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Be inspired by island-hopping swims between the three northern islands of Budelli, Santa Maria and Razzoli
Complete a beautiful and challenging swim from the main island of Isola Maddalena to the smaller island of Isola Spargi
Explore Caprera's eastern shoreline, ending at the pristine beach of Tahiti (named after the South Pacific island)
Enjoy the abundant flora and fauna as we criss-cross our way around the Maddalena Archipelago
There is no better way to experience the natural beauty and idyllic waters of Sardinia’s Emerald Coast than with our fully guided swimming holiday. Discover one of Italy’s most picturesque locations – a yachtie’s paradise - from water level. Leap into green-blue seas and swim along sun-drenched island coastlines, uncovering the many secrets of Mediterranean ‘Costa Smeralda,’ as well as tracing unique routes where the yachts can’t follow.
The Maddalena archipelago, which forms part of Sardinia’s Emerald Coast, is a small group of seven islands with crystalline waters, pink sand beaches, dramatic limestone cliffs and a collection of coloured coves and granite sculptures.
The National Park, formed in 1994 as ‘Parco Nazionale Arcipelago di La Maddalena’, is located inside the Straits of Bonifacio, between the islands of Sardinia and Corsica. The southern part of the archipelago, with the two largest islands of La Maddalena and Caprera, are a perfect base for some dramatic coastal swims. While the more remote and uninhabited islands of Spargi, Budelli, Razzoli and Santa Maria are great venues for some challenging island-hopping swims and a short circumnavigation.
The main town of La Maddalena, a short distance from our base for the week, is a traditional Sardinian town, and an ideal venue to spend time relaxing after our daily exertions. This trip features a variety of both coastal and island-hopping swims, interspersed with focused coaching by our qualified guides.
If you would like to explore this part of the world, but are looking for slightly longer swimming distances, please check out our Emerald Coast Long Swims - Sardinia.
Who is this for?
This trip is for those who enjoy a combination of coastal swims and island-hopping. It is ideally suited for anyone who relishes clear, warm waters, spectacular vistas, and wildlife sightings, both above and below water.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 2.5km. The average daily swim distance is around 5km.
We have given this trip a ‘Moderate’ grading. Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of these trips.
- Fully guided swimming holiday (swimmers only)
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- Six nights' accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (swimmers only)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Technique advice with video playback (swimmers only)
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the trip
- Evening meals
- Drinks and additional activities
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
We had a great week, wonderful like-minded group and a good crew to support us. Francesco is passionate about sea-swimming and the Costa Smeralda didn't disappoint. Thank you SwimTrek!Lucy D, UK - 2022
This was my first Swimtrek. What a magical experience! Our guides were incredibly encouraging and kind - and I connected with a wonderful bunch of relaxed fellow swimmers. The Emerald Coast is absolutely stunning and exploring the sea together was an absolute joy. I loved every single minute of it. Bravo!Alina H, Germany - 2022
This was the experience of a lifetime! Stunning location, stunning country and wonderful swims. The group was great. Francesco and Edmondo are the best guides!Julia F, Italy - 2022
Swimming in Sardinia is enjoying amazing rock sculptures and underwater landscapes.Ming, 2021
Francesco was a fabulous guide around this beautiful coast. Good swimming, good company and good food! I hope my second SwimTrek experience will be as good as this one.Catherine, 2021
SwimTrek is a unique experience shared with like-minded special people. A perfect holiday with sun, sea, swim and camaraderie. I can't wait for my next trip!Helena Jevans, 2021
Sardinian Archipelago swimtrek is sensational. Swim variety, beautiful location, water quality and Italian food...exceptional. Another fantastic trip!Harriet L, UK - 2023
Alessandra and Noah were fantastic guides. They took excellent care of us and were well-prepared for everything. Together with Luca, the captain, they selected the best swims for us and were very attentive to the wind and currents. The food on the boat was delicious. We didn't have to worry about anything and could fully concentrate on swimming. Mille grazie a tutte le tre!Iris K, Germany - 2023
10/10 !!! Good guides, good pilot and good vibes between all of us.Andoni, Spain - 2023