Round trip Sardinia: a comfortable stay in the countrysideDiscover Sardinia with this fantastisch tour, which includes 3 rural agriturismos (farmhouses) with pool. The authentic villages in which you'll be staying are the perfect base for a memorable journey of discovery through Sardinia without having to travel too long. Book now and enjoy the beautiful things Sardinia has to offer!
• 4 nights in Agriturismo Villa Barbarina in Alghero (north-west Sardinia)
• 3 nights in Agriturismo I Mandorli in Lotzorai (east Sardinia)
• 4 nights in Agriturismo Funtana Abbas in Luras (north Sardinia)
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.
A tip for travellers who wish to spend more time on the island: extend your itinerary with 3 more nights in Agriturismo Capo Nieddu in Cuglieri (west Sardinia) and explore the unique Costa Verde!
• Alghero – Lotzorai: 215 km
• Lotzorai - Luras: 193 km
• Luras - Alghero: 113 km
A perfect tour for those...
The 12-day tour Sardinia in Agriturismo is perfectly suited for travellers looking for a versatile tour which includes stopovers in intimate and authentic yet comfortable farmhouses.
The old town of Alghero consists of a maze of narrow cobbled alleys. The palazzos, city walls and defence towers are built in a Spanish style. In the city centre you can enjoy a stroll along the various piazzas or relax on the shaded terraces cooled by a fresh sea breeze. Since Alghero is located on the “Riviera del Corallo”, the Coral Coast, most boutiques have various coral ornaments for sale. At night, as the sun sets behind cape Capo Caccia, the city is bathed in a beautiful orange light. At this time of night we recommend taking a walk along the boulevard and the harbour to one of Alghero’s restaurants to enjoy the delicious seafood dishes. Don’t forget to try the local specialty, "Aragosta alla Catalana" (lobster)!
One of Sardinia’s highlights near Alghero is Neptune’s Grotto (“Grotte di Nettuno”), a stalactite cave on the tip of the peninsula of Capo Caccia whose entrance lies only around a metre above the sea level. The 204-metre-high cliffs and caves are therefore accessible via a boat trip of approximately 45 minutes from the port of Alghero. Alternatively, after a scenic route by car, you can descend the 654-step stairway cut into the cliff called “escala del cabirol” (goat’s steps) to visit the grotto.
Another symbol of Sardinia are the nuraghe, ancient megalithic edifices developed by the Nuragic civilization that inhabited the island from about 1500 BC onwards. Their villages were built around round tower-fortresses that date back to the Bronze Age. The sturdy structures, consisting of layers of basalt blocks, stand only by virtue of the weight of their stones. We recommend visiting the Nuraghe di Palmavera near Alghero, founded around the 14th century BC and renovated in 1963.
Furthermore, Stintino’s beautiful beaches, the Asinara National Park and the historic villages of Bosa and Castelsardo are all within easy reach of Alghero. If you’d like to explore Alghero’s versatile coastline by boat, we recommend booking our sailing excursion with the Andrea Jensen!
The next few nights you'll be staying in the province of Ogliastra, in agriturismo I Mandorli. The idyllic accommodation with pool is located in Triei, near the seaside towns of Lotzorai and Santa Maria Navarrese. Here you can enjoy both the Gennargentu mountain range as well as the beautiful coastline consisting of beautiful beaches and hidden bays.
Baunei is a picturesque mountain village near Santa Maria Navarrese. From here, at an altitude of 1000 metres, you have a spectacular view across the area. A trip to the beautiful Cala Goloritzé, only accessible on foot or by boat, is a must! In order to get there, you have to drive to the high plateau Altopiano di Golgo, a beautiful natural area housing numerous animal and bird species (a beautiful area for a hike or exhilarating mountain bike tour!). From here you can walk to the so-called Pearl of Baunei in approximately 1,5 hours. If you prefer joining a tour, an electric train can bring you from the city centre of Baunei to the high plateau as well.
This part of Sardinia is an archaeologically rich site. We recommend visiting the Domus de Janas Medusa.
The coastline is renowned for the impressive cliffs alternated with secluded bays and high rocks. It’s very popular among active travellers looking for exhilarating climbing walls, mountain bike trails and hiking routes. We highly recommend booking a boat excursion along the bay of Orosei and stopping over at the most beautiful hidden beaches on the way. If possible, don’t forget to explore the lively Cala Gonone and the Bue Marino caves, the beautiful Cala Luna bay and the sea aquarium.
You'll spend the last 4 nights of the tour in agriturismo Funtana Abbas in Luras, set in a beautiful landscape overlooking the Liscia lake.
During your stay here we recommend visiting the authentic mountain village Tempio Pausania, the capital of the Gallura region, located at the foot of the mountain Monte Limbara, at ca. 30 kilometres from the sea. The city dates back to the Roman age (238 BC), even though the area has been inhabited for far longer, considering the presence of numerous “nuraghe”; ancient megalithic edifices developed during the Nuragic Age (ca. 3000 – 800 BC) in Sardinia, of which Nuraghe Maiori is the most important. The old city centre of Tempio Pausania is characterised by a typical granite-stone architecture. The Piazza Gallura and the San Pietro Cathedral there constitute the heart of the city.
Arzachena, renowned for the numerous archaeological sites, and the cosy mountain village of San Pantaleo are worth a visit as well.
One of the highlights in north Sardinia is La Maddalena. This archipelago consists of more than 60 islands, of which La Maddalena, Caprera, Santo Stefano, Spargi, Budelli, Santa Maria and Razzoli are the biggest. Only the main island La Maddalena is inhabited. Many tourists visit the archipelago by boat to enjoy the beautiful rock formations, nature, sea, bays and beaches. A ferry can bring you from Palau to La Maddalena in a mere 20 minutes and with a bit of luck you can spot dolphins on the way. Should you like to visit the other islands of the archipelago, we recommend booking our boat excursion with the Lady Luna!
Tip: Extend your tour with 3 more days
The intimate Country Resort Capo Nieddu is located in Cuglieri, a small village north of the Costa Verde and Oristano, south of Bosa. This fairly levelled area, known for its versatile coastline, has not yet been discovered by mass tourism. The country resort is named after the impressive waterfall Capo Nieddu.
During your stay at Capo Nieddu you can easily visit the popular Bosa. This village, just a 40-minute drive from Cugliari, is located on the west coast of the island on the north bank of the Temo river; the only navigable river in Sardinia. The city, founded by the Phoenicians, is built around the Malaspina Castle on the Serravalle hill, from where you can enjoy the stunning view across Bosa's colourful homes, narrow alleys and the Temo river.
Tharros, one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mediterranean, is located on the Sinis peninsula, beyond the city of Oristano and the fishing village Cabras. The coastal town, founded in 730 BC, was inhabited first by Phoenicians, then by Punics and then by Romans. Nowadays just a third of the site has been excavated. The southern section consists of the Phoenician and the Roman town, with several baths, houses and sanctuaries.
Cabras is one of the most important fishing villages in the area, renowned for the production of "bottarga", pressed and salted mullet roe, served in slices on bread or grated over pastas together with olive oil and garlic. The fish migrate to the lagoon of Cabras to reproduce. With a bit of luck you can spot flamingos here as well. Cabras and Santa Giusta, south of Oristano, are both known because of the crafted wicker boats called "is fassonis".
The beautiful nature resort Villa Barbarina, located at a small distance from Alghero on the north-west coast of Sardinia, consists of a welcoming and modern country house with pool. This lovely agrihotel is definitely worth a visit!
Agriturismo I Mandorli
I Mandorli is an idyllic agriturismo located on a tranquil estate near the sea in east Sardinia. The agriturismo features a pool and its kitchen serves delicious dishes made with the farm’s own products. You should definitely try their homemade mirto or limoncello.
Starting point: Olbia or Alghero
The tour includes:
• Stay: 11 nights
• Type of room: Standard room
• Board: 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 in all accommodations? 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!