Sardinia is known for its natural beauty, and today, you’ll have an opportunity to be in direct touch with nature and explore one of its most beautiful settings. Leave the ship by 4X4 and head to Mount Arcosu, a pristine natural reserve located about 12 miles from Cagliari, with four thousand hectares of wild mountains covered in dense forest typical of the Mediterranean. The forest is well known and is famed for its symbol, the Sardinian deer, protected from extinction and roaming freely and undisturbed here. This reserve belongs to the World Wildlife Fund, which bought it in order to preserve the splendid holm-oak forests present in this territory.
Explore the reserve with its lonely valleys and rocky ridges and take in the spectacular views. You’ll take an approximately one hour leisurely walk through paths enriched by the beautiful and fragrant Mediterranean vegetation. And if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the Sardinian deer and hear its bell. Other species who call this habitat home are fallow deer, boar, hare, wild cat, partridge and golden eagle. After this invigorating walk, you’ll be treated to a hearty typical snack accompanied by Sardinian wine.
Need to Know:
Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age. A good portion of the tour is off-road over bumpy and uneven surfaces. Not suitable for guests with back, neck or hip problems as well as other physical limitations. Guests are advised to use sturdy walking shoes, suitable sun protection, wear comfortable layered clothing and bring a light jacket or sweater; temperature at Monte Arcosu is much lower than at the coast. Tour is subject to weather and road conditions. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.