Sardinia's Francesco Cubbeddu says that paragliding is the best way to change perspective. Let yourself be freed from the force of gravity by the wind that is so abundant in Sardinia. There's a wonderful site on the hilltops south of Alghero from where you can soar with the thermal wind to the edge of the coast, above the turquoise sea and land right over La Speranza beach. This is one of the most spectacular flights in Sardinia.
for tandem flight with licensed expert from La Siesta to La Speranza Beach €100
For those of you not familiar with the term, a "via ferrata" is a protected climbing route, usually found in the Alps, whereby a steel cable runs along the route and is fixed to the rock every 3 to 10 meters. The southern most via ferrata in Europe is the Via Ferrata del Cabirol at Capo Caccia. It is not particularly difficult, placed so that your feet are almost always on narrow exposed ledges. The environment and view out onto the sea and the drammatic coastline render this ferrata absolutely unique.
access free of charge, ferrata kit rental €20
There is no better way to experience Sardinia's breathtaking coastline and rugged hinterland than by going out hiking. For those of you who love the outdoors, our expert guide can show you the trails in the vicinity of Alghero. Weekend excursions to the East Coast are also possible.
1/2 day €20
full day €35
weekend excursion (sleepover in tent) €80
For lovers of nature all year round, explore the countryside south of Alghero in the midst of olive groves and the Mediterranen "macchia". You can go on guided trekkings or take private lessons.
special rates for 1/2 day or full day excursions €25/h
Tennis courts available in both the town center and at the Maria Pia Tennis club near the Maria Pia beach just north of Alghero.
Private lessons 1h €35