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Sardinia Summer Self Drive

Italy

HIGHLIGHTS
Costa Smeralda: famous for its turquoise water and fine-sand beaches, in this portion of the coast are located ones of the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia.

Alghero: known as “Barcelonetta”, a charming old town was fortified by the Catalans and the Spanish who occupied this corner of Sardinia for 400 years and left a strong impression.

Tempio: the cobbled streets of the centre are full of life in the mornings with artisan boutiques and shops selling local produce.

Day 1 | ARRIVAL OLBIA – BAJA SARDINIA / CAR PICK-UP (46 km – 1 hr)
Welcome to Italy! Upon landing at Olbia Airport, meet with a rent-a-car representative to assist you in picking up the rental car, and drive to your hotel*. If you arrive in the afternoon, we invite you to stroll around the village of Baja Sardinia and at the end of your walk, enjoy an aperitif on one of the small sea-view bistros enjoying the sunset (own expense). *Due to COVID-19 security measures, the Meet & Greet service might not be given at the airport, so exact directions will be shared with the travellers upon booking. Overnight in Baja Sardinia on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Tre Botti, or similar 3-star hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Li Graniti, or similar 4-star hotel. // Car Hire options: Toyota Yaris, or similar group A vehicle.


Day 2 | BAJA SARDINIA – COSTA ESMERALDA – BAJA SARDINIA (50 km – 1.5 hrs)
Wake up to a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Today, we recommend you to visit Porto Cervo, a famous destination for its elite tourism, the haute couture boutiques, and the small port with majestic yachts. Do not miss to visit the small village of San Pantaleo, a typical centre of Gallura, with its granite houses. History lovers can visit the archaeological area of Arzachena, with superb examples of Nuragic Civilization, such as the Nuragic and Giant Tombs. Otherwise, you can swim in one of the most beautiful seas in the Mediterranean and relax on the white sandy beaches. Overnight in Baja Sardinia on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Tre Botti, or similar 3-star hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Li Graniti, or similar 4-star hotel.

Day 3 | BAJA SARDINIA – TEMPIO PAUSANIA – ALGHERO (160 km – 2.5 hrs)
Indulge in a delicious breakfast at your hotel, then head to Alghero. On the way, do not miss to visit Tempio Pausania, the main town of the Region of Gallura, and famous for the cork production and Vermentino wine. We also recommend a shortstop in the village of Aggius, hidden by granite rocks and small cork wood. In the afternoon, arrive in Alghero, along the western coast of Sardinia, with its historic centre in Catalan style, its shops of coral woods, known as ‘Barceloneta’. Overnight in Alghero on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Alghero Hotel Residence Europa, or similar 3-star hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Rina, or similar 4-star hotel.

Day 4 | ALGHERO – BOSA – MONTELEONE – ROCCA DORIA – ALGHERO (116 km – 2 hrs)
In the morning, after a delectable breakfast, visit Bosa, with its small house painted with many colours, and its paved alleys, where is still possible to see old ladies who practice the art of linen embroidery on net. You have to taste the Malvasia, a sweet wine which reminds of the wines of the Quarteron (Clairette and Muscadelle). In the afternoon we invite you to visit Monteleone, Rocca Doria, with its Museum of Bread, fundamental good of the Sardinia culture. Overnight in Alghero on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Alghero Hotel Residence Europa, or similar 3-star hotel. / 4* Hotel: Hotel Rina, or similar 4-star hotel.

Day 5 | ALGHERO – ORISTANO – THARROS – CAGLIARI (230 km – 3.5 hrs)
Recharge your energies with breakfast at the hotel. First stop at Santu Antine di Torralba, to visit the best-preserved Nuraghe of the island. Continue to Oristano (small stop to visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta with its precious medieval statues and its Towers) and continue to the excavations of Tharros village of the Phoenician age. In the evening, you will arrive in Cagliari.

Overnight in Cagliari on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Italia, or similar 3-star hotel. / 4* Hotel: T Hotel, or similar 4-star hotel.

Day 6 | CAGLIARI – PULA – NORA (80 km – 1 hr)
Have a rich breakfast at the hotel. Today you can spend the entire day visiting Cagliari, with its historical centre, the Elephant’s Tower, the Bastion Saint Remy, the small city of the Museums and the Royal Palace, where you can visit some of the monuments mentioned and in the afternoon go for a nice swim at the beautiful beaches of Pula or visit the excavations of the Phoenician city of Nora. Overnight in Cagliari on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Italia, or similar 3-star hotel. / 4* Hotel: T Hotel, or similar 4-star hotel.

Day 7 | CAGLIARI – ORGOSOLO – OROSEI (252 km – 3.5 hrs)
Delight in a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Drive towards the heart of Sardinia, the region of Bargabia where you will find the true Sardinian pastoral tradition. Visit Orogosolo, a village sadly famous for the revenge between families in the past. Today, we can admire the murals that cover almost all the walls of the city, with stories of rural life but also episodes of modern history. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Orosei. Overnight in Orosei on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

Accommodation options: 3* Hotel: Hotel Baia Marina, or similar 3-star hotel. / 4* Hotel: Gli Ontani, or similar 4-star hotel.

Day 8 | OROSEI – OASI DI BIDDEROSA – DEPARTURE OLBIA / CAR DROP-OFF (87 km – 1.5 hrs)
Wake up to one last breakfast at the hotel (included). If your flight is scheduled in the afternoon, you may stop first along the beautiful beaches of the Oasi di Bidderosa (Paying access and limited to 120 cars).

Alternatively, the beach of Cala Liberotto or Berchidda.

Once you drop-off the car at the airport, you may continue with your travel arrangements.

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Airport meet and greet
  • Third party insurance
  • Information booklet.
  • Car rental

Exclusions

  • Any additional expenses which are not included or detailed in the programme.
  • Drinks
  • Hotel taxes
  • Guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Tickets

Terms & Conditions

  • Redeem information: Voucher type: Printed, Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
  • Location: Start point: Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, Please provide your email address when booking. We will send you the meeting point instructions few days before the activity.
  • End point: Same as the starting point
  • Schedule: Duration: 8 Days
  • Guide options: Guide type: Not included

Sardinia Summer Self Drive

08 Days / 07 Nights

Starting From:

OMR 355

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