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Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

1. Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

Live a memorable day while having fun and enjoying nature on a quad adventure under the guidance of an expert tour-escort. Cross pristine beaches and dirt paths, and admire breathtaking views onboard your quad. Upon arrival, you'll be given full instruction on handling the quad and all safety equipment will be provided. First, take a short trip to establish your confidence and then go on an amazing journey. Enjoy an authentic, exciting, and dynamic off-road experience on the powerful quads for 2 or 3 hours, depending on the option you choose. Drive through nature's twists and turns, among the vegetation and rocks modeled by time, and discover rare species and unique itineraries. Your local guide is happy to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and share interesting anecdotes for you before returning you back to the base camp.

From Cagliari: Full-Day Villasimius Beaches Tour

2. From Cagliari: Full-Day Villasimius Beaches Tour

We will leave from the center of Cagliari to head towards the coast road that will take us to Villasimius. Along the way, we will see the famous Devil's Saddle and pink flamingos in the Molentargius Lagoon. Continuing, we will be able to admire breathtaking views and take unique photos. We will visit two completely different beaches. You will be able to swim in the crystal clear waters, snorkel and meet the fish of the protected marine area. You can walk on the soft sand or among the white granite rocks, surrounded by the Mediterranean scrub. We return to Cagliari at 3 pm after a relaxing excursion to the eastern beaches of Sardinia.

Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Group Boat Tour

3. Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Group Boat Tour

Visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia on this tour aboard an inflatable boat. Explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy.  Traveling from the beach at Chia to Teulada, make several stops in between and enjoy different itineraries depending on the weather. Dive into the shimmering, crystal-clear blue color of the waters of Chia. Marvel at the peach-colored sand that complements the stunning water and the lush green juniper trees are scattered among the dunes. With a little luck, see dolphins doing their magnificent dance, observe colonies of seagulls, cormorants, flamingos, colorful fish, and sea turtles laying their eggs in the most secluded beaches.  One of the coves you’ll visit is Cala Cipolla (depending on the itinerary). From here, admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano to get perfect views of the natural landscapes (this is a military zone, and you can only swim around the boat).  Throughout your experience at Chia and Teulada, hear the stories, history, and tales of the area from your guide and enjoy a personalized experience. Standard itinerary departing from Chia (with normal sea and wind conditions):• Caletta del morto• Campana• Su Giudeu• Cala Cipolla• Capo Spartivento• Perdalonga• Tuerredda• Capo Malfatano• Piscinnì• Isola Rossa• Porto Scudo• Cala Zafferano

Cagliari: Quad Adventure Shore Excursion

4. Cagliari: Quad Adventure Shore Excursion

Start with a pickup from the Port of Cagliari. Drive off and enjoy an off-road adventure on your quad, travel up into the Sardinian mountains with spectacular views on the way to the forest. On arrival, receive full instructions on handling the quad and all safety equipment.  This tour is organized for 2 people per quad. If 2 people want to drive a quad each, then you should book for 3 people. First, you start with a short trip to establish your confidence. Then off you go for a 3-hour journey through the beaches, hills, and forests. Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before you will be taken back to your cruise.

From Cagliari: Chia Beaches Tour

5. From Cagliari: Chia Beaches Tour

Explore the West Coast of Sardinia, on a tour of the West Beaches. Soak up the sun on two beaches with completely different styles of sand and sea, and revel in the relaxed environment of the day. Depart from Cagliari along the road that connects it to Pula, crossing the lagoon of Santa Gilla. Continue towards the magnificent coastal town of Chia, with its splendid beaches, pink granite rocks, and emerald sea, immersed in the Mediterranean scrub. First, visit two amazing beaches, that differ by shape, types of sand, and the depth of the waters. After a relaxing day dedicated to exploring the West coast of Sardinia, return to Cagliari at 3 PM.

Cagliari: Electric Bike Nature Tour

6. Cagliari: Electric Bike Nature Tour

A pleasant journey with eco-friendly electric bikes along the Cagliari gulf coast, its canals, and the nature of Molentargius Park, in the company of flamingos and seagulls. From the port, the ride continues along the coast to the Terramaini canal bike lane which leads to the natural park and the “City of Salt”. From there, you move across the lagoon to the Poetto beach, where you stop for a break in a seafront restaurant/bar. Continue across the Devil's Saddle cape up to the lighthouse of Calamosca and its spectacular view. This is the last stop before coming back to the city center.

From Cagliari: Nora Ruins and Pula Guided Tour

7. From Cagliari: Nora Ruins and Pula Guided Tour

The tour will start by your location, meeting your personal driving guide; After few minutes we'll cross the bridge on the highway SS 195 "Sulcitana" starting to see the beautiful pink flamingos in the middle of the pondo of Santa Gilla! In 30 minutes arrive in Pula and then parking in front of the beautiful beach of Nora, once upon a time, necropolis of the phoeinician city. In few minutes the tour will start, crossing the gates of the amazing archaeologycal site of Nora, surrounded by ruins of temples, baths, theater and mosaics. At the end of the tour, small stop in Pula to discover the nice square and make some shopping Return to Cagliari

Nora Tour from Cagliari

8. Nora Tour from Cagliari

After meeting your driver, start the tour from the central Piazza Matteotti in Cagliari. Continue along the Lagoon of Santa Gilla and pass by the salt flats. Admire and photograph the elegant pink flamingos, which have made Sardinia their home. Arrive on the small peninsula of Pula where the archaeological site of Nora is located. Walk along the wonderful beach and admire the little church of Saint Efisio the glorious martyr which dates back to the 11th century. After than, enter the marvelous ruins of Nora and learn about its history as an ancient Nuragic, Phoenician, Punic and finally Roman city. Visit the Spanish Tower of Coltellazzo which rises from the end of the headland and learn about the Spanish conquest and their military organization. Finish the tour in Cagliari. 

The Nuraghe Tour: Day Trip from Cagliari

9. The Nuraghe Tour: Day Trip from Cagliari

Enjoy the thrill of travelling back in time to the fascinating and powerful Nuragic civilization. Your tour will start from Cagliari. From here, you will head towards the heart of Trexenta, in the municipality of Suelli where the nuraghe are located. Explore the Nuraghe Piscu complex, which is located on a hill. Its strategic position gives you spectacular panoramic views. Built 3500 years ago, it offers a beautiful example of a complex three-lobed nuraghe; marvel at its central tower, which reached 10 meters, and the courtyard, well, and turreted antemurale that surrounds it. Listen to your expert guide as they teach you about the fascinating population of the village, which was home to around 100 inhabitants. 

From Cagliari: Porto Flavia Mine and Natural Beauty Tour

10. From Cagliari: Porto Flavia Mine and Natural Beauty Tour

Travel from Cagliari to Iglesiente, one of the oldest historical areas in Sardinia with a wild landscape famous for its mining history. Discover the Porto Flavia mine, an extraordinary monument of industrial archaeology overlooking an incredible coastline with a breathtaking vista of the Masua Sea.   Built in 1924, Port Flavia is an incredible work of engineering suspended between sky and sea that made it possible to load minerals directly onto the ships. Walk through the 600-meter-long tunnel and discover the history of the mine that remained functional up until the 1960s.  Next, see the Parco Geominerario della Sardegna (Geological and Mining Park of Sardinia), declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After the visit, enjoy a little stop to see the incredible coast of Nebida, walking through the panoramic street in front of the Laveria Lamarmora mineral washing plant before returning to Cagliari.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 100 reviews

Good experience. Claudia and Barbara super kind and helpful, ready to answer any doubts and to provide a thousand information on the place and on the traditions of the island. During the release there was a small inconvenience that they were able to face with professionalism and promptness. A few days later my boyfriend and I contacted Claudia again to get some information about the center of Cagliari and she was ready to help us even in that case! I recommend everyone to rely on them.

Very pleasant excursion The water is transparent, it's magnificent!! The fish were fed in order to observe them underwater. It was fun. Unfortunately no dolphins… the guide told us that the dolphins are in the north of the island and only come out in winter. The water being warm, there were jellyfish. One of the passengers even got bitten. So we shortened the swims.

Great tour with spectacular views of the coastline. Visiting the mines is an interesting addition to your usual Sardinia experience. Franco is going an exceptional guide which can give you many insights into the rich history of Sardinia.

Our trip was fantastic, a great mix of scenery, history and thrill. We were given the opportunity to see areas which we would otherwise never have seen.

Claudia and Barbara are two enthusiastic guides and convey the love for Sardinia with full competence. Barbara is a super driver! Experience to do!