Sardinia, a unique experience

A round trip around Sardinia: Northern Sardinia in 8, 10 or 12 days

A holiday in Alghero, Cala Gonone or near Olbia? This itinerary enables you to explore not one but all three cities. Discover some of north Sardinia’s most unique features, such as its hospitality, beaches and mountains, in a week’s time!

During this individual tour through Northern Sardinia with your own car or rental car, you will stay in three accommodations with a swimming pool.

Overnight stays during the 8-day tour:
• 2 nights in Sa Mandra in Alghero (Northwest Sardinia)
• 3 nights at Hotel Brancamaria in Cala Gonone (East Sardinia)
• 2 nights at Lu Pastruccialeddu in Arzachena (Northern Sardinia)

Overnight stays during the 10-day tour:
• 3 nights in Sa Mandra in Alghero (Northwest Sardinia)
• 3 nights at Hotel Brancamaria in Cala Gonone (East Sardinia)
• 3 nights at Lu Pastruccialeddu in Arzachena (Northern Sardinia)

Overnight stays during the 12-day tour:
• 4 nights in Sa Mandra in Alghero (Northwest Sardinia)
• 3 nights at Hotel Brancamaria in Cala Gonone (East Sardinia)
• 4 nights at Lu Pastruccialeddu in Arzachena (Northern Sardinia)

Included in the tour:
• Overnight stays in a Classic room
• Stay including breakfast
• Traditional dinner at Sa Mandra including wine, water, coffee and a liqueur
• Welcome drink at Hotel Brancamaria
• Self-guided walking tour with audio guide along the murales in Orgosolo
• A wine tasting near Olbia
• The best Sardinia tips and assistance during your trip

Distances:
• Olbia – Alghero: 140 km.
• Alghero - Cala Gonone: 187 km.
• Cala Gonone – Arzachena: 133 km.
• Arzachena - Olbia: 26 km.

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 perfect tour for those…
This tour through north Sardinia is perfectly suited for travellers wanting to discover various Sardinian highlights in a short amount of time by (rental) car.
Incl. traditional dinner
Incl.walking tour
Incl. wine tasting
Bookable for 2024!

Alghero (Northwest Sardinia)

The first nights of this beautiful trip take you to Alghero. Here you will be warmly welcomed in the attractive Sa Mandra country house for a stay on a bed and breakfast basis, but including an incredibly delicious welcome dinner on the day of arrival.

This accommodation with swimming pool is just 8 kilometres from the city centre of Alghero, a lively town also known as “Barceloneta” (little Barcelona), where the Catalan dialect is still widely spoken. The Sardinian province of Sassari contains various beautiful beaches, such as Maria Pia, Le Bombarde and Spiaggia del Lazzaretto. We recommend exploring the hiking trails in the natural reserve of Porto Conte as well.

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 civilisation which inhabited the island from about 1500 BC onwards. Their villages were built around round tower-fortresses which date back to the Bronze Age. The sturdy structures, consisting only 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!

Cala Gonone (East Sardinia)

After breakfast you leave for Cala Gonone, a nice village in the east of Sardinia. You’ll be staying in Hotel Brancamaria with pool in a Classic room including breakfast and a welcome drink on arrival.

The nearby village of Cala Gonone has a lively city centre filled with restaurants and boutiques. The beach, that consists of both sand and shingles and calm waters, is very child-friendly. There are several beach bars and restaurants. Good to know: there’s plenty of parking space.

Via the boulevard you’ll reach Cala Gonone’s harbour, where boats depart daily to the hidden Bue Marino caves, which can only be reached by sea. They are named after the Mediterranean monk seals which used to inhabit them. A trip to the Bue Marino caves can easily be combined with a trip to the unique bay of Cala Luna. Our tip: since many of the stunning bays in the area can only be reached by boot, we recommend renting one and enjoy a journey of discovery along the beautiful coast yourself!

Alternatively, you can book a “mini cruise” along the bay of Orosei. This excursion will depart from Cala Gonone. An experienced captain will sail you to the impressive cliffs, caves and fjords on a 7 metre long rubber boat. You can take a refreshing dive with the kids in the crystal clear waters along the way. Don’t forget to bring your snorkel gear!

Looking for an exhilarating day trip? The area near Cala Gonone is perfectly suited for spectacular hiking trips. We highly recommend visiting Europe’s largest gorge, the Gola di Gorropu, near the Nuragic village of Tiscali.

Set in between the olive trees and Mediterranean vegetation, overlooking the picturesque bay of Cala Gonone, the Sea Aquarium is a fun way to let your kids discover the secrets of the Mediterranean Sea. Here they can learn all about Sardinia’s tropical fish, carefully touch stingrays and sea urchins and admire the Piranha fish in the tanks!

Your stay in Cala Gonone also includes a self-guided walking tour with audio guide along the murales in Orgosolo. The town is located in the heart of Sardinia, a 50-minute drive from Cala Gonone and is known for its many murals. The first "murales" were made around the 1960s as an expression of protest. The later paintings reflect the lifestyle of the Sardinians from the authentic mountain villages. All in all, the village has about 150 murals. Very nice to walk through the village with an audio guide. If you would rather visit Orgosolo on the road from Alghero to Cala Gonone, we can arrange this.

Arzachena (Northern Sardinia)

During the last stage of this tour you exchange the rugged interior for the undulating landscape of Northern Sardinia. Here you will spend the night in a double room including breakfast in the charming country house Lu Pastruccialeddu, again with a swimming pool.

On your way there you will pass the lively seaside resorts Budoni and San Teodoro. We recommend taking a break to visit the Lu Impostu beach and the peninsula of Capo Coda Cavallo to enjoy the view across Tavolara, a small island off the north-east coast.

Towards the end of the afternoon, a stop can be made at the Olbios winery, ten minutes south of the city of Olbia. Here a wine tasting of three beautiful wines has been reserved (1 glass of Lupus in Fabula, Vermentino di Gallura Superiore Docg - 1 glass of Cavè, Cannonau di Sardegna Doc - 1 glass of Cangrande.17, Colli del Limbara Rosso IGP) accompanied by a platter of cheeses and cold cuts, dried fruit, fresh seasonal fruit and typical bread. The tasting lasts approximately 1 hour. If you prefer to schedule the tasting on another day, this is of course also possible.

From Olbia it’s less than half an hour to Arzachena, renowned for the archaeological sites. The area of this municipality stretches for over 228 square metres and has a beautiful coastline with many bays and beaches and spectacular rocks. The wind has sculpted the rocks into beautiful shapes, the most famous of which is the “Roccia dell’Orso”, which with a bit of fantasy resembles a bear.

The strategic position of the hotel enables you to visit many nearby villages, such as the worldly Porto Cervo, the heart of the Costa Smeralda. Created by Prince Karim Aga Khan IV in the 60s and 70s, this Sardinian seaside resort is popular among both the national and the international jet set. In summer the elite resides in one of the luxurious resorts, villas or hotels or visits the boutiques near the central square.

One of the highlights in north Sardinia is La Maddalena. The 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!

Agriturismo Sa Mandra, Alghero - Sardinia

A holiday on the estate of agriturismo Sa Mandra equals a never-to-be-forgotten stay in between olive groves and wheat fields, with a spectacular view across the flocks of sheep, horses, pigs, chickens and donkeys roaming the area, where tranquility and culinary pleasure are of the utmost importance.

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Hotel Brancamaria in Cala Gonone

A beautiful and renovated 4-star hotel with a large swimming pool, spacious rooms and a panoramic position above Cala Gonone.

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B&B Lu Pastruccialeddu

B&B Lu Pastruccialeddu is located in a traditional country farm on the grand estate Pastruccialeddu. This accommodation with pool is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing holiday in a familiar ambiance, surrounded by the scenic beauty of its environment filled with granite formations.

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Double room

15-07-2024 - 31-07-2024
98,25 per person per night
01-08-2024 - 02-08-2024
99,75 per person per night
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Prices
Rates are per person per night
Arrival: daily
Starting point: Olbia or Alghero

Early booking discount 2024:
• Book your tour before January 31, 2024 and benefit from discounts up to €200!

The tour includes:
• Stay: 7 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 a travel plan adjusted to your specific travel party
• Tip: Extend your round trip with one of our unique excursions!
8, 10 or 12-day round trip north Sardinia
Reviews: 25
8.7

Eine gute Zusammenstellung der Unterkünfte

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M. Martin

Prachtige plekjes bezocht. Van rust en cultuur tot levendig en toeristisch.

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Anonymous

Een fantastische rondreis gemaakt vanuit heerlijke en gastvrije agriturismo's

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Anonymous

Reis was zo geregeld, inclusief aanpassingen

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Sandra

Natuur is prachtig, hotels prima.

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Anoniem

Mooie kilometers langs kust en stranden, hoogte- en kilometers in het binnenland

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Jeroen Oosterhof

Echt een aanrader. Zoveel gezien in 8 dagen zonder te haasten. Sardinië is zo mooi. We raden het iedereen aan.

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Bianca

Wij hebben de rondreis uit laten breiden naar 15 dagen

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Nout L.

Beautiful tour of the north of Sardinia

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Maartje and Frank

Perfect holiday. Good trip, good tips. I'm in love with that island!

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Caroline (NL)

Beautiful country, great food and lots to see.

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Dhr. Tervoort (NL)

Very good. Nice people and beautiful island with lots of possibilities

9.0
Margriet (NL)

Very nice hotels on beautiful locations

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Mevrouw Hamelrijck (BE)

A great trip!

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Anoniem (NL)

Fantastic Island, beautiful nature, the coasts, the flowers in the mountains, nice and quiet in this period. Everything perfectly arranged!

8.0
Luc Bakker

In one word: GREAT!

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Mw. Beekmans (NL)

A beautiful island with beautiful nature and friendly people.

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Dhr. Jeukens (NL)

A tour is the perfect way to explore the island.

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A. van Mensvoort (NL)

Fantastic journey

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Mw. Reyneveld (NL)

Excellent, thanks for the quick service

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O. Brunklaus, Alem (NL)

Very beautiful. Definitely worth repeating.

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Dhr. Van de Wiel (NL)

Good offer and good range of hotels

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Frank Sprangers (NL)