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Walking the ancient mountains of Sardinia

12th March 2010 Print

The UK’s leading guided walking holidays’ operator, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, is offering a two week tour of the mountains of Northern Sardinia – one of the most unspoiled areas in Western Europe.

The mountains predate the Alps and the Appenines and the island itself is steeped in the history of the Nuraghic people from around 2000 BC. Later, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Genoans, Pisans and Spanish stamped their identities on Sardinia.

The holiday begins with a flight to Olbia – gateway for the ‘beautiful people’ staying at the Costa Esmeralda – but rapidly heads south into the G?nnargentu Massif which rises to 6,000 ft at Punta la Marmora – the highest mountain in Sardinia.

The first ‘centre’ of the tour is based in Fonni – the highest village on the island at over 3000 ft whilst the second ‘base’ is on the coast at Cala G?none which has a distinctly Mediterranean feel, famed for its remote valleys and caves.

Highlights of the holiday include,

• The Bronze Age ‘Nuraghe’ Towers, Germannu sacred site and the Giants’ Tomb.
• The panoramic ridge between Sardinia’s highest mountains, Bruncu Spina and Punta la Marmora.
• The limestone boulders of the awe inspiring G?la di G?ruppa.
• The vast crater of the collapsed cave of Tiscali mountain.

Price £1225 per person includes return flights, transfers, half-board accommodation and the dedicated services of a tour leader.

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