Italy, Sardinia - Monte Ferru
Many guests arrive at this green oasis with tense shoulders and a stressed look on their faces. It doesn’t take long, however, before their shoulders drop and a sense of calm takes over. It is so serene with the horses freely grazing in the beautiful garden.
You will also be able to enjoy the excellent Sardinian cuisine. For example, all the pasta is handmade and most of the vegetables and herbs come from the garden. Your host, Danielle, is also interested in wines and has an interesting wine collection to choose from. You will stay in the unique traditional rooms and all the suites have massage showers. This is also the perfect destination for people travelling alone as it is very personal and provides a great sense of wellbeing.
There are several riding alternatives: The Mountains and Sea Trail and Wild Sardinia where the horses stay out, while you return home; Monte Ferru – Beach Combo with three days of riding close by the farm and three days by the sea (on new horses); and Liberty, a flexible based ride. You can decide whether to take basic lessons or ride trails in the countryside or by the sea and finally Yoga and Riding where you combine yogalessons with a flexible riding program.
Enjoy the fun riding on nice horses at a place where everyone is interested in ensuring that you enjoy yourself and feel good.
Accomodation & food
There are 4 double rooms in the main building (with double beds) and 8 freestanding suites (with twin beds) in the garden. All of them are tastefully decorated in typical Sardinian style with beautiful hand painted details.
Shower/toilet, telephone, ISDN, TV, AC, hairdryer, safe deposit box and minibar.
Enjoy the excellent Sardinian cuisine. For example, all the pasta is handmade and most of the vegetables and herbs come from the garden.
Half board is breakfast and dinner includes three courses (antipasto, first dish, second dish). Home made desserts request (extra charge, also coffee extra).
It is possible to buy light lunches for between 5 and 13 EUR.
Around 30 minutes from the riding centre you find the beautiful Is Arenas golf club. 18 holes, Par 72, 6300 m. Greenfee from 80 EUR. http://www.isarenas.it/
Daily rent - Trekking Bike 21 EUR + 32 EUR (a/r carriage)
Daily rent - MTB 26 EUR + 32 EUR (a/r carriage)
More-days rent - Trekking Bike 19 EUR per day + a/r carriage
More-days rent - MTB 24 EUR per day + a/r carriage
Guided tour 20 EUR [minimum 4 people] GPX MAPS 20 EUR
Group (6-7 pax): 13 EUR per person 1,15h Individual: 52 EUR, 1,15h
Se price and info of holistic treatments for 2018 here>> . Paid on location.
Cooking lesson (english speaking guide), about 2-3 hours and finish at lunch time by eating the food you have cooked. 45 EUR per person. Minimum 4 people.
Rent a car and discover the Sinis coast with beautiful beaches like Is Arutas, S’Anea Scoada, Putzu idu sa mesa longa, Is Arenas, S’Archittu maimmone och San Giovanni di Sinis.
Activities on request - Sinis coast
Boat excursion to "Maluentu" Island, sailing school & excursions, kayak & sup rent, surf, windsurf, kite-surf lessons
Archaeological Trekking - Seaside Trekking - Mountain Trekking
Trekking San Giovanni di Sinis
Discovering one of the most suggestive place of the Province of Oristano. Richness of history and breath-taking landscapes.
WHERE: Cabras - San Giovanni di Sinis (OR)
LENGTH: 4 hours | 8 km
DIFFICULTY: Easy. Suitable for the whole family.
PRICE: 45 EUR per person (up to 4 pax). 40 EUR per person (more than 4 pax). Traditional picnic included in the price.
OTHER SERVICES: Guided Tour of the archaeological site of Tharros (1 hour) - Ticket not included in the price.
Trekking Nuraghe Lugherras
A pleasant and relaxing walk among olive and cork trees… Discovering “Nuraghi”, the mysterious towers of Sardinia.
WHERE: Paulilatino (OR)
LENGTH: 4 - 5 hours | 10 km
DIFFICULTY: Easy. Suitable for the whole family.
PRICE: 45 EUR per person (up to 4 pax). 40 EUR per person (more than 4 pax) Traditional picnic included in the price.
Trekking Santa Caterina di Pittinuri
Discovering the central-west coast of the island along suggestive trails, breathtaking cliffs and waterfalls.
WHERE: Santa Caterina di Pittinuri - Cuglieri (OR)
LENGTH: 5-6 hours | 10 km
DIFFICULTY: Medium-Easy. A state of good health and a minimum training is required.
PRICE: 52 EUR per person (up to 4 pax). 45 EUR per person (group of more than 4 pax) Traditional picnic included in the price.
Trekking Monte Arci
In a poetic description, Monte Arci has been described as a “stone, green and water mountain born from millions-year fire, which entrusts its natural evocative monuments to exhibit the memories of its origins”.
DROP: 700 mt
WHERE: Marrubiu (OR)
LENGTH: 5-6 hours | 10 km
DIFFICULTY: Medium-easy. Suitable for the whole family (minimum age 10 yo). A state of good health and a minimum training is required.
PRICE: 52 EUR per person (up to 4 pax). 45 EUR per person (group with more than 4 pax) Traditional picnic included in the price.
Trekking Punta la Marmora
Highest peak of Sardinia - 1834 m.s.l.m
DROP : 350 mt
WHERE: Fonni (NU)
LENGTH: 7-8 hours (long lunch break included)
DIFFICULTY: Medium. Suitable for the whole family (minimum age 10 yo). A state of good health and a minimum training is required.
FAUNA: Mouflon, Eagle, Raven.
EQUIPMENT: Trekking shoes compulsory
PRICE: 90 EUR lunch included (50% of discount for children) up to 5 PAX. 70 EUR/pers. group of more than 5 pers.
Ability description: Trail ride level 2-3 >>
Included in the price:
Mountain and Sea: 7 nights, 6 days riding, full board (excl. drinks).
Beach Combo: 7 nights, 6 days riding, half board (excl. drinks).
Wild Sardinia: 7 nights, 6 days riding, full board (excl. drinks)
Liberty: 7 nights, 10 or 20 riding units, half board (excl. drinks)
Ride & Yoga: 7 nights, 10 riding units + 5 yoga sessions, half board (exkl. drinks)
Not included: Flights, transfers, drinks.
Travel: Book flight/rental car >> We help you book your flight if you wish.
Fly to Cagliari, Alghero or Olbia.
Train: From Cagliari airport (Elmas) you can take the train to Abbasanta. The train to Abbasanta takes 1.10-1.45 hours.
From Alghero, you can take the train or bus to Abbasanta with a change at Macomer.
From Olbia airport, you can take the bus to the train station and from there take the train to Abbasanta (approx. 20-23 EUR). Travel times vary from between 1.5 hours and 2 hours and 40 minutes.
You can check the train times at TrenItalia>> Train tickets can be bought at the station. You must validate your train ticket in a machine on the platform before you board the train.
Transfers: Taxis and transfers are expensive so we recommend you rent a car. The farm is quite isolated so it can be good to have a rental car so you can explore the surroundings when you are not riding.
On the Monte Ferru – Beach Combo, you need a rental car to go between the farm and the horses at the seaside.
Credit card: Yes, accepted by equestrian center.
Electricity jack: EU standard
Group size: Mountains and Sea cross country, Wild Sardina and Ride & Yoga: minimum 4 and maximum 8 riders.
Beach Combo and Liberty: minimum 1 rider and maximum 8
Closest village: Abbasanta, 6 km away.
Beach: Nice beaches at Sinis, 40 minutes drive away.
Pool: Yes, open all year.
Riding equipment to borrow: Good helmets to rent, 3,5 EUR per day or 10 EUR for a week.
Saddle bag available: Yes
Special diet: Inform when booking.
Pool towels to rent for 3 EUR.