- Among monuments symbol of the island and coastal scenery of extraordinary beauty. Duration 6 days.
Sei giorni | Autobus GT – Guida | Difficoltà minima
- The tour takes place in the south-centre of the island, prevalently covering inland areas, less touristy but truly amazing for its landscapes and vegetation.
Thuogh you will also have many opportunities to visit beautiful beaches and rocky coasts. High historic-artistic interest, visits to symbolic monuments of the island, Cagliari, Oristano and Sassari. We can admire the different architectural styles as a witness to the different domination across the history. A strong contrast characterizes the journey: the passage from inhabitated areas to lively urban centres. It is a varied landscape that offers a lot to discover. The landscape with complementary railways highlights an interesting aspect of the island between ancient and modern times. As it was described by the English writer D.H.Lawrence, who travelled here at the beginning of the XXth century.
1ST DAY OLBIA – BUDONI (CAPO COMINO – POSADA)
Arrival at Olbia, transef to the 3 or 4 star hotel at Budoni, allocation to the rooms, lunch and/or dinner. In the afternoon (depending on the arrival time) free time or optional excursion by coach to discover the Baronia coasts with its wonderful white beaches. Overnight stay.
2ND DAY BUDONI – SADALI – ORROLì – CAGLIARI
Breakfast at the hotel and departure towards the Gennargentu, the highest rocky mountain of the island. Arrival at the railway station of Villagrande Strisaili. Here we will take the train to cross one of the most interesting mountaneus areas of inland Sardenia. Arrival at Sadali, a small town in the Barbagia. Stop and traditional lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon we will continue by coach towards Orroli, visit to the Nuraghe Arrubio, one of the biggest of the island. We will continue to the south, stop at Dolianova and visit the church of San Pantaleo: a splendid example of the Romanic style on the island. We will arrive at Cagliari and allocate at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
3RD DAY CAGLIARI AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
Breakfast at the hotel and visit to the historic centre of Cagliari. Here you will be able to admire the Medioeval borough of Castello, the towers, the wonderful cathedral. We will continue by coach to admire the beach of Poletto and the ponds with fenicotteri birds. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon we will have a panoramic tour of the Sarrabus, along a breath-taking coast: white sand beaches, Spanish towers, and granite mountains covered with forests. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
4TH DAY CAGLIARI – SAN SPERATE – TORRE DEI CORSARI – ORISTANO
Breakfast at the hotel and departure towards the north, stop at San Sperate, museum/village famous for its large number of murales and sculptures. We will continue towards the west coast until the village of Torre dei Corsari, with the incredible dune system, one of the biggest in Europe. The next stop will be at Oristano. Here we will allocate at the hotel and have lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the Sinis peninsula and the archeologic works at Tharros, one of the most important Fenicio-Punic cities of Sardenia. Brief stop at San Salvatore, the most interesting religious village in Sardenia. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. (Optional- promenade after dinner in the centre of Oristano, amongst the little streets, the towers and the monument to Eleonora d’Arborea).
5TH DAY ORISTANO – PAULILATINO – SASSARI – CASTELSARDO
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Paulilatino. Stop and visit to the nuragic area of Santa Cristina, with its stunning Nuragic temple. We will continue towards the sub-region of Milogu, a hilly and pastoral area rich in tradition and monuments. Stop at Romana and traditional lunch at the agriturismo. In the afternoon we will continue towards Sassari, stop and visit to the historic centre. Arrival at Castelsardo in the evening, allocation at the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
6TH DAY CASTELSARDO – OLBIA
Breakfast at the hotel and visit to the village, of the Doria Castle and the Museum of the intreccio. We will stop for shopping at one of the most imposrtant crafts exhibition. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon we will leave for the Valle della Luna of Aggius, here we will admire the amazing landscape with granite stones and giant rocks. We will continue then towards the village of Priatu near Olbia, stop and have dinner at the restaurant. Return to Olbia. End of services.
MAIN INTERESTS LANDSCAPE / CULTURE/ HISTORY
SUGGESTED PERIOD SPRING / AUTUMN
DIFFICULTY GRADE MINIMUM – FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE CONTRASTS
SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES
QUALITY GRADE (FROM 1 TO 10) 8
INFO Programme for groups only (min. 40 people)