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Trekking Alghero: Nature Trails

Walking is a school of life: during a hike, as in life, there are many climbs, few plains, and the seemingly easy descents often appear much harder than the much-feared climbs

Walking trails and routes surrounded by nature, that’s what trekking is for us. Sardinia is a huge land with thousands of trails where you can admire nature in all its features and uniqueness. From the Gennargentu trails via mining trails, exploring flora and fauna from inland to the coast. Trekking in Alghero is spectacular, and there are indeed many paths that can be taken, either independently or with the help of an experienced guide.

In the Porto Conte Regional Park you will have the opportunity to discover the Mediterranean flora and fauna in different areas such as the Oasi delle Prigionette, Punta Giglio, I tre Monti, the Capo Caccia coast, and the Calich pond. You will discover even more if there is a guide with you to tell you about the area, history, legends and special features. In this article we want to tell you about our trek from Alghero, a path immersed in the wild, unexplored nature and showing splendid viewpoints: Capo Marrargiu.

OUR TREK FROM ALGHERO

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It is in this area that one of the most majestic bird species lives: the griffon vulture. The Capo Marrargiu trek (we’ll take you from Alghero to the starting point) is one of the most beautiful, yet little-known walks along a jagged stretch of coastline among volcanic rocks, coves, ravines and crystal clear water. We will be immersed in the Mediterranean bush among myrtle, mastic trees and a landscape totally different from the neighboring area. Here we will also have a chance to see the Griffon Vulture, a species that we will describe to you in all sauces, from its nature to the threat of extinction a few years ago. Besides trekking we have other wonderful excursions from Alghero, take a look
on this page.

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5 Must-Do Excursions in Alghero

The Coral Riviera is an area that lends itself greatly to both outdoor and cultural activities year-round. You will walk through the labyrinth of narrow streets in the historic center, among old houses that echo the city’s Catalan origins and traditions related to red coral.

Are you thinking of spending a few hours or days vacationing in Alghero, on the Riviera del Corallo, on the northwest coast of Sardinia? Good choice for 2024! And we are not just telling you this because with Dran Experience we specialize mainly in this area with our excursions to Alghero, but because here you can enjoy the sea all year round, within a sparkling and authentic urban setting!

In and around Alghero, you will have the opportunity to admire the following. beautiful scenic spots with the Sunset over the sea at Capo Caccia and beyond, as well as you can take a level wine tour or be hosted for a few hours at a pastor’s family home for a Cooking Class!

Do you feel like doing some activities among friends or family? Great, in Alghero there are several hiking trails for all levels among wild beaches and surrounded by Mediterranean scrub that you can do especially in the less hot months! If you prefer the sea, don’t miss the Wild Beaches & Snorkeling Tour, the name says it all.

Did you know that there are beautiful beaches that are not reached by a Boat Tour? The sea and the beach, a perfect combination of nature, flora and fauna that you will explore among wild beaches, guided snorkeling trails and breathtaking scenery. Now what?

Take a look at our list of tips on must-do Alghero excursions for 2024:

#1 WILD BEACHES AND SNORKELING TOUR

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Yes, there are beaches and coastal stretches in Alghero that are rarely offered and reached by classic boat tours. Therefore, all wild beaches can be visited by land and safely. They are reached by car or minivan (with dranexperience it is included in the cost of the tour). Immersed in unspoiled nature, you will have the opportunity to go on snorkeling tours (weather permitting) together with the environmental guide who specializes in marine biology among fish, starfish, plants and many other species.

How about then tasting typical Sardinian products, on the beach and in front of the enchanting sea? It is the workhorse of this list of must-do excursions in Alghero. Important information 2023:

  • Price from: € 80,00 a persona (All-day tour) – From June to September
  • What’s included: Transportation, multilingual guide and marine biologist, light lunch at the beach
  • What are you waiting for, take a look at the details and Book this excursion to Alghero.

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#2 COOKING EXPERIENCE IN A SMALL VILLAGE

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Another spectacular excursion departing from Alghero and focused mainly in Planargia, near the splendid village of Bosa. Drive along provincial road 105, in a theater of irresistible views suspended between sea and mountains, passing through Bosa, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy among “colorful” shots and evocative viewpoints. An excursion to Alghero in which you will admire beautiful waypoints until you arrive at your final destination, or “Gourmet Destination,” where a family of shepherds will be waiting for you to begin an exciting Cooking Class.

Tales and legends will accompany you during the preparation of the products and the rich tasting following the Cooking Class, in a family environment in contact with the local people and their traditions. Important information 2023:

  • Cost from: €130.00 per person (All-day tour) – March to May and October to December
  • What’s included: Transportation, multilingual guide, cooking class with a shepherd family, rich tasting, nature walk and visit to authentic villages
  • What are you waiting for: an experience of a lifetime and definitely one of the excursions in Alghero not to be missed, find out more about details and cost.

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#3 WINE TOUR AND PHOTO TOUR

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It will be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable excursions in Alghero, clearly also not to be missed. It will be the story of a small winery that has become one of the most famous in Sardinia. This will be a trip to a local winery where we will discover the stages of the wine production cycle, opening the doors of each department to the tasting room. This will be a wonderful walk in the Capo Caccia protected area: an invaluable natural heritage, enhanced by the fossil-rich limestones and rare plants that grow in this environment. Here, small coves and imposing cliffs will be the perfect location to watch the sunset. What a spectacular activity and excursion around Alghero, with ample availability from March to November, in the evening and at sunset. Important information 2023:

  • Cost from: $65.00 per person (5 hours) – March to November
  • What’s included: Transportation, multilingual guide, Wine tour to winery, tasting of 3 glasses of wine and typical Sardinian products, nature and sunset walk
  • What are you waiting for: relax, food and wine, nature e great instagram pictures, excursions in Alghero not to be missed. Book it

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#4 ALGHERO’S OLD TOWN TOUR

Alghero is famous for its prized coral, used locally with gold to make all sorts of ornaments, and this is another magnificent activity and excursion in Alghero not to be missed. You will see, directly from a local craftsman, the steps involved in working red coral into a work of art, even starting with a visit to the only live red coral aquarium in Europe. (Read the article in La Repubblica). You’ll walk through the historic center, a maze of narrow streets connecting squares bustling with life, yellow walls and old houses echoing the city’s Catalan origins. At the end of the excursion, a short walk will take you to Alghero ‘s main beach where a light lunch of typical Sardinian products will be served. Important information 2023:

  • Cost from: 80.00 per person (5 hours) – March to May and October to December
  • What’s included: Multilingual guide, visit to red coral aquarium and class from local artisan, walking tour to old town, tasting of typical Sardinian products on the beach.

  • What are you waiting for:

    Culture, art, tradition-these are the main themes of this must-do excursion to Alghero. Take a look at availability.

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#5 HIKE, BERNARDU’S PATH

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Alghero is famous for its prized coral, used locally with gold to make all sorts of ornaments, and this is another magnificent activity and excursion in Alghero not to be missed. You will see, directly from a local craftsman, the steps involved in working red coral into a work of art, even starting with a visit to the only live red coral aquarium in Europe. You will walk through the historic center, a maze of narrow streets that connect

For those who love the outdoors and trekking, this is the last excursion to Alghero that we suggest not to miss. You will immerse yourself in a wild natural oasis surrounded by rocks, coves and Mediterranean scrub: you will be in Capo Marrargiu, in the surroundings of Bosa. Here the environment is so impervious and secluded that over the decades it has welcomed majestic and extremely rare wildlife species including peregrine falcons, golden and Bonelli’s eagles, but the big star is another bird of prey: the griffon vulture. It is a hike departing from Alghero, and after about a 40-minute drive (included) you will arrive at the starting point of the Bernardu Trail, which walks the route traced by shepherds and animals. Wild, natural landscapes accompanied by snorkeling routes (weather permitting) and the delights of typical Sardinian products while the slow, deep beats of the griffon vulture will join the unique panorama of Alghero and Capo Caccia in the distance. Important information 2023:

  • Cost from: 80.00 per person (5 hours) – March to May and October to December
  • What’s included: Transportation, Multilingual guide, tasting of typical Sardinian products

  • What are you waiting for:

    If you love to spend your time outdoors, this excursion to Alghero is for you. Book now

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What to do in Sardinia

Sardinia: a magnificent land hard to forget, from nature to food via art, history and culture.

On this page we thought we would recommend what to do in Sardinia, especially in the Alghero area, a city connected to the rest of Europe by an international airport and with a marina about 30 km away, it therefore represents a perfect Hub for your island vacation.

Attractions and guided excursions in Alghero are definitely the best things to do in Sardinia, for a vacation full of excitement and connection with the local people and nature. So let’s take a look at the advice from DRAN Experience:

#1 CAVES OF NEPTUNE BY LAND

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Neptune’s caves are a spectacular natural monument present in Alghero and definitely a must-see in the area. You can visit it either by sea (taking a boat that leaves from Alghero) or by land (I recommend DRAN Experience). If you decide to visit the cave by land you will have to walk 654 steps through the Escala del cabirol (Catalan for roe deer staircase). It is definitely a must-do in Sardinia if you plan to admire a unique view along the coast, learn more about the geology and nature of one of Sardinia’s most beautiful locations, and maybe keep fit with some physical activity.

Down the steps you will arrive at Neptune’s Cave, one of the most beautiful and largest sea cavities in the Mediterranean with a formation that dates back about two million years. You will be able to visit about 250 meters of cave (although it is several kilometers long) in an exciting salt vision with karst formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, and columns but also a white sand beach and an underground lake. What to do in Sardinia? We recommend it to you!

  • Type and location: Guided tour inside the cave upon payment of a ticket, Alghero
  • Cost: € 14.00 per person, reduction for younger children, open year-round (weather dependent)
  • What’s included: Neptune’s cave ticket with guided tour

All you have to do is visit the official website and book your ticket.

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#2 COOKING EXPERIENCE IN A SMALL VILLAGE

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The second-largest island in the Mediterranean can also be vocal about food, but are you ready to get involved as well? One of the things to do in Sardinia is definitely to “get your hands dirty” in an overwhelming and exciting Cooking Class. On this tour you will travel near the beautiful village of Bosa where a family of shepherds will be waiting for you to try your hand at preparing some of Sardinia’s traditional culinary dishes including pasta and desserts. Tales and legends will accompany you throughout the day, in a family environment in contact with the local people and their traditions.

  • Cost from: € 130.00 per person (All-day tour) – March to May and October to December
  • What’s included: Transportation, multilingual guide, cooking class with a shepherd family, rich tasting, nature walk and visit to authentic villages

What to do in Sardinia? Definitely this life experience. Book Now

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#3 PRE-NURAGIC COMPLEX OF MOUNT BARANTA

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Sardinia is a very ancient land with a history that links this land to man as far back as 450,000 years with the first indirect findings. On the island, among the seven thousand archaeological sites there is one in particular that deserves to be discovered and experienced as one of the most fascinating things to do in Sardinia, located exactly at Olmedo. This archaeological site constitutes one of the most outstanding examples of pre-Nuragic fortified settlements dated to the Copper Age (2500-2200 BC). Consider that it is set on a plateau over 150 meters above sea level and is protected by an enclosure-tower, a long and extraordinary wall enclosing a group of rectangular huts, separating them from a sacred area with menhirs and megalithic circle. It is currently not run by any association, so admission is free to anyone who wants to visit. This is an opportunity to discover lesser-known Sardinia.

Location Mount Baranta

#4 WINE TOUR AND PHOTO TOUR

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As we anticipated earlier, food and wine in Sardinia plays an important role, what to do and taste on the island? You can find out through this relaxing and enjoyable excursionin the Alghero area, with a trip to a local winery where you will discover the stages of the wine production cycle all the way to the tasting room. Small walk right after the wine tour, where your photography skills will be put to the test in one of Sardinia’s most beautiful locations…at sunset. You will be welcome at Capo Caccia: an invaluable natural heritage, enhanced by the fossil-rich limestones and rare plants that grow in this environment.

  • Cost from:
    $65.00 per person (5 hours) – March to November
  • What’s included: Transportation, multilingual guide, Wine tour to winery, tasting of 3 glasses of wine and typical Sardinian products, nature and sunset walk

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#5 ARGENTIERA SITE

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Sardinia boasts an extraordinary mining tradition, and among the things to do during your vacation and discover its most distinctive sites and aspects. Consider that the Argentiera site was among the first Sardinian deposits to be exploited even in Judicial times (c. 1100), later becoming among the most important in the area only around 1800 due to the vast silver deposits in the area. Today, you can also visit this beautiful open-air mining museum in augmented reality, a meeting of tradition and innovation through an exhibition, revolutionary and fascinating path that is sure to engage you emotionally.

Currently the visit to the (open-air) museum has no admission charge, find out more. Here the location

Location Argentiera Mine

#6 ALGHERO OLD TOWN TOUR

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Alghero is famous for its prized coral, used locally with gold to make all sorts of ornaments, and this tour is definitely one of the activities to put on the special “What to do in Sardinia” bucket list. You will start with a visit to the only live red coral aquarium in Europe (Read the article in La Repubblica). and then see how a local craftsman works the coral into a work of art. To walk through the narrow streets of Alghero is to discover the soul of a town that shows its Catalan character everywhere.

  • Cost from: €80.00 per person (5 hours) – March to May and October to December
  • What’s included: Multilingual guide, visit to red coral aquarium and class from local artisan, walking tour to old town, tasting of typical Sardinian products on the beach.

If you are interested in local culture and tradition, this tour is perfect: Cost and availability in this link

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#7 THE FORTIFICATIONS OF MONTE DOGLIA

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Still undecided on what to do and see in Sardinia? Explore Monte Doglia and the historical heritage enriched by an extraordinary view of the bay of Porto Conte. From 1930 to the early 1940s Sardinia underwent intensive fortification of the coast and the near hinterland aimed at hindering the landing of possible enemies. Even the territory of Alghero has not been excluded, and hundreds of masonry artifacts can be identified that bear witness to this historical period, such as that of Monte Doglia.

You can walk along a trail among military forts and natural and geological features of enormous interest. No fees to pay, no entrance fees-this area is free for anyone who wants to discover lesser-known areas, so what are you waiting for? Prepare yourself by reading description and information of Mount Doglia fortifications, download the brochure here.

Monte Doglia fortifications brochure

#8 HIKE BERNARDU’S PATH

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For those who love the outdoors and trekking, in the Bosa area you will find yourself immersed in unspoiled nature among beautiful coves, Mediterranean scrub and species living under protection. It’s a tour that starts from Alghero, and after about 40 minutes by car (included) you will arrive at the starting point of the Bernardu Trail, which walks the route traced by shepherds and animals. What to do in Sardinia will surely find an answer on this wonderful day among wild, natural landscapes accompanied by snorkeling routes (weather permitting) and delights of typical Sardinian products. The unique panorama of Alghero and Capo Caccia in the distance.

  • Cost from: €80.00 per person (5 hours) – March to May and October to December
  • What’s included: Transportation, Multilingual guide, tasting of typical Sardinian products


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this excursion and experience the magnificent nature of Sardinia

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#9 WILD BEACHES & SNORKELING TOUR

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Going to the beach on vacation but not fully experiencing it, this is one of the common problems. We know very well how to make you experience one of the most exciting excursions and thus have a clear idea of what to do in Sardinia. On this wonderful tour you will take snorkeling routes (weather dependent) together with the environmental guide who specializes in marine biology, exploring and then learning about the marine environment among fish, starfish, plants and many other species. Definitely high on the list of things to do in Sardinia during one’s vacation.

  • Cost from: €80.00 per person (7 hours) – June to September
  • What’s included: Transportation, multilingual guide and marine biologist, light lunch at the beach

What are you waiting for, take a look at the details and book this Sardinia excursion.

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#10 CYCLING IN A NATURAL OASIS

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Activities, flora, fauna, scents and viewpoints, these are the main reasons to rent a bicycle and ride inside the Prigionette Nature Oasis near Alghero. We recommend that you call at least 24 hours and at the entrance you will have a series of nature trails to follow by bike but also on foot or by electric vehicles. All trails vary in length and difficulty with the possibility of spotting deer, donkeys and wild horses, as well as birdwatching for griffon vultures and other species of important wildlife value. Are you a family? Wonderful, there is a picnic area at your disposal and the availability of children’s play area. It’s definitely a must-see attraction in Sardinia, ready to get active?

  • Entrance fee: € 4.00 per person, reduction for younger children, open year-round (weather dependent)
  • What’s included: Entrance ticket to the natural oasis Le Prigionette

What are you waiting for, take a look at the details and visit this beautiful location

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