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Sardinia Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Pasta

1. Sardinia Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Pasta

This is an experience for animal lovers in a familiar environment. Located near Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital city, Sinnai is a small town where you can still see the typical Campidanese-style houses, with their mud-brick walls and wooden roofs, in its historic centre. One of these houses is where a friendly couple will teach you how to make two different types of local traditional pasta: malloreddus (also known as Sardinian gnocchi) and culurgiones (ravioli closed in a peculiar way). Later, we will cook the pasta and eat together, with a glass of lovely local wine and other typical products.

Wine Tour Sardinia

2. Wine Tour Sardinia

Join an unforgettable excursion to discover the wine and wineries of Cagliari, two important elements of the Sardinian identity since the first centuries of its history. The role of the ancient plant is deep-rooted in the culture of this land thanks to the wide range of grape varieties: Cannonau, Bovale, Carignano, Monica, Nuragus, Vermentino, Nasco, Vernaccia, Moscato, and Malvasia, to name a few. This tour will allow you to live a first-hand experience immersed in the vineyards and the wineries of the area, where you will learn the peculiarities of the Sardinian wine grapes. The tour includes a visit to a traditional winery: surrounded by sweet hills and rural landscapes, you will discover the different production stages, the kinds of the grapes, the land and the people who dedicate their time to the grape growing with great passion. The visit to the winery is only the first step. Next, taste local wines! You will be captivated by a friendly atmosphere and will taste 3 excellent wines paired with local food products.

Cagliari: 2 Hour Bike Tour in the Flamingos Oasis

3. Cagliari: 2 Hour Bike Tour in the Flamingos Oasis

Depart from the Marina of Cagliari to see the Basilica of Bonaria with its amazing staircase. Pass through the new bike path that runs along the sea and river until the football stadium of Cagliari. See urban art under the bridges of the river that characterize the area. Arrive at the Natural Park of Molentargius and soak in the history of the remains of the old city of salt, which for centuries influenced the economy of the area.  Dive into a nature trail to see the beautiful flamingos and discover the old salt ponds of Cagliari. The park is an exceptional area due to the presence of fresh and saltwater basins that host plants and animals of rare beauty. The tour includes a coffè break to enjoy the sea and the pretty harbor. 

Wine Experience around Cagliari

4. Wine Experience around Cagliari

Starting from the capital of Sardinia you will enjoy some wonderful views during every season. Taste the most famous wines of the island, served with some typical Sardinian food. On the way back through vineyards and olive trees, you will find one of the most famous shrines of rural Sardinia, a marvelous small hidden church. Make the 30-minute trip back to the city, including a nice sightseeing tour of Cagliari ponds with it's beautiful pink flamingos.

Electric Bike Naturalistic Tour

5. Electric Bike Naturalistic Tour

A pleasant journey with eco-friendly electric bikes along the Cagliari gulf coast, its canals, and the nature of Molentargius Park, in the company of flamingos and seagulls. From the port, the ride continues along the coast to the Terramaini canal bike lane which leads to the natural park and the “City of Salt”. From there, you move across the lagoon to the Poetto beach, where you stop for a break in a seafront restaurant/bar. Continue across the Devil's Saddle cape up to the lighthouse of Calamosca and its spectacular view. This is the last stop before coming back to the city center.

Cagliari: Private or Small Group Fishing Trip Experience

6. Cagliari: Private or Small Group Fishing Trip Experience

Set sail from the new harbor in Teulada and cruise towards the beautiful capes of Cala Zafferano, Capo Teulada and Capo Malfatano on the southern coast of Sardinia. Take in panoramic views of the impressive cliffs and golden sand beaches along the way. Cool down with a swim in the sea and get the chance to learn how to fish from the experts. Practice throwing fishing nets to reap the rewards of what you have learned, and keep a look out for the friendly dolphins that come up close as they swim in the crystal clear water. Learn more about the other marine life that live in the deep sea of Sardinia. Enjoy a tasty lunch of freshly caught fish cooked on the boat before you sail back to port at the end of the afternoon.

Cagliari: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

7. Cagliari: 2-Hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Start your biking tour of the city from the Marina district and its maze of lanes. Cycle past the ornate town hall building and down Via Roma, taking you down the newly built bike path on the magnificent seafront through to the famous white Church of Bonaria. From here, you'll reach the distinctive district of Villanova, stretching out at the foot of the Castello district. Discover the beautiful marble steps of the Bastione di Saint Remy, truly Cagliari’s best known landmark. These tours are designed for small groups of 8 persons maximum in order to provide you with the a safe and professional experience. You'll be accompanied the whole way through by an expert guide so that you can make the most of your time in Cagliari!

Cagliari Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

8. Cagliari Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Explore the capital of Sardinia on a 4-hour private guided tour. Start on the Via Roma, where beautiful porticoes shade busy shoppers. Then be driven in your private minivan to the sandy beach of Poetto, which stretches into the Balearic Sea for more than 6 miles. Catch a flash of pink as flamingos dance on the surface of the salt ponds at Stagno di Cagliari. Then stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria, a Roman Catholic shrine to the Virgin Mary. Now for the walking part! Enter Cagliari's medieval quarters through the historic gates in front of the National Archaeological Museum; home to fine exhibits that recount the early Sardinian civilizations. Pass the medieval limestone tower of San Pancrazio and visit the grand Royal Palace and Romanesque Cathedral. Wander down narrow streets to the Bastion of Saint Remy, and end your tour in the Marina Quarter where fresh fish is cooked and prepared in dozens of little restaurants by the sea.

Cagliari: Nuraghe Tour from Chia

9. Cagliari: Nuraghe Tour from Chia

Your journey begins with a pick-up from your accommodations in South Sardinia. Join your specialized history guide to explore ancient stone buildings that belonged to the Sardinian population, dating back to 1500BC. They represent the most important monuments of pre-historical Sardinia, and were built by the ancient technique of "dry stone wall", which is constructed without cement. The word 'nuraghe' means a mass of stones and it is considered the symbol of the Sardinian Nuragic population. This period has some of the most important Mediterranean protagonists from thousands of years ago. This excursion is modified to fit your needs, with morning departures at 9:00AM or afternoon departures at 3:00PM. This itinerary concludes with a tasting of the typical Sardinian snack, "Sa Picchettada". The 4-5 hour tour ends back in South Sardinia by dropping you off at your accommodation.

Cagliari: Half-Day Coasteering Experience

10. Cagliari: Half-Day Coasteering Experience

Clamber over rocks and walk the rocky coast of the Chia area on a unique coasteering adventure in Sardinia. Experience the coastline from a different perspective and get the chance to dive from high points into the refreshing Mediterranean Sea.   Start at Pinus Village Beach, where qualified instructors will provide you with all the necessary equipment. Walk through the Mediterranean scrub until you get to the best points to build a cableway and dive into the crystal clear waters of Chia. Benefit from an itinerary that is 100% safe for beginners.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

This activity was the highlight of our trip to Cagliari. Isabella and her family were super friendly and helpful, we had lots of fun, learned to make delicious pasta, and had a lovely meal together afterwards.

The tour was really wonderful and we learned loads about the wine making process here in Sardinia. And we of course loves getting to try the lovely wines and the food, would highly recommend!

It was really nice. Lydia cheerfully told us all about the city and the surrounding area.

A comfortable walk on the cycle path between greenery and silence, suitable for everyone

we spent a really lovely time with isabella and Sylvia