Highlights

  • Island hopping on Sardinia, Maddalena, Caprera, and Corsica
  • Unspoiled natural beauty & luxury spas
  • Bronze Age monuments & relics
  • Underground springs and caves
  • Lunch with a shepherd

Set in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the islands of Sardinia and Corsica sit together, rich in natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes. Both are treasure troves of biodiversity and history, each with its unique personality. We spend most of our time on the Italian island, Sardinia, an ideal destination for nature lovers as well as those interested in its ancient Bronze Age civilization. Because it is still largely undeveloped and uninhabited, many of its natural landscapes and coastlines appear untouched by man or by time, only by nature itself. Heading north, our walk lingers a few days in the Maddalena archipelago just off the coast of Sardinia. The small islands quiet sandy coves and pristine turquoise waters are a striking contrast to our final stop on the French island of Corsica, a lively island that pulsates to a vibrant Mediterranean beat. We spend two days exploring and celebrating the magnificent Bonifacio, the heart of Corsica.

Sunday Overnight: Hotel Su Gologone

Meet at the airport and transfer to our hotel nestled amid vineyards and olive groves in nearby Oliena. Our magical home for three nights combines rustic luxury with unmatched views, features its own spring and wellness facility, and local arts space.

Monday Overnight: Hotel Su Gologone

Begin with a short walk from our hotel to the clear waters of the Su Gologone Spring. From here we walk in the valley of the Supramonte mountain range, encountering numerous carved caves and grottoes. Our destination is the marvelous Bronze Age Sa Sedda 'e Sos Carros monument and other important sites in the cave complex. Later, a shepherd joins us for a picnic lunch of local delicacies. The rest of the afternoon can be enjoyed back at the hotel or visiting the famous modern-day murals of Orgosolo.

Tuesday Overnight: Hotel Su Gologone

Today's walk starts gently, then takes us up Mount Tiscali, where the remains of prehistoric settlements are hidden in a limestone cavern -- a stunning and surprising sight! We'll hike back down to the valley floor and return to the hotel for lunch and free time to enjoy the afternoon.

Wednesday Overnight: Grand Hotel Resort Ma & Ma

This morning we leave the heart of Sardinia and head north to Costa Smeralda, with its turquoise water and fine sand beach. It is one of the most celebrated coastlines in the Mediterranean. We'll walk in this area on paved and unpaved coastal paths, stopping for stunning views of the La Maddalena archipelago. It is a sight to behold. After lunch in Porto Cervo, we'll take time to enjoy this lively town before transferring to the ferry that takes us to our resort hotel on La Maddalena.

Thursday Overnight: Grand Hotel Resort Ma & Ma

We begin by exploring the lovely island of La Maddalena on foot, discovering secluded coves and endless blue views as we make our way to a splendid lunch overlooking the water. After lunch, we'll drive back to the hotel or to La Maddalena village for further exploration.

Friday Overnight: Grand Hotel Resort Ma & Ma

Today we focus on the tiny island of Caprera, following the coast to its historic 'fortezzza', with its tunnels and watch towers camouflaged in the local pink granite. After lunch, we'll visit the famous retreat of Italian statesman and hero, Giusipps Garibaldi. A local expert will meet us here for a private visit.

Sunday Overnight: Hotel Santateresa

Walk along the southern coastline of Corsica, with its white cliffs, bays, and Mediterranean flora, walking as far as the cape for fabulous views of Bonifacio. We'll head into town for lunch and a guided tour before returning to our hotel with time before our farewell dinner.

Saturday Overnight: Hotel Santateresa

Departing in the morning for Bonifacio, we'll be traveling like locals on our own private boat, taking us beyond the beautiful archipelago into French Corsica. We'll stop in secluded coves along the way, maybe have a swim and marvel at the pink beach, before arriving in magnificent Bonifacio, rising on white cliffs above the sea.

Monday

After breakfast, transfer to the Figari-Sud Corse Airport for onward connections.
Moderate
"Such high quality in every aspect" KE
Coastal and inland trails, with varied rocky terrain and some steep ascents and descents.

TRIP DETAILS

8 Nights from
$6,595.00
Per Person, Double Occupancy
(Single Supplement $725.00)
Our Wayfarers friends' Price is $7,215.00

Dates

From Jun 30 to Jul 8 (more dates)
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Begins: Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport -Sardinia Ends: Corsica Figari-Sud Corse Airport
Sardinia & Corsica June 2019 Map

Hotels - Where we stay

Hotel Su Gologone

Hotel Su Gologone

In the center of Barbagia Hotel Su Gologone is surrounded by lovely Mediterranean flora. The hotel has cultural activities including wine tasting, cooking lessons, and Sardinian film and documentary showings. Additionally, the hotel has an herb garden that is lit up at night and a library available. Each room has air conditioning, LED TV, hairdryer, and slippers.
Hotel Ma e Ma

Hotel Ma e Ma

Located on three hectares of Mediterranean land the Hotel Ma e Ma is a lovely five star hotel. The 92 rooms of the hotel each feature a private veranda, a large marble bathroom, hairdryer, satellite TV, Wireless internet, slippers, and bathrobe. There is free access to the wellness center and the &SPA.
Hotel Santateresa

Hotel Santateresa

Hotel Santateresa was built in the late 19th century as a mansion. Located at the end of the peninsula of Bonifacio the hotel is overlooking cliffs that offer spectacular views of Sardinia and the Mediterranean Sea. Each room has air-conditioning, a hairdryer, slippers, flat screen television, and free Wi-Fi.

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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation

  • Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
  • A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
  • Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
  • Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
  • Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
  • All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
  • Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
  • First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
  • All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
  • Wine with dinner
  • On-trail snacks and refreshments
  • A Wayfarers' water bottle and luggage tags
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants