Best spots for snorkeling nearby Olbia

Visibility in Sardinia is fantastic both in the air and in the sea, so grab a mask and discover a new underwater world: starfish, octopus and hundreds of colorful fish. There are no dangers, just be careful not to step on a sea urchin, they are not poisonous but really painful. Swim gently, move slowly,…

5 Ways to meet dolphins

First of all: you do not find the dolphins but the dolphins that find you! Seeing them is a fantastic experience that makes everyone happy and warms your heart all day! In recent years there are more and more dolphins in Sardinia, bottlenose dolphins to be exact. They are big and gray, they jump, they…

Lo Squalo restaurant

Really romantic at sunset: in the background the island of Tavolara becomes pink then the sky is filled with stars and the moon shines on the sea. On the beach of Pittulongu, few miles north of Olbia. 1. RIGHT ON THE SEA Eating listening to the lapping of the waves is really relaxing and there…

How to experience the winter

Winter is fantastic: wild nature and nobody around. Ok, the water is too cold to swim, but a hot and sunny day with 20 ° C can also happen in January and there are some activities that work better in winter because it’s not too hot. 1. HORSE RIDING ON THE BEACH It is the…

5 Spots where locals enjoy the sunset

In the north-east of the island, when the sun sets, the light becomes magical and relaxes everyone after a long day in the sun. It is a mystical and romantic moment, ideal for taking portraits because warm light saturates colors, creates shadows and gives intensity and shape to your photos. 1. CAPO TESTA (Santa Teresa)…

Highlights of a boat tour

Discovering the island coming from the sea is a unique privilege. A boat ride is a super classic because in a short distance there are a lot of wonderful places one after another. 1. SWIMMING IN A LONELY CRYSTAL BAY The captain has 20 years of experience and every day he finds the best places….

Unique native red vines

Most of the red vines of Sardinia are grown with the “alberello” system, to keep the grapes close to the ground and to face the strong wind. Usually the wines have an alcohol content between 14% and 16%. 1. CANNONAU This vine is a type of granache and grows anywhere on the island. We are…

Vegetarian cheeses into the future

Giovanni Agostino Curreli’s artisan cheese factory Erkìles is the first company in Sardinia that receives the “Vegetarian Quality” ® certification for the production of Pecorino cheeses using only vegetable rennet. 1. AROMATIZZATO Hard, raw, table and grating cheese. The pasta has a compact structure, which with aging matures to shell, acquiring strong flavors. Flavored with…

5 Alternative things to do

Think outside the box and live the island with imagination and passion. Discover the wild nature, the sunrise, the artisans, the horses … find the best of yourself in Sardinia! 1. WILD CAMPING BY KAYAK Wake up at sunrise in front of the sea and paddle every day between small islands, white beaches and granite…

5 Highlights of a kayak tour

A kayak tour is always a small challenge, sometimes it seems to be in the Caribbean and others seem to be in Scotland, but the satisfaction of arriving on a lonely beach that can only be reached from the sea is great. Afterwards, the time you relax on the warm white sand is worth twice…

5 Things to do in Autumn

Autumn is a wonderful month: the countryside is full of colors, the air starts to get a little cold and the sea is still warm. It’s great both inside and outside, and for eating of course! 1. LOOK FOR MUSHROOMS There are many forests and few people, so after the rain there are a lot…

5 Best coffee shops of Olbia

Olbia has wonderful cafes in every neighborhood. Cappuccino, espresso coffee, cold coffee, American coffee, Irish coffee, Arabic coffee … It’s always the right time for a coffee! 1. MY BAR (Via Regina Elena 76) Opposite Piazza Crispi, near the sea, excellent bar where the locals love to go from 6:00 am until late at night….

5 Tips from the kayak guide Tommaso

Tommaso was born in Bologna in the north of Italy and he arrived in Sardinia at the age of 19 for windsurfing. Nowadays he’s really involved in the production of Vermentino macerated wine. You can meet him every day on the Kayak Tour of Ecosport Sardinia. 1. SUNSET AT CAPO TESTA (Santa Teresa di Gallura)…

5 Ancient wild wines

In the area of Mamoiada the Sedilesu winery has got fifteen hectares of vineyards which are mainly cultivated with Cannonau vines trained by the alberello (bush vine) technique. Only a small part is cultivated with a white grape variety called “Granazza”. 1. MAMMUTTHONE A full expression of Mamoiada’s Cannonau character: clear notes of spice and…

5 Highlights of a wine tour

1. TASTE THE GRAPES IN THE VINEYARDS Nothing allows you to understand more about a wine than walking in the vineyard, you can smell the perfumes, touch the earth, feel the wind and the sun. As the grape! 2. TASTE THE WINE FROM THE BARRELS IN THE CELLAR In the cellar you feel the tradition…

5 Things to do when it rains

1. GO FOR A WINE TOUR Taste different vintages of Vermentino white wine and Cannonau red wine matched with a goat and sheep cheeses. Bottle, cork and label your own bottle of wine and take it away. 2. GIVE YOURSELF A RELAXING MASSAGE Between an active day and a day on the beach, nothing is…

5 Highlights of a food tour

1. LEARN HOW TO PREPARE MUSSEL SOUP In the Gulf of Olbia some of the tastiest mussels of the Mediterranean are grown. Learn how to clean them and how to cook a classic Sardinian meal starter. 2. LEARN HOW TO PREPARE SPAGHETTI WITH BOTTARGA The bottarga are the eggs of the mullet fish, salted and…

5 Typical products you must try

Up until 50 years ago, most people had their vineyard for wine, their sheep for cheese, their bread oven. Today it has changed a bit, but everything is working only for quality If you join a Wine Tour with Ecosport Sardinia they will let you discover the enogastronomic tradition of Sardinia, explaining and tasting amazing…

5 Cool bar on the beach

On the island we like spending a lot of time at the beach and a good bar is essential. Breakfast, lunch, aperitif and dance under the stars. With emerald water in front of you! Choose the style you prefer. There are trendy places where people dress like in a discoteque or hippy bars where you…

5 Cool accommodations

  1. A FARMHOUSE IN THE WILD COUNTRYSIDE Sleep in the silence and in the scent of nature. Perfect to avoid the heat, especially in the middle of the summer. The traditional dinner under the oak is a lifetime experience! 2. A SAIL BOAT MOORED IN A HABOUR Sleep cradled by the lapping of the waves….

5 Great seafood restaurants on the sea

Eat in a restaurant on the beach in front of the sea is fantastic but don’t go after a strong wind period, the boats can’t go fishing and the fish will be frozen. The summer when the island is crowd is not the best period, but usually, the only period to avoid is the middle…

5 Great typical red wines

Sardinia is one of the Blue Zones in the world, with a huge part of the population living beyond 100 years old. Experts say it’s because of the great wines in the region. If you want to know more about it you can join a Wine Tour with Ecosport Sardinia. In a small winery, you learn how to bottle. In the…

5 Cool nightclubs​

Nightlife starts in July and ends in September.  Be careful to drive because the streets are not lighted enough in the night. If you drink too much it’s better sleeping on the beach. If you don’t choose a discotheque people to dress really informal, shorty and flip-flops are ok. Clubs are open until late in the…

5 Ways to enjoy summertime

Summertime in Sardinia is obviously the best. During the day it’s very hot but in the night it’s always cool, you sleep well and if you go around you need a jacket. The sea is the perfect playground for a lot of different things, you’ll be shocked by the clear color of the water. The…

5 Local wild birds

Sardinia island is in the middle of the Mediterranean and many birds stop here during their migrations, finding favorable conditions to feed themselves and nesting. A great way to see a lot of wild birds in their natural environment is to join a Kayak Tour with Ecosport Sardinia. From Capo Coda Cavallo until an island…

5 Unique wild ​plants

Sardinia is an island lost in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, this is the reason because there’re so many wild plants that grow only here. Springtime is the best time. We have four seasons, rain in the winter and sunny the rest of the year. If you want to learn more about the wild…

5 Best farmer markets

Looking for fresh, local and sustainable food? Farmers markets are the right choice! Every day there is a different one, each small village has its market once a week. They are not just places to buy food but also one of the best ways to get in touch with the local culture. Pastors, farmers, winemakers,…

5 Tasty seashells you should try

In Sardinia, we eat almost everything that comes from our fantastic sea, but we have an ancient and deep passion for every type of clams. We love them both cooked and raw. People go to get them on their own but nowadays there are professional growers who guarantee quality and safety because it’s better to…

5 Beaches you have to visit

In Sardinia, we decide the beach where to go in the morning after we have seen the wind direction because the game is to go always in a beach with the wind from the land. In this way the sea is flat and the colors are as fantastic. To reach lonely beaches and snorkeling with…