Program 1st DAY
Stintino – Arrival in Hotel and welcome drink at 12:00
In the afternoon we advise walks or bicycle rides along the coastal area. Bikes will be given free of charge from the Hotel. From Stintino you can go towards Cape Falcone right in front of the Asinara Island . There you shall find a beautiful panoramic view of Rada di Fornelli. Between Asinara and the promontory you will see two islands: Piana Island is a tiny island on which the Pelosa Tower stands (Saracen) and faces the Pelosa beach. An area of ultimate beauty for its beautiful colors.
Pelosa beach has been recently classified among the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world clicked on the web. On the promontory of Cape Falcone - walkable - you will find another tower, the Flacone tower and from this terrace you can admire the attractive panorama of the west coast all the way to Cape Caccia.
Return to Hotel and drink offered by the management – bed and breakfast.
Guided trip - Entire day
Departure from Stintino at 10.00 am with the Gabbiano motor vessel and return at 4:30 pm.
During the long ride from Fornelli to Cala D’Oliva, north extremity, you will loose yourself in this incontaminated nature, where you can see the famous white donkey, wild boars, horses, wild goats and “Mouflons”. Different stops shall be made in order to admire the most interesting historical and natural sites; a recovery area for sea turtles, maximum security prison of Fornelli, the panoramic viewpoint of Cala Sant’Andrea, the Ornithological Center of Tumbarino, Punta Sa Nave where the “centaur horrida” grows – endemic species of the Asinara Island and of Sardinia, the austrian-hungarin charnel house, the ramification of Cala Reale, the museum of the sea.
* Excursion to the National Park of Asinara is on appointment at the extra costo € 45.00 per person and suitable weather conditions.
A valid alternative is to visit BOSA city that can be reached along the coastal road oncoming Alghero – This area offers a splendid scenario between sea and rough mountains - a beautiful peak view of the sea. Dominated by the Malaspina Castle, built in early 1112 and which today remain the surrounding walls, the Nostra Signora di Regnos Altos Church and the towers controlling the Bosa town extends itself – with its pastel- colored houses – on the right shore of the Temo river, the only one navigable in Sardinia, while on the left shore rises the ex Cathedral of San Pietro, one of the most interesting roman-sardinian historical works. The origin of the city goes back to the Phoenician period with its unquestionable appeal, with its 800 century buildings for tanneries of Sas Conzas that reflect on the calm waters of the river and the antique area of Sas Costas surrounded by tiny street and stairways. A very interesting and evocative excursion is that on the Green Train (Trenino Verde) from Bosa to Macomer coasting the beach of Pedras Nieddas (Black Stones).
We advise a walk along the coastal line of Nurra di Sassari, between Cape Falcone and the lake of Baratz, both sites of interest adjoining two important parks, the regional one of Porto Conte on the south and the national one of the Asinara to the north. The territory is of a rocky formation of different types amongst a rich spontaneous vegetation . You can admire the sea from different panoramic areas and you can access the beautiful creeks and beaches that spaces out towards the rocky coast. Not far off you shall find the village of Argentiera, a mineral village situated inside the Geominerario Park of Sardinia. The area, characterized by the deep wild coasts and the soft profiles of internal prominence, offers the visitor a vast variety of landscapes. Continuing along the splendid coast of Alghero, you will find Lake Baratz with a vast inlet of Regionale Park of Porto Conte, where you arrive to Cape Caccia. 656 stairs of the striking “Escala del Cabiro” will lead you to the Nettuno Caves (phone 079979055 – 079946540) also accessible by sea, and on the inside you can admire a panorama of rooms and basins.
On the east side of Cape Caccia you will find the Ricami Cave and the Verde Cave opening sheer into the sea, accessible only by sea. Facing the back part of Tramariglio penal colony, you will find the protected area called Arca di Noè where different species of animals have been put: Giara ponies , deers, and donkeys. On the limestone walls peregrine falcons brood and a tiny colony of griffins. On the road between Porto Conte and Fertilia you will find Nuraghe di Palmavers (for visits call Silt Cooperative 0799 53200). The Alghero coastline is also known as the Coral Riviera. These waters are famous for precious coral fishings.
Return to Hotel – drink offered by the management – bed and breakfast.
Rich breakfast buffet - check-out from Hotel. Return of hired car to Alghero Airport
Depending on your flight schedule, a visit must be made to the city of Alghero. This city, conquered by the Normans , is still full of the architectural, cultural and linguistic features – typically catalan of that time, making the city extremely fascinating. Walking through the characteristic streets of the downtown area you can admire the typical gothic forms of the private palaces, while along the seaside you will find 500 century towers and bastions that have been built to fortify the harbour works. Another must is a visit to the Church and Cloister of San Francesco, the Santa Maria Cathedral, and the San Michele Church with its dome covered in polychrome ceramics and the Misericordia Church.
Not far from the airport you shall find the Estates of Sella & Mosca (phone 079997700) – wine house founded in 1899, that hosts the historical museum and is part of the guided tours to the cantines and the winery. The museum includes an archaeological section , with self-explanatory panels that illustrate the history of the close-by necropolis of Anghelu Ruiu (3500-1800 b.c. approx). The walls of some of the domus de janas are decorated with fake doors, columns, roof tiles and taurine- form horns in order to represent The God of Bull that protected the sleep of the dead.
In the package the following is not included: fuel for car and all that is not explicitly specified.