Winter is fantastic: wild nature and nobody around. The water is too cold to swim, but there are several activities that work better in winter because it’s not too hot. It’s the perfct time to discover the hinterland, where you can breathe the magic of the island.
A sunny day with 20 °C happens frequently even in January
Our 5 Tips
1. Horse riding on the beach
It is the best time to ride on solitary beaches and in the waves at any time of the day. Horses do not like the heat and winter is their favorite period. Horses are very popular and loved on the island, you can find guided tours anywhere on the island.
The sea is deserted except for a few small fishing boats and there are a lot of wild birds and dolphins more than at any other season. Check the weather forecast carefully before the start. You can find guided kayak tours all year round at Ecosport Sardinia.
3. Eat meat and drink red wine
Like everywhere in Italy, food, and wine are fantastic in Sardinia. At this time of year, there are no tourists, so only real food for locals. Try a farmhouse to discover traditional recipes. The menu is fixed and everyone eats the same things at the same time.
4. Hiking into the wild
Hiking in winter is ideal, the temperature is around 10 ° C, so do not sweat too much and you can easily go where you want. There are hundreds of wonderful paths by the sea: Mediterranean “macchia”, flowers, turtles, granite rocks, hawks, junipers, …
5. Watch the sea storms
Watching the stormy sea from a window by the fireplace is a deep pleasure, there are so many shades of blue and gray. If the wind blows strongly from the north, you should go to the Capo Testa lighthouse to watch the waves crashing against the granite rocks.