Sardinia is the second largest island (23,813 sq. km.) in the Mediterranean (Sicily is larger). Sardinia is mainly a mountainous region without high peaks and vast natural environment. In fact, the presence of man does not seem to affect this territory; great surfaces still preserve their natural composition, luxuriant woods with even millenary trees, small desert areas and marshes inhabited by deer, wild horses and birds.
The climate is Mediterranean with long hot dry breezy summers and short mild rainy winters, except at high altitudes. Average annual temperatures range from 18 ºC along the coastal belt to 14 ºC inland. Precipitations are largely confined to the winter months and distribution is somewhat irregular, with as much as 1,300 mm./year in the highest areas. The prevailing wind is north-westerly, which blows over the island in all seasons, particularly sweeping the west side.
Basically, tourism in Sardinia is linked to its extraordinarily beautiful coastline, with a variety of splendours hard to find elsewhere, and not only in the Mediterranean. Pure white sands alternate with tiny hidden coves, sheer cliffs frequently soar above magnificent caves and picturesque rocks rise from a clear sparkling sea facing rugged promontories, eroded by the wind.
The Island of Sarinia is one big rock so for those who love outdoors there is plenty to do. Small boat sailing, wind surfing, boating and about every other water sport can be found. Not a great place to hike due to the lack of developed trail system but there are plenty of day hikes to remote beaches. And there is plenty of bouldering and climbing one the island.
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