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OLB – A journey inside a postcard: between Maddalena and Corsica in a sailboat

Explore the Maddalena and Corsica archipelago in a sailboat in a holiday between coves and picturesque islands, from Santo Stefano, Spargi, Budelli and Lavezzi to the majestic Bonifacio.

You can’t miss this unforgettable sailing holiday in the Strait of Bonifacio. A series of visits to the most beautiful beaches and coves of northern Sardinia. Sail away to a real-life postcard in the Maddalena archipelago and explore coves, fortresses, lighthouses, cemeteries and small towns. After passing through the strait, here’s Corsica with its majestic cliffs. An experience that you will always remember, you’ll be able to get to know the sea of this beautiful area while falling in love with sailing. Let the wind guide you to this wonderland.


MONDAY: We embark in the morning before 1 pm, we settle down and buy the food needed for the galley. We are now ready to take our first dips in the near coves. We can have dinner on board or the historical center of Cala Gavetta, full of clubs and nightlife.
TUESDAY: Following breakfast, we are ready to head to Spargi and Spargiotto islands for a swim in the beautiful Cala Corsara. We can even take a rowing boat and visit the beach. Next, we sail to stunning islands like Razzoli, Budelli, and Santa Maria. These three islands form a unique low seabed that referred to as Manto Della Madonna.
WEDNESDAY: We now head towards eastern Corsica, crossing the legendary Strait of Bonifacio. We can disembark for a few hours on French islets Lavezzi, Cavallo or Capo Pertusato, where the water gives a spectacle of colors. Guided by the wind, we reach the port where we can take a walk around the labyrinth of alleys of the medieval town. Let’s find a typical restaurant for some Corsican cuisine.
THURSDAY: Leaving Bonifacio, we have a Corsican breakfast and admire once again the monumental cliffs. We head back to Sardinia to choose our next destination: Capo Testa di Gallura and Cala Reparta or a cruise towards the east of the Maddalena archipelago? We spend the night in the preferred gulf, under a sea of stars.
FRIDAY: We continue the exploration of the Marine Park by sailing to Caprera island in the morning. Here we can find stunning beaches and even the house where Garibaldi used to live. We can spend our day swimming and napping under the sun until it’s time to get to Porto Palma where we will spend the night.
SATURDAY: Today we head to the Saline gulf from Caprera. Here, we can admire the natural formations of the Palau area, like the famous Capo dell’ Orso, a rock formation that resembles a bear. In the afternoon, we sail to Arzachena’s gulf for our last night together. For dinner, we can try the famous porceddu or other delicious local dishes.
SUNDAY: Today marks the end of our trip, with disembarking scheduled for the morning. See you soon!



Holiday code: OLB19
Where: P.N. Della Maddalena – Olbia – Sardinia
Embarking/disembarking in: Cala Gavetta – Maddalena
Boat: a 13 mt sailboat with three cabins for the guests, one for the crew and onboard bathroom.
Participants: 6 people boat
Guide: The skipper is the boat’s captain and the itinerary expert, thus for safety reasons their decisions on the navigation are incontestable. The sailor assists the skipper and coordinates cleaning and kitchen activities with the passengers.
Individual price: €630 between 02-23/09 – €750 between 15/7-1/9
Includes: accommodation in double cabins with private bathroom, navigation program, tender, final cleaning, health and luggage insurance 
Does not include: Journey to the embarking location, entrance to Maddalena National Park (approx. €22 a day per boat), Palau-Maddalena ferry (approx. €13 both ways), anything not listed in the “Includes” section. For galley, fuel, and marina, we estimated a daily amount of €30 per person.
To note: embarking scheduled on the morning of the arrival date, in case you need to arrive the night before you can book an extra night for a €40 fee.