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Sardinia: exploring the west coast

In October 2019 we spent 11 days travelling around Sardinia, concentrating on the west coast, and we simply loved it!

In total we drove over 1000 km in Sardenia, plus around 1600 km to reach Livorno, and back to Munich. We took the overnight ferry from Livorno to Olbia.

Day 1:  Munich – Pavia (Italy)

Overnight: in a parking lot in the outskirts of Pavia

Our truck parked in a parking lot near Pavia

Day 2: Pavia – Livorno

Overnight: on the ferry (Grimaldi Lines)

Day 3: Olbia – Stintino

Overnight: Stintino

Day 4: Stintino – Mari Ermi

Overnight: Mari Ermi

Day 5: Mari Ermi, tour of the area by motorbike

Overnight: Mari Ermi

Day 6: Mari Ermi – Piscinas

Overnight: Piscinas (N 39.54015, E 8.45297; N 39°32’25”, E 8°27’11”)

Desert beach at Piscinas, Sardinia, Italy

Day 7: Piscinas – Portu Maga

Overnight: Portu Maga

Our truck at Portu Maga, Sardinia

Day 8: Portu Maga – Capoterra (Cagliari)

Overnight: Capoterra, in the parking area of Spiaggia La Maddalena, near the American Beach kiosk

Our truck parked for the night at Capoterra, near Cagliari

Day 9 and 10: Capoterra – Sant’Antioco Island

Tour of the island, lunch at a very scenic spot (N 38°58’7″, E 8°26’28”)

Overnight: N 39.021233, E 8.451324; N 39°1’16”, E 8°27’4″ (this location is reached through a unpaved road)

Day 11: Sant’Antioco – Sciviu

Scenic drive with several stops to see Pan di Zucchero, Buggerru, San Nicoló beach.

Overnight: Area Sosta Sciviu beach (N 39.49450, E 8.41350; N 39°29’40”, E 8°24’49”)

Day 12: Sciviu – Alghero (via Mari Ermi)

Overnight: Alghero, Parcheggio Comunale, Via Corsica, 07041 Alghero (closed on Wednesdays due to local market)

N 40.57847, E 8.31790; N 40°34’42”, E 8°19’04”

Day 13: Alghero

Alghero, Sardinia

Overnight: as above

Day 14: Alghero to Olbia via Grotte di Nettuno


Overnight: on the ferry

Private restroom of our cabin

Day 15: Livorno – Munich

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  1. Your images are gorgeous, especially San Nicolo Beach. Oh, how I would love to be strolling that pretty shore, but only if I was sure I wouldn’t catch the virus that is tearing us all apart. Thanks for dreamy pictures in a locale I may never see.


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