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 Day 1 
Travel to Sardinia – Arrive in Cagliari

  • Upon arrival at Cagliari airport (after collecting a rental car) drive to Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia where you will spend the first day of the tour. Read More  
Depending on the arrival time you can enjoy a tour of Cagliari before relaxing at the beach. If you arrive in the evening, you can dine in one of the restaurants near the hotel,  then stroll along Via Roma, one of the main streets of Cagliari overlooking the port. You will find architecturally interesting buildings, cool cafes, and shops and can enjoy a drink from the Bastione of Saint Rémy.
  • Accommodation in Cagliari.




 Day 2 
Cagliari – Castello Acqua Fredda – S'Ortu Mannu – Iglesias  

  • Enjoy breakfast and then check out. You will then travel to the historic city of Iglesias, in the South-Western corner of Sardinia. Before arriving at Iglesias you will visit the castle of Acquafredda. Read More  

During this tour, your guide will take you on a journey through Sardinia's Middle Ages.

The castle is located in Siliqua on a hill of volcanic origin. The construction is due to the famous Pisan nobleman Ugolino Della Gherardesca a controversial medieval political figure quoted by Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy. Just the central keep and a few parts of the wall remain however, the view is spectacular after a slightly steep climb, as the castle still rises to a height of 256 metres.

  • After visiting the Castle, if you are curious, you can visit S'Ortu Mannu in Villamassargia. A natural oasis museum of 700 centuries-old olive trees, it includes Sa Reina (the Queen), a natural monument of some 900 years old and of impressive size (with a trunk with a circumference of 16 meters), perhaps the largest olive tree in the Mediterranean.
  • Arrival at Iglesias, check-in, and free time.






 Day 3 
Bike Tour on the island of Sant'Antioco

  • After breakfast, you'll head to Sant'Antioco where you'll explore the island by bicycle via Calasetta (the second largest town) and the west coast at the island's most beautiful bays. Read More  

The tour has a fair degree of difficulty and follows unpaved roads, paths, and asphalt roads, but you will be able to visit the archaeological area at Grutt' Acquas, with its perennial pond and its characteristic green colour, the Tomb of the Giants (sites composed of Nuragic-era communal tombs that got their names, according to tradition, after huge bones were found inside them) and the Nuraghe (the main type of ancient megalithic edifice found in Sardinia, developed during the Nuragic Age between 1900 and 730 BCE and now the symbol of Sardinia).

The tour continues towards Capo Sperone with a possible ascent to the Ex Semaforo (The traffic light for boats. This is placed on top of the hill called Su Monti de Su Samafuru in Sardinian, from where it is possible to see the whole coastline).

On the way back you will pass by the beach of Turri, with the beautiful Spanish tower, the beach of Coecuaddus, and Maladroxia through the beautiful path of the Cats. During the tour, it is possible to stop at the island's main vineyards and wineries and have lunch at a farmhouse (extra cost).

Bicycle and helmet hire on request at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation in Iglesias.




 Day 4 
Iglesias – Masua - Mines in the Blue Hike – Porto Flavia – Iglesias

  • After breakfast, you will travel to Masua where you will meet the guide that will accompany you during the hike. Read More  
This is the most beautiful and evocative trek on the coast, along with the oldest limestone in Italy, which is 500 million years old. It offers breathtaking views of Sugarloaf Mountain (Pan di Zucchero) and the geological site of Canal Grande. This route is about 10km long and is suitable for people that can walk for several hours continuously. The ring includes a challenging climb but the descent towards Masua is reasonably easy.
  • After the hike, you can visit Porto Flavia mine in Masua. Read More  
This is a sea harbour located near Nebida, which opened in 1924. At that time it was a true revolution: a modern tunnel system for transporting minerals from Masua and nearby mines directly into the ships moored under the cliff reducing time and cost of transportation. It is named after Flavia Vecelli, the daughter of Cesare Vecelli, who engineered and designed the harbour.
  • Accommodation in Iglesias.





 Day 5 
Kitesurfing Experience

  • On day 5 you will feel the emotions of kitesurfing (one of the fastest growing sports today). Read More  
The experience consists of a 2 hours mini kite course in which you will learn to control the kite. An instructor will follow you step by step in order to ensure maximum safety and that you learn in a fast way. The kitesurfing experience is available in Cagliari or in Punta Trettu (30 km from Iglesias) and is possible only if there is availability and the right wind conditions.
  • Accommodation in Iglesias.






 Day 6 
Check Out and Departure

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Holiday Summary   

Self-drive - Active Tour

Please read carefully the full terms and conditions of this website

Price (the tour can be customised according to budget, number of days and experiences agreed at the time of booking):

Starting from: £790 per person / €870 per person Individual participation fee in double room (minimum 2 pax) 


1st Day  Arrival day – Cagliari airport to Cagliari city (by car: a total of 8.2km – 15 min. without traffic – via E25)

Please note: It is best to hire a car before arriving in Cagliari, especially in the summer months. NxtStop Sardinia can help you rent a car contact us.

2nd Day  Cagliari - Castello Acquafredda - S'Ortu Mannu – Iglesias (by car: a total of 63.4 km - 1hr 3min without traffic – via SP2)

3rd Day Iglesias – Sant'Antioco - Iglesias (by car total of 80 km – 1hr 18min without traffic – via SP2 and SS126)

4th Day Iglesias – Masua – Porto Flavia – Iglesias (by car total of 46.6 km –  1hr 10min without traffic – via SS126 and SP83)

5th Day Iglesias –Punta Trettu* - Iglesias (by car total of 66 km – 1hr without traffic – via SP2)

*Please note that this location may change from Punta Trettu to Cagliari.

6th Day  Departure day – Iglesias to Cagliari airport (by car total of 51 km – 40 min without traffic – via SS130)

The price includes:

1 night accommodation in Cagliari in a 3* Hotel

4 nights accommodation in B&B in Iglesias or Gonnesa

Board Basis: Bed & breakfast

itineraries and route notes

Telephone assistance

Guide for scheduled excursions:

Hiking tour Mines in the Blue Hike

Acquafredda castle tour including entrance fee

Bike tour Sant‘Antioco

Kitesurf experience

Not included in the price:

Flight ticket

Car rental (contact Nxtstop Sardinia for a cheap car rental)

Meals not stated in the itinerary

Personal travel insurance

Entrance fees to museums and other attractions not stated in the itinerary

Personal expenses (tips, souvenirs, restaurant/bar bills, etc...)

Rental bike and accessories

Parking fees

Tourist taxes, where applicable, are to be settled directly on-site upon arrival at the hotel


Deposit on confirmation: 30% of the total cost

Balance: within 30 days of departure day

Method of payment: Bank transfer


For cancellation from 28 to 21 days before the departure date, you will lose your deposit.

For cancellations from 20 to 15 days before the departure date, the penalty is 70% of the total price.

For cancellations from 14 to 10 days before the departure date, the penalty is 80% of the total price.

For cancellations from 9 days before the departure date or made on the same day as the departure date or in case of a no-show, the penalty is 100% of the total price.

Special requests:

Special requests should be made in writing at the time of booking. Your request will be forwarded to the suppliers however we cannot promise that it will be fulfilled.

Useful info:

Currency: Euro

Flight time from London: Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins

Languages: Italian

Time zone: GMT+1

Country: Italy

Visa Information:

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.