Experience Sardinia with the camper – The highlights of the island
Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily. With almost 2,000 kilometers of coastline, it is ideal for water sports of all kinds. The interior, on the other hand, is rocky and rugged – Here you can hike and discover hidden places. You’ll find thousands of nuraghs all over the island – mysterious beehive-shaped stone ruins from the Bronze Age. One of the largest and oldest nuraghi is Su Nuraxi in Barumini. It dates back to around 1500 B.C. So it’s well worth exploring the area on a historical tour.
Would you like to enjoy your camping holiday in Sardinia to the fullest? Then you shouldn’t miss out on these activities. We have compiled the hotspots of Sardinia:
Camping in Sardinia: The beaches
The top activity in Sardinia is quite clear: bathing. With the numerous beaches and bays – whether lonely, exotic, unspoilt or lively – you can quickly lose track of things. Here a bath day is particularly worthwhile.
Wide and sandy long beaches:
- South: Cagliari, Villasimius, Chia, Pula and Costa Rei
- East: near Barisardo, Cardedu and Tortolì, on the coasts of Orosei, Siniscola and San Teodoro
- West: Costa Verde
… amidst granite rocks, can be found at Costa Smeralda. Snug and tiny sandy lime beaches, on the other hand, are at the Gulf of Orosei on the east coast – They are often only accessible by boat or for hikers. Rock and pebble beaches can be found on the Costa Paradiso, Bosa, Alghero, Carloforte, Sant Antioco and Marina di Gairo.
And, of course, there is also plenty to discover under the surface: sunken Roman galleys, rare shellfish species, jagged rocks and colonies of sea bream. In order to protect the flora and fauna of Sardinia, they have set up monitored marine parks. So let’s go, diving and snorkeling is a lot of fun here:
- Area Marina Protetta Capo Carbonara near Villasimius
- Tavolara – Punta Coda Cavallo near Porto San Paolo
- Isola dell’Asinara
- Capo Caccia – Isola Piana near Alghero
- Penisola del Sinis – Isola di Mal di Ventre near Oristano
- Parco Nazionale dell’Arcipelago di La Maddalena
- Parco Nazionale del Gennargentu in the Gulf of Orosei.
Sailing on Sardinia
Sardinia is a paradise for sailors – whether as a guest on board or even on the dew. In the Tyrrhenian Sea and the open Mar di Sardegna in the west, you can hoist your sails almost all year round. A trip through the rugged islands of the La Maddalena archipelago in north-eastern Sardinia is particularly exciting.
For experienced sailors there is the route between Corsica and Sardinia – here you need some nautical know-how – unpredictable gusts have already made some hobby sailors sweat here.
After the trip you can moor in many harbors that are located directly in the villages, for example:
- Alghero, La Maddalena
- Cala Gonone
- Santa Maria Navarrese
Sardinia also has absolute hotspots for real sports cannons – Whether windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddling or surfing, here you can really let off steam and that until winter. Because the wind basically sweeps around the whole island, you can also surf around the Mediterranean island. For beginners, there are also appropriate schools on Sardinia. The Chia Wind Club in Chia and the kite generation in Cagliari are highly recommendable.
Camping in Sardinia: Hiking and climbing
For those who prefer to have a good time on land, Sardinia offers just as many possibilities as water sports. The rugged stone blocks, steep rock walls and rugged coasts invite you to climb. Whether easy limestone routes or challenging professional walls – Sardinia is a real free climber paradise. Many of the routes are also located directly by the sea. Could there be anything more beautiful? Spring is the best time to go, as the temperatures are not yet so scorching and there is no danger of being swept off the wall by a storm. But in any case: Safety first!
The most popular climbing areas are:
- The Cala Fighera in Cagliari
- The mining area of Masua
- The Isola di San Pietro
- The Aguglia di Goloritzè
- The bays of Baunei and Dorgali
- The Supramonte
- Monte Maccione
- The Capo Caccia at Alghero
Sardinia has also one of the most difficult alpine long-distance hiking trails: The Selvaggio Blu. But as it doesn’t always have to be extreme sport, Sardinia is also ideal for easy hiking. Thus, those who like it a little quieter should have a closer look at these hiking areas and nature parks – and this is also worthwhile if, exceptionally, the sun does not shine.
Special highlights are the gorge Su Gorropu and the prehistoric cave village Tiscali in Supramonte. The latter, however, requires some climbing. Less mountainous are the Giare, e.g. Giara die Gesturi, – And the plateaus are also a real paradise for animal lovers.
As you can see, camping in Sardinia has something to offer for every taste and for every travel formation – whether sports enthusiast or family man. With water temperatures from 19 degrees in May to 25 degrees in high summer and 300 sunny days a year, the island is also a great destination for campers almost all year round. That means: Saddle your van and off to fun.
We wish you a lot of fun at your camping holiday on Sardinia!