The Costa Smeralda just north of Olbia in northeastern Sardinia is well known for its white sand beaches, emerald waters and as the playground of the fabulously rich. Its only a short stretch of the coast here and does not have the monopoly on idyllic coves and water so clear that anything in it seems to float above its shadow on the sand below. Where we stay, in Cannigione, on the coast just a few miles to the northwest, the same scenery abounds, with the sea every shade of blue, green and turquoise. In fact we are closer to what many people consider the finest coastal scenery of all, that on the Maddalena Islands. This holiday has been designed by local guide Claudio Desiati who, along with an RWH leader, will be leading our walks. Claudio knows the area intimately not just the paths unmarked on the ground or on any map, but the history of the area, the flora and fauna. Those who choose to go in the spring will be stunned by the beautiful flowers. Some of the walks will head into the hills near Claudios home in San Pantaleo, where we will also visit the famous Thursday market. Some will go along the coast, some wind their way through the hills to the coast. We walk along paths lined with tamarisk, myrtle, rockrose and other plants and shrubs characteristic of the Mediterranean macchia. Inland and higher up the rocks have been beaten by wind and rain into strange shapes. We also take the ferry€ross to the island of La Maddalena, then continue€ross the causeway to the island of Caprera where Giuseppe Garibaldi spent the last 18 years of his life. Its hard to imagine a more perfect place to retire to! We are based in the seaside town of Cannigione which has a lively port and plenty of restaurants. It has its own stretch of golden sandy beach. The Hotel del Porto is, as its name suggests, opposite the yacht-filled harbour.
|Departure Date||Return Date||Availability||Price|
|25/04/2020||02/05/2020||See our website||££1449.00|
|16/05/2020||23/05/2020||See our website||££1449.00|
|19/09/2020||26/09/2020||See our website||££1449.00|
|17/10/2020||24/10/2020||See our website||££1349.00|
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