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4X4 off-road excursion to the Asinara National Park

Departure from Porto Torres at around 8.15am at the Segni pier or from Stintino at around 9.30am from the Tanca Manna Tourist Pier.
The cost of the ferry is € 15 + € 5 landing fee.

Upon your arrival, geo-marine environmental guides, exclusive to the Park, will guide you to discover the most important places from the historical and naturalistic point of view of the island of Asinara such as Punta Salippi, the Fornelli prison (if it can be visited) or Cala Sant’Andrea and then continue towards the Austro-Hungarian Ossuary of Asinara.

There will be the opportunity to discover the characteristic white donkeys and the splendid horses that live on the island in the wild, which can be considered as belonging to the famous Sardinian-Anglo-Arab breed.

You will explore the island, the beautiful Cala Reale and then finish this incredible excursion in Cala Sabina, the most beautiful beach in the park among those where swimming is allowed.

WHAT WE'LL SEE

Tetailed information about the asinara park tour

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di Alberto Musu @lonelyplanetitalia

Fornelli: at the time of its establishment (1885) it was an agricultural penal colony which held prisoners who were granted regime of semi-freedom. After the 1970s it became a maximum-security prison, where the main exponents of Red Brigades and Sardinian Anonymous Kidnappers were imprisoned.
Closed during the 1980s, it was reopened in 1992 to hold the main mob bosses, in accordance with the Italian Law. Following the establishment of the Park, the jail was permanently closed in 1997.

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Cala Sant’Andrea: the beach is surrounded by sandy dunes on which phoenicean junipers and sea daffodils grow. A brackish pond stands right behind a sandy stripe, where a creek which carries water to Sant’Andrea flows. Here we find a luxuriant vegetation composed by tamarisks and vines which shadow wetland plants. Flora and fauna thriving in this peculiar ecosystem require the utmost protection. The primary purposes of National Parks is both to protect natural wonders and the wildlife located within these environments and to offer breathtaking views to all the visitors, so Cala Sant’Andrea is perfectly enjoyable although being a restricted area.

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Cala di Sgombro di Dentro: this inlet, which is another conservation area, is characterised by small granitic rock islands chosen by royal seagulls and European shags as their nesting site during their mating season.

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Punta Sa Nave: naturalistic areas of great interest characterised by high and steep coasts. There you can find the peculiar paleoendemic Centaurea horrida (cornflower), that is a sort of living fossil; the plant, thanks to its cinder grey pulvini, contributes to the uniqueness of the Asinara coastal landscapes.

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Cala Reale: in the Summer of 1885 an Act allowed the expropriation of land in Asinara to build an agricultural colony and a lazaretto. The structures in this area were employed as sanitisation centres, as blocks of buildings hosting patients at different stages of quarantine, as service personnel accommodation, and as warehouses.Buildings were expanded during the years 1915-1916 to hold Austro-Hungarian prisoners, transferred from Albania because of a serious epidemic of leprosy. Lots of them recovered thanks to the efforts of the Italian Army.

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Cala d’Oliva: old Ligurian fishermen’s village erected by the end of 1700. It looks like a tiny coastal small town, characterised by the white colour of its houses. The old part of the village, close to the sea, is composed by low structures while the taller buildings are primarily related to the prison life, having previously been the House of the Senior Manager, the Agents’ Barracks, a Bunker, and a Prison Branch, the latter being now employed as Environmental Education Centre. You can also find a Park Guest House, mechanic’s workshops, the former cheese factory, etc.

ASINARA 4×4 TOUR PRICES

How much does the 4x4 tour to Asinara cost?

MAY - JUNE
Adults € 50
Children €40 (from 4 to 9 years)
  • Max number of passengers aboard: 8
  • The cost of transport by ferry from Porto Torres or Stintino is NOT INCLUDED in the ticket price
  • Municipal landing tax on the island of Asinara from 1st June to 30th September: € 5.00 while from 1st October to 31st May: € 2.50
JULY
Adults € 55
Children €45 (from 4 to 9 years)
  • Max number of passengers aboard: 8
  • The cost of transport by ferry from Porto Torres or Stintino is NOT INCLUDED in the ticket price
  • Municipal landing tax on the island of Asinara from 1st June to 30th September: € 5.00 while from 1st October to 31st May: € 2.50
AUGUST
Adults € 60
Children €50 (from 4 to 9 years)
  • Max number of passengers aboard: 8
  • The cost of transport by ferry from Porto Torres or Stintino is NOT INCLUDED in the ticket price
  • Municipal landing tax on the island of Asinara from 1st June to 30th September: € 5.00 while from 1st October to 31st May: € 2.50

USEFUL INFORMATIONS

Everything you need to know before leaving

FROM PORTO TORRES
Boarding point at Pier Segni, boarding Asinara.
It is recommended to show up at least 10 minutes before departure.

Tickets for the “Sara D” ferry can be purchased online on the Delcomar website or at the maritime station.

  • Departure* –  8:15 AM
  • Return* – 6:00 PM
  • Max number of passengers aboard: 8
  • Booking is required

FROM STINTINO
Meeting point at the tourist dock in Tanca Manna.
It is recommended to show up at least 10 minutes before departure.

Call us to book ferry tickets.

  • Departure* –  9:30 AM
  • Return* – 5.45 PM
  • Max number of passengers aboard: 8
  • Booking is required

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Wear multiple layers of clothing.
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses
  • Cap
  • Packed lunch

Be comfortable,
We will think about the rest!

*The stops, timetables and itinerary may be subject to change.
*The departure of the boat and the timetables, may be subject to variation due to the weather conditions and at the captain’s decision.

HOW TO BOOK THE 4x4 EXCURSION TO THE ASINARA PARK

If you’d like to book a 4×4 off-road tour to Asinara fill in the form or phone us: we will be at your disposal for every information.

*Reservations by email or by phone must be confirmed by the staff.

CONTACTS

EMAIL
[email protected]

WHERE WE ARE
Molo Turistico di Tanca Manna
07040 Stintino (SS)

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