Top attractions in South Sardinia, Italy
Our most recommended things to do in South Sardinia, Italy
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.
We had a wonderful time the place is spectacular and the guide very helpful and knowledged.
2. From Cagliari: West Beaches Tour
Depart Cagliari and journey alongside the wetlands of Santa Gilla to see the area's characteristic pink flamingos. Stop at Santa Margherita di Pula to experience its beautiful beach, and then travel on to the cove of Pinus Village to get a look at its lovely natural swimming pools. Continue to the beautiful resort of Chia to see the archaeological site of Bithia, founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC. Return to Cagliari by 3:00 PM for the end of the tour services and your glorious day exploring the west coast of Sardinia.
Had a great experience with Claudia and Barbara exploring beaches in Chia. They took me to the most beautiful beaches that were not crowded at all and I had a great time. There were also some nice little kiosks at the beaches where I had lunch. I can only recommend this trip!
3. Cagliari: Half-Day Coasteering Experience
Clamber over rocks and walk the rocky coast of the Chia area on a unique coasteering adventure in Sardinia. Experience the coastline from a different perspective and get the chance to dive from high points into the refreshing Mediterranean Sea. Start at Pinus Village Beach, where qualified instructors will provide you with all the necessary equipment. Walk through the Mediterranean scrub until you get to the best points to build a cableway and dive into the crystal clear waters of Chia. Benefit from an itinerary that is 100% safe for beginners.
One of the most amazing and unique excursions we have ever done. Our guide Maurizio was welcoming, passionate, and knowledgeable. Such an adventure that I wouldn’t hesitate to do again.
4. Cagliari: Southwest Chia and Teulada Private Boat Tour
Travel by jeep to visit the hidden inlets of Chia and Teulada on the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia. On the boat you will explore the coves and beaches that were twice named the most beautiful in Italy. The waters of Chia are absolutely pristine and a shimmering, crystal clear, blue color. Dive in and enjoy. Complementing that stunning turquoise water is the peach-colored sand, and scattered among the sand dunes are lush green juniper trees. The colors are really striking. Heading to the beach is a tradition of locals and visitors alike. One of the coves you will visit is Cala Cipolla, from here you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Spartivento. This cove offers one of the best places to snorkel in South Sardinia. Your guide can provide you with the snorkel gear or you are welcome to bring your own. Sail to Cape Teulada and Cala Zafferano to get perfect views of the natural landsc...
The pick up location was around the corner from what is stated on this website, but give the local operator and call to confirm. Our guide was great, he even provided fresh figs. Took us to four swimming spots around the island. Water is stunning and sun was beaming - saw plenty of wildlife. Exactly what we wanted - bring a snorkel.
5. Cagliari: Full-Day Tour of Neptune's Grotto
Following pick-up, head to the north of the island. The tour begins with in the natural room holding the clear waters of Lake Lamarmora, one of the largest saltwater lakes in Europe. Here, admire the 2-meter-tall stalagmite, the Baptismal Font, and the tall peaks that have formed vats to collect rainwater. Descend briefly to the Room of Ruins and the Majestic Reggia. Gaze at the impressive columns around this room, including a stalagmite called the Christmas Tree. Follow the lake to Pebble Beach before heading to the Smith Room where the Great Organ stands, which is the largest column in the grotto. After admiring the small columns that decorate the Lace Room, this tour comes to an end at the Music Gallery. Here, enjoy views from above the Reggia area and Lake Lamarmora.
6. Cagliari: Hidden Coves by Scooter from Chia
Enjoy riding a 125cc scooter while your guide leads you to a green paradise and the hidden beaches of the south of Sardinia. Passing through the Ancient Roman Street it will be possible to see the beach of Su Coldorinu and the ancient Port of Chia. Head to the amazing beach of Cala Cipolla and enter the Lighthouse of Capo-Spartivento. Behold the wonderful view and see the extreme point of South Sardinia: Capo Teulada. From the lighthouse, visit the beach and the tower of Capo Malfatano, Cala Crabittu and Porto Larboi. There is an optional extra of lunch in Capo Malfatano. At every stop, there's a possibility to take a swim in amazing crystal-clear water. Your guide, while leading the tour on their own scooter, will provide information and colorful stories about life and nature in south Sardinia and recommend photo stops along the way. This tour is a perfect introduction for first time...
7. From Chia: Cagliari Half–Day Horseback Riding Tour
Enjoy nature and experience the beauty of Sardinia on 2-hour horseback riding tour. Choose from a morning or evening riding experience. Spend time riding across the amazing Sardinian landscape and experience its colors and perfumes. Chia is a great location, set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Domus de Maria. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities for riding, hiking and other outdoor activities. On the ride, head through Mediterranean vegetation on various routes as you ride across stunning beaches. On the night tour, enjoy a dinner by the sea.
8. Is Cannoneris Nature Reserve Walking and Jeep Private Tour
Choose between a morning departure at 9:00 AM or an afternoon departure at 3:00 PM and get picked up from Chia, South Sardinia. Enter the nature reserve of Is Cannoneris to experience the natural beauty that the Italian island of Sardinia has to offer. This four-hour tour includes possible wildlife sightings of deer, eagles, mouflons and wild boars, which are the most important species that inhabit Is Cannoneris Reserve. This itinerary also includes a visit to the prehistoric ruins of Nuraghi and its ancient stone buildings which serve as examples of drystone technique, dated to 1500 B.C. The guide will show you different kinds of farms and natural reserves, making this excursion fun for all ages. In addition to the fresh mountain air, this environment remains untouched with its forest and animal inhabitants, like little donkeys, sheep, and goats. Beautiful Sardinian deer are plentiful...
9. From Chia: Full-Day Tour of Sardinia's Hidden Beaches
Have a full-day tour where you will be able to explore the hidden beaches of Sardinia. This itinerary will start from an ancient path known as Nora Bithia, a starting point which will take you to beautiful beaches. These unknown and isolated beaches, hidden by the Mediterranean vegetation, will let you experience the beauty of this island. The Spanish towers, Capo Teulada (Sardinian's southernmost point, 200 kilometers from Africa), the Capo Spartivento Lighthouse and the ancient docks are just some of the main beauties that you will visit. During this excursion, it will be possible to snorkel in the amazing, crystal clear sea. During your afternoon break, have lunch (not included) at Capo Malfatano Beach, where a delicious fish menu will be prepared with the freshest catch by the local fishermen.
10. From Chia: Private Half-Day Ancient Roman Road Hiking Tour
Join this beautiful hike along one of the most picturesque coasts of Sardinia in the southern coast between Santa Margherita di Pula and Chia. Pinus village will be the starting point of the Ancient Roman road that linked Bithia to Nora, an ancient Phoenician Roman outpost created since the 7th century BC in the southwest of Sardinia. Travel along a beautiful trail that overlooks the turquoise sea surrounded by a lush Mediterranean vegetation. Meet a small island where once stood the Tophet Phoenician Punic Bithia. At the end of the excursion, the Bitan guides will have the great pleasure to offer you "Sa Picchettada," typical Sardinian snack.
Other Sightseeing Options in South Sardinia, Italy
Want to discover all there is to do in South Sardinia, Italy? Click here for a full list.