Sardinia is a true hidden gem of Europe. It’s much more than just another succession of picturesque Italian villages. Turquoise water and beautiful sandy but also stone beaches … Jump in for an astonishing road trip in Northern Sardinia!
We arrived in Olbia by ferry from Civitavecchia (and first by train from Rome). The best option is to look for the cheapest ferries for Sardinia on comparator websites (such as TraghettiPer). We took a night ferry to be able to sleep on the way there and a day ferry to enjoy the pool and the view when coming back.
First stop: Caprera
Head to Palau (you can stop in Porto Cervo if you wish to pay more than 10€ for an ice-cream) to take another ferry (put only for a few minutes) and cross the 600-meters-long bridge to reach the tiny island of Caprera. Just enjoy the quietness of its stunning beaches …
Second stop: Capo Testa
Capo Testa is a surreal place made of giant rock formations shaped by the strong winds between Corsica and Sardinia. Just breathe…
Hungry? The S’Andira restaurant and his welcoming owner will delight your taste buds.
Third stop: Costa Paradiso
I hesitated before sharing with you the location of this EMPTY beach I found back in May 2013… Drive straight down between the privatised holiday villas of Costa Paradiso until you reach a small car park. Walk left along the cliffs and just look at the dramatic scenery until you find this…
Fourth stop: La Pelosa
Did I accidentally mix up my pictures from the Maldives and Sardinia?! Nope you are not dreaming: this amazing beach with crystalline water is called La Pelosa. While thinking you are in heaven, you can also enjoy the view on Torre Falcone, an old Spanish watchtower and Piana and Asinara, two rather empty islands.
Last stop: Alghero & Capo Caccia
These spectacular cliffs of Capo Caccia Close are located very close to the charming city of Alghero. Walk 654 steps down to the Grotta di Nettuno and just admire the view…
Tip: Fancy a swim? Follow the signs to Porto Conte at the bottom of the road.
PS: Sorry guys, we slept in campings during the whole trip but this was many years ago and I didn’t think that I would start blogging one day… So I didn’t keep the addresses!