The North area of Sardinia is known for various features present also in other areas of the island and Italy, but it has many identity elements that deserve to be discovered. Below you will find relevant information, especially to discover the more crossed sites by the most tested routes in cycling. We tasted all tracks and we have narrated everything while we were doing it. We split our narration into each municipality crossed, so simplify your consultation also to smaller region, to retrace our journey and read them in sequence. Municipalities crossed:

  •          Siniscola
  •          Posada
  •          Budoni
  •          Agrustos & Porto Ottiolu
  •          San Teodoro
  •          Porto San Paolo
  •          Olbia
  •          Pittulongu
  •          La Marinella , La Cugnana e Portisco
  •          Arzachena
  •          Calangianus
  •          Tempio Pausania
  •          Aggius
  •          Viddalba
  •          Valledoria
  •          Castelsardo
  •          Nulvi
  •          Osilo
  •          Sassari
  •          Alghero
  •          Bosa

 

LA CALETTA DI SINISCOLA

Our journey to discover Sardinia was an stunning experience as well as pleasant. We started with a small village of Sardinia: La Caletta. This area also in the eyes of the inhabitants of the island has preserved a strange aura 60s and 70s ... perhaps because, despite numerous attempts and efforts to create high quality tourist services, prevailed the desire to preserve its unspoiled nature. And so instead of large hotel complexes, Spas and swimming pools, we found so many small bars on the seafront, where you can taste typical seafood dishes that welcomed us in Sardinia. After a brief walk in the marina we climb on our bikes to begin our journey into the beauty of northern Sardinia.

POSADA

Immediately after few kilometres from La Caletta we cross a small fraction, San Giovanni where there is a beautiful beach, wide and sandy! What amazed us and that although there were so many people did not seem to crowded! The crystal clear water and sparkling obviously was very tempting but our day was just at the beginning and we passed beyond. After a few kilometres on level ground the road starts to climb till our first stop. Posada is perched on a limestone cliff and where on its summit an ancient ruin stands. So along its narrow streets that retain the ancient charm of a medieval town with winding streets connected by steep steps, arches and small squares, we found enchanting views. The houses with the grey stones, mostly well renovated, are one of the characteristics of the village. But surely what we could not miss was the visit to the ruins of the Castle of Fava! A wooden staircase leads to the top of the square tower which offers a wide view above the sea, the mouth of the River Posada and over the plain of citrus groves. Simply breath-taking!

After cultivated fields, citrus groves and lush Mediterranean we pass the small bridge that allows you to see closely the river Posada. Here the vegetation changes and suddenly we discover an environment such as a lake dominated by reeds, reminding us of the great wealth of this territory. After few km where we cross only few small countryside house we begin to cross some small hamlets ...  small summer villages. The first we pass is Matte and Peru where from the road we can see the blue colour and crystalline seawater. Then another small village: Taunanella, with the pure summer colours: the white of the facades enhances the colours of the green of the surrounding countryside. So we arrive at Budoni where we have a short stop to explore the village and its beach.

BUDONI

Budoni enchanted us with its small coves and long beaches, wide sandy shaped by white sand, which is the setting for a crystal-clear sea. It is surrounded by numerous hills, with several ponds and wetlands of high ecological importance! Between reeds and tamarisks we saw some pink flamingo and a sultana bird.

Talking to a very pleasant man on the beach we find out  that in the whole area there are 22 villages that belong to Budoni, but which have ancient origins dating back apparently even to Nuragic Age, the Roman domination and the period of Giudicati (Sardinia kingdoms). Today however, Budoni is markedly based on tourism, exploiting the picturesque scenery: a gorgeous combination of the green of the hills with the pure white sand and the blue sea. Here we couldn’t miss a small refreshing dip into the crystal water

The white sand of the beach contrasts with the bold colours of the sea and surrounding vegetation. Leaving the beach we notice that it start flocking and we realize that should be appreciated also by the locals. We stop just few seconds to hear people talking ... another language, or rather two. People here puts verbs at the end of sentences and concludes, like a sigh - it sounds good.

Let’s go to Agrustos and Porto Ottiolu!

AGRUSTOS & PORTO OTTIOLU          

Arriving in Agrustos it strike the bright colours of the houses: yellow, ochre, pink and warmer shades of red and sunshine of this land! Il looks like a small summer hamlet where you should move all year long. We wonder how the winter period is here, after all the tourists, we are crossing along the streets, have gone away. Advised by a friend we approach the beach "Li Cucutti", and indeed this beach is astonishing. Since the beginning of the morning was a crescendo of wonder: the colours of the sea, the scent of pine resin accompanies our walk along the roads to the beach, and matches with the smell of salt air. Along the dirt road the dust of the ground lessens the smell of cistus, the mastic and broom.

Not even a few kilometres away from Agrustos we find another little gem overlooking the coast: Porto Ottiolu. We now head towards the port from where there is the access to the beautiful beaches and the stunning cliffs. Here we see a small island, which makes it even more impressive the picturesque landscape between sailing boats and large yachts. After a little light seafood lunch and a glass of Vermentino we are ready to go.

SAN TEODORO

Leaving for a short distance the coast we drive toward San Teodoro. Well-known for the stories of so many of our friends who spent the summer holidays, we quicken our ride to discover those places that for many years were just a dream.

San Teodoro is included in our tour among the most important tourist areas of Sardinia because it can offer attractive natural environments but also tourism services and first-class facilities and irresistible stunning beaches. San Teodoro also is part of the Marine Park ... We cannot miss to visit the renowned beach of La Cinta. To reach the beachfront we skirt a wide lagoon area: the pond of San Teodoro. To make it even more exotic this environment it’s plenty of flamingos. The beach of La Cinta is the most famous and popular of San Teodoro. It is located on the northern outskirts of the town, has a beach that stretches out with an arched shape for around 5 km. The beach is a narrow strip of land rich in low vegetation that separates the sea from the lagoon. White sand dunes and juniper trees adorn the landscape. We note that the shallow and clear waters are particular suited for bathing and for this reason, popular with families and young people. There are numerous tourist services and beach clubs: a kiosk, parking, boat rental.

PORTO SAN PAOLO

Leaving behind us San Teodoro, we continue along the road that leads us to Porto San Paolo. Between ancient agricultural areas, we cross more and more frequently small towns that look distinctly a tourist destination with big resort and private villas. The first that we cross is Lu Friali di Sopra and after a few km Monte Pedrosu.

Arriving in Porto San Paolo we realize now that is one of the most important centres of this coast.

We decide to take the direction to the port to see on the horizon the islands of the Marine Park: Isola Cavalli, Isola Piana and the famous the island of Tavolara. From Porto San Paolo there are ferries sail daily to the island of Tavolara.

OLBIA

Our first day ends reaching Olbia. Along the way we crossed a small fraction of the town of Olbia: Murta Maria, characterized by small houses. It would seem a small fraction of new construction, surely born under the impulse of the tourist area, not far from the Old Saline, close even from a little beach.

Our second day starts with the discovery of Olbia, main town of Gallura. At the arrival we immediately noticed that the city is in large expansion. Thanks to the airport, the port and the trains connection, Olbia shows its tourist capability. With my friends thought it was a town just for a stop-over and instead we realize that is rich in history and monuments. There is actually a real historical district, true legacy of the Roman and medieval periods. The area among Via Santa Croce, Via Achenza, Via Piccola , Piazza Regina Margherita, Via Asproni, faithfully follows the ancient medieval walls of the ancient "Civita -Terra Nova", the capital of Gallura in the Middle Ages, greatly smaller than the previous Roman city, but respectful of the ancient road system.

I’m a lover of archaeology so I convinced my friends to walk along the ruins of the old Phoenician walls that are on the corner of Via Torino and Via Mameli. Simply fascinating to see the remains of the old Phoenician city within the modern town: a true blend of antiquity and modernity!

The discovery of the famous Costa Smeralda is going to start: skirting the port of Olbia we drive to Viale Italia that take us towards the coastal road.

PITTULONGU

Not far from Olbia, after a short stretch of the industrial area and countryside we begin to see the sparkling colors of the sea. We arrive at Pittulongu, one of the favourite summer destinations by locals. In particular, we decide to take some pictures to its main beach known as "La Playa", the favourite beach of the citizens of Olbia. It formed by a very fine and white sand with the presence of small shells. It’s half-moon shaped and it has numerous beach resorts that offer all kind of services. There are many characteristic restaurants at the beachfront with beautiful views above the island of Tavolara. It’s perfect for long walks since its significant extension. Immediately after the Playa there is the beach called Lo Squalo, very beautiful and cozy. Another beach definitely worth mentioning is Il Pellicano, much smaller than Playa but no less beautiful. Within walking distance, separated only by a group of rocks, there is the beach called Mare e Rocce, equally beautiful and with a kiosk on the beach, where you can relax at any moment.

It’s hard to leave because the colours of the sea, the white sand are so attractive that we would like to stay longer. Along the way through the lush vegetation we cross small villages and resorts. The rugged and rocky coastline let us imagine the countless bays that will surely are small intimate shelters to avoid the much busier sandy beaches.

LA MARINELLA , LA CUGNANA E PORTISCO

Along the way we cross the signs for Golfo Aranci and Capo Figari but we decided to visit the small intimate hamlets but with a charm and a strong character as the Gulf of Marinella and the homonymous beach. It is among the longest beaches of Golfo Aranci and Costa Smeralda, with crystalline water with the typical emerald colors of Gallura. It is characterized by shallow water and very fine sand dunes. The sandy bottom is soft and very fine, characterized by waves created by the currents. It’s a perfect beach for the children and also for adults who do not have much confidence with the high water. The Marinella beach is accessible for free and partially equipped with several kiosks and restaurants where you can find solutions for all budgets and tastes.

Continuing the ride we reach another cove: the Cugnana. This cove is characterized by the presence of stones and pebbles. The beach is small but crystal clear waters and the charming Mediterranean vegetation that surrounds the beach makes this place a little paradise. The lonely beach houses a marina, equipped especially for little boats, protected by the Gulf of Cugnana.

We regret to leave the coastal part since the colours of this beautiful coast are already conquered of our heart and soul. The air of the inland part is filled with the scent of the maquis with myrtle, juniper, cistus and broom mixed with large agricultural areas. We start to climb into the granitic inland of Gallura, crossing the small villages of Monticanaglia, Mulino di Arzachena up to the outskirts of Arzachena, the final leg of this day.

ARZACHENA

A few kilometres away from Arzachena, a small cultural stop to discover a Nuraghe! Suddenly, one of the many Nuraghi of Sardinia surprises us with its majestic and megalithic structure! The nuraghe, irregularly shaped, dating back to 1600 BC, it is leaning against a large granite rock, which replaces part of the wall, and has a plant semi-rectangular horizontal development. The complex is formed by large granite stones, and shows, in the upper part of the facade, eight shelves, having the function of support for the wooden balustrade.

After a short stop we enter the cultural heart of Gallura: Arzachena. Its origin dates back to the Roman period and until the nineteenth century was only a group of houses gathered around the church of Santa Maria, dedicated to Madonna della Neve (Our Lady of the Snows). We discover that here in the 60s a small group of international financiers, headed by Prince Karim Aga Khan, created the Consorzio Costa Smeralda with the aim of developing in tourism the vast territory of the municipality of Arzachena, including in the current range shoreline of approximately 55 km from Liscia Ruja to Liscia di Vacca.... Exactly all those beautiful places that we admired throughout the day ... It is here that was born the Costa Smeralda style, inspired by the constructions of Sardinian countryside that fit unobtrusively among the rocks and vegetation of the coast. The urban structure of the town is one of the most distinctive in Sardinia due to the use of materials such as pink granite of Sardinia, as well as for its regular buildings and road structure.

Our day begins with a short stroll to Arzachena to the famous Roccia del Fungo (the Mushroom rock) that is located on the outskirts of the village, to the north-east, on a hill called Monte Incappiddatu, (mountain with the hat). From this natural monument the place got its name in Roman times, when Arzachena was called Turubulus Maior (large mushroom). This large block of granite shaped by nature, has the shape of a huge fungus. The rock was frequented since prehistoric times: here were found material dating from the Neolithic Age (3500 BC) to the Nuraghic period; near the rock was detected a nuragic village.

With my friends we decided that our third day here in Sardinia will be a bit 'more sporty and since there are not too many kilometers to be covered but in hilly territory, we need immediately to start our discovery of central and northern Sardinia!

Surrounded by farmland, dry-stone walls and lush Mediterranean we crossed the first small village: Cudacciolu, but straight without interruption for up to Sant'Antonio di Gallura. After several scenic nice bends we arrive at the village, located on the crest of a hill between granites, woods of holm oaks: has the typical features of the town of Gallura. The inhabitants live in the city centre, in the small hamlet of Priatu and countryside of San Giacomo, Suldarana and The Grucitta where it is still alive the culture of the sheep pen.

A few km from Sant'Antonio di Gallura we find the signs to the lake of Liscia and so we decide to approach. A natural scenery and with an incredible beauty created by the particular shape of the mountains sculpted by the force of water and wind; valleys covered by dense forests of oak and Mediterranean scrub, oaks and arbutus: it’s one of the most beautiful areas of Gallura. On the shores of the lake, there are among the oldest olive trees in Europe, about 4,000 years old.

We climb on our bike and start run along mountain roads, crossing very few cars. Surrounded by a dense forest vegetation can be glimpsed occasionally spurs grey granite. Large straights alternate series of panoramic hairpin up to Calangianus.

CALANGIANUS

The village of Calangianus is located in a valley protected on three sides, by granitic and wooded mountains: Lu Casteddu, Gaspareddu, Casiddu and Lu Colbu. The historic centre consists of a network of roads, the main one paved in granite, with houses made of stone placed around the parish church. Of certain interest the parish of Santa Giusta, characterized by a granite facade, dating back to the fourteenth century. At the edge of the village, on a panoramic hill, it is the source Sigara, ideal for a walk through woods and breath-taking views. Not far from the town there is the park of Stazzana, a forest-of oak trees. Further south, at the foot of Mount Limbara, it stretches the luxuriant valley of the Rio S. Paulu, with a forests of cork oaks.

TEMPIO PAUSANIA

The territory immediately close to Calangianus seems more devoted to pasture and only just before the entrance, we saw for the first time, an industrial zone. Here in Sardinia the nature is truly the main protagonist. We reach the final stage of the day: Tempio. We arrived in the heart of Gallura, at the foot of Mount Limbara, the homeland of the manufacturing of cork and granite. The main feature of Tempio are the palaces built of granite blocks. The town is also famous for its vineyards and its exported wines as Vermentino and Moscato. The area, at the foot of Mount Limbara, well-known for its oligo mineral springs of Rinaggiu with excellent healing properties. Tempio is also famous for its thermal springs.

AGGIUS

Early in the morning we leave Tempio to enjoy the lights and smells of the wakening nature. Along a beautiful wooded area of cork trees, between ups and downs, we reach Aggius. It strikes the fine old houses built of granite stone, which are, in our opinion, the most beautiful views so far. Here Aggius discover the Museum of Banditismo (Banditry), housed in the building of the old Magistrates Court which is adjacent to the streets where, more than a century ago, were committed multiple murders.

Leaving behind us Aggius we reach the beautiful Valle della Luna (Valley of the Moon) with its stunning panorama view: a verdant valley in which stand out unusual imposingly shaped granite rocks, including the famous “frate con cappuccio” (hooded friar). Among ponds, ducks, carp, green hills and rocks the moon become the main protagonist, giving the feeling of being on another planet.

And then off for of kilometres along roads surrounding by beautiful nature, between olive trees twisted by centuries, outcrops of granitic rocks smoothed by the wind and rain, we breathe deeply savoring the intense scents of the Mediterranean.

VIDDALBA

We arrive in the small village where regenerate and eat something light. Viddalba, it is a small town with maybe no more than a thousand inhabitants. Located in the valley of Coghinas, lush and fertile, crossed by the homonymous river, formerly navigable. We make a short stop to visit also the Romanesque church of San Giovanni (St. John) of the Middle Ages.

Shortly after the outskirts of the country we cross over the small bridge of the river Coghinas. We stop just a moment to take some pictures and enjoy the surrounding views. Definitely there are amazing the different shades of green vegetation. We were convinced that in Sardinia the territory was much more barren and dry, however the first few days we have seen the sparkle of the crystal clear shades of blue and here we are dipping into the warm embrace of the Mediterranean shrubs, with myrtle, rock rose, oaks and olive trees. Shortly after crossed the bridge we get to another small village: Santa Maria Coghinas. Here too, the most important feature is a small church in the Romanesque style, nostra Signora delle Grazie (Our Lady of Grace).

VALLEDORIA

We leave the typically mountainous and hilly area to start to descent towards the coast. Even the surrounding nature changes: the forest is replaced by stretches of cultivated fields. So we reach Valledoria, toponym of Valley of the Doria, the noble Ligurian family that during the thirteenth century, in order to defend its possessions, built the castle that is still visible in the valley of the river Coghinas. Valledoria has the appearance of a small town well developed for tourism, visible from many facilities and services offered to tourists.

We run toward the beach and passing through the pine forest of San Pietro we reach the homonymous beach. Leaving the bikes for a while, we enjoy a short walk on the beach and reached the mouth of the Coghinas: the encounter of fresh water with the salt water of the sea produces a pleasant play of colors.

After this nice stop, having stretched our legs, we started to run the last stage of our day and we cross the small villages by the typical aspect of a summer residence. Just before arriving in Castelsardo, we stop to take a selfie with Elephant rock. The Elephant Rock is a large rock of trachyte located at the side of State Road 134 of Anglona, just few km before of Castelsardo.

CASTELSARDO

Arrived in Castelsardo we went immediately to the Castle. It was built by the Doria family from Genoa in the twelfth century, on top of the promontory which overlooks the bay. The walls and the entire structure are well preserved. The castle houses the Museum of Weaving of Mediterranean dedicated to the local tradition of weaving baskets and other tools of daily life. In fact, walking through the streets, in front of each front-door, we saw many old ladies intent to prepare special baskets with the leaves of dwarf palms, asphodel and straw. The ability of these ladies, who jealously show their family traditions, was really enchanting.

From the terraces of the walls you can enjoy breath-taking views that covers much of the northern coast and the island of Asinara; the evening was extremely clear that it was possible to distinguish even a small part of southern Corsica. In some parts of the fortress it is still accessible the walkway used by the ancient guardians, and there are still visible the fortified points: on the east part there is the rampart of Bellavista, at north that of Manganelo and south east that of Loggetta and Sperone.

Inside the castle, even more than breathtaking views that predominate from the ramparts, it was pleasantly surprising discover the Cathedral of St. Anthony Abbot. Although there are visible different styles, proof of several remakes, the interior is predominantly Gothic. The bell tower, visible from afar, is housed in the ancient lighthouse and its dome had been covered with stunning polychrome tiles. Surely one of the most interesting elements of the Cathedral are the work of an anonymous painter called Master of Castelsardo: among them stands the statue of the Madonna and Child enthroned on the high altar.

Leaving behind us Castelsardo, we skirt the scenic route admiring the beauty of the colours of the sea. Arrived next to the marina we stopped to take a last photo of the fortress of Castelsardo, that by bottom view seems even more imposing! The dark colour of the rock, the white sea foam and the majestic bell tower confirm that it is truly one of the most beautiful hamlet of Italy!

After a series of bends we cross a small fraction, Lu Bagnu, and soon after we leave the coastal part to venture into the hinterland. Also in this area, the countryside is lush and characterized by gentle rolling hills. Along a wide road, from “Lu Bagnu” we reach the village of Tergu. The small village is located in a fertile valley, inhabited since ancient times: it has a small historical centre and several dwellings scattered around the surrounding countryside. In this very small village the houses are typical rural: low buildings with large courtyards. Of particular interest is the Romanesque church of Our Lady of Tergu built by the Benedictine monks of Montecassino, with charming façade characterized by the contrast between the light-colored limestone and purplish-red vulcanite.

NULVI

We continue cycling towards Sassari, and reach the small town of Nulvi built at the foot of Mount San Lorenzo. The guidebook calls this village "the city of the Nuraghi" for the large number of archaeological finds. Among them, the most famous are the nuraghe Orria, with the homonymous tomb of the giants, and the nuraghe Irru, where there is a   sacred well made of limestone.

A series of bends make us gain altitude and reach more than 600m above sea level and we begin to see in the distance another town  included to our road book: Osilo.

OSILO

From afar you can see the ruins of an ancient castle. We find out that here it was located another important medieval family: the Malaspina. Only two towers and perimeter walls last of The Malaspina castle. Osilo shows the legacy of an ancient and flourishing town but that has gradually depopulated. It was surprising to find out  that in such a small town there are 36 churches! We stop for a break ... and obviously we cannot miss a slice of pecorino cheese with a glass of red wine and here we decide to try another local delicacy: casadinas!

We take the last stretch of road to reach Sassari, characterized by fields and pasture some cultivation. We reach the outskirts of Sassari.

SASSARI

The old town is home to religious buildings of great prestige , such as the Cathedral of St. Nicholas of Bari with spectacular white facade; the Church of St. Mary of Bethlehem and the oldest church of the town, the Church of St. Apollinaris. The narrow streets show an ancient city developed on several occasions. We decide to visit the Archaeological Museum Sanna, established in 1878 and reorganized since the thirties of the last century; it was assembled from the donation of the archaeological and art collections of Giovanni Antonio Sanna, increased with other public and private collections. The archaeological section consists of seven rooms (from prehistoric Sardinian cultures until the advent of Nuraghic, from the Phoenician and Carthaginian artefacts to the Roman room).

We continue our discovery and we reach the outskirts of Sassari where the beauty of the Park of Monserrato captured our attention, a green oasis which houses a very diverse flora.

Large posters advertise the most important town festival on 14 and 15 August: “I Canderlieri”. It consists of a procession of ten huge wooden candles. These are shoulder-carried along the city streets, to fulfil the vow made to the Vergine Assunta who, according to legend, saved the city from the plague. In the evening we took a stroll along the square Piazza Italia and Piazza Castello among the cafés and small bars.

Leaving behind us the centre of Sassari we start to run along lush suburbs. Long straight road with some slight slope and a few bends distance us away from the city centre towards the countryside. We skirt a small village, Usini, but we go beyond without break because we want to have more time to spend in Alghero. We just had a short break to eat at the small town of Uri. Nothing of particular interest except of several colorful low houses. At the bar we were advised to visit of the beautiful landscape of the lake of Cuga, which takes its name from the village disappeared. They tell us to look carefully because some archaeological remains are still visible in the bottom of the lake.

The following area is fairly anonymous and we continued unabated until running into a small ghost town. We discover that it was an old agricultural cooperative in disgrace after almost a century. Surigheddu is definitely to be recommended to lovers of industrial archaeology.

After large pasture areas we have almost finished the stage of the day, shown by several signs that indicate that a few Km remain to reach Alghero: “Riviera del Corallo”. The desire for a shower and a cold glass of Vermentino energize us for the final sprint!

ALGHERO

Alghero, the capital of the Coral Coast, preserves the traditions and language of Catalonia, which ruled for centuries. However its history is much older. The visit of the old town of Alghero begins from the Tower of Porta Terra, the old entrance to the town and continues along the boundary walls through several sixteenth-century tower. From the waterfront Magellano, in the narrow stretch between the tower "de Castilla" and the "Magdalena", there is the “Porta a Mare” that leads into Piazza Civica. From here, on the right, we pass to the small cathedral square, where we find the Cathedral of Alghero. We visit the cathedral of Santa Maria and its bell tower which offers a gorgeous view. We continue the visit of Alghero with the church of San Francesco with the adjoining cloister.

After a walk along the walls we decide to visit the caves of Neptune, that we reached by boat after sailing along the Gulf of Porto Conte - Capo Caccia. We find out that the cave can be also reached by a stairway, called Escala del Cabirol, which clings on the west ridge of the cliff reaching the mouth of the cave; but the sea access is much more relaxing and also very funny. Access to the cave is through a covered walkway and goes up to a lake fed by the sea, in a path full of concretions columnar. There is column that rises up to the vault at which forms two spectacular arches; a line of columns leading to the lake, called “Reggia” (Royal Palace) and where you can see a white sandy beach and at the end of the visit we saw the terrace called “la Tribuna della Musica (the music Gallery).

Back to Alghero, we continue our tour riding towards Bosa. We rode along the beautiful and famous coastal road. For the first 3 kilometres, the road skirt the coastline overlooking the sea. Between a bend and the other we appreciate the various shades of the sea: emerald-green, deep and crystalline blue. On one side of the road instead we appreciated candid cliffs that appear as many sheets of paper folded by the passage of the time. This coast is a combination of different scenarios that produce the WOW effect !! Volcanic cliffs of pink trachyte, lush bushes of Mediterranean maquis, numerous rocky and sandy coves that can be reached only through strenuous but suggestive tracks.

After the coastal part we started to cross large farmland, some orchards and olive groves. On the horizon, the beautiful blue strip of sea accompanied us almost all the way. Several times we stopped to enjoy the view. The rolling hills accompany the delicate skyline. Every time the sea view disappears we are immediately immersed in a completely different environment, that of the Mediterranean with its intense scent of helichrysum, the rockrose and the delicate myrtle. 50 km of pure splendour!! We continuously scanned the horizon looking for the elegant flight of the Griffon, because this is the only place in Sardinia where, if you have a little bit of patience, can be glimpsed in flight along the coast.

BOSA

Approaching to Bosa we begin to distinguish a tower overlooking the sea: the tower Argentina! Pretty near there are a series of coves which are about hundred meters far from each another. The absence of large beaches is compensated by the presence of flat rocks that offer a gorgeous lunar appearance becoming popular among many who appreciate not only the beach but also the rocks.

Before arriving in Bosa we cannot resist to grant us with a little break on the beach so we immediately stopped to the beach S'Abba Druche of Bosa, which in Sardinian means Freshwater, easily accessible and enjoyable. The beach is characterized by sand and pebbles of the river, the sea is clear and transparent and the surrounding context  is very relaxing. The sea is green, crystal clear and the seabed is sandy and not very deep.