In Valledoria there are lots of ways of doing sports.
On days when the mistral blows and you can not enjoy the beach, a good kayaking you can always do. The route N°. 2,Baduboi bridge-La Foce, is totally flat and repaired. So you can start from the river mouth.(so you will have the wind behind and you do not fatigue) You will do the trail backwards and will finish your trip at Baduboi bridge where somebody will waiting to transport you at the starting base. If the effort does not scare you and you have a little experience, do it in the usual sense. The arrival against the wind is fantastic, with the small waves broken from the bow of your kayak that will do to you a shower continuously. If you love nature photography, of course its recommended the path n ° 1. you to start your descents from the baths at least at 9:00am, you have the sun behind and animals along the river will be quiet because no one have disturbed them already. Going down in silence, ready to snap photos, you can not miss herons, kingfishers, small moorhens, and for the more fortunate to the stork that has the nest on a big tree on the left side before the Baduboi bridge.
Valledoria, like the rest of Sardinia, has a ideal predisposition ideal for sailing. All year round you can enjoy a mild climate and temperate always accompanied by a light breeze, ideal for novices and less experienced sailors. Days with wind over 12 knots, of course, depend on the period and they are rather the happiness of experienced sailors or those who want to improve their skills with an advanced course. the Environmental Association Onlus Playa Sardinia, which view to stimulate environmental education, promotes sailing lessons on dinghies in Valledoria starting from its base at mouth of the Coghinas river. For courses for young learners (starting from 10 years of age), are used RS Tera dinghies, while for boys and adult are used the RS Feva. Ideal for coastal excursions and fun sailing with strong wind, RS Vision (4.60 mt) are the joy of the most experienced. Both Feva and Vision, are equipped with jib, mainsail and spinnaker. Rs Vision have in addition the circuit for the use of the harness by the bowman. For more information please refer to the site: www.playasardinia.org
Bike & Mountain Bike
Starting from Valledoria you can planning trips with mountain bikes or bike, along the coast overlooking the Asinara gulf, between the beautiful inland areas of the Anglona and Gallura. Every day you can change the landscape and you can choose a different path between: green forests, lakes, rivers, mountains or golden beaches that are reflected in a blue sea. A perfect mix for your outputs on Bike, alone or in company, in full compliance with the nature and without cause or suffer pollution and noise.
For a small escursion of 2 / 3 hours maximum you can choose between: Castelsardo…You have to go along the cliff untill castelsardo and return back using the old road to Valledoria, admiring the elephant’s rock and the Su Paddaju Nuraghe, the ascent of Ossoni mountain, at the end of it there is the observatory, from which you can enjoy an incomparable view, an easy escursion along the dirt road that runs along the Coghinas river until the town of Badesi, a nice ride through the town of Muddizza, Castelsardo, Sedini, Bulzi, Perfugas, Tower of Casteldoria and Santa Maria Coghinas, a ride along the cost up to Isola Rossa, the ascent from Trinità d’Agulti, an escursion to Tergu to admire the church of Our Lady of Tergu.
For a full day: Asinara Park. An unforgettable day cycling in a protected park ,meet white donkeys and families of wild boars in the wild. Departure from Porto Torres at 8:00am with a Ferry to Cala Reale, return trip from Cala Reale to Porto Torres at 6:00pm. (Check any change of schedule) La Maddalena and Caprera. With ferries leaving on average every half hour from Palau to La Maddalena, again the fun is guaranteed. You can pedaling in circle around the island along the sunny beaches of Maddalena and stopping for a swim in some beatiful bays that you meet on your road or cycling across the pine forest to the southernmost part of Caprera where you can find the most important beach of the island named “Spiaggia del Relitto”.
Do not expect to see underwater landscapes typical of the Red Sea or the Maldives, however, also the bottom of the Sardinia sea , has a lot of things to show you. Of course, to see something really nice, you do not to plunge into the sea near crowded beaches or sandy areas, It is better to go in areas partially rocky, near reefs or better still in the protected natural areas. at the top there are the protected zones of Asinara, of Caprera and Capo Coda Cavallo. Valledoria is far away from these places, but a day in these places is worth the effort to spend it. Near the cliffs, will be easy to find some morays, octopus, fish of all kinds, starfish and more rarely a manta. In several areas it is easy to meet beautiful red starfishes. For the more lazy you can go along the cliff from “La Ciaccia” to “Castelsardo” or between the red cliffs of Marinedda Beach near Isola Rossa.
The hinterland of Valledoria is wild and little-known with corners where you can hike in complete solitude. The nearest are: The summit of Mount Ossoni (Valledoria), San Gavino (10 km from Valledoria) or Monte Ruiu (7 km from Valledoria) or walk from the spa of Casteldoria untill to the eponymous tower from which you can enjoy view of the Asinara gulf, of the Coghinas river with the lake and its dam.
Sardinia has the ideal characteristics for practicing this sport throughout the year, the wind is always present. During the summer everyone can practice this sport usually in the afternoon raises a slight north-east wind with waves almost nothing, so that people with less experience can do “gym” at sea, while people with a lot of experience are waiting of the days when the Mistral is strong and do surfing is funny using the waves that rise as a springboard for their evolutions. In fact La Ciaccia has long become the destination of the best surfers of the north coast of sardinia, that give the show and that attract attention the tourists, lovers and not, for this sport with his evolutions. Here in Valledoria You have a big advantage. Usually winds (Mistral, Ponente, Grecale) blowing toward ground. For those who want to take their first steps, at the camping “La Foce”, there is a windsurfing school open to all, It will allow you to learn this sport, both at sea that in the Coghinas river mouth always quiet, with no waves. At the school you can also rent windsurfers.
Kitesurfing is the sport of water that is spreading faster than ever. You can practice with a dedicated board and a kite (kite or wing) operated by a control bar connected to it by two, four, or more lines (cables) . The ideal wind conditions for kite beginners are between 12 and 24 knots. The expert , with appropriate equipment, can use wind even more than 40 knots. Under conditions of light wind, kitesurfer uses wings larger than those used in strong winds condition. In ideal conditions it is possible to practice sport in safe,performing simple sailplaning or various evolutions. You can use the kite is on the waves (wavestyle) than on flat water (wakestyle). Valledoria has seen in recent years, an increasingly frequenting kitesurfer, thanks to the large mirror flat water at the mouth of Coghinas river, which allows transitions, jumps and maneuvers with ideal wind conditions but without the extreme or hazardous sea conditions.
Sardinia is famous for its horses. Near at the horse breeding, has developed riding as a hobby. At about 500 meters. by Holiday Houses “Sa Fiorida ” at the Riding Club (open all year) you can attend courses of one week with teacher (Operator A.N.T.E. and Regional Champion Endurance). Also you can book tours of 1 hour, of half day or full day,Take walks on the beach, in the pine forest of San Peter, along the coast between La Ciaccia and Castelsardo or inland.
In Valledoria, find a place where where you can practicable healthy and relaxing jogging, obviously not difficult at all . Usually tourists prefer the dirt streets of the pine forest of S. Peter at sea, the beach from the mouth of Coghins to the beach of “La Ciaccia” , the coast from Castelsardo to “La Ciaccia” and the park of Casteldoria baths. Just because this sport it is aimed at the physical well-being, You have to be careful not to overdo it and you have to prefer shaded paths. Remember that you are in Sardinia, and when the sun is high in the sky ….. ……It is very, very hot!