Laltroturismo, a blessing for body and soul.

Sailing trip, tour, excursion. Italy, Sardinia, Bosa.

Laltroturismo a Sassari The crew, Adriano & Nuccia

Discover the pristine sea and wild environment of the Bosa bay, on the western coast of Sardinia, in Italy. Experience our trip on the crystal clear waters and their white sandy seabed. Departures are from the Nautica Pinna Marina on the Temo river. You will be cruising on the 44,5 feet Hanse yacht, for an unforgettable tour through the wonders of the marine environment. The sailing route and daily plan is decided day by day on the basis of the weather forecast and crew`s preferences. The excursion  is normally blended with snorkelling, sunbathing, exploring coves and, last but not least, tasting local wines and typical food . We do our best to be more sustainable, sailing instead of motoring and limiting plastics use on board. Our trips are custom made, with passion, for people from all over the world, open minded, curious and enthusiastic.

Sardinia,  an Island park to explore.

An unusual and `unobtrusive' approach to Sardinia. A journey, or several journeys, through parks and protected areas, inside which, in any period of the year, you can do sail boat trips in the emerald green waters and dive down to see the breathtaking seabeds or trekking, cycling and horse-riding along the beach, take kayak. Sardinia is an island - park: five marine areas over nearly 80 thousand hectares of unspoilt and 'protected' territory, where you will experience the strong emotions of itineraries on which you will discover nature, culture, food and wine.

You will come across crevices in rocks that resemble monuments and long underground tunnels, often covered by beds of seagrass and rare plant species and the habitat of trusting fish. In the depths of Capo Carbonara pinnacles and bastions of granite rock are coloured by the yellow cluster anemones and red gorgonians: you may find yourself face to face with shoals of barracuda fish or enormous grouper fish. Less than a mile from the island of Mal di Ventre, you will make rather intriguing discoveries, like a shipwreck from the 1st century BC. In the Maddalena Archipelago you can dive into the shallow waters of Spargiotto, Punta Coticcio and at the Grottino di San Francisco: close encounters with dolphins and turtles is normal here.

What about out of the water? There are sheer cliffs and white beaches. Like in Capo Caccia, where enormous massifs plunge into the sea, their walls dotted with caves high up in the air and under the sea, like those of Nereo, the largest in Europe, and Nettuno, where 636 steps and a half- kilometre walk will take you to an underwater lake with enormous stalactites. In Tavolara and Capo Coda Cavallo, you will explore one of the most spellbinding stretches of sea in the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, in the natural heritage of the Asinara National Park, you will experience the mysterious charm of a century of isolation, during which the island was first a ‘quarantine station’, then a prisoner-of-war camp and lastly a maximum security prison, up until the time when the park was established.

Not only sea, but also a hinterland with wetlands. The Lagoon of Calich, for example, is a vital lung for wildlife in the Park of Porto Conte - Capo Caccia. In Villasimius, the Stagno di Notteri is a home to various rare birds, among which the Peregrine falcon. The Stagno di San Teodoro is the permanent residence of the black-winged stilt. It is also a home to flamingos, which are also abundant in the Stagno di Molentargius. Then there is a strip of Sardinia that produces a distinct feeling of continuity between land and sea: it is the Sinis Peninsula. From sea and sand dunes, ideal for navigating in a sailing boat and for having fun with kite and wind surf, you can move on to the Stagni di Cabras, where you cannot miss a day of fishing tourism on the fassois, typical wooden boats.

Wrote by Sardegna Turismo (RAS)

Weather in SARDINIA

A lot of sunlight and little rain, in Sardinia you will get the chance to enjoy temperate Mediterranean island weather. Sea breezes mitigate the summer heat along the coasts, and the temperature never goes below zero even in winter. In the inland areas, the temperature is lower by a few degrees and it snows on the mountains in the cold season. Rain is rare everywhere, especially in the summer.

 

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; this is the season of the first swims, of sun and sea, and the active holiday including trekking from the mountains to the sea and motorbike or cycling, sailing and surfing routes.
 

In summer the sun is high and it does not rain, temperatures exceed 30 ° C and the sea water is hot. During the day, you can enjoy the sea, beach, boating or diving. At night temperatures drop and the air is cooled by the sea breeze; then begins the al fresco dining, nightlife or romantic walks on the promenades.

 

Autumn arrives late in Sardinia; temperatures exceed 20 ° and the sea water maintains heat from the summer. The days get shorter but it does not rain and the sun is always high. On the coast it is still warm enough to swim, although in the evening the temperature is cooler. While waiting for the winter you can still enjoy the outdoors. This is the best time to discover the centre of Sardinia with a dip into its traditions and more ancient culture.

 

The winter is very short, the coldest months are January and February, but along the coast the temperature rarely drops below freezing and almost never snows. In the centre, temperatures drop a few degrees below zero at night and snow is concentrated in the mountains, rarely even whitening the roofs of mountain villages.This is the period of carnivals and the most traditional festivals of the island.

 

Wrote by Sardegna Turismo (RAS)

...imagine you're on the sail yacht.

Coves and sand beaches: sailing around Bosa.

 

... sailing excursion Bosa south.

 

BOSA MARINA - is the sandy beach for families with children. Because it is easy to reach, protected from excessive waves by a lagoon arm and has a wide sandy beach. Accordingly, it is very well attended.

TURAS - is the name of the nearest beach, which is just south of Bosa Marina. Turas is located directly on the street and is therefore easily accessible by car.

PORTO ALABE - There are various different beach sections in Porto Alabe. Starting at Noesala, the beach is a total of 2km long! 

TORRE COLUMBARGIA - To reach on foot from Porto Alabe by walking over the plateau at the end of the village to the Torre Columbargia. The hike takes about 30 to 40 minutes. On the way you can rest at the SPIAGGIA S'UMBRA - which is well attended in high season, but is otherwise quiet and wonderfully located.

CORONA NIEDDA - At about 1 NM from the coast, along Tresnuraghes, there is a sea strewn with rocks and islets. It is the "Corona Niedda" an archipelago of volcanic origin who won with its largest island, about 40 m high. Itis a diving spot.

FOGHE - This cliff, which faces several islets at the mouth of the Rio Mannu, is surmounted by a perched tower at 70 m above sea level.  The Torre Foghe remained in operation until 1842.

Spiaggia di Bosa marina
Spiaggia fra Columbargia e Corona Niedda
Baia di Porto Managu
Spiaggia di Cumpultittu


... sailing excursion Bosa north.

 

POGGIU E COLUMBU - Poggiu means pond and describes the shape of this bay, because it is surrounded by rocks with turquoise water. The three natural swimming pools are to the right side of the Temo, continue to run at the marina in "via sas covas" and continue along the water.

CANE MALU -  is not properly a beach, it’s a natural pool carved by nature in the white trachyte of Bosa, a special place, very loved by local people. Great dives in its turquoise water.

CALA E MORO - The cove is protected by high hills of sedimentary rock surmounted by a dense Mediterranean scrub. Enchanting the work that the erosive action of the sea has done on the promontory.  The beautiful sea has a mainly rocky seabed with splendid crystalline transparencies.  It has a color between emerald green and blue, due of light and reflections from the sun rays.
CALA RAPINA - The evocative name of the cove seems to derive from the incursions of the Saracen pirates, who from here tried to enter the hinterland, taking advantage of the strategic position, probably for a surprise attack.  Cala Rapina is always deserted, and is therefore a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of the pristine landscapes of the coast.

S'ABBA DRUCCHE - lies in the rocky landscape towards Alghero. There are three beautiful little bays with a fine golden yellow sandy beach. Campers will also find a home here. From here you have a great view of the Torre Argentina. The beach is about 3-4 km from Bosa, towards Alghero and is easily accessible on foot. Parking lots available.

CUMPULTITTU - Small bay with beautiful fine sand located between the tufa rocks. Approx. 6km towards Alghero with parking on the street. Easy descent on foot approx. 10-15 minutes.

TORRE ARGENTINA - his beach consists of a series of bays of a few hundred meters each. Facing south, they all offer views of Isola de Sas Crabas, or “The Island of the Goats”, a small rocky island situated just 50 meters off the coast. The beaches have coarse sands with pebbles of various sizes, mostly of a pinkish and reddish color. The surrounding flat rocks give this area almost a lunar quality.

PORTO MANAGU - is a beautiful cove with a large rock that dominates it. The best way to reach the cove is certainly the sea. The green and transparent water makes it the ideal place for scuba diving lovers. The area is sheltered from the wind so the sea is always calm and for this reason it is also a safe haven for small boats.

CAPO MARRARGIU - Great little pebble and stone bays with crystal clear turquoise water that change to a bright dark blue at low points. The griffon vulture “Grifone”, which is unique to Sardinia, lives on the cliffs above. The bays can only be reached via very steep paths across the maquis and, naturally by boat.

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