Sardinia, a unique experience

A round trip in 10 days: experience unique Sardinia

In our opinion, touring is the best way to really experience Sardinia. Sardinia4all has put together this exclusive tour to discover various Sardinian highlights. The combination of relaxing days at the beach, exhilarating hikes in the rugged inland and staying in luxurious hotels ensures you will truly experience Sardinia.

The 10-day Experience Sardinia tour by (rental) car leads you via various stunning accommodations.

Your itinerary:
• 3 nights bed & breakfast in Tenuta Pilastru in Arzachena
• 3 nights bed & breakfast in Hotel Su Gologone in Oliena
• 3 nights bed & breakfast in Hotel Bajaloglia in Castelsardo

This tour is intended to provide an illustrative example of a possible itinerary. The round trip can be customized on request, taking into account your flight details and travel period.

Distances:
• Olbia - Arzachena: 27 km
• Arzachena - Oliena: 126 km
• Oliena - Castelsardo: 167 km
• Castelsardo - Olbia: 92 km

A perfect tour for those...
This 10-day tour is perfectly suited for all travellers wanting to discover various areas in Sardinia while spending their nights in beautiful and exclusive hotels. The round trip enables you to both visit some of Sardinia's highlights and to enjoy the Mediterranean sun, the sandy beaches and the island's pristine nature.
Beaches & nature
Luxurious hotels
a.o. Castelsardo
Many excursions

Arzachena

The tour starts in north Sardinia, in Arzachena, 27 kilometres north of Olbia. The territory of the commune of Arzachena stretches for a surface area of around 228 m² and includes a spectacular coastline of approximately 80 kilometres filled with countless bays and beaches.
The area is known for the presence of “stazzi”, rectangular houses in Sardinian granite, consisting of 1 or 2 rooms, originally used by shepherds as a stopover or shelter on their journeys. Through the years most of them have been transformed into houses or agriturismi.

Olbia-Tempio has more to offer than utter relaxation on a sandy beach. Climb the Bear Rock in Palau, a massive cliff of red granite sculpted by the wind resembling a bear; visit one of the Vermentino wineries or the Cork Museum. Some of our suggestions: take the ferry to the archipelago of La Maddalena; stroll through the authentic mountain villages of San Pantaleo and Tempio Pausania; explore Sardinia's past by visiting one of the numerous archaeological sites in the area; book a passage to Bonifacio on the French neighbouring island Corsica.

The first 3 nights of the tour you will spend in Tenuta Pilastru in Arzachena, a lovely agrihotel with pool in a beautiful landscape.

Oliena

To truly experience versatile Sardinia, you'll be travelling southwards to the province of Nuoro. A stay in this pristine province immediately shows why Sardinia is one of five “blue zones”, a demographic and/or geographic area with the highest longevity. The landscape consists of hills and high mountain peaks covered in lush Mediterranean vegetation. The many country roads lead to the Gennargentu mountain range, natural waters or to the local shepherds. In the authentic mountain villages you can discover the real Sardinia; exceptionally hospitable, with a rich tradition, an excellent Sardinian cuisine and tasty Cannonau wines. Through the years neither the Romans, Carthaginians nor any other foreign conquerors have succeeded in invading this area, because of which it's been able to develop its own culture. Nowadays Nuoro's unique folklore and traditions are still visible during the festivities in the local villages.

During your stay in central Sardinia we highly recommend exploring the hiking trails across the mountains, Europe's deepest gorge Su Goroppu, the nuragic village of Tiscali, the village of Oliena and the Su Gologone well and the colourful "murales" (murals) in Orgosolo. Cala Gonone, a lively seaside resort at a mere 40 minutes from Oliena, is definitely worth a visit as well. Two must sees when you're in the area: the Bue Marino Caves and the hidden bay of Cala Luna, only accessible by boat or by foot.

We have booked 3 nights' bed & breakfast the spectacular Hotel Su Gologone, a hotel with pool in a tranquil yet spectacular location. Three keywords for your stay here: rugged nature, authenticity and an excellent cuisine.

Castelsardo

After breakfast you leave for Castelsardo, at approximately 60 kilometres from Alghero. This town has transformed into a popular holiday destination because of its strategic position on a hill, overlooking the Gulf of Asinara. The city has preserved its medieval fortress structure and ancient walls, serving to protect the city from attacks over sea. The castle, set on top of a hill, was built by the Doria family in the 12th century (the same Genovese family responsible for the foundation of Alghero). The city was called “Castelgenovese” or “Castel Doria”, until it was conquered by the Aragonese in the 15th century, who renamed the city “Castel Aragonese”.
Despite the tourism the authentic ambiance of the historic city centre has been kept intact. Castelsardo is known for its narrow streets and piazzas. We recommend visiting the Castelsardo Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Anthony the Great, and the Church of St. Mary, where the people of Castelsardo celebrate a series of Masses and processions during Lunissanti, a festival on the Monday after Palm Sunday.
In Castelsardo there are numerous restaurants, bars and shops, where you can watch the weaving of the traditional Sardinian reed baskets. The city is located on the “Riviera del Corallo”, the coral coast. Most shops sell coral ornaments, jewellery or decorations.

The Roccia dell’Elefante, the Elephant Rock, a striking dark trachyte rock sculpted by the wind resembling an elephant, is definitely worth a visit, as well as the Catalan village Alghero, the province's capital Sassari and the Nature Park of Asinara, north of Stintino.

The last 3 days of the trip you'll be staying in the beautiful 4-star Hotel Bajaloglia Resort. A worthy final destination of your tour!

Tenuta Pilastru

The friendly country hotel Tenuta Pilastru is a luxurious agriturismo with pool and wellness facilities, set in a quiet area close to the beautiful coastline of the Costa Smeralda. It’s without a doubt a beautiful accommodation to enjoy a pleasant and comfortable stay in Sardinia!

More about Agriturismo Tenuta Pilastru

Country Hotel Su Gologone

During a stay in Hotel Su Gologone, located in the heart of the island, you will discover the traditional Sardinia. Enjoy the warm ambiance, the spectacular cuisine, the relaxing wellness facilities and the typically Sardinian traditions combined with a touch of luxury in a romantic setting.

More about Country Hotel Su Gologone

Hotel Bajaloglia Resort

Bajaloglia is a beautiful hotel with pool located close to the historic city centre of Castelsardo. Here you can utterly relax while enjoying a unique view across Asinara bay.

More about Hotel Bajaloglia Resort

+ Double room

Prices
Rates are per person per night
Check-in: arrival
Starting point: Olbia or Alghero

The tour includes:
• Stay: 9 nights
• Type of room: Standard room
• Board: 9 nights' bed & breakfast

Touring with an all-inclusive rental car
We're happy to book you a rental car. The Sunny Car's all-in formula includes all insurances and an unlimited mileage. During the online booking process you can easily add a GPS package as well. The shown prices are an indication of the rental price for the entire tour. Should the current price differ, we will inform you before confirming the booking of your rental car.
We offer various car categories:
• Small: 3-door Fiat Panda or similar, manual transmission with air-conditioning
• Comfort: 5-door VW Polo or similar, manual transmission with air-conditioning
• Station: 5-door Opel Astra STW or similar, manual transmission with air-conditioning

We're happy to tailor the tour to your preferences!
• You can easily extend or change the tour's itinerary
• Do you prefer a more luxurious stay? It's possible to upgrade to a superior room
• Do you prefer half board? Please ask us about the possibilities
• We're happy to help you find the best flights and ferry crossings
• Travelling with kids? We're happy to send you a travel plan adjusted to your specific travel party
• Tip: extend your round trip with one of our unique excursions!
10-day tour Experience Sardinia
Reviews: 4
9.0

Fantastic trip!

9.0
Van Leeckwyck (BE)

Wonderful trip

9.0
Anoniem (NL)

Very nice: three different regions and hotels

9.0
D. van Vendeloo-Schuur, Steenwijk (NL)

Seen a lot of North Sardinia

9.0
Lennart Schroer, Wageningen (NL)