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South West Sardinia Self-Guided Tour (6 Nights)

Tour code: SARSG6

Tour Overview

This itinerary is a shortened version of the South Sardinia 10 night tour concentrating on the routes in the south western corner of the island.

Starting from Quartu near Cagliari, you first ride north to the thermal centre of Sardara.  This leg can be shortened by taking a transfer from Quartu to Dolianova. From Sardara you ride west to meet the coast at Nebida and then follow it south through Gonnesa and Portoscuso before boarding the ferry to Carloforte on the island of San Pietro. Another ferry ride takes you to Calasetta on Sant’Antioco, and then onward to Teulada and the ancient Phoenician city of Nora. The final destination is beautiful Chia, set amongst orchards and fig trees.

For information about en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page.

Ten highlights

  • The Thermae of Sardara
  • Antas temple
  • The cave of San Giovanni
  • S’ortu Mannu
  • Visit to the old Tonnara (tuna fishery)
  • Ferry to Calasetta
  • The Acropolis of Sant’Antioco
  • The magnificent sand dunes at Chia
  • The Roman city of Nora


  • Sardinia Self-Guided Tour
  • Sardinia Self-Guided Tour
  • Sardinia Self-Guided Tour
  • Sardinia Self-Guided Tour
  • Sardinia Self-Guided Tour


  • Make the tour into 7 nights with an additional night on the Island of San Pietro.


  • The ride from Quartu to Sardara can be shortened using by making use of a transfer for the first section from Quartu to Dolianova.

Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary Start Finish Route options
En Route
1 arrive at QUARTU (Cagliari)        
2 route T Quartu (or Dolianova) Sardara     Church of Beata Vergine Assunta, Sanctuary of Santa Lucia, Thermae in Sardara, Church of San Vito and Church of Santa Barbara in Gergei, The ancient 'Cumbessias' in Villanovaforru
3 route U Sardara Nebida     Coastline, Pan di Zucchero, the old mine of Porto Flavia
4 route V Nebida Carloforte       Carloforte, the natural monument 'Le Colonne', the old 'Tonnara'
5 route W Calasetta Chia     Calasetta, Acropolis of Sant'Antioco, sand dunes of Chia, the cave 'Is Zuddas' in Santadi
6 route X Chia Pula       Nora, Santa Margherita's beach
7 depart from QUARTU (Cagliari)          

Tour Costs

Costs in Euros
basic cost per person sharing
single accommodation supplement (if applicable)
Optional Costs
bicycle rental
luggage transfers
shared charge for group
additional charge per rider

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