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Excursions in the North of Sardinia and Corsica

Discovering the sea and land of Gallura with Delphina

PROGRAM NOT YET UPDATED TO 2021. Some activities may not be available.

Guests at the Resort & SPA Le Dune can discover the  natural and cultural wonders of Northern Sardinia and a taste of Corsica, choosing from a wide range of trips on offer all organized by Delphina Hotels & Resorts.

Lovers of the sea can dive into the crystalline waters of  the La Maddalena Arcipelago and Corsica as far as the typical small town of Bonifacio, among unspoilt islands and  beaches of pure white delicate sand. The Gallura hinterland is also not to be missed, characterized by fascinating mountainous landscapes and charming typical small villages abounding in ancient traditions. Authentic culture that can be seen simply by walking along the old tracks and lanes. This part of Sardinia is rich in museums, Giant’s tombs, dolmen and Nuraghi, and this land of rich culture can also be enjoyed both in Spring and Autumn.

Sports enthusiasts and the more active will be able to choose from a range of activities both on and under the sea in this splendid North Sardinian setting, with exciting activities like sport fishing  and diving. And for those who prefer to stay on dry land there is a wide choice of outdoor sports for all levels of ability and experience.

All excursions have an extra charge. For safety reasons the boat trips are not available to children under the age of 3.

Full Day Trips

Deep sea fishing

If you are a lover of challenges and sport fishing, come and try it, and let yourself be guided by our expert skippers here in the Sardinian seas! Experience the unique emotion of fishing with the most exciting techniques: deep sea, trolling, bolentino,drifting.

There is a 10% discount if you purchase this trip when you book your holiday.

Boat Charter

A prestigious fleet of charter craft is available at the harbour at Isola Rossa. Expert skippers willaccompany you along the coast to some of the most well-hidden bays to ensure an exclusive and unforgettable trip.

Attentive service on board, a personalized menu (chosen when you book), delicious champagne aperitifs and continuous dives into the crystal-clear waters of North Sardinia.

The most exclusive way to experience this marvellous sea.

Discount of 10%if you purchase this trip when you book your holiday. Ask for further information!

Fuel not included

Tour of Gallura

The Upper Gallura hinterland represents a wonderful resource for the North of Sardinia, a tableau of well-preserved and maintained ancient traditions in a stunning natural setting. In this  excursion we will follow a particularly interesting route that goes from the resort to the slopes of Monte Limbara across hills dotted with natural rock formations sculpted from the granite by the Mistral wind.

During the first stop it will be possible to visit the Nuraghe Majori, an archaeological site of great interest which is just outside the town of Tempio Pausania. From here we take a pleasant stroll around the streets and alleys of the town centre and visit the stone churches that date back to the 17th century, the period of Spanish domination. A few kilometres from Tempio Pausania is Aggius, a charming village in a luxuriant natural setting. We stop here in a beautiful area of natural parkland to enjoy a light lunch prepared by the resort.  Aggius is also an open window onto the Gallura of the 19th century and the culture of the “Stazzi”; as a matter of fact it is precisely here that we find the largest and best endowed ethnographic museum inSardinia. It hosts a textile workshop where it is possible to see the women of the area weaving highly sought after local carpets and rugs in the ancient tradition. The day can be concluded with a visit to the banditry museum (the only one in Italy) which is another point of interest in the area.

On the return journeya stop is planned for tasting typical local products in the magnificent Valle della Luna.

The trip lasts about 7 hours.

Minicruise of the La Maddalena Archipelago

For those seeking an energetic day and wanting to visit a selection of the most interesting parts of the La Maddalena Archipelago, we suggest this Minicruise with our fast motorboats. The excursion leaves from the harbour at Isola Rossa, heading East along the north coast of Gallura, as far as Capo Testa, then crossing the Straits of Bonifacio where dolphins are often spotted.

The excursion around the Sardinian Archipelago includes a stop for a swim in the enchanting bay between the islands of Budelli, Razzoli and Santa Maria, and an enjoyable light lunch on board, followed by a visit to the town of La Maddalena and a third swim stop on the white sands of Spargi. In the late afternoon, after a snack offered by the crew, we return to the Hotel.

La Maddalena Archipelago by motorboat (external operator)

After having arrived at the port of Santa Teresa Gallura by bus, we embark for a tour around the most beautiful islands of Northern Sardinia with a spacious motorboat that takes two different routes around the La Maddalena Archipelago.

The first route includes a stop on the beach at the Isola di Santa Maria and a delicious lunch on board. In the afternoon, after having visited the little shops of the town of La Maddalena and a final swim in the crystalline waters of the Isola di Spargi, and after we return to Santa Teresa Gallura. As an alternative, it is possible to visit the archipelago with a stop at Baja Sardinia for a swim at the famous beach and then on to the little town of La Maddalena.

During the tour qualified staff from our excursions department will be present.

Minicruise to Corsica

For those wishing to visit a selection of the most interesting parts of the Sardinian-Corsican Archipelago,  we suggest the minicruise  with our fast motorboats. An exclusive excursion for a restricted group of participants. Maximum 12 guests per boat.

Crossing the Straits of Bonifacio is always exciting, and often made more so by seeingdolphins, whales and other forms of marine life.

This excursion to Corsica starts from the  harbour at Isola Rossa, along the North Gallura coast as far as Capo Testa from where having crossed the Straits of the same name, we arrive at the island of Lavezzi, where we stop near the beach for a pleasant stroll around the island, the chance to enjoy the enchanting sea- bottom, or just to relax on the sand. From here we head North passing in front of Isola di Cavallo, as far as Punta lo Sperone, and the famous stretch of sand that is Isola Piana for another swim stop. After having enjoyed a tasty light lunch on board prepared by the Hotel we continue to the typical small town of Bonifacio for a pleasant visit around the old town.

We then sail once more along the south east coast of Capo Pertusato, passing below the high limestone cliffs to reach Punta Sperone and the spectacular tongue of sand that is Isola Piana for a first swimming stop; after a delicious lunch prepared by the hotel we continue to the Isola di Lavezzi where we disembark near the beach for a stroll around the island, the chance to enjoy the enchanting sea bottom, or just to relax in the sun on the sand.

In the late afternoon, we return to the hotel after a snack prepared by the crew.

Costa Smeralda and the Roccia dell’Orso

After having travelled through the Gallura hinterland and stopped for a short break in the astonishing Valle della Luna at Aggius and the little village of Luogosanto we reach the Costa Smeralda and its capital, Porto Cervo.

From here, having visited the famousPiazzetta delle Chiacchiere and its exclusive little streets and alleys, we continue to Cannigione for a lunch stop at the Resort Cala di Falco.

After having enjoyed the Delphina Brunch Mediterranean, in the afternoon we head North following the Golfo di Cannigione coastline to visit the famous Roccia dell’Orso from which it is possible to admire the stupendous panorama of the islands that make up the La Maddalena Archipelago. On the return journey, which follows the Santa Teresa Gallura – Castelsardo coast road, there will be a stop for a swim at one of the most beautiful beaches in the North of Sardinia. During the tour qualified staff from our excursions department will be present

Half Day Trips

Shopping in Castelsardo

The delightful mediaeval centre of  Castelsardo can be explored with a pleasant guided half day visit.

The trip includes a walk around the characteristic historic old town with the chance to visit the Church of Santa Mariaand the Cathedral of  Sant’Antonio Abate.

After the guided visit there will be time to go shopping in the extensive stores with their Sardinian handicraftswhere you will have the chance to buy souvenirs, typical local Sardinian products or relax and enjoy an ice-cream.

During the return journey, a stop is planned at the panoramic Roccia dell’Elefante where you will be able to examine a typical example of a Neolithic burial chamber known as the Domus de Janas (house of the Fairies).

Mini Tour of the Coast

For those who only want to spend half a day exploring the spectacular Sardinian coast and be back at the hotel in time for the rich buffet and the afternoon nap, we suggest the Mini Tour of the Coast. This excursion follows some of the most beautiful routes around the North of Sardinia with the option depending on sea conditions of visiting the coastline between the rosy pink fjords of Punta Li Canneddi, the fantastic Costa Paradiso and the enchanting bay of Tinnari.

The trip is broken up with two or three stops in some of the most typical and least visited parts of the coast for a short swim directly from our comfortable craft.

Sea Safari

The stretch along the Sardinian coastline is particularly rich in marine flora and fauna. For those curious to admire the rich and colourful seabeds of the Gallura coastline with mask and snorkel, we suggest the Sea Safari,an entertaining guided excursion whichin addition to observing the marine ecosystem, also gives you the chance to spotdolphins and other examples of flora and fauna.

This half day excursion makes use of a fully equipped boat and sails between Isola Rossa, Tinnari and Costa Paradiso with at least two stops for swimming along the way.

Children must be accompanied by at least one parent.

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