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Southern Sardinia


This scenic ride on the island of Sardinia is situated at its southern most point, close to the small islands of Sant'Antioco and Pietro, which lie just off the coast. Daily rides take you across to Sant'Antioco as well as exploring the main island of Sardinia itself. You will explore wild beaches,…


  • Ride along beautiful beaches and coastlines
  • Look out for pink flamingoes!
  • Explore ancient archaeological sites from horseback
  • Enjoy beautiful views across the Mediterranean
  • Dine on delicious local seafood

Essential Facts

  • 1 itinerary available
  • Max 8 riders per group
  • Average of 5 hours riding per day
  • Weight limit: 95kg / 15 stone / 210 lbs


This scenic ride on the island of Sardinia is situated at its southern most point, close to the small islands of Sant'Antioco and Pietro, which lie just off the coast. Daily rides take you across to Sant'Antioco as well as exploring the main island of Sardinia itself. You will explore wild beaches, where you can be fascinated by the extraordinary inlets such as Cala Domestica, or you can ride under the shadows of ancestral rocks at the Temple of Antas or experience the eerie silence of the abandoned mines. There are peaceful rides along lake shores or challenging rides through dense woodland at Santadi - whilst there are opportunities to trot and canter during the week, and you need to be a competent rider, some days are at a walk only due to the terrain. However the magnificent views, tranquil environment and interesting visits to caves and old tombs make it a trip to remember. There are regular opportunities for swimming during the week

The family-run riding school has been operating since 1978 and has now branched out to include adventurous week-long trails for capable riders. The team have spent many years discovering the most beautiful and hidden corners of Sardinia and take pleasure in sharing these places with their guests - most rides are guided by Manolo who has limited English, but he is generally accompanied by another more experienced English-speaker who can relay information.

They have around 25 horses who all live outdoors with free access to fodder and water - they don't have any stables. This natural lifestyle enables all the horses to have a happy outlook and enjoy their work.

Horses & Riding


English or Endurance style saddles are used - some are on the older side but fit for purpose. Saddlebags are provided.


The horses are a mixture of Arabian x Sardi crossbreeds and Sardi horses. There are around 25 horses and they all live outdoors in a herd with free access to fodder and water. They are of sound mind with good temperaments and enjoy their lives.


There is 1 itinerary:

  • Two Islands Trail is a trail ride


No age limit within reason


95kg / 15 stone / 210 lbs

Food & Accommodation


All meals are included and special dietary requirements (such as vegan and gluten-free) can be catered for with prior notice.

Dinners are taken at agriturismo or local restaurants and include authentic Sardinian specialities which are based on local produce. Meals generally include a variety of antipasti, pasta, fish or meat and dessert along with wine and water. NOTE: dinners are not generally served before 9pm, in keeping with the local way of life. You may dine in the same restaurant a few times during the week.

Lunches are picnics served on tables with chairs and cutlery. A selection of fresh breads, salad, cheese, olives, cold cuts and Sardinian specialities along with wine, water and other soft drinks. Coffee or tea is available on request. NB. Wine at lunches is boxed and not bottled for ease of transport.


You stay in the Hotel I Colori on Sant'Antioco in double/twin rooms with private bathrooms. There is a small swimming pool for guest use - this is free but you may need to ask for access. The nearest beach is around 5 - 10 minutes by car and whilst it isn't easy to find a taxi here, the hotel is family-owned and if you ask they will drive you for a small fee.


Two Islands Trail Standard accommodation.

Other Activities

The island of Sardinia has many non-riding activities on offer, particularly kite surfing and water-based sports, but this trail is aimed at riders.


The nearest airport is Cagliari which is well served by both mainstream and economy airlines, such as British Airways, EasyJet and RyanAir.

There are set-time transfers arranged for both arrival and departure days, so please plan your flight times in accordance with these;

On arrival: Group set-time transfers no later than 07:00 pm.
On departure: Group set-time transfer leaving the hotel at 09:00 am and arriving at Cagliari airport at 10:00 am (flights to depart after 12 pm).

Itinerary & Pricing

Day 1 - Arrival

Riding: No riding.

Transfer from Cagliari airport to your hotel in Sant'Antioco (I Colori or similar). Have a locally produced dinner with the group at the restaurant Agrifoglio before retiring to bed.

Day 2 - Shades of blue between lake and sea

Riding: 5 hours

This morning you will meet the horses and there will be a brief test ride in the menage including walk, trot and canter. When everyone is settled with the horses you will set off riding in the direction of the sea and towards Saint Antioco's salt works. Follow the riverbed to the small village of Palmas Vecchio where you can admire the church built 1000 years ago. Continue riding to the artificial lake of Tratalias from where there is an amazing panoramic view with the lake in the foreground and the coast in the distance.

You will return to the stables through the Middle Age village of Tratalias Vecchia. A lovely scenic ride between native vegetation and the blue notes of the lake and sea. You may wish to have a few euros on you as sometimes you can buy handmade soaps or other souvenirs along the way today.

Dinner at the restaurant Da Silvana which specialises in fish and seafood before returning to your hotel to overnight.

Day 3 - Eastern coast of S.Antioco Island

Riding: 5 hours

The horses will be transferred to the area of the ex quarries of Palmas where you unload the horses and mount up. Ride to the beautiful beach of Maladroxia through the mediterranean vegetation until reaching the wild beach of Coe' Cuaddus in the south of the island. Continue to Turri with its majestic 700 year old tower which dominates the headland and the numerous bays - some sandy and some rocky.

Leave this beautiful view behind you and turn inland to reach the valley of Cannai before heading back to your starting point.

Dinner is in the Agriturismo 'Is Concais' a typical Sardinian kitchen.

Day 4 - West coast of S.Antioco island

Riding: 5 hours

Your second trail on the island of S. Antioco starts at the fountain of Cannai which is an ancient animal drinking trough in the valley of Cannai. You will ride past the ruins of Su Semafuru, a historic lighthouse above the bay of Palmas, from where you can enjoy unique panoramic views across the sea. Continue riding across mediterranean vegetation to Portu Sciusciau on the coast with a beautiful view of the cavern of Sirene. You can visit the village of Grutti'e Acqua and the grave of the giant placed in Su Niu'e su Crobu. Return through the beautiful bay of Calasapone with a cliff that overhangs the sea and draw it into a charming cove from where it's possible to view multicoloured sunsets.

Dinner in a local restaurant with fresh fish.

Day 5 - Monte Suergiu and the islands of Sulcis

Riding: 5 hours

Today you ride on the mountain of Suergiu which offers priceless views of the Sulcis archipelago. Stop near the Domus de Janas - ancient tombs carved into the rock - on Crobu's mountain and climb onto the summit of Suergiu (400m above sealevel). From the green paths on this hill you have breathtaking views over the sea, S. Antioco and S. Pietro islands and the private island of Piana along with other islets in the archipelago.

Return to have dinner in the Pizzeria di Renzo e Rita.

Day 6 - Views in front of Saint Pietro island

Riding: 5 hours

From the stables, ride to the ancient fishing village of Is Loccis Santus and alongside some Domus de Janas - some are over 8000 years old - and head towards the sea. You will ride from the Punta e'Trettu through Corongiuali to arrive at Brunca e Teula where you walk along the seashore. You will ride along the little beaches and sandy shores and head inland for amazing views of the Saint Pietro island which is close by. Savour the scent of the sea's fresh breeze as you return to the stables for dinner at restaurant Da Silvana.

Day 7 - South Coast of Sardinia

Riding: 5 hours

Set off from the stables and follow a local river towards the sea and the windy inlet of Porto Botte which is particularly loved by kite surfers. Continue to Is Solinas, another lovely beach before riding further to the romantic bay of Su Portu e Su Trigu. Finally arrive on the well known beach of Porto Pino characterised by white sands and dunes that have UNESCO heritage status. You may see flamingoes here as you ride between the coastal vineyards, green junipers and Aleppo pines before returning to the stables.

Dinner at Agrofoglio in San Giovanni Suergiu which uses all its own produce.

Day 8 - Departure

Riding: No riding.

After breakfast you are transferred to the airport in Cagliari.

Experience Intermediate / Experienced

You should be an intermediate rider who is comfortable in all paces and experience riding outdoors - some of the terrain is challenging and you will be asked to stand in the stirrups when going uphill. A few days are generally walk only due to the terrain, but there are trots and canters during the week and the horses are forward-going.

Minimum group size 3
Maximum group size 8
Departure windows

March 16, 2024 - March 23, 2024

March 30, 2024 - April 6, 2024

April 13, 2024 - April 20, 2024

May 11, 2024 - May 18, 2024

May 25, 2024 - June 1, 2024


Rider, sharing
£1650 $2010 €1900
Rider, single
£1880 $2285 €2160
Included 7 nights accommodation, 6 days riding, all meals from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure, Cagliari airport transfers at set times, daily support vehicle.
Not included Flights, insurance, tips, drinks, transport to beach when non-riding.


2024 - Single Supplement £174 $210 €200
Paid to Far and Ride
Note: All programmes and itineraries are weather dependent; in the face of adverse, or unexpected, weather conditions reasonable attempts will be made to provide equivalent riding. All programmes are accurate at the time of writing. However, the team may adapt or modify details, whilst aiming to provide a similar experience.