The second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia, stands out for its Caribbean-quality beaches combined with European glamour even if until recently, it was Italy’s forgotten island, the farthest from the mainland with a rocky, arid interior covered with grazing sheep.
Its blue waters, hidden coves, and isolated white beaches have attracted the sailing and yachting set who all converge in the summer months on the northern Emerald Coast. You will discover that Sardinia’s chic beach clubs rival those of Saint-Tropez, coastline is as impressive as that of Amalfi Coast and offshore islands are as empty as the Tuscan Archipelago.
This island boasts crystal-clear turquoise water, pristine beaches, untouched nature and stunning architecture as well as numerous wellness centers, designer boutiques, world-class restaurants and exciting night life and NOW big attraction for cyclists: is a dream, very quite coastal and inland road, an ancient history – Nuraghe Bronze Age - and incredible good food & local unique wine such as Cannonau and Carignano.
The famous Giro d’Italia has taken place in Sardinia three times, most recently in 2017 as the start of the 100th anniversary of the race. Whether you’re riding along the rugged north coast or taking a detour to the sparkling Maddalena Islands and her curious granite formations, through inland Santu Lussurgiu medieval town or along the Pan di Zucchero outcropping rock, the challenge of the routes and the sheer beauty of the rides will have you coming back.
Cork & sheep milk cheese - Countryside, it’s here where Sardinia’s rustic charms are showcased to high effect. Sardinia is the only region in Italy that produces cork, thanks to its ancient oak cork groves; sustainably produced by shaving off the outer layer of bark, allowing the rest of the tree to grow. A cork oak must be at least three decades old before it can be harvested.
Even if cork industry has suffered in recent years there is a movement to market corks as a sustainable, green alternative. Cork is also incorporated as a material in traditional artwork or everyday household items like trays. You’ll also see a lot of sheep, nearly 4 million of them—one of the highest densities in the world. The indigenous Sarda sheep is a domestic breed which produces the best milk for pecorino sardo cheese.
Gaze over the breathtaking seascape
Experience Sardinia North Beaches
Biking Alghero, Bosa & Oristano
Explore Alghero, Santu Lussurgiu, Chia
Explore Alghero, Arbatax, Baia di Chia
Discover Sardinia coastal landscape