Mule tracks and shepherds’ paths
Among all the Italian regions Sardinia has the largest expanse of forests, and these vast areas are home to a rich and rare variety of wild fauna. The wild areas of the Barbagia, Gennargentu and Supramonte, but also the Gesturi Giara, the birthplace of the famous wild ponies, can all be discovered on foot or horseback, on the numerous mule tracks and shepherds’ paths, which offer enchanting ecological experiences. However, another particularly fascinating trip is offered by the train known as the “Trenino Verde”, which takes travellers on a journey though breathtaking countryside where nature remains untouched by the passage of time and the world of technology, and where men are still tied to the earth and their ancient roots
Visitors to Sardinia are, therefore, seduced by the island for numerous reasons, but the undisputed sovereign is without doubt its surrounding sea and the coasts. This spectacular environment offers enchanting attractions and breathtaking panoramas which go beyond a typical beach holiday. The almost two thousand kilometres of coastline are a paradise for sailing enthusiasts, scuba divers and surfers, while nature lovers can enjoy beautiful, unspoilt environments, which are, however, jealously protected. One of these such areas is the Marine Park of the Maddalena, where an entire beach, “spiaggia rosa”, has been made inaccessible to preserve its unique pink sand. Just like the whole island, the sea and the beaches of Sardinia too are characterised by their incredible variety. Visitors will find themselves passing from the wild environment of the Asinara to the elegant, exclusive resorts of Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo, from the sand dunes of Piscinas to the red rocks of Arbatax, from the Bue Marino grottoes of the Orosei Gulf to the animated tourist harbour of Villasimius.