Alghero: Two-Hour Horseback Ride
- Small group
- Duration: 2 hours
Learn from your local guide and discover natural spots on the Mediterranean coastline. Start with a short trial lesson, discover beach dunes, and ride the paths of the Natural Park. Start the journey with a short introductory lesson. Your guide will explain how to relate to the horse and you will be provided with the appropriate equipment to start your ride. Follow your tour leader and learn useful information about the surrounding area. As you ride, take in incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the dunes that line the beach of Porto Ferro. As you reach the seashore, spot Tower Airadu, also known as Torre Bianca, one of the three Spanish watchtowers of the 17th century that surround the gulf. Finally, return to the starting point along the paths of the Natural Park of Porto Conte. This protected natural area covers about five thousand hectares of coastline and hinterland....
Join a guided tour of the mysterious nuraghi, the panorama of Monte Tuttavista, and discover the village of Galtellì that inspired the writer Grazia Deledda to write Reeds in the Wind (Canne al vento). Start the tour with the discovery of the mysterious nuraghi located in Osala, in the most spectacular panoramic point of Orosei. The nuraghi are Bronze Age constructions attributed to the mysterious Nuragic civilization. Hop on a Land Rover for an adventurous exploration of Monte Tuttavista. See its typical vegetation, biodiversity and enjoy magnificent views over the Cedrino river plain. Explore the scenic places from where Grazia Deledda, the famous Sardinian writer and the first Italian woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, drew inspiration for her novel "Canne al vento". Continue to Sa Petra Istampata, the most beautiful monument in the area. Finally, visit one of the topmos...
Ride along little-trodden paths close to the beach and coves of Porto Conte Park in the company of a local instructor. Enjoy scenic views on a horse riding trip suitable for both experienced riders and beginners.
Start your horse riding excursion with a short lesson and a detailed explanation about the use of the harnesses. Get to know your horse before setting out to ensure you have the opportunity to ride in complete safety. Then, head out on the remote paths by the beach. See the bravest surfers try their hand at taming the famous waves created by the meeting of three different underwater currents. From the enchanting Gulf of Porto Ferro, cross a path that goes up to the Aragonese Tower. From there, return following the exclusive paths of the park.
On the Giara, there is an important variety of animal species. Forests of cork and oak alternate with Mediterranean maquis, garrigues, prairies, and ponds to make this plateau a rich fauna shelter, in which the most famous specimen is the Giara horse. These wild horses of medium height (no more than 120 centimeters at the withers) are not a native breed, but they have been on the plateau since time immemorial. Driving about 1 hour from Cagliari in to the country side of Sardinia, you'll reach Barumini and you'll see this wonderful place that from 1997 has been enrolled in the UNESCO World Heritage Lists because of its uniqueness. After lunch(not included), you'll drive towards Gesturi, where you can have a walk tour in the Giara Park and meet the Sardinian Wild Horses. Also in the park you can visit the older kind of Nuraghe "Proto Nuraghe". The fauna of the Giara includes some of the ...
Discover the history and traditional of Barumini, as you stroll through the archaeological area of Su Nuraxi and visit the ancient noble estate Casa Zapata. Eat your fill with a delicious meal at local restaurant.
Walk through the imposing and complex at Su Nuraxi and listen as your guide enlightens you on the importance of this site, and fills you in on why the it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Admire Casa Zapata as you journey through the house of the Sardinian-Aragonese barons, built in 1500. View the grand noble palace, a magnificent garden that overlooks the parish churchyard, and a courtyard. Visit the the Centre of Cultural Heritage Communication and Promotion Giovanni Lilliu, to learn more about this fascinating region. End the tour with a small feast at a local restaurant, with appetizers, 2 first courses, 2 second courses, a side dish, so...
Experience Dorgali with a guided visit to a local Park Museum. Journey through a trail of vegetation, lakes, waterfalls and domestic farm animals. Taste local produce and enjoy wine tasting in a local restaurant. Begin with a guided tour of the Parco Museo, created from the renovation of an old farm, transformed into the largest ethnographic museum in Sardinia. Walk a 400-metre-long trail through megalithic passages, ancient trees, Mediterranean vegetation, small lakes and waterfalls. See a real farm with domestic and wild animals, the perfect setting for children. Have the opportunity to taste typical local products, platters of cold meats, cheeses and drink the famous Cannonau wine. Make your own way to the Ispinigoli restaurant, about 4 km from the Park Museum, for a wine tasting. Surround yourself within the greenery of the vineyard and be guided to the discovery of Sardinian oen...
You tour starts from the Port of Cagliari. The first stop will be at the Basilica of Bonaria where you are going to admire the wonderful staircase and beautiful church while you discover the tale of the wooden statue that arrived from the sea. After that, you are going to drive to Sant'Elia lighthouse, where you are going be fascinated by the turquoise water of the little cove of Calamosca. You will reach the Poetto beach and you will find the majestic Devil's Saddle there. Then, you drive along the Molentargius Park, home to the characteristic pink flamingos that you can admire. After that, you see the Bastione of Saint Remy, one of the biggest fortifications of Cagliari. Then, you will move to the Castello area, the roman amphitheater and finally the famous Piazza Yenne and the Marina area.
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Simply gorgeous! The leader pays close attention to which horses he distributes to whom and how they feel the horses. We only rode step on this wonderful ride, but since we were the last, it was perfectly okay for us to keep a little distance and trot. The two leaders took our cell phones and took great pictures and videos. Thank you for the great experience!
It's good except that we don't do Gallop or too much on the beach otherwise the view is great
Very beautiful ride through the forrest and along the beach!