Sightseeing isn’t the only thing to do in Sardinia. Holidays here can be built around specific sports. Here are a few ideas.
With a location South of Corsica in the Mediterranean, plenty of sun, a warm climate, balmy breezes and amazing coastlines guarantee an amazing time for travelers who love the outdoors in Sardinia. Holidays to the Italian island can, of course, be spent just lounging around, but for those who prefer to a little more exertion, it’s a great place to get involved in sports activities – whether specific or an entire range of options.
If you plan on playing golf in Sardinia, holidays built around its championship courses– many of them nestled amidst nature and just a stone’s throw away from relaxing beaches– are very popular among enthusiasts, regardless of their level of expertise. There are a number of world-class golf courses, all of which are a joy to play on, but three in particular on everyone’s list of the best: Is Arenas Golf Club in Oristano; Pevero Golf Club at Porto Cervo in the chic Costa Smeralda region (and said to be the most beautiful in the region); and Is Molas near Cagliari, a championship course that has been host to the Italian Open four times.
There’s something about sunny weather that makes it perfect for tennis– and that’s certainly true on Sardinia. Holidays here can always include a round of tennis, or two or three. Many of the major resorts and hotels have their own courts and you can choose from clay, natural grass or synthetic.
Forte Village has 12 tennis courts where you can work on your form and it caters to those who want to improve their game. It provided tennis clinics with professional trainers, including international champions and trainers to the world’s top players.
The awesome mix of sun, warm weather, coastal roads, and interesting landscapes makes for great triathlon training. For those who want to run, bike and swim, there is flat ground, rocky terrain and warm Mediterranean waters to accommodate. With the beautiful coasts and mountain ranges in Sardinia, holidays are often punctuated with energetic pursuits like swimming, running and cycling, and from Alghero to Cagliari, there is plenty of this to be had.
Watersports and Sailing
Sparkling waters, billowing winds, and clear skies make a great setting for various water sports. The island offers almost anything one could possibly need for fun on the water, including sailboats, jetskis, dinghies, canoes, catamarans, surfboards and more. But it isn’t just on the water that fun can be had – you can also dive in to it, with swimming, snorkelling and diving activities. There’s also plenty of instruction available for those who have never done it before.
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The author: Carolyn Spinks is COO of ABTOI – The Association of British Travel Organisers to Italy.
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