Glamourless Gallura and Costa Smeralda

Glamourless Gallura and Costa Smeralda
Forget the snobbish side of Costa Smeralda and join Gaveena’s local fellows in this fascinating program in the charming area surrounding Sardinia’s north-west coast. Amongst natural granite scupltures, you’ll discover breathtaking sceneries, charming villages and get into prehistorical sites where nuragic culture has its ancient roots. But this is also the area where Vermentino di Gallura is produced, so you’ll have the chance to match this iconic sardinian white wine with the finger lickin’ ham, sausages and cheeses locally produced using traditional recipes and tools.

Package highlights
>> Explore the less know yet spectacular side of Costa Smeralda with friendly local people
>> Taste Vermentino, the most famous Sardinian white wine
>> Discover a wide variety of delicious food and wine
>> Get surprised by amazing prehistorical sites
Glamourless Gallura and Costa Smeralda
Glamourless Gallura and Costa Smeralda

Day by day program outline

DAY
1
Arrival at your accommodation during the day. Overnight.

DAY
2
Gaveena's local fellows will take you on a 4x4 car along country roads for an amazing day in Gallura, the scenographic area overlooking Costa Smeralda. The sides of Monte Pino offer breathtaking panoramic spots where to admire powerful colors and fascinating shapes created by mediterranean nature. Beneath these natural granite scupltures San Pantaleo will let you breath the cosy atmosphere of a traditional galluran village that has inspired several artists.
Another surprisingly rich side of our island is related to archaeology since hundreds of prehistorical sites are spread all over the territory; today we'll have the chance to visit the most important in north-east: Coddu Ecchju tombs and La Prisgiona nuragic village, both dated between 18 to 15 centuries b.C.
As usual we pay attention to your need of good flavours, so during the excursion your hunger will be duly fought by an informal lunch with tasty local products (duration 6/7 hours). Overnight.

DAY
3
A soft trekking day with friendly Gaveena's team will take you in the spectacular heart of Gallura, between intense scents, rich flora and massive granite sceneries amazingly sculpted by nature. Here the iconic Vermentino white wine has been produced for ages and of course you will have the opportunity to taste it in a local wineyard, together with some bites of pecorino cheese, ham and sausages (duration 5/6 hours). Overnight.

DAY
4
Breakfast.

Please note that trekking excursions included in this program require a reasonable level of fitness and good quality trekking shoes; the program is not suitable for children.

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

Selected accommodation in Gallura - Costa Smeralda region

Tenuta Pilastru - Arzachena
Lu Pastruccialeddu b&b - Arzachena
Stazzo Lu Ciaccaru country hotel - Arzachena
Muto di Gallura agriturismo - Aggius
La Vignaredda charming house - Aggius

MAIN PICTURE
Impressive granite rocks sculpted by nature are the peculiar landscape of Gallura, north-west Sardinia - © Filippo N.


BOTTOM LEFT PICTURE
Coddu Ecchju prehistorical tombs are dated between 18 to 15 centuries b.C. - © Sardinian Discovery


BOTTOM RIGHT PICTURE
Happy pasturing cows can often be spotted between Gallura's granite natural sculptures © Filippo N.

area
Period
All year
Type
Individual and group
Duration
4 days – 3 nights
Price
p/p in double starting from
Oct to Apr € 520
May - Jun - Sep € 610
Jul - Aug € 710
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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