SARDINIA PHOTO

TRAVEL

May 12th-20th 2020

DO THE EXCEPTIONAL

Sardinia, island of light. There is much more to Sardinia than just the famous sand beaches and the crystal clear water. The native people of the island, the Nuragher, who were extinct by the Romans, left many unsolved mysteries for ensuing ages. The beautiful moonlike limestone mountains are the scenery for our photographic expedition into the heritage of christian and pagan traditions.

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Moreover, you can encounter the wild horses of the Giara di Gesturi. Not many are left and the high plateau is their last refuge. Hiking there in the early morning, accompanied by the wild ones is an experience one will never forget.

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28peaks makes you a better photographer.

QUALITY AND SATISFACTION WITH 28PEAKS

With 28peaks you are in good hands. During our years as organizers of photo travel, we have created great tours to different countries : Mexico, Tunisia, Morocco, Mongolia, Portugal, France and Spain with world-famous photographers such as Tony Stromberg, Tim Flach and Raphael Macek.

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Our customers confirm: 28peaks creates exceptionel opportunities for the best picture. As a small family business we do not lose track of all the important details and we are fully involved in every process and stage of the tour plus there is always room for changes and wishes. Your safety and well-beeing is our main concern.

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WHY YOU SHOULD

Satisfied customers who have learned something

Charlotte looks over the glasses of her black sunglasses into the camera.

Charlotte B. Venema

Photography and horses have been very important subjects in Charlotte’s life since childhood. In her professional life she is a lawyer, managing director of Corporate Learning Community gUG und certified HorseDream-Partner. Sticking with just one project was never her thing. This also goes for her career as a photographer. She took three workshops with the  American horse photographer Tony Stromberg in Costa Rica, Morocco and France.

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Consequentially it were the wild horses of the Giara di Gesturi that brought her to Sardinia first. Fascinated by the island, she learned to love and to appreciate its very special light and landscape.

She lives in Frankfurt/Germany. And living in a big city like Frankfurt, street photography became her next field of photographic experience and experiment. Lately her work has been used a lot at fairs and in marketing brochures as well as doing her own shows in photo galleries and at the Horse&Spirit festival.

As she says: „Photography for me is the constant try to explore reality. To me it means to learn to see. I want to pass on this special experience, that goes far beyond photography itself.

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THE PHOTO

TOUR

DAY BY DAY

Arrival

The yellow-red glow on the horizon above the dark sea announces the last rays of sunshine of the day. From the beach Olbins in Sardinia.

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Olbia airport and shuttle to the small town of Oliena, in the foothills of Monte Corrasi „the most beautiful mountain, God ever created“ (Salvatore Satta). From there we have to take a small, steep and very winding road up to our hotel. Dinner and accomodation at Albergo S’Enis Monte Maccione. (Halfboard) Driving time appr. 1:30.

The Supramonte mountains

The beautiful mountains of Oliena.

Day 2: The Supramonte mountains

Photohiking in the surrounding mountains of Oliena, which is supposed to be one of the most beautiful villages in Sardinia. It’s nature, its archaeological and artistic sites are unique on the island. The impressive limestone mountains of the Supramonte shelter a moon-like landscape with important archaeological sites like cave-graves, menhirs and nuraghe (ancient megalithic buildings which can only be founnd on the island). Lunch, dinner, and accommodation at Albergo S’Enis Monte Maccione. (Fullboard)

Bandits and rebels

Brown painting on the wall.

Day 3: Bandits and rebels

Phototouring in the surrounding area of Oliena (Bitti, Orgosolo, Mamoiada, Nuoro etc…). The village of Orgosolo is famous for the murales, wallpaintings that can be found on many buildings in the village. And every place has its history and its own stories of bandits, freedom fighters and rebels – a spirit that is still alive on the island. Dinner and accommodation at Albergo S’Enis Monte Maccione. (Halfboard)

The stud farm of Tanca Regia

View from the Giara di Gesturi into the valley at sunrise.

Day 4: The stud farm of Tanca Regia

In the morning editing with Charlotte. After lunch we will drive to Abassanta and have a photoshooting at the stud farm of Tanca Regia, a major breeding center for the Anglo-Arab-Sardas. The place Tanca Regia goes back to King Ferdinand of Spain, who established this stud farm in the 15th century. (Driving time appr. 1:00). After the shooting we will go on to Barumini/Gesturi, where we will check in at our hotel and have dinner. (Fullboard) Driving time appr. 1:30.

Giara di Gesturi

Golden light falls on the pass and mountains at Monte Altissimo di Nago, Italy.

Day 5: Giara di Gesturi

First guided visit by a ranger to the Giara di Gesturi, a high plateau which we will reach after a short drive. The Giara extends about 16 square miles, most of it populated by cork oaks. The surface of the Giara di Gesturi has a number of shallow depressions, called paulis, some of which are deep enough to hold water year-round. It is home to the majority of the surviving population of the Giara horse. Accomodation and dinner at our hotel. (Fullboard)

Wild horses

A Giara foal is whipped by the wind and grazes in Nuraghi volcanic plateau in the middle of Sardinia.

Day 6: Wild horses

The light and the magic of the Giara reveals itsself best in the early morning, when you are all alone with nature. We will go up before sunrise to see the beautiful reflections of light in the shallow waters of the lakes. If we are lucky we will see bands of wild horses, some with their newborn foals. The origin of the Giara horse remains unclear. Most probably it descents from phoenician horses, mixed with barb horses. Research has still to be done. In the afternoon we will do a phototour to the surrounding villages, as Barumini, where we can see the „Su Nuraxi di Barumini“. The ruins are considered by scholars the most impressive expression of the Nuragic civilization. Accomodation and dinner at our hotel.

Sassari

Panoramic picture of the Del Duomo. The church tower of light stone lies in the white light of the midday sun.

Day 7: Sassari

After breakfast we will leave for Sassari and check into our hotel Leonardo da Vinci. Driving time appr. 2:30. It’s the longest drive of the tour. In the afternoon we will have time to explore the old city. Sassari is a city rich in art, culture and history, and is well known for its palazzi, the Fountain of the Rosello, and its elegant neoclassical architecture, such as Piazza d’Italia (Italy Square) and the Teatro Civico (Civic Theatre). There are many cafés and restaurants to sit down and enjoy the atmosphere of a lively Italian city. Dinner at the hotel. (Halfboard)

Cavalcade

Nan with steel and chainmail armor holding sword.

Day 8: Cavalcade

It will be crowded in town! People from all over the island, but also from the mainland and from other European countries come to spend the weekend in Sassari to see the traditional Cavalcade. It lasts all day until late in the evening. The cavalcade is the biggest non-religious fair in Sardinia. On Sunday morning more than 3000 people and many horses take part in a parade with tradtional costumes. In the afternoon we will go the racecourse outside of town, where other parts of the fair take place. And of course we will enjoy the party that goes on all over the old city in the evening. (only breakfast)

Departure

The large square of Quaamour is in the dark but many lanterns donate enough light to people.

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast we will leave for Olbia airport. According to your itinerary we will drop you off at the airport or in town. Driving time appr.1:30. (only breakfast)

Price Table

May 12th 2020 – May 20th 2020

8-Day Photo-Travel: 1960€

Please check the information below

Included
  • Accommodation included
  • Transport in Van/Minibus with driver, guide included
  • Fuel, tolls and any associated expenses
  • Private Tour of a maximum of 12 participants
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport of Olbia
  • Full board/half board as described in the program
  • All admissions and fees for third partie
Not included
  • Flights
  • Drinks, tips and other expenses
  • Everything that is not explicitly listed as included
Important information
  • In order to get to photography spots and extraordinary views it is sometimes necessary for you to walk across rough terrain for a short while. If you are physically impaired, please contact us in advance to clarify if you can join the trip.
  • If the minimum number of eight participants can not be reached by March 30th, 2020, we will unfortunately have to cancel the travel contract.
  • For a reservation a deposit of 500€ is required. Once your deposit is paid you will receive an invoice from us. On this invoice you will find the due date of the final payment: February 28th 2020
  • We strongly recommend to buy travel cancellation insurance for the flights.
  • Please note our Terms & Conditions!
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PHOTO TRAVEL IN SARDINIA

DO THE EXCEPTIONAL

28peaks makes you a better photographer.
A Giara foal is whipped by the wind and grazes in Nuraghi volcanic plateau in the middle of Sardinia.

TAKE YOUR NEXT

BEST PICTURE

Sardinia May 12th-20th, 2020

Sardinia, island of light. There is much more to Sardinia than just the famous sand beaches and the crystal clear water. The native people of the island, the Nuragher, who were extinct by the Romans, left many unsolved mysteries for ensuing ages. The beautiful moonlike limestone mountains are the scenery for our photographic expedition into the heritage of christian and pagan traditions.

Moreover, you can encounter the wild horses of the Giara di Gesturi. Not many are left and the high plateau is their last refuge. Hiking there in the early morning, accompanied by the wild ones is an experience one will never forget.

QUALITY AND SATISFACTION WITH 28PEAKS

With 28peaks you are in good hands. During our years as organizers of photo travel, we have created great tours to different countries : Mexico, Tunisia, Morocco, Mongolia, Portugal, France and Spain with world-famous photographers such as Tony Stromberg, Tim Flach and Raphael Macek. Our customers confirm: 28peaks creates exceptionel opportunities for the best picture. As a small family business we do not lose track of all the important details and we are fully involved in every process and stage of the tour plus there is always room for changes and wishes. Your safety and well-beeing is our main concern.

More Reasons why you should travel with 28peaks

Charlotte B. Venema

Photography and horses have been very important subjects in Charlotte’s life since childhood. In her professional life she is a lawyer, managing director of

Charlotte looks over the glasses of her black sunglasses into the camera.

Corporate Learning Community gUG und certified HorseDream-Partner. Sticking with just one project was never her thing. This also goes for her career as a photographer. She took three workshops with the  American horse photographer Tony Stromberg in Costa Rica, Morocco and France. Consequentially it were the wild horses of the Giara di Gesturi that brought her to Sardinia first. Fascinated by the island, she learned to love and to appreciate its very special light and landscape. She lives in Frankfurt/Germany. And living in a big city like Frankfurt, street photography became her next field of photographic experience and experiment. Lately her work has been used a lot at fairs and in marketing brochures as well as doing her own shows in photo galleries and at the Horse&Spirit festival. As she says: „Photography for me is the constant try to explore reality. To me it means to learn to see. I want to pass on this special experience, that goes far beyond photography itself.

Satisfied customers who have learned something

The yellow-red glow on the horizon above the dark sea announces the last rays of sunshine of the day. From the beach Olbins in Sardinia.

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Olbia airport and shuttle to the small town of Oliena, in the foothills of Monte Corrasi „the most beautiful mountain, God ever created“ (Salvatore Satta). From there we have to take a small, steep and very winding road up to our hotel. Dinner and accomodation at Albergo S’Enis Monte Maccione. (Halfboard) Driving time appr. 1:30.

The beautiful mountains of Oliena.

Day 2: The Supramonte mountains

Photohiking in the surrounding mountains of Oliena, which is supposed to be one of the most beautiful villages in Sardinia. It’s nature, its archaeological and artistic sites are unique on the island. The impressive limestone mountains of the Supramonte shelter a moon-like landscape with important archaeological sites like cave-graves, menhirs and nuraghe (ancient megalithic buildings which can only be founnd on the island). Lunch, dinner, and accommodation at Albergo S’Enis Monte Maccione. (Fullboard)

Brown painting on the wall.

Day 3: Bandits and rebels

Phototouring in the surrounding area of Oliena (Bitti, Orgosolo, Mamoiada, Nuoro etc…). The village of Orgosolo is famous for the murales, wallpaintings that can be found on many buildings in the village. And every place has its history and its own stories of bandits, freedom fighters and rebels – a spirit that is still alive on the island. Dinner and accommodation at Albergo S’Enis Monte Maccione. (Halfboard)

View from the Giara di Gesturi into the valley at sunrise.

Day 4: The stud farm of Tanca Regia

In the morning editing with Charlotte. After lunch we will drive to Abassanta and have a photoshooting at the stud farm of Tanca Regia, a major breeding center for the Anglo-Arab-Sardas. The place Tanca Regia goes back to King Ferdinand of Spain, who established this stud farm in the 15th century. (Driving time appr. 1:00). After the shooting we will go on to Barumini/Gesturi, where we will check in at our hotel and have dinner. (Fullboard) Driving time appr. 1:30.

Golden light falls on the pass and mountains at Monte Altissimo di Nago, Italy.

Day 5: Giara di Gesturi

First guided visit by a ranger to the Giara di Gesturi, a high plateau which we will reach after a short drive. The Giara extends about 16 square miles, most of it populated by cork oaks. The surface of the Giara di Gesturi has a number of shallow depressions, called paulis, some of which are deep enough to hold water year-round. It is home to the majority of the surviving population of the Giara horse. Accomodation and dinner at our hotel. (Fullboard)

A Giara foal is whipped by the wind and grazes in Nuraghi volcanic plateau in the middle of Sardinia.

Day 6: Wild horses

The light and the magic of the Giara reveals itsself best in the early morning, when you are all alone with nature. We will go up before sunrise to see the beautiful reflections of light in the shallow waters of the lakes. If we are lucky we will see bands of wild horses, some with their newborn foals. The origin of the Giara horse remains unclear. Most probably it descents from phoenician horses, mixed with barb horses. Research has still to be done. In the afternoon we will do a phototour to the surrounding villages, as Barumini, where we can see the „Su Nuraxi di Barumini“. The ruins are considered by scholars the most impressive expression of the Nuragic civilization. Accomodation and dinner at our hotel.

Panoramic picture of the Del Duomo. The church tower of light stone lies in the white light of the midday sun.

Day 7: Sassari

After breakfast we will leave for Sassari and check into our hotel Leonardo da Vinci. Driving time appr. 2:30. It’s the longest drive of the tour. In the afternoon we will have time to explore the old city. Sassari is a city rich in art, culture and history, and is well known for its palazzi, the Fountain of the Rosello, and its elegant neoclassical architecture, such as Piazza d’Italia (Italy Square) and the Teatro Civico (Civic Theatre). There are many cafés and restaurants to sit down and enjoy the atmosphere of a lively Italian city. Dinner at the hotel. (Halfboard)

Nan with steel and chainmail armor holding sword.

Day 8: Cavalcade

It will be crowded in town! People from all over the island, but also from the mainland and from other European countries come to spend the weekend in Sassari to see the traditional Cavalcade. It lasts all day until late in the evening. The cavalcade is the biggest non-religious fair in Sardinia. On Sunday morning more than 3000 people and many horses take part in a parade with tradtional costumes. In the afternoon we will go the racecourse outside of town, where other parts of the fair take place. And of course we will enjoy the party that goes on all over the old city in the evening. (only breakfast)

The large square of Quaamour is in the dark but many lanterns donate enough light to people.

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast we will leave for Olbia airport. According to your itinerary we will drop you off at the airport or in town. Driving time appr.1:30. (only breakfast)

Price Table

Start

End

Price

Deposit

8-Day Photo Travel

May 12th 2020

May 20th 2020

Just 1960€

500€

Below you will find a list of which services our offer includes and which not:

Included

  • Accommodation included
  • Transport in Van/Minibus with driver, guide included
  • Fuel, tolls and any associated expenses
  • Private Tour of a maximum of 12 participants
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport of Olbia
  • Full board/half board as described in the program
  • All admissions and fees for third parties

Not included

  • International flights
  • Drinks, tips and other expenses
  • Everything that is not explicitly listed as included

Important information:

  • In order to get to photography spots and extraordinary views it is sometimes necessary for you to walk across rough terrain for a short while. If you are physically impaired, please contact us in advance to clarify if you can join the trip.
  • If the minimum number of eight participants can not be reached by March 30th, 2020, we will unfortunately have to cancel the travel contract.
  • For a reservation a deposit of 500€ is required. Once your deposit is paid you will receive an invoice from us. On this invoice you will find the due date of the final payment: February 28th 2020
  • We strongly recommend to buy travel cancellation insurance for the flights.
  • Please note our Terms & Conditions!
Schedule
The yellow-red glow on the horizon above the dark sea announces the last rays of sunshine of the day. From the beach Olbins in Sardinia.

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Olbia airport and shuttle to the small town of Oliena, in the foothills of Monte Corrasi „the most beautiful mountain, God ever created“ (Salvatore Satta). From there we have to take a small, steep and very winding road up to our hotel. Dinner and accomodation at Albergo S’Enis Monte Maccione. (Halfboard) Driving time appr. 1:30.

The beautiful mountains of Oliena.

Day 2: The Supramonte mountains

Photohiking in the surrounding mountains of Oliena, which is supposed to be one of the most beautiful villages in Sardinia. It’s nature, its archaeological and artistic sites are unique on the island. The impressive limestone mountains of the Supramonte shelter a moon-like landscape with important archaeological sites like cave-graves, menhirs and nuraghe (ancient megalithic buildings which can only be founnd on the island). Lunch, dinner, and accommodation at Albergo S’Enis Monte Maccione. (Fullboard)

Brown painting on the wall.

Day 3: Bandits and rebels

Phototouring in the surrounding area of Oliena (Bitti, Orgosolo, Mamoiada, Nuoro etc…). The village of Orgosolo is famous for the murales, wallpaintings that can be found on many buildings in the village. And every place has its history and its own stories of bandits, freedom fighters and rebels – a spirit that is still alive on the island. Dinner and accommodation at Albergo S’Enis Monte Maccione. (Halfboard)

View from the Giara di Gesturi into the valley at sunrise.

Day 4: The stud farm of Tanca Regia

In the morning editing with Charlotte. After lunch we will drive to Abassanta and have a photoshooting at the stud farm of Tanca Regia, a major breeding center for the Anglo-Arab-Sardas. The place Tanca Regia goes back to King Ferdinand of Spain, who established this stud farm in the 15th century. (Driving time appr. 1:00). After the shooting we will go on to Barumini/Gesturi, where we will check in at our hotel and have dinner. (Fullboard) Driving time appr. 1:30.

Golden light falls on the pass and mountains at Monte Altissimo di Nago, Italy.

Day 5: Giara di Gesturi

First guided visit by a ranger to the Giara di Gesturi, a high plateau which we will reach after a short drive. The Giara extends about 16 square miles, most of it populated by cork oaks. The surface of the Giara di Gesturi has a number of shallow depressions, called paulis, some of which are deep enough to hold water year-round. It is home to the majority of the surviving population of the Giara horse. Accomodation and dinner at our hotel. (Fullboard)

A Giara foal is whipped by the wind and grazes in Nuraghi volcanic plateau in the middle of Sardinia.

Day 6: Wild horses

The light and the magic of the Giara reveals itsself best in the early morning, when you are all alone with nature. We will go up before sunrise to see the beautiful reflections of light in the shallow waters of the lakes. If we are lucky we will see bands of wild horses, some with their newborn foals. The origin of the Giara horse remains unclear. Most probably it descents from phoenician horses, mixed with barb horses. Research has still to be done. In the afternoon we will do a phototour to the surrounding villages, as Barumini, where we can see the „Su Nuraxi di Barumini“. The ruins are considered by scholars the most impressive expression of the Nuragic civilization. Accomodation and dinner at our hotel.

Panoramic picture of the Del Duomo. The church tower of light stone lies in the white light of the midday sun.

Day 7: Sassari

After breakfast we will leave for Sassari and check into our hotel Leonardo da Vinci. Driving time appr. 2:30. It’s the longest drive of the tour. In the afternoon we will have time to explore the old city. Sassari is a city rich in art, culture and history, and is well known for its palazzi, the Fountain of the Rosello, and its elegant neoclassical architecture, such as Piazza d’Italia (Italy Square) and the Teatro Civico (Civic Theatre). There are many cafés and restaurants to sit down and enjoy the atmosphere of a lively Italian city. Dinner at the hotel. (Halfboard)

Nan with steel and chainmail armor holding sword.

Day 8: Cavalcade

It will be crowded in town! People from all over the island, but also from the mainland and from other European countries come to spend the weekend in Sassari to see the traditional Cavalcade. It lasts all day until late in the evening. The cavalcade is the biggest non-religious fair in Sardinia. On Sunday morning more than 3000 people and many horses take part in a parade with tradtional costumes. In the afternoon we will go the racecourse outside of town, where other parts of the fair take place. And of course we will enjoy the party that goes on all over the old city in the evening. (only breakfast)

The large square of Quaamour is in the dark but many lanterns donate enough light to people.

Day 8: Departure

After breakfast we will leave for Olbia airport. According to your itinerary we will drop you off at the airport or in town. Driving time appr.1:30. (only breakfast)

Dates & Price

Price Table

Start

End

Price

Deposit

8-Day Photo Travel

May 12th 2020

May 20th 2020

Just 1960€

500€

Below you will find a list of which services our offer includes and which not:

Included

  • Accommodation included
  • Transport in Van/Minibus with driver, guide included
  • Fuel, tolls and any associated expenses
  • Private Tour of a maximum of 12 participants
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport of Olbia
  • Full board/half board as described in the program
  • All admissions and fees for third parties

Not included

  • International flights
  • Drinks, tips and other expenses
  • Everything that is not explicitly listed as included
Important Information

Important information:

  • In order to get to photography spots and extraordinary views it is sometimes necessary for you to walk across rough terrain for a short while. If you are physically impaired, please contact us in advance to clarify if you can join the trip.
  • If the minimum number of eight participants can not be reached by March 30th, 2020, we will unfortunately have to cancel the travel contract.
  • For a reservation a deposit of 500€ is required. Once your deposit is paid you will receive an invoice from us. On this invoice you will find the due date of the final payment: February 28th 2020
  • We strongly recommend to buy travel cancellation insurance for the flights.
  • Please note our Terms & Conditions!
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