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Sardinia: Wild Scenery and Ancient Culture (#2164)

Date and Time

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 10, 2021




Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.


Come to the beautiful island of Sardinia where we will enjoy a variety of activities designed to highlight the culture and scenery of this island - a prime tourist destination for Europeans but not well known on this side of the pond. Our hikes and walks will be easy to moderate level, we'll have the support of an outfitter, local drivers and guides for all activities so we can make the most of our time here. In addition, we'll enjoy many fine meals and stay in 3-4 star hotels in several of the most famous of the island's historic towns. Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, yet still one of Italy's least known regions, with extensive wilderness areas, sparsely-populated farming regions and long stretches of coastline accessible only on foot or by boat. It is home to some of Europe's most beautiful beaches. Numerous signs of the bronze-age Nuraghic culture are scattered across the landscape, as well as traces of the Roman Empire and other groups that dominated at different times during Sardinia's turbulent history. The island has a vibrant culture that is distinctly different from mainland Italy. Each town and village has their own unique festivals celebrating religious events and ancient traditions. Sardinia's cuisine is based around fresh seafood and farm-produce, complemented by a wide range of excellent local wines. The itinerary is designed to highlight the unique characteristics of each place we visit. Each day carefully-selected walks and hikes will put us in touch with Sardinia's natural and cultural environment. Folk-singers, local guides, a cooking class and several specially-planned meals will give us insights into the region's heritage and culinary traditions. The time of year is perfect; high season with lots of special activities being offered. Water is warm, some days may be hot but evenings are cool and there is almost always a breeze. This is a fully outfitted trip supported by local guides and drivers from the time we arrive on the island to the time we depart. The local connections and knowledge of the language, history and traditions these individuals can provide will make this a unique and even pampered experience. We'll travel in comfortable 9-seat vans driven by our outfitters/guides and stay in quality 3- and 4-star hotels each night.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $4,325 member / $4,425 non-member

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Hiking Easy to Moderate


Adults (18+)


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Merri is a software specialist at a major CT aircraft engine company. Because she loves sharing her favorite outdoor destinations, over the past 22 years she has led hiking, snorkeling and cultural excursions in Belize, Paris, Hawaii, Arizona, the Tetons, Switzerland, California, Utah, New Zealand, and the Virgin Islands. Merri leads local hikes in CT, participates in training programs for new leaders.