Our most recommended things to do in Asinara

Asinara: Full Day Sailboat Excursion from Stintino

1. Asinara: Full Day Sailboat Excursion from Stintino

Hop on board the sailing boat Equinoxe to visit one of the most beautiful and fascinating places in Sardinia: the beautiful Asinara National Park. Enjoy an exclusive sailing trip with up to 10 guests as you enjoy this paradise that is characterized by beautiful coves and crystal-clear water beaches. Take in the beautiful weather that will inform the skipper of the most enjoyable itinerary of the day. Share this day with friends and family and take advantage of several stops to dive directly from the boat, relax and have fun. Satiate your hunger while anchored to a bay, where you will be served on board an authentic Sardinian appetizer and a lunch based on tasty seafood dishes, accompanied by an excellent fresh Vermentino wine. Dive into beautiful waters in multiple different spots and explore coves and other fascinating natural features. Decide whether to go ashore the stunning island of Asinara, or just unwind on the boat. Explore beautiful locations with possible stops at granite quarries, Punta Lunga, La Pelosa and Spalmatore beach.

From Stintino: Half-day RIB tour in Asinara Gulf

2. From Stintino: Half-day RIB tour in Asinara Gulf

Live a fantastic excursion among the crystal-clear waters near Asinara Island in northwest Sardinia, departing from Stintino in the morning or afternoon. Aboard a comfortable dinghy, you can explore the most picturesque coves in the area. You will visit the beaches and coves of Isola Piana and Mare di Fuori in the surroundings of Capo Falcone, stopping to swim and admire the natural beauty.  You will be able to admire one of the most beautiful beaches in the world: La Pelosa with its shallow waters and the iconic Tower. It will be a half-day excursion full of fun and relax, immersed in a dream landscape! The itinerary includes at least 2 or 3 stops that will be chosen according to the wind of the day, among the following: - Cala Grande - Scanna Capretti - Natural Swimming Pools of Fornelli - Passage in front of La Pelosa - Capo Falcone - Roccia Forata - Porri island The itinerary may vary depending on the weather conditions and decisions of the skipper. Boat name: Wild Asinara rubber boat - Length: 8 m - Awning - Ladder

From Stintino: Asinara National Park Guided Tour by Minivan

3. From Stintino: Asinara National Park Guided Tour by Minivan

If you are a nature lover and want to explore it in company without too much effort, this is the perfect tour for you! You will discover the wonders of Asinara Island on board a comfortable Mercedes Vitò Hybrid minivan together with expert local guides, exclusive to the Park, who will be able to tell you all the curiosities and anecdotes related to the history of this island.The trip includes several stops to observe the landscape and take unique photographs surrounded by unspoilt nature. You will have the opportunity to admire animals in the wild such as horses, mouflons and the famous white donkeys of Asinara. Finally, there will be the chance to visit the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre (C.R.A.M.A.), and of course there will also be a pause to contemplate the crystal-clear waters of the island's beautiful coves, in the splendid Cala Sabina. Program of the day: - 9:00 am: Meeting at the Tanca Manna pier in Stintino - 9:30 am: Embarkation on the Ausonia motorboat - 9:50 am: Arrival on Asinara island at Fornelli dock (available a refreshment and bath) - General explanation by the guide of the programme during the day - The excursion continues to discover the Park, its natural treasures and the structures that still testify the ancient and recent history of the island. On board the minivan, you will pass near the Prison of Fornelli (not open because closed), Asinara castle called Castellaccio and Cala Sant'Andrea located in zone A (forbidden both by land and by sea, to safeguard its fragile ecosystem) - Next stop on the narrowest point of the island, Cala di Sgombro, where you can admire the rocks, chosen place for the nesting of different species of waterfowl and marine - Arrived in the central part of the island (Cala Reale), you make another stop at Campo Perdu, former prison branch, where today there is a riding school where you will have the opportunity to see horses (formerly used as the only means of transport on the island), and the famous white and grey donkeys - Consistent with the state of health of the animals, there will be the opportunity to visit the Marine Turtle Recovery Center, managed by C.R.A.M.A. - Stop at the small village of Cala d'Oliva, with a guided tour at the Branch Central and the museum (prison converted into an Environmental Education Centre, for schools and not) - Last stop in the picturesque Cala Sabina for about an hour and a half, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, where you can relax, swim and snorkel. (Do not forget mask and snorkel!) - Return to the Fornelli pier at around 16:15, to embark on the Ausonia motorship departing at 16:30. Expected arrival at the port of Stintino at around 17:00

From Stintino: Asinara Vintage Sailing Boat Tour with Lunch

4. From Stintino: Asinara Vintage Sailing Boat Tour with Lunch

-09:30 am – The boat trip to the National Park of Asinara starts in Stintino, in Piazzale Guardia Costiera. The journey will allow you to admire the wondrous jagged granite coastlines, and immense green landscapes. -1° Stopover Cala Reale – forty minutes after the departure we will disembark in Cala Reale, location of Asinara National Park which is situated on the northern side of the island, facing towards the South. Here we find a small port that has been an essential landing place over the centuries, and lots of buildings dating back to the period in which the island was a quarantine station (Lazaretto) and hosted a penal colony. In 1995 the wreck of a Roman navis oneraria (a merchant vessel) was found 26 feet (8 mt) under the sea, close to the Lazaretto dock; the vessel, which dates back to the fourth century AD, was primarily employed to carry fish preserves from the Iberian Peninsula to Rome. We will have the opportunity to admire the rarest “white donkey”, one of the most known symbols of the Park and visit the Sea Turtle Recovery Centre. The visit to the Turtle Recovery Center is optional (Ticket price 2,50€) The stopover lasts about an hour and a half. -2nd Stopover Cala Barche – After leaving Cala Reale we will reach Cala Barche Napoletane at about 12:00 PM, where the guests could enjoy a bath in clear and crystalline waters before having lunch. Lunch will consist of a first course flavoured with prawns sauce, wine, water, coffee, digestif, typical Sardinian liqueurs and spirits, and fruits. After lunch, at about 2:30 PM, we will head to Cala d’Oliva. -3rd Stopover Cala d’Oliva – 30 minutes after the departure we will reach Cala d’Oliva, in the very north-east of Asinara island. In Cala d’Oliva we will find the namesake small port, one of the main landings in Asinara together with Cala Reale and Fornelli. This is a very important area for two reasons: the first concerns the two stunning beaches characterised by pure white sand and crystal clear water. Sa Murighessa (or “beach of the prisoners”) lies south of the promontory, while the other one is close to the port and the town, which is the only populated place on the island. The second reason is related to the former penal colony, right behind the town, whose buildings, which are open to the public, now host the Park headquarters: Park Authority and Environmental Education Centre. This stopover lasts about one hour and then we’ll head to Cala del Bianco. -4th Stopover Cala del Bianco – the last stopover includes a refreshing swim in the shimmering waters of Cala del Bianco, where the clear blue and emerald-green sea is caressed by the Mediterranean scrub. Out trip comes to the end and we will get back to Stintino, enjoying the journey which will take about one hour and a half: return is expected at 5:30/6:00 PM.

From Porto Torres: E-Bike Rental

5. From Porto Torres: E-Bike Rental

Do you want to discover the beauties of the Asinara National Park? And then do it carefree and having fun without fatigue riding an e-bike! With departure from Porto Torres in the morning, and a convenient bike pick-up right near the ferry to Asinara in the city port, you will live a wonderfoul day with return in the evening. Pristine nature with unique colors and wild animals are waiting for you for a day to be framed. Beautiful emotions to be enjoyed in a slow and fun with all the beauty of Asinara Island around. You can invent your own itinerary for a day to live alone or to share with your partner, family or friends! The autonomy of the e-bike varies and depends on several factors: - Body weight - Wind - Degree of training - Elevation gain  Generally ranges from a minimum of 60 km to a maximum of 120 km  Front E-bike pedal-assisted bicycles, available: 3 size S (150-168 cm); 4 size M (168-178 cm); 3 size L (178-190 cm)

Stintino: Full-Day Boat Trip to Asinara with Lunch

6. Stintino: Full-Day Boat Trip to Asinara with Lunch

If you're looking for a day with total 0 stress, you're in the right page: depart with our minivan service from Alghero where our driver will pick you up to jump and dive into the most turquoise sea of the area with this sailing trip, right in the Gulf of Asinara. We depart from the small port of Stintino, to experience a day immersed in the nature of the Asinara National Park and its Marine Protected Area. During this experience you will make several stops to dive and refresh yourself with the opportunity to snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Sardinian sea. Lunch will also be served, this one based on local products, to make your day perfect without having to think about anything.  Once you'll be back at the harbour, sit back and let our driver take you back home with memories you will cherish forever.  Lunch will be served on board and includes: an appetizer, a first course, vermentino and some fruit with coffee and local spirits. 

From Alghero: Le Prigionette Oasis Guided E-Bike Tour

7. From Alghero: Le Prigionette Oasis Guided E-Bike Tour

A magnificent day excursion in Alghero within the Porto Conte Regional Natural Park in the Le Prigionette Nature Oasis, also known as 'Noah's Ark', will allow you to immerse yourself in nature. Accompanied by a local guide, you will walk along a dense network of paths where you can appreciate the typical scents and colours of the Mediterranean flora and meet domestic animals such as the Sardinian donkey, the albino donkey of Asinara, deer, fallow deer, foxes, partridges and griffon vultures. You will then climb up to the summit of Mount Timidone from which you can admire a 360-degree panorama of unique beauty, ideal for taking memorable souvenir photos. Finally, you will descend through the forest to the cliff and then return to the park exit. Enjoy a sporty experience with the assistance of a comfortable pedal-assisted bike, breathing in the island's cool sea breeze. Length of the route: 35 km Height difference: 600 m Difficulty: easy Duration: 3 hours The guided e-bike tour has a circular route and takes place on dirt and compact paths: - Departure at the car park of the Roman villa Santa Imbenia - Entrance at the Porto Conte Park - Tour inside Le Prigionette Oasis - Cala Barca - Mount Timidone - Return to the car park Pedal-assisted E-bikes Front, available: 3 size S (150-168 cm) 4 size M (168-178 cm) 3 size L (178-190 cm) The autonomy varies depending on the training of the user and how the bike is used, generally ranging from 60 to 120 km (in this case the autonomy of the bike is considerably higher than the km that are covered during the excursion)

Cagliari: Castelsardo & the Sardinian Pyramide Private Tour

8. Cagliari: Castelsardo & the Sardinian Pyramide Private Tour

Explore the charming town of Castelsardo on a guided tour. Pass by beautiful landscapes on the way to the town, and once you're there, wander through enchanting alleyways and visit the pyramid of Monte d'Accoddi. Begin your tour with pickup and a 3-hour drive in a comfortable minivan through the amazing Sardinian countryside towards the northwest of the island. Discover one of the monuments considered a unicum in Sardinia: the steep pyramid of Monte d'Accoddi which recalls the famous Mesopotamian Ziqqurat. The site, dating back to the fourth millennium BC, is surrounded by a mysterious mist. The excursion will continue in the beautiful city of Castelsardo (formerly known as Castel Aragonese and Castel Genovese), overlooking the Gulf of Asinara. The tour also includes a visit to the Elephant Rock, Domus de Janas, a symbol of the Anglican territory.

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