At Kayak Cardedu, you can spend the day with your paddle slicing rhythmically through the turquoise waters. Francesco caters to kayakers of all levels. Courses consisting of five two-hour lessons cost between €150 and €200. If you prefer to go it alone, daily kayak rental starts at €25 per person. Be sure to bring your swimming gear in summer. Francesco can help organise longer tours and ‘nautical camping’ if you fancy fishing from the kayak and sleeping on secluded beaches.

On request, Francesco can also arrange mountain biking tours into the fertile valleys surrounding Cardedu (reckon on €30 to €40 for a three- to five-hour excursion), hikes along the striking red granite coastline, and walks up into the surrounding hills, which are littered with fine examples of domus de janas (prehistoric chamber tombs).