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AROUND SARDINIA
  THE BEACHES OF DREAMS – FROM 6 TO 8 DAYS
 
Length : 6days/5nights – 8days/7 nights
Route description: it's a tour along the Sardinian coasts to find the most beautiful beaches of the island, with clear waters of a particular turquoise colour, as the Caribbean seas.
Following this itinerary, you'll be able to visit 11 of the many Sardinian beaches: they represent as well several different ways of enjoying the sea with some advice to discover the sorrounding places.
Suggested to a traveller who loves: Sea: 5 *****
 
Leg 1: Olbia (click here).
Once arrived at the airport, go to the car rental (click here) terminal to pick the car up.
On-line bookings: click here

Leg 2: Cala Brandinchi (click here)

How to get there (click here): from the airport take the SS 125 road to Siniscola: after about 19 km turn left to Capo Coda Cavallo; go ahead for about 900 m and turn right towards a country road which, after 1,3 km, will lead to the parking of "Brandinchi" beach. It is situated on the left, while going right, you will reach "Lu Impostu" beach. 
Time distance running: about 25 minutes.
What to see: it is a wonderful beach, characterized by a very fine sand  and clear depth, and colours that go from a light to an intense blue, also called "Tahiti", due to its beauty. Among the dunes it is easy to find wild lilies.
 
Leg 3: Berchida (click here)
How to get there (click here)
: once you're back on the S.S. 125 route, take the South direction towards Siniscola, till the crossroad to Berchida beach, where you'll turn left in a road that leads to the pinewood in front of the beach.
Time distance running:  about 45 minutes.
What to see: Berchida beach (5 km far from Capo Comino), characterized by pure sand and high dunes, sorrounded by Mediterranean maquis, where there is a small pond at the mouth of the Berchida stream. The rock rising in the middle of it is called "S'incollu de sa Marchesa". It's a wide and long beach, by now considered one of the most beautiful of the whole Mediterranean sea.
 
Leg 4: Coccorocci (click here)
How to get there (click here)
: go down the S.S. 125 route past Barisardo. Once there, take the road to Marina di Gairo and keep on driving along the red porphyry coast till it ends. Go ahead walking for a short distance.
Time distance running: about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
What to see: the biggest little stones beach of the Ogliastra's countryside is surrounded only by red rocks. Hidden by a mountain, Coccorocci beach is characterized by smooth stones as big as eggs: moved by the waves, they produce a delicate sound which let the beach deserve the title of the most musical beach in the whole island.
 
Leg 5: Porto Giunco (click here)
How to get there (click here): drive across the S.S. 125 route for about 75 km, then go through Muravera and the Saline pond. Carry on driving up to Costa Rei and Villasimius
Time distance running: about 2 hours.
What to see: from Villasimius to "Porticciolo", after about 3 km, you will reach a wide pinewood where to park. The beach that you find after the trees is called Porto Giunco-Notteri. Also known as the "two seas beach", it takes its name from the near pond and has the same characteristics of Simius beach such as wide  and rich beach. This area makes part of the natural park of Villasimius.
 
Leg 6: Su Giudeu (click here)
How to get there (click here): take the road from Villasimius to Cagliari, then the S.S. 195 route till Chia. Su Giudeu beach is next to Baia Chia beach.
Time distance running: about 1 hour.
What to see: it is, with any doubts, among the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean sea: really wide and flour-like sand, and marvellous waters. All around, the 20 metres high dunes are covered by ancient junipers modelled by the wind. On the rightside of the beach, 150 metres far away from the sea, there is a big, dark reef. From the top you will enjoy an amazing sight on the whole coast of Chia.
 
Leg 7: Piscinas (click here)
How to get there (click here): from Chia drive once again along the S.S.195 route and take the S.S.131 till the crossroads of Sanluri. Turn right towards Guspini and Arbus, and from Arbus follow the signs to reach the mines of Ingurtosu and to the huge beaches of Piscinas.
Time distance running: 1 hour and 30 minutes.
What to see: the beach of Piscinas is surrounded by high dunes which are unique in Sardinia: they are characterized by junipers and ancient wild olives in a still intact ecosystem, where it is possibile to find rare specimen of  flowers like the lily of the sea. Early in the morning, the best time to walk along the seashore, you may meet some cheers.
 
Leg 8: La Speranza (click here)
How to get there (click here)
: from Piscinas drive the coastal road which goes through Marina di Arbus till the pond of Marceddì. Once over  the fishing village,  take the road to Santa Giusta and  again the SS 131 up to Macomer. From Macomer follow the SS 129 bis to Bosa and from there, follow the 105 SP panoramic route to Alghero. The beach is close to the torre of Poglina and it is easy to find.
Time distance running: about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
What to see: It is so called because of the small church built  by seamen not too far from the beach, but it is also known as Porto Pollina as an ancient Spanish tower. The beach is is about 100 metres long and 10 metres wide with thin and white sand.
 
Leg 9: La Pelosa (click here) 
How to get there (click here): from Alghero follow the SP that crosses the Nurra plain and goes to Porto Torres. Once you get the industrial zone of Porto Torres turn left and carry on till you reach Stintino.
Time distance running: about 45 minutes

What to see
: La Pelosa beach (2 km from Stintino) is at the bottom of Capo Falcone, northern extremity of the island, close to the small  fishing village.The sand is extraordinarily white and thin and it is charactherized by the seventeenth-century tower of La Pelosa. Just in front of it rises the Asinara island, ex penitentiary and now park, which has become the destination of numerous tourists.
 
Leg 10: Santa Teresa (click here) - Sa Rena Bianca (clck here)
How to get there (click here): from Stintino go back on the SP route to Porto Torres. Continue on the scenic road that crosses the north side coast of Sardinia till Santa Teresa.
Time distance running: about 2 hours.

What to see: Sa Rena Bianca is the main beach of Santa Teresa di Gallura. The best way to reach it is to  follow the narrow streets and steps from the church square. The beach is shielded from the wind coming from West by the peninsula of Municca and by the islet of Munichedda while the east side is protected by the promontory where rises the tower of Longosardo. When the weather is nice it is possible to see the white cliffs of Corsica which is only 11 miles far away from Sardinia. The beach is about 700 meters long and its sand is thin and  in some tracts characterized by pink reflexes caused by  the presence of tiny fragments of coral.
 

Leg 11: Spiaggia del Principe (click here)
How to get there (click here): from Santa Teresa di Gallura take the SS 133 route to Palau. From Palau follow the road SS 125 till Arzachena and, at the crossroad, choose the Costa Smeralda direction. At the second crossroad, turn towads Cala di Volpe and, after the famous hotel, turn left to Romazzino. After 1,5 km leave the car and walk for about 10 minutes.
Time distance running: about 1 hour.
What to see: it is one of the most beautiful beachesof the whole Costa Smeralda. It is like a big arch of very fine sand in a rock setting, surrounded by Mediterranean maquis. The enchanting colour and the water clearness are due to the granite depth. The beach is divided in two parts by a big rock that emerges from the shoreline.

 
Leg 12: Liscia Ruja (click here)
How to get there (click here): get back on the road to Cala di Volpe and, once passed the famous hotel turn left on a country road.
Time distance running: about 10 minutes.
What to see: Liscia Ruja beach is in the southern part of the wide Costa Smeralda gulf and it is the widest one. It is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia for its exceptional natural features: a big arch of white and pinkish sand that bounds a bay of clear and pure water set in a frame of thick Mediterranean maquis with strawberry-trees, cistus and junipers which nearly touch the sea.


Leg 13: Olbia
How to get there: from the Cala di Volpe crossroad go along the panoramic road to Portisco and the SS 125 route. Turn left and keep driving till Olbia.
Time distance running: about 30 minutes.

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