Costa Verde

Sardinia Italy: (IT-GOITSA1)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/italy_sardinia_costa_verde.aspx

Introduction
Sardinia Italy
The Costa Verde is the ideal destination for those who want to experience horse riding in Sardinia.

The Costa Verde is sometimes described as the "Sardinia you don't expect". Here, you will exprience authentic Sardinia, away from the crowds. 
This coastline covers about 47 kilometers of southwestern Sardinia and it owes its name to the very rich Mediterranean vegetation, which frames the beaches of fine and golden sand.

Nature seems to have regained control over the ruins of the abandoned mining villages following the closure of mining activities during the last century. Today, these remains incorporated into a unique ecosystem of vegetation and sand, are a silent and fascinating testimony of the past.

Accomodation


Accommodations
This is a stationary ride, so all nights are spent at the same location.

Description
This seaside hotel is surrounded by a centuries-old pine forest of 400 hectares. It offers 315 bedrooms divided into different categories. Your package includes accommodation in standard rooms that come equipped with air conditioning, a TV, private facilities and free Wi-Fi access. It is possible to ask for a room upgrade for an extra fee (please inquire).



There are 2 outdoor swimming pools, a private beach and a SPA to ensure complete relaxation.

Room Occupancy
In case you are a solo traveler, the single supplement fee is mandatory.



Meals
All meals are included from dinner on day 1 to lunch on the last day.

Meals often include genuine recipes, linked to the traditions of Sardinia but national and international cuisine are also featured.

Dietary Restrictions
We are attentive to everyone's needs and are happy to design special menus (with advance notice) for our vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant and celiac guests.

This trip includes some wine with dinner.

Riding


Facilities
The resort is equipped with 270 stalls, an endurance track, an indoor arena and an outdoor arena.

Itinerary


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


Rates and Dates for Costa Verde

Rates include:

Accommodation in standard rooms, All meals & 4 riding days

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20225 day trip - Peak season€1240$1490
  • B
    20225 day trip - High season€1210$1450
  • C
    20225 day trip - Mid season€1150$1380
  • D
    20225 day trip - Low season€1110$1330
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.2

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2022 Transfers available from/to Cagliari or Alghero airports - please inquire 0 $0
2022 Room upgrade on request - please inquire 0 $0
2022 Single supplement - please inquire 0 $0
2022 Child discount - please inquire 0 $0
2022 Registration fee, pp (mandatory) 45 $55

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Registration fee (mandatory), Transfers & Gratuities

Other Info
Meeting: Oristano
Airport: Cagliari or Alghero
Transfer: Cagliari or Alghero airports

Climate:
                                                Oristano area


Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

57

57

60

64

71

78

84

85

80

73

64

59

Average Low Temperature (°F)

48

47

49

53

59

66

71

72

67

62

55

50

Average High Temperature (°C)

14

14

15

18

22

26

29

29

26

23

18

15

Average Low Temperature (°C)

9

8

10

12

15

19

21

22

20

16

13

10

Source: NOAA


Seasons
In Sardinia you will get the chance to enjoy temperate Mediterranean weather with a lot of sunlight. Sea breezes mitigate the summer heat along the coasts, and the temperature never goes below zero even in winter. Rain is rare, especially in the summer.

Winter
The winter is very short. Along the coast, the temperature rarely drops below freezing and it almost never snows.

Spring
In the spring the temperature reaches 20 degrees and rainy days become more rare. The sea begins to heat up, the days get longer and nature has its best colours.

Summer
In summer the sun is high and it almost never rains. At night, temperatures drop and the air is cooled by the sea breeze.

Autumn
Autumn arrives late in Sardinia as temperatures often still exceed 20 °C and the sea water maintains heat from the summer. The days get shorter but it does not rain a lot and the sun is always high. On the coast it is still warm enough to swim, although in the evening the temperature is cooler.

What To Bring: