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UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES

 

A tour of the gulf by canoe, a jet ski expedition to nearby Porto Rotondo, exploring the Costa Smeralda in a RIB or sailing yacht.

 

Or consider diving in the marine park off the island of Tavolara, windsurfing and stand-up paddling courses – all popular activities with our guests. The yacht club Porto Rotondo offers an excellent sailing school for young people of all ages.

 

You can play tennis on the resort’s court, go horse riding at nearby stables, or hike the trails of the Capo Figari promontory. Just 15 minutes from the Abi d’Oru you can play on the 18 holes of the Pevero Golf Club, one of the most beautiful courses in the world, and run on the Pevero Trail, a fitness circuit on the most panoramic promontory of the Costa Smeralda.

SAILING IN THE LA MADDALENA ARCHIPELAGO

 

Spend an unforgettable day sailing the turquoise waters of the La Maddalena archipelago natural park, soaking up the outstanding natural beauty of the scenery and the places we will visit.

BOAT RENTAL WITH SKIPPER

 

Explore the most beautiful itineraries in northern Sardinia.

EXCURSION BY MOTORBOAT TO THE ARCHIPELAGO OF LA MADDALENA

 

Jump on board as we show you the wonderful bays of the "Costa Smeralda" or the La Maddalena archipelago. Discover the "Tropics of Europe" with us in fun-filled day of relaxation and exploration.

FISHING EXCURSION

 

Enjoy a full day on the water, fishing and exploring the La Maddalena archipelago.

SNORKELLING TOUR - TAVOLARA AND MOLARA

 

Meet at the Diving Center at 8:30 to set off from the beach.

DOLPHIN TOUR

 

The timing of this excursion varies depending on seasonal weather conditions and the daily habits of the dolphins.

Scuba Diving

 

Scuba diving in the Marine Protected Area of Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo and around the promontory of Capo Figari and the island of Figarolo, in a typical Mediterranean environment.

Flyboarding

 

The flyboard allows you to make spectacular moves above the surface of the water, thanks to a pressurized jet.

RENTAL OF WATER SPORTS EQUIPMENT

 

Please note that a credit card is required as a guarantee when renting equipment. All prices include delivery and pick-up at the hotel.

COSTA SMERALDA JEEP TOUR

 

Fall in love with the beaches, the crystal clear seas and the countryside of the Gallura region, with its imposing granite rocks and oak forests.

WINERY TOUR AND TASTING

 

Discover the Surrau estate, with a guided tour of the vineyards and the cellar, followed by a tasting in this elegant winery located on the edge of the Costa Smeralda.

E-BIKE TOURS: CAPE FIGARI, OLD RAILWAY AND MORE

 

Just wow! Because that's what you'll exclaim when you reach the top of Capo Figari and take in the 360-degree panorama.

DISCOVER THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN THE AREA

 

Spiaggia Ira (Porto Rotondo, 6km); Spiaggia Bianca (Golfo Aranci, 7km) ; Spiaggia del Principe (Porto Cervo, 23km); Cala Brandinchi (San Teodoro, 35km).

Cooking Lesson

 

Prepare typical Sardinian specialities such as "gnocchi“, ”acciuleddi" and ”zuppa gallurese" with an expert cook.

VISIT AN ANCIENT FARM

 

Guided visit to the "Antica Masseria" farm museum, dating from the 1800s. Livestock tour (cows, pigs, goats and boars).

CAPO FIGARI EXCURSION

 

Explore the nature area of Capo Figari with a gentle excursion, suitable for children from 6 years of age.

MONTE MORO EXCURSION

 

Dal Monte Moro you will enjoy a unique view of the Costa Smeralda and the sea.

Personalised Tours

 

In honour of each of these great characters, we have also created a guided tour to explore their history on the island. Departing from the hotel, we will spend one or several days in the villages of Ulassai, Ghilarza and Castelsardo, or the larger towns such as Cagliari, Sassari and Nuoro.

 

The tours will include visits to house-museums, prehistoric nuraghi structures and sacred wells, botanical gardens and domus deanas, also known as fairy houses or witches’ houses – the most iconic remnants of pre-Nuragic Sardinia.

Eleonora d’Arborea Tour – Castelsardo

 

Eleonora d’Arborea is one of the most important characters in Sardinian history. A ruling judge, heroine and patriot, a champion of women’s rights and her island, she governed her Judicate, or kingdom, in an exemplary way and set out the famous “Carta de Logu”, a very modern code of law for the Middle Ages. On her trail we visit Castelsardo, within whose walls she lived for six years and where her sons Mariano and Federico, future ruling judges, were born. After the visit to the castle, which also houses the Museum of Weaving – a traditional art from Castelsardo – we stop at the Elephant Rock and discover the Domus de Fate (fairy house) carved out within it. On the return journey, along one of the most scenic roads on the island, we will stop off at Capo Testa to see some of the most spectacular granite formations in the Mediterranean and, from the lighthouse, enjoy views of Corsica and the Gulf of Asinara.

Departure from Abi d’Oru at 8.30 a.m. and return at around 6 p.m.

Grazia Deledda Tour – Nuoro

 

Grazia Deledda, one of the greatest Italian writers of the 1900s and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926, was born and raised in Nuoro. She was very fond of the country church of Our Lady of Solitude, even naming her last book after it. A truly pleasant place, the location for religious gatherings and festivals, at the foot of Mount Ortobene. After visiting the church, we’ll begin the ascent of the mountain, whose summit provides a magnificent panorama over Nuoro and Barbagia, and boasts a majestic statue of Christ the Redeemer, the realisation of which Grazia Deledda herself was involved in. In the historic centre of Nuoro we visit the Museum within the writer’s residence, to get a better picture of her personal and idealistic legacy.

Departure from Abi d’Oru at 8.30 a.m. and return at around 5 p.m.

Maria Lai Tour – Ulassai

 

Maria Lai is one of the most celebrated Italian artists of the modern era. Her works are exhibited in several contemporary art museums, including the MOMA in New York. Born in 1919 in Ulassai, Ogliastra, she studied art in Rome and, after a long artistic journey, returned to the island where she found an extremely modern mode of expression through the traditional arts of the place, and its textiles in particular. The excursion takes us to Ulassai, where the “Art Station” houses over 150 works by Lai. A walk through the streets of the village, dotted with pieces that Maria Lai created in collaboration with other respected artists, or in concert with her fellow villagers, reveals works such as “Il lavatoio”, 1982, “La scarpata”, 1993, “Le capre cucite”,1992, and “La strada del Rito”, 1992.

Departure from Abi d’Oru at 8.30 a.m. and return at around 6 p.m.

Antonio Gramsci Tour – Ghilarza

 

Antonio Gramsci was a politician, philosopher, linguist and literary critic. Considered one of the most important thinkers of the 20th Century, he spent part of his life in Ghilarza, a town in the valley of the river Tirso, in the province of Oristano, where his house is located. Within the walls and rooms of this dwelling dating back to the early 1800s, we can retrace places of recollection and affection, which Gramsci’s sense of nostalgia often brought him back to. These are the environments described in famous passages from his Letters from Prison and Prison Notebooks. After a short tour through the streets of the centre, we will visit two celebrated archaeological sites in the Ghilarza area: the Nuraghe Losa and the sacred well of Santa Cristina.

Departure from Abi d’Oru at 8.30 a.m. and return at around 6.30 p.m.

Eva Mameli Tour – Cagliari

 

Mother of the famous writer Italo Calvino, Eva Mameli Calvino was the first woman in Italy to be appointed to a professorship in botany. Given her remarkable contribution to botanical and agronomic scientific research and to the development of floral biology, Eva is considered the most significant figure in natural conservation of the interwar period. In a journey from the north to the south coast of the island, we will discover the natural beauty and the incredible variety of landscapes that characterise Sardinia. We will arrive in Cagliari, where Eva graduated in science, taught botany at the university and directed the botanical gardens until 1929. We will explore these same botanical gardens, before touring the streets of the historic centre that provided the backdrop to the scholar’s life.

Departure from Abi d’Oru at 8.30 a.m. and return at around 8.30 p.m.

Edina Altara Tour – Sassari

 

Edina, a renowned Italian illustrator, decorator, painter and ceramist, was born in Sassari in 1988. She grew up in an all-female family, with her mother and three sisters. From a very young age she created paper toys, which would mature into refined collages, illustrations, paintings on canvas and ceramics. The designer Gio Ponti commissioned her, along with other artists, to work on the decorative furnishings of five ocean liners, including the Andrea Doria. We will discover her talent, which was bordering on unacceptable for a woman of her era, through a tour of the Pinacoteca Nazionale in the historic centre of Sassari, which houses a rich collection of her works. In Sassari we can also visit one of the most important archaeological museums in Sardinia, or continue on to Porto Torres and visit the prehistoric altar of Monte d’Accoddi.

Departure from Abi d’Oru at 8.30 a.m. and return at around 5.30 p.m.

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