Alghero: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting at a Local Farm
- Duration: 1.5 hours
On arrival, you'll be directed to your table in the tasting room by your guide. Your table will already be set with 5 different glasses and a small tray containing your appetizers to pair with the wines during the guided tasting. Your guide will start by sharing information about the farm history, the local area, and the culture, followed by the guided tasting of each wine. You'll learn about the variety of grapes, perfume, taste, and suggested food pairings for each wine. The experience ends with a proof of a top quality extra-virgin olive oil prepared by traditional cold pressing techniques and served with traditional bread. At the end you'll have the opportunity to purchase some of the products you've tried to take home with you. After the tasting, take a nice walk through the vineyard on your own to take some pictures.
The farm is close to Alghero (we went by bike from the centre and it took 30 minutes). It really worth it to see a Sardinian style farm and vineyard, olive plantation. The host was incredibly friendly and everything what she said was interesting. The wines are tasteful and uniqe, the cheese and the olive oil also. So if you would like to taste something that is original and really Sardinian than you should visit this farm! I hope we will have the chance to go back.
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....
Take a walking tour around the city of Alghero to learn about its maritime past and medieval origins. Visit the city's historic towers and tour the charming city center. Meet your guide at the Hotel Catalunya and head to the old entrance of the fortified city, Porta Terra. Walk along the ancient medieval walls of the city and hear how they were built to fortify and defend it from the attacks. As you walk along the walls, encounter the Aragonese towers named for their Spanish origins. See the Tower of Sulis, the Tower of Porta Terra, of San Giovanni, and San Giacomo. These towers were all built for defense and military strategy in case of attacks from the sea. After a walk along the coastal part of Alghero, enter the heart of its historic center. Meander through its narrow streets to discover the historic buildings, ancient churches, squares, and important landmarks of this city.
Very interesting! Our guide was very passionate and really clear with all the explanations!
Learn to prepare typical Sardinian dishes during this home-cooking class. Make your way to a beautiful farmhouse in the countryside outside Alghero, where you’ll be welcomed by your friendly hosts. Immerse yourself in regional food culture as you’re introduced to gourmet products and locally-grown ingredients. Roll up your sleeves and start cooking, learning to make dishes like bruschetta and vegetable fritters. After the first course of gnocchi with lamb ragu, prepare a plate of scallops and roasted potatoes. Finally, whip up something to satisfy your sweet tooth with a soft cheese-based dessert flavored with a hint of orange. At the end of the class, gather around the table to feast on the fruits of your labor. Wash every bite down with fine Sardinian wines. Bring your meal and the experience to a close with a tasting of homemade mirto, a liqueur flavored with myrtle, and tangy lim...
Had a great time learning how to make different pasta and eating it too ready to make it back home now
Experience a sailboat excursion among the waves of the clear sea of Alghero and the Bay of Porto Conte. See the area’s coves, stop for a swim, and watch the sunset. During your excursion, enjoy a traditional lunch on board with fresh products.
Set out from the port of Alghero and sail across the sea in a partially unexplored corner of paradise, with the Capo Caccia promontory, nicknamed "the sleeping giant" by the locals, watching over your adventure.
Then, enjoy a lunch prepared aboard by the skipper. Taste the flavors of typical dishes of the Coral Riviera, a fusion between the Sardinian and Catalan traditions.
After lunch, dive back into the crystal-clear waters of the Bay of Porto Conte until the first light of sunset when you return to the port of Alghero.
Discover the beauty of the Porto Conte Regional Park in Northwest Sardinia on a guided bicycled tour. Explore this area of unspoiled beauty in the company of a local guide, who will help you to discover the Mediterranean vegetation, natural caves, and coves filled with crystal-clear waters. Travel along wonderful bike trails that combine nature and history. Visit one of the largest military settlements from World War II, with stations for weapons, bunkers, tunnels and even a barracks. Admire the bay of Porto Conte and Capo Caccia from a unique perspective. At the end of your tour, head to a local café for a tasting of local products.
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.
Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the beautiful city of Alghero, one of Sardinia's most picturesque medieval cities. Although largely given over to tourism, the town hasn't given up its unique character and it retains a proud and independent spirit. During this 2.5-hour tour, your expert guide will take you to discover the secrets and the wonders of this ancient city surrounded by sturdy defense walls that were built between the 13th and 16th-century and characterized by the preserved usage of the Catalan language (and, for this reason, nicknamed “la Barceloneta”, little Barcelona). See the majestic Cattedrale (cathedral) di Santa Maria, the Piazza Civica, the Church of S. Francesco with its beautiful 13th-century cloister and the Church of S. Michele with its brightly colored majolica dome. Marvel in front of the 14th-century Torre Porta a Terra, which is...
Departing from Cagliari, drive for 2.5-hours in a minivan through the amazing Sardinian countryside towards the northwest of the island. Explore one of Sardinia's most beautiful medieval cities on a tour of Alghero, the island's main resort town in the northwest. Discover its unique character and proud, independent spirit. The historic center is an animated place to hang out, with many excellent restaurants and bars. It's an ideal base for exploring the beaches and beauty spots of the nearby Riviera del Corallo. The main focus of attention will be the picturesque centro storico (historic center), one of the best preserved in Sardinia. Enclosed by robust, honey-colored sea walls, it's a tightly knit enclave of shady, cobbled lanes, Gothic palazzi (palaces) and piazzas lined with cafes. Discover the historical center with an expert local guide on a stroll through the city center. Discover...
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It was an awesome day. Irene is a wonderful woman. I would love to meet her again. She thought us how to make a traditional Sardinian pasta and then we ate a wonderful, delicious meal. Irene was not only a great teacher, but also wonderful home keeper, funny and very warmhearted woman. We also have met many interesting and lovely people all over the world. I send you all Baccio & Abbraccio ❤️ thanks for an amazing time together
Antonio is a great tour guide. He showed not only great knowledge, but also flexibility (we postponed our sightseeing by half an hour because the previously purchased cooking course lasted 5 hours instead of 3), a sense of humor, cordiality and hospitality. I heartily recommend! It was a really great day. :)
The tasting and the explanations are very interesting. The wine is delicious, as are the cheeses and olives that accompany it. We had a great time. For an additional € 5, it is also possible to take a tour of the vineyard and orchard.
With no horse riding experience we were able to enjoy the ride after a short introduction. Maria and Mario always attentive. The route, both through the pine forest and along the beach, spectacular with incredible views.
Really nice experience .... friendly and really nice attentive instructors ... I recommend it to everyone!