Discover Sardinia's stunning natural scenery on this unforgettable swimming holiday
Be inspired by the 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
Swim down Caprera's eastern shoreline, ending at the beautiful 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 stunning natural beauty and idyllic waters of Sardinia’s Emerald Coast than with this fully guided swimming holiday in one of Italy’s most picturesque locations. From gorgeous turquoise seas to stunning island coastlines, this beautiful Mediterranean destination is just waiting to be explored.
The Maddalena archipelago, which forms part of Sardinia’s Emerald Coast, is a small group of seven islands featuring crystal clear waters, pink sand beaches, dramatic blue cliffs rising from deep sea beds and a series of coves and rocks which offer intense colours and beautiful vistas around every corner.
The National Park, which was 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 picturesque traditional Sardinian town, and an ideal venue to spend some time relaxing after our daily exertions. This trip features a variety of both coastal and island-hopping interspersed with focused swim 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 trip.
Who is this for?
This trip is for those who enjoy a combination of coastal swims and island-hopping and relish the opportunity to explore crystal clear waters and spectacular vistas and wildlife, both above and below the water. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 5km prior to the start of the trip.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in Sardinia, Italy
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique advice with video playback
- Six nights accommodation
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
A beautiful place to swim. The colours of the water range from emerald green to deep navy blue, just stunning.Matthew B, UK - 2019
I would like to thank SwimTrek and the guides Francesco and Jeulia for this wonderful trip. I came to the trip with great expectations. Every moment of the trip I felt that the experience was above my expectations. A combination of wonderful staff and wonderful views.The combination of blue and green tones with sculptured granite rocks made me feel relaxed and happy while swimming. I was afraid that because I was not an excellent swimmer it would be hard for me to fit in and I would feel pressure to hurry or exert myself above my ability ... but the instructors sang calm and encouragement, creating an atmosphere of pleasant friendship in the group.Yohanan A, Israel - 2019
I’m so glad I did the swim! My swimming improved immensely, I saw a gorgeous part of the world and met some lovely people.Simone, Australia - 2019
I highly recommend this trip. I had a wonderful time in a stunningly beautiful archpel with expert guides; Francesco and Giulia are so professional and friendly, creating a great atmosphere. On top of that we had a great group; lots of fun and everybody very helpful towards eachother. Will definitely be back for more.Martine R, Netherlands - 2019
Swimming is like flying, and SwimTrek is an excellent opportunity to do it safely and with lots of fun!Genny L, Italy - 2018
SwimTrek has delivered me a dream come true this summer... thank you so much. I'll be back for more!Gillian B, United Kingdom - 2018
Swimming Sardinia is like visiting two countries at the same time: one above and one underneath the waves.Jan B, Belgium - 2018
Wonderful week spent with expert guides who went over and above expectations in knowledge, friendliness and hospitality and the perfect weather was a bonus.Mary R, Australia - 2018
Good location, perfect weather, knowledgeable guides, great company, and fantastic swims; this trip couldn't have been any better.Sandra J, United Kingdom - 2018
Great trip with a fabulous group of people from all round the world. Francesco, Don and Vittorio were amazing guides and made the trip relaxed and fun. The Sardinian archipelago is beautiful and the swimming is simply wonderful.Sue C, Australia - 2018
The Emerald Coast is an amazing location with crystal clear waters and excellent swims. Highly recommended.James M, UK-2017
No wonder I keep coming back to another Swimtrek holiday: Clear water, great swims, brilliant guides and an exceptionally lovely bunch of fellow swimmers.Carolyn Y, AUS- 2017
The best SwimTrek trip, we had superb weather and a great variety of swims with a lead guide who was inspirational and entertaining.Sue S, Australia - 2017
Crystal clear water, stunning islands, beautiful beaches and gelato too!Sally T, UK - 2017
What's not to love about Swimtrek. Adventure is out there!Tracey H, UK- 2017
An uplifting, fantastic experience - I can hardly wait to explore a new Swim Trek holiday.Lorna B, UK-2017
The guides were outstanding. Francesco's knowledge of the local seascape and culture meant that each trip included a real insight into the islands and history. Eoin's joy was infectious and his presence really added to my already substantial enjoyment of this trip.Michael, M UK - 2017
A Fantastic holiday with brilliant guides, great food and lots of like minded people.Sarah F, UK - 2019