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From Cagliari: Full-Day Villasimius Beaches Tour

1. 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: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

2. 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.

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 Teuada, 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

From Cagliari: Chia Beaches Tour

4. 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: Quad Adventure Shore Excursion

5. 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: Day Trip to Domus de Janas Fairy Houses

6. From Cagliari: Day Trip to Domus de Janas Fairy Houses

Very close to Cagliari, between orchards, vineyards and fertile hills, we find Pimentel a small town and agricultural center. Inside this town, in a beautiful landscape, in a flat area we find the Domus de Janas of Corongiu and the necropolis called De S'acqua Salida, dating back to 3200 BC. Still well preserved, they are a beautiful example of Pre-Nuragic architecture. In particular, the small but very important Domus of Corongiu still has spiral-shaped engravings that would represent the goddess of the eyes who protected the dead. But many other interpretations and interesting discoveries preserve the Domus de Janas of Pimentel that you can discover with our fascinating tour.

From Cagliari: Porto Flavia Mine and Natural Beauty Tour

7. 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.

Electric Bike Naturalistic Tour

8. Electric Bike Naturalistic 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.

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. 

Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sulcis Boat Experience

10. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sulcis Boat Experience

Depart from the Port of Cagliari, one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean, and travel to Iglesias, on the southwest coast of Sardinia. Once we reach the beach of Masua, you will meet your English guide on the boat. Relax and enjoy this fantastic 2 hours boat tour to visit the west coast; you will discover many caves on the way, admire the Sardinian Sugar Loaf, and also swim in amazing crystal water. On lucky days, it's possible to enjoy the dolphins and be in touch with them than in their natural habitat. Visit gorgeous beaches and secret places only reach by boat. The impressive, white, calcareous cliffs surrounding the beaches make it feel like you're in the corner of paradise, where uncontaminated nature rules. The seabed is low and sandy, with a few rocks out to sea near the promontories. Depart from the Port of Cagliari, one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean, and travel to Iglesias, on the southwest coast of Sardinia. Board the boat with your expert local guide and enjoy a 2-hour boat tour of the island's west coast.  Discover sea caves and admire the Sugar Loaf, an island famous for glowing in the sunlight. Swim in the crystal clear water and, if you're lucky, swim with curious dolphins who like to play close to the boat. Visit beautiful enclosed beaches and coves that can only be reached from the sea. View a wide range of stunning aquatic life as you pass close to the shore.

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What people are saying about Metropolitan City of Cagliari

Had an amazing day with Claudia and Barbara as our guide and driver! I went on the trip with my son and daughter and we learnt so much about the areas we visited and the island in general from Claudia, she has so much information and is so passionate about Sardinia. The beaches they took us to were stunning, overall the trip was really enjoyable and we couldn’t recommend Claudia enough. We used their recommendation for lunch on one of the beaches and had our best meal of the holiday. Can’t wait to go on another trip with them again on our next visit to Sardinia!

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.

The travel was very well organised, everything was on time, the guide Valerya wa really nice and competent- tells us a lot of very interesting facts about Sardinian history and attractions. Really recommend this bike tour.

Super leuke trip om te doen. Lekker hard racen. Lekker vies worden leuke mensen. Gewoon doen ook voor vrouwen

It was great! We had a lot of fun & saw beautiful beaches and coasts :) I would recommend it 100%