly dolphins living in the waters surrounding Alghero. Your hosts are marine biologists and will provide you with an interesting overview on rich and fragile Mediterranean ecosystem. A secluded bay will then be the setting for snorkeling in sardinian sea and admire its rich underwater life, before enjoying a delicious aperitivo with genuine local products. In case weather will not be suitable for boat excursion, you'll be fascinated by an itinerary in Porto Conte Natural Reserve; this protected area in the outskirts of Alghero will surprise you with spectacular coastal landscapes, captivating mediterranean scents and a rich wildlife including boars, wild horses and marine birds (duration 3 hours). Evening at leisure and overnight.

DAY
2
Gaveena's ecotourism experience takes you exploring Asinara island National Park at north-west edge of Sardinia. You'll be wandering by Land Rover and you'll be fascinated by breathtaking sceneries and the unique history of this 'island within the island', inhabited by indigenous albino donkeys and wild boars. Since these emotions will pleasantly burn your energies, a picnic lunch with sardinian specialties will provide you with some tasty calories to let you properly enjoy the day (total duration 7/8 hours, including transfer from/to Alghero). Evening at leisure and overnight.

DAY
3
An itinerary along the panoramic road between Alghero and Bosa, will let you admire 40 km of coastal wilderness separating the most charming towns in west Sardinia. Several marine birds live in this area and place their nests between spectacular geological formations towering on Mediterranean sea. Be surprised by the colourful and warm atmosphere of Bosa, densely built on the shores of Temo river around a medieval fortress. In the evening a several-coursed dinner with local products will let you enjoy the intense and various taste of sardinian food. Overnight

DAY
4
Breakfast.

This program can be combined with all other packages offered by Gaveena, check them out and create your unique travelling experience.

Selected accommodation in Alghero

Podere Monte Sixeri
Wine Resort Ledà d'Ittiri
Villa Mosca Charming House
Villa Las Tronas Hotel & Spa
Hotel Carlos V
La Posada sul Golfo

MAIN PICTURE
Asinara island offers spectacular panoramic spots reachable only by 4x4 vehicles - © ezioman

BOTTOM LEFT PICTURE
Cala Barca, the rugged coastal area facing Mediterranean sea in Porto Conte Natural Reserve - © ezioman

BOTTOM RIGHT PICTURE
Albino donkeys is a peculiar species living only in Asinara National Park - © ezioman

area
Period
May - October
Type
Individual and group
Duration
4 days – 3 nights
Price
p/p in double starting from
May - Jun - Sep € 530
Jul - Aug € 575
Price includes
3 nights accommodation at farm holiday, b&b or hotel, including breakfast – excursions and meals as described in the program with english speaking guiding or assistance – travel insurance
Car hire
For individual travellers, the most of activities proposed in our packages offer the possibility to have a pick-up at accommodation; in some cases the transfer service is included in the rate while for others a supplement is to be applied. In any case, if you wish to freely enjoy Sardinia at its best, we warmly suggest you to rent a car. We know there's a bunch of good car rental suppliers on the web, so feel free to find the best deals online. If you wish you may have a look at the offers proposed by our partner Rentalcars.com

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