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Discover the natural wonders: National and Regional parks of Sardinia

Welcome to the enchanting world of Sardinia’s natural wonders! As a seasoned tourist guide with a passion for sharing the beauty of this island paradise, I am thrilled to introduce you to the diverse and breathtaking landscapes of Sardinia’s main natural parks. From rugged mountains to pristine coastlines, each park offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the island’s rich natural heritage.

Join me on a journey through Sardinia’s most captivating destinations, where ancient forests, crystal-clear waters, and awe-inspiring vistas await. Whether you’re an avid hiker, a wildlife enthusiast, or simply seeking tranquility amidst nature, there’s something for everyone to discover and enjoy.

So grab your hiking boots, pack your camera, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure through Sardinia’s stunning natural landscapes.

The most incredible natural areas: the national parks of Sardinia

Come with me to discover the most beautiful natural spots on the island. We have the experience, professionalism, and expertise to guide you on your green journey through the most interesting natural areas. You can contact us to personalize your trip or simply to organize a day of sports and nature. 

But now, let’s go and explore the natural parks of Sardinia:

Parco Nazionale dell’Arcipelago di La Maddalena (La Maddalena Archipelago National Park): Located off the northeastern coast of Sardinia, this national park encompasses the islands of La Maddalena, Caprera, Budelli, and several smaller islets. It is known for its crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, and rich marine biodiversity.

Parco Nazionale dell’Asinara (Asinara National Park): Located on the island of Asinara, northwest of Sardinia, this national park is renowned for its unspoiled landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and historic sites. It is home to unique flora and fauna, including the rare Albino Donkeys, and offers hiking trails and guided tours.

Parco Nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu (Gennargentu National Park): Situated in central-eastern Sardinia, this national park covers the rugged mountainous terrain of the Gennargentu Massif and the stunning coastline of the Gulf of Orosei. It offers opportunities for hiking, wildlife observation, and exploring ancient villages such us Orgosolo.

These national parks and reserves are integral to preserving Sardinia’s natural heritage and offer visitors a chance to explore the island’s diverse landscapes and ecosystems. Let us design your trip to wander in our natural paradises.

Let’s discover some hidden natural gems: the regional parks

Sardinia has several regional parks that are designated to protect and showcase its natural and cultural heritage. Let’s start this little trip among some of the regional parks in Sardinia:

Parco Naturale Regionale Molentargius – Saline (Molentargius – Saline Regional Park): Located near the city of Cagliari, this regional park encompasses wetlands, salt marshes, and lagoons. It is an important habitat for birdlife, including flamingos, and offers walking and cycling paths for visitors. You can visit it booking our tour of the City of Cagliari.

Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Conte (Porto Conte Regional Park): Situated on the northwest coast near Alghero, this regional park features diverse landscapes such as coastal cliffs, Mediterranean scrubland, and marine environments. It offers hiking trails, snorkeling, and opportunities for birdwatching.

Parco Naturale Regionale di Tavolara – Punta Coda Cavallo (Tavolara – Punta Coda Cavallo Regional Park): Located off the northeastern coast of Sardinia, this regional park encompasses the island of Tavolara and surrounding marine areas. It is known for its pristine beaches, clear waters, and marine biodiversity, making it popular for diving, snorkeling, and boating.

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Parco Naturale Regionale di Monte Arci (Monte Arci Regional Park): Situated in central-western Sardinia, this regional park is characterized by its volcanic landscape, including the extinct volcano Monte Arci. It is known for its rich biodiversity, archaeological sites, and hiking trails.

Parco Naturale Regionale del Sulcis (Sulcis Regional Park): Located in southwestern Sardinia, this regional park encompasses diverse habitats such as mountains, forests, and coastal areas. It offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and exploring cultural sites such as ancient mines and archaeological ruins.

Parco Naturale Regionale di Gutturu Mannu (The Gutturu Mannu Regional Natural Park): The park is located in the southwestern part of the island and encompasses the territory of 9 important municipalities situated between Sulcis and the metropolitan area of ​​Cagliari. The park boasts one of the largest biodiversity in Europe and features one of the oldest and most extensive forests in the Mediterranean basin. Inside the Gutturu Mannu Park, there is an incredible biodiversity and it is crossed by numerous trails dedicated to nature lovers who enjoy hiking. There is also a wildlife oasis managed by WWF. 

Since 2023, I have been an official guide of the Gutturu Mannu Park, having completed the specialized course organized by the park, and it will be my pleasure to take you on a journey to discover this important green lung of the Mediterranean.

These regional parks play a crucial role in conserving Sardinia’s natural resources and providing recreational and educational opportunities for visitors to enjoy the island’s beauty and biodiversity.

Ecotourism in Sardinia, discovering parks to protect the ecosystem and respect nature

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Sardinia Tourist Guide has always been committed to environmental education and the protection of Sardinia’s biodiversity (and beyond). Among other things, we are also members of the Ecotourism Sardinia Network, the only 100% private entity in Sardinia offering organized and sustainable tourism. 

We believe it is essential to work towards promoting, enhancing, and protecting the ecosystem and biodiversity of our island. To achieve this goal we strongly promote you to live outdoor experiences and adventure in our wild nature and parks, without forgetting to keep safety and professionalism in all our activities.

Therefore, we are available to make your holidays in Sardinia more eco-friendly and sustainable thanks to our expertise and the sustainability guarantees that our company has been offering to tourists visiting the island for over 15 years.

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