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Cagliari: 2 Hour Bike Tour in the Flamingos Oasis

1. Cagliari: 2 Hour Bike Tour in the Flamingos Oasis

Depart from the Marina of Cagliari to see the Basilica of Bonaria with its amazing staircase. Pass through the new bike path that runs along the sea and river until the football stadium of Cagliari. See urban art under the bridges of the river that characterize the area. Arrive at the Natural Park of Molentargius and soak in the history of the remains of the old city of salt, which for centuries influenced the economy of the area.  Dive into a nature trail to see the beautiful flamingos and discover the old salt ponds of Cagliari. The park is an exceptional area due to the presence of fresh and saltwater basins that host plants and animals of rare beauty. The tour includes a coffè break to enjoy the sea and the pretty harbor. 

The Nuraghe Tour: Day Trip from Cagliari

2. 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. 

Cagliari: Porto Flavia Tour

3. Cagliari: Porto Flavia Tour

See how a special crew of miners expert in explosives and rock climbing was assembled. They worked in shifts, day and night, to complete the excavations in record time. Despite safety measures being practically ignored to speed up work, no casualties were reported in the building phase. Because the tunnel was without angles or trenches, the usual technique for dynamite drilling was impossible (the crew used those angles and trenches as shelter while blowing up charges just a few meters away). Instead, small cavities were excavated at regular distances to allow the workers to gain cover after igniting explosives. They are still visible in the guided tour.  The workers began drilling the upper gallery, 37 metres (121 feet) above sea level with dynamite and mechanical drills (many mines at the time mostly used pickaxes) until they reached the sea. They then hung from ropes and began drilling the lower tunnel from the cliff face, 16 metres (52 feet) above sea level, going the opposite direction under the upper gallery. This way, they could dump the removed rocks directly into the sea. Finally, the reservoirs were excavated by creating holes in the basaltic rock starting from the bottom of the cavities and going up. This again eased the removal of rubble, although this procedure was dangerous. Each storage reservoir was 4 to 8 metres (13 to 26 feet) in diameter and 20 metres (66 feet) high. Venting holes were opened on the side of the galleries. Mechanical iron hatches were installed along with the electric railway into the upper tunnel. The train brought the ore to the loading hatches of the reservoirs, while in the lower tunnel the unloading hatches fed the ore to the conveyor belt leading to the ships. The belt was covered with a steel casing to prevent the wind blowing away zinc oxide powder. It was extensible, and retracted after a load was delivered to the ship's hold. The main conveyor belt featured an innovative movable alignment system, designed to reduce the risk of the belt escaping the driving wheels under the pressure of the falling ore. The main belt dumped the ore on the slightly lower extensible conveyor belt, which could be protruded for 15 metres (49 feet) and channeled the ore powder into a vertical shaft going to the hold of a moored ship. Construction took only two years, ending in 1924, a remarkably short period of time for a work of that size. The ends of the tunnels facing the sea were adorned with concrete towers and decorative nameplates. They were not necessary to the operation, but were asked to be constructed by the owner of the company as a mark of prestige. Vecelli's daughter, Flavia, was born earlier in 1924 and the engineer obtained from the company to name the harbor after her.

Porto Flavia and Caves of Is Zuddas Tour from Chia

4. Porto Flavia and Caves of Is Zuddas Tour from Chia

Get back to nature in the Sulcis region of southern Sardinia, and discover how a crew of miners worked in shifts to excavate the amazing Caves of Is Zuddas in record time. Located near the town of Santadi, the network of caves is a magical destination with a natural history that dates back more than 530 million years! Be amazed by the unspoiled nature of the Mediterranean. Then, go inside the caves to hear how drilling began 37 meters above sea level and continued to create reservoirs by making holes in the basalt rock. Learn how mechanical iron hatches were installed, along with an electric railway to carry ore to the waiting ships. Take an unforgettable journey through the history of Sardinia and the oldest rocks in Europe. Explore the traditions of the Sulcis and enjoy an optional meal at the best trattoria in the area. Benefit from the inside knowledge of your local guide, and hear interesting anecdotes such as how Porto Flavia got its name!

Sinnai: Bread-Baking Experience with an Italian Baker

5. Sinnai: Bread-Baking Experience with an Italian Baker

Have a truly authentic Sardinian experience by joining a bread-baking class with a local Italian baker. Your instructor was born into a family of bakers: his father and brother are both bakers as well, and he is excited to share his traditional knowledge with you on this 3-hour interactive experience.   Together with your instructor, you’ll discover the different types of doughs, flours, and bread shapes, and hear stories about bread in Sardinia. Learn the recipe and prepare the dough in a variety of traditional shapes, including su coccoi, a type of decorated bread.   At the end, cook the bread in the oven and when it’s ready, enjoy it as a group with some traditional cheeses and a glass of wine.

Cagliari: Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Tasting Experience

6. Cagliari: Wine, Cheese and Olive Oil Tasting Experience

This combination tour will take you into the Sardinian island, where you will discover the three little towns of Serdiana, Dolianova and Donori. Experience an unforgettable visit to the best winery of southern Sardinia.  After visiting the winery, you will taste two white wines and two red wines served with a flavorful cheese and cured meat. At the same time, it will be possible to buy the best wines, saving around 40% at the winery store. Afterwards, drive to Donori and taste the best cheese. Of course, save money here as well by buying from the factory store. On the way back, stop at the oil mills and let the experts show you how to tell a good olive oil with a quick lesson. You will taste the olives, the oils, as well with the local products, and some homemade wine. 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 bringing you back to your hotel.

Cagliari: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

7. Cagliari: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test.  Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of red and white local wines.

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What people are saying about Cagliari

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Ivo, our guide, was brilliant. A very pleasant two-hour bike tour, with a coffee stop. The only drawback: the meeting point indicated by get your guide did not correspond to the real address, but was 50m further on, at another street number. It is absolutely necessary to make this change. Maria and Simone

Educating tour, just for two of us, showing the history of island as a whole and some particular historical monuments. Claudia, the guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly, we had very nice conversations and developed a good connection. We also had a comfortable transfer to the site and back.

I really enjoyed the tour. The guide (Claudia) knows a lot about nauraghi culture. explained all the details of the tower, Vila and the tomb. I really enjoyed knowing the origin of Sardinia. Claudia and Bárbara are very friendly and available to answer any questions.

Our day trip to Nuraghe ruins, museum and surrounding areas was excellent. Claudia is a wealth of information and Barbara was a great driver. We learned so much and had no problem understanding Claudia’s excellent English.

Fun and interesting, relaxing ride with new and comfortable bicycles, in the middle of the nature of the beautiful park of the salt pans and flamingos