The Costa Smeralda is also a paradise for lovers of sport and active tourism: from spots for extreme sports to the capital of sailing, with its rich and prestigious regatta schedule as well as a splendid natural gym for all water sports.
Founded in the 1960s by the Ismaili prince Karim Aga Khan and by Andrè Ardoin, Giuseppe Kerry Mentasti and Luigi Vietti, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda plays a leading role in the world of international yachting.
The first headquarters of the YCCS was the Maison Du Port at the "molo vecchio” (old pier) and it later moved to new headquarters in the Marina Nuova of Porto Cervo in 1977.
Every year there are numerous international events and regattas organized by the Yacht Club: from the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in June, which hosts a maximum of thirty of the most impressive sailing boats in the world, ready to challenge each other along the routes around the islands of the Maddalena Archipelago, to the Settimana delle Bocche and from the Maxy Yacht Rolex Cup to the Perini Navi Cup that take place in September.
For sea and wind enthusiasts, not far from Porto Cervo, the Sporting Club Sardinia of Porto Pollo offers an ideal context for doing some windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing in a sort of natural gym for all water sports. From Santa Teresa di Gallura to Porto Pollo, as far as the La Cinta beach of San Teodoro, northern Sardinia has the best kitesurfing and windsurfing spots on the island.
For those who want a deeper experience of the sea, various types of diving courses for adults and children are available in the wonderful depths of northern Sardinia. You can rent equipment and organize adventurous trips by rubber dinghy with snorkelling activities to discover the seabed and ancient wreckages. For those who love fishing, there are offshore trawler fishing and drifting courses available, organized by local sportfishing associations.
Situated in the enchanting panorama of the bay between Cala di Volpe and the Gulf of Pevero, you will find the Pevero Golf Club Costa Smeralda, one of the best golf courses in the world. A practice course, designed by one of the greatest golf architects in the world, Robert Trent Jones, honoured by the PGA Europe (Professional Golfer's Association) by being included in the prestigious “Europe’s Elite Selection”.
A course in an exceptional setting, between rocks, natural ponds and the greenery of the surrounding landscape. Open all year, the facility hosts golf seminars and allows anyone, whether beginners or champions, to take training courses held by some of the best PGA professionals in Europe.
The Pevero Health Trail is a health trail by the sea that winds through the areas of Pevero and Romazzino and touches the bays of Porto Liccia and Grande Pevero. It is ideal for quiet walks amidst the fragrances of the Mediterranean scrub but also for running or power walking training and it is over 13 km long. It consists of several trails and paths that branch off, with 11 fitness stations with benches and equipment where it is possible to alternate walking or running with the suggested exercises.
You can find the description of the trail and the relative map at the following link: https://www.peverohealthtrail.com