A road trip to Sardinia will certainly include scenic drives, breath-taking coastlines, magnificent mountains, and charming villages. Sardinia is known for its magical beaches and enticing sea; so, this guide will take you on an exciting journey that includes the best beaches in Sardinia. What more do you want from a vacation? Without question, if you’re going to appreciate this magnificent Mediterranean island fully, you’ll need a car to get around.
What You Should Know Before The Trip
- Language: Italian/ Sardo
- Main Airport: Elmas Mario Mameli
- Currency: Euro
- Bring cash along with your cards
- Do not trust google map 100%
- Conad is the cheapest supermarket, and it has everything you need
- If you intend to spend a great deal of time at the beach, follow the Sardinians’ lead, purchase a parasol (for shade) and a snorkelling kit (for the fish).
- There are buses and a train line in Sardinia, but they will not take you to the must-see sights for the ultimate Sardinia road trip.
There is no better place to launch into your road trip in Sardinia than the capital and largest city. After all, D.H. Lawrence began his travel book on Sardinia in Cagliari, so if it was good enough for him, it must be good enough for you. There is so much to do in the hilly area, but the highlights mentioned below will give you a good view of what the city has to offer.
On your Sardinia road trip, did you know you could go back in time? In just 50 minutes by car, you can travel back in time to the Nuragic civilization in Sardinia, which flourished between 1900 and 700 BC. Even though Sardinia has over 7000 Nuraghes, Barumini is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its uniqueness. It is open every day and includes an English or Italian-language guided tour. Anyone over 18 is €11, which consists of a guided tour of Casa Zapata.
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Return to Cagliari and pay a visit to Molentargius National Park, where you can see wild pink flamingos. Then choose between relaxing on Poetto beach or hiking to the Sella del Diavolo (Devil’s Saddle) for panoramic views of the sea and Cagliari district.
Furthermore, if you don’t want the day to end, visit one of the beach bars on Poetto Beach, which comes alive at night, particularly during the summer months.
3.Take the scenic path to Villasimius.
Sardinia is much more than just a set of world-class beaches. To begin your Sardinia road trip, depart from Cagliari and travel north to Mari Pintau, which translates to “painted sea.” Prepare to be wowed by the turquoise waters; this is one of those drives you’ll never want to stop.
Make a point of visiting Porto Giunco in Villasimius. In the summer, official beach parking costs €5, but you can park for free closer to town if you don’t mind walking. This is another opportunity to see flamingos in the wild.
4.Cala Goloritze hike
Put on your running shoes, grab some drinks, and prepare to hike to one of Sardinia’s most beautiful locations. Every day, only a certain number of people are permitted to protect the beach. However, getting a ticket is easy, and you can reserve your place 72 hours ahead of time using the app; however, you will not be refunded if you do not attend. You can also call +39 3495462583 to make a reservation. The walk is available from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and it will take almost two hours to get down and an hour and a half to get back up. It’s best to come as early as possible to avoid the crowds, as it can get very crowded during peak season.
Begin your day off right with a cup of coffee and a delicious pastry at Bar Silana, which offers mountain views and friendly service. There are few places where you can begin your hike to the canyon. For example, we started directly across from the bar on a fantastic trail with stunning scenery.
As a result, the distance to the canyon’s start was 4 kilometres. Bear in mind that you’ll have to walk up the hill on the way down. However, you can get there from the Gorropu base camp (the most straightforward option) or the 12km trail along with the Sedda ar Baccas (for experts). The canyon is regarded as one of Sardinia’s most spectacular natural wonders.