About Jermaine M
Lives in Ludwigsburg, Germany
Since Nov 2014
I come from Saxony, eastern Germany, from the region Erzgebirge, where many german christmas decorative objects come from. I studied Engineering in Dresden and during my studies I spent some time in Munich and in Sardinia. I live now at the other end of Germany, in Ludwigsburg,
Historic Walking Areas, Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water
Islands, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Caverns & Caves
Gennargentu is the largest and highest mountain range, reaching 1,800 meters at its highest point. There are many biking, mountain biking and trekking routes to explore here, amidst the very well-preserved and almost wholly uninhabited natural environment.
If you want to practice watersports, you need wind, and Sardinia has plenty of it! Porto Pino is perhaps the most famous place for kitesurfing. But it's always best to choose the right spot for you, according to the wind and your level of experience.
On the west coast of Sardinia you'll find rough sea and huge waves that allow you to surf for almost 200 days each year. The area around Capo Mannu, situated inside a natural marine park, is the best place for both surfing and kitesurfing, and here you can also find plenty of surf camps and surf shops.
There are many climbing spots in Sardinia, both along the coast and in the mountains. Ulassai is a hidden gem not too far away from the coast, at the center of an area called 'Tacchi d'Ogliastra' — because of the heel-shaped peaks — and there are many of them to tackle!
The 'Supramonte di Baunei' region is the best spot on the island for single and multi-day trekking. The famous route named 'Selvaggio blu' will take you to the most beautiful and hard to reach beaches in Sardinia: Cala Goloritze, Cala Luna and Cala Sisine. If you want to trek along the entire route, you'll have to rely on local companies to provide you with food and water — no water is available along the way, so it's risky to do it on your own.
Sailing in Sardinia is amazing, and allows you to experience Sardinia from a different perspective. You can sail all around the island in both directions (although most of the tourist ports are in the northern part). La Maddalena Archipelago, aside from being a natural park, is also famous for sailing excursions. Winds here are usually reliable, and sailing between the various tiny islands is always a lot of fun!
Protected areas such as Capo Carbonara, Tavolara and Sinis are the best places to dive in Sardinia, as fishing is not allowed and the marine environment is very well preserved. Several boat wrecks also form part of the underwater landscape.
While you can explore almost the entire Sardinian coast by kayak, there are only a few spots where you can venture upriver. Valledoria is one such special place: follow it inland past a thermal spring, a lake, several old bridges, and encounter plenty of untouched nature, as well as undisturbed animal and bird life along the way.
In Sardinia there are at least 12 grottos accessible to the public, and many others that attract a number of caving aficionados. While the main route at Su Mannau's cave is easily accessible, if you want to go deeper down and discover its secrets, you'll need proper equipment — and of course, a spirit of adventure!