You’ll experience an abundance of history and culture. And each day will deliver a new bay or village to discover and explore. We make the most of your time and curiosity, without pressure of a fixed schedule. This cruise is much more than just a vacation. It provides unique experiences that create memories that will last for a lifetime. Join us on board!
During this week, you fill up your senses while following the western coastline of Sardinia, discovering golden sunsets and exploring limestone cliffs. The combination of this and being far away from distraction and day to day life, encourages us to find total relaxation on board of the New Horizons.
We start our cruise on Saturday in the bay of Alghero. Our tender will bring you to your home for the next week, the New Horizons. It is waiting for you in the harbour, to start your sailing cruise of western Sardinia landscapes, with their vast and open sea, inviting exploration and contemplation.
There is a place in Sardinia where the coast, first low and golden, rears up into gigantic cliffs that plunge straight into the purest blue sea. Where nature reigns with all its powers, conquering vast areas of Mediterranean shrubs that have escaped man’s domination, intoxicating the air with fragrances. Sardinia’s west coast has a less known side away from the villages and the nightlife.
The silence mingles with the roar of the white waves rushing in on a turquoise sea. In the sky, the spectacular choreography of pink flamingos. On land the melancholy beauty of the old mines, reddened by time. We set sail for Oristano, with its Phoenician origins, is the noble soul of this part of Sardinia, with its monuments and its wine and food specialties, such as Vernaccia.
We’ll visit the Penisola del Sinis, rich in dream beaches. Here the fascinating and mythical area of Tharros arose, a city founded by the Phoenicians around the eighth century BC, and just a little distance from the small island of Mal di Ventre and the Scoglio del Catalano, which together with the Penisola del Sinis form the protected Sinis – Mal di Ventre marine area.
Cabras, whose basin is famous for the variety of aquatic birds that breed in the reeds, houses the famous giants from Mont’e Prama, the oldest giant statues in the Mediterranean, and the archaeological remains found at Tharros in the Municipal Archaeological Museum Giovanni Marongiu.
Leaving the coast for the time being, in the hinterland you will find beautiful Santu Lussurgiu, with its historic centre and its charming views and the spectacular church of San Leonardo de Siete Fuentes, a Romanesque church embellished by seven gushing fountains. The famous Roman baths of Fordongianus, dating from the first century AD, are located on the banks of the river Tirso. The spa, since it was founded, exploits a natural source that still flows at a constant temperature of 56 degrees and that continues to be used for its healing properties.
Further south, be enraptured by the jewels of the Costa Verde, almost 50 kilometres of wide beaches, rocky coves, white seabed and golden sand, whose distinction lies in the silence and wilderness that surrounds these places. You don’t want to miss the beach at Piscinas, the only desert in Europe, with its mountains of sand sculpted by the mistral, and its sea lilies and poppies, it can offer you the incomparable view of the Sardinian deer going down to the sea at dawn.
This cruise is much more than just a vacation. It provides unique experiences that create memories that will last for a lifetime!
Thursday we pass Buggerru and drop anchor near Port Flavia. Close by is also the Masua Beach, in front of which stands the Pan di Zucchero, a limestone cliff 133 metres high. You’ll have the whole Friday of the cruise to relax on board in the beautiful bay, or discover this part of Sardinia as we can bring you ashore with the tender. Perhaps you want to visit Montevecchio, whose ruins of mining villages resemble Wild West ghost scenarios, are of incomparable charm.
Saturday, the final day. The guests that stay on board for another week, say goodbye to old friends that will leave today and ahoy to the new friends that arrive for another week of discovery. This next journey will take the New Horizons along the south western coastline of Sardinia, discovering cultural riches and exploring sun kissed beaches, direction the capital Cagliari.
During this sailing cruise, you fill up your senses while following the south eastern coastline of Sardinia, discovering the unspoiled coastline with spectacular beaches and turquoise sea.
During this sailing cruise, you fill up your senses while following the south western coastline of Sardinia, discovering cultural riches and exploring sun kissed beaches.
During this sailing cruise, you fill up your senses while following the north eastern coastline of Sardinia towards Corsica, discovering the turquoise waters and the beautiful islands.
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