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Itinerary for Costa Verde

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Please, note that the itinerary below is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. 

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Cagliari or Alghero airport (transfer on request) and arrival at the Country Hotel.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at the Country Hotel

Day 2: Marceddi Ride
After breakfast, we get in the saddle and ride toward the Casa Casti farmhouse, passing through the ancient village of Marceddi and crossing sandy roads and wetlands. We will stop for lunch in Marceddi on the way. The horses will stay at the farmhouse and riders are transported by minibus back to the Country Hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Country Hotel

Day 3: Guspini Countryside
This morning transfer by minibus to Agriturismo Casa Casti, to meet the horses. We will ride in the countryside of Guspini, "Gentilis". The territory is mainly characterized by holm oak and cork forests and Mediterranean scrub. You cross a predominantly mountain area until you reach the summit of "Punta Fonnesu" from which it will be possible to admire the coast from Capo Pecora to the Gulfs of Oristano. We will enjoy a picnic lunch before making our way back to the Casa Casti farmhouse. Transfer back to the Country Hotel by minibus.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Country Hotel

Day 4: Mountains & Sand Dunes
Today, we are transferred again by minibus to Agriturismo Casa Casti. We will venture into the mountains through the Arburese territory, in order to reach the coastal area. After our luch break, we will arrive at the spectacular Rio Murtas cove and then continue on the fascinating dunes of Torre dei Corsari and Pistis. Return to Agriturismo Casa Casti on horseback. Transfer back to the Country Hotel by minibus.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Country Hotel

Day 5: Last Ride & Departure
We are once more trabsferred by minibus to Agriturismo Casa Casti. For our last day, we will ride through sandy roads and wetlands, stopping for lunch in Marceddi. Then, we ride back to the Country Hotel.
Plan a return flight in the evening or continue your stay at the hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
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Costa Verde
Tour Code: IT-GOITSA1
5 days / 4 nights
Dates : March to October

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
D 2024 03/29 - 06/07 5d / 4n 5 day trip - Low season 2 /6 Reserve
C 2024 06/08 - 07/05 5d / 4n 5 day trip - Mid season 2 /6 Reserve
B 2024 07/06 - 08/08 5d / 4n 5 day trip - High season 2 /6 Reserve
A 2024 08/09 - 08/23 5d / 4n 5 day trip - Peak season 2 /6 Reserve
B 2024 08/24 - 09/13 5d / 4n 5 day trip - High season 2 /6 Reserve
C 2024 09/14 - 09/27 5d / 4n 5 day trip - Mid season 2 /6 Reserve
D 2024 09/28 - 10/31 5d / 4n 5 day trip - Low season 2 /6 Reserve
Day to Day Itinerary
Rates | Dates
Tack: English or trekking saddles
Horses: Sardinian, Anglo-Arabs and Arab mix
Pace: About 5 hours in the saddle per riding...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Cagliari or Alghero
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