If you think of Sardinia, the first thing that comes to mind is probably its breathtaking beaches with crystal clear waters. And it’s no wonder, Sardinia boasts some of the most stunning beaches in the world. But Sardinia is more than just a beach destination. It’s a land rich in history and traditions that are still very much alive among its people. From the mountains to the sea, Sardinia has it all, making it the perfect destination for nature lovers and adventurers alike.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the island and explore some of the best ways to travel around and discover its hidden gems.
How to Travel in Sardinia
The choice of vehicle you use to explore Sardinia is crucial for your comfort and convenience. The options for taking a trip to the island could be a motorbike, car, boat, or camper. Another great choice for young travelers is the “van,” a comfortable and not-too-bulky vehicle that behaves like a car with a camper spirit. BVAN in Alghero offers the brand new Renault Trafic VAN, a versatile vehicle for an “on the road” holiday. Up to four people can sleep inside, and it’s possible to have a kitchen and an external veranda.
Departing from Alghero, our first stop is Dorgali, where we’ll spend the night in S’Ozzastru, a beautiful farmhouse along the SS125 road surrounded by greenery and equipped with a camper area. The next day, we set off early towards Baunei in the direction of Pedra Longa, where we can enjoy the spectacular view of the Gorropu Canyon, a gorge of erosive origin located in the Supramonte between the territories of Nuoro and Ogliastra. After admiring the view, we prepare our veranda for lunch and spend a few hours taking in the panorama with this splendid natural limestone monument.
The journey continues towards Torre di Barì, an Ogliastra seaside resort near Barisardo, where we spend the second night in an equipped campsite right near the beach. On the third day of the journey, we head to a very different place from those visited so far: Gairo Vecchio, the ghost town. This village has remained frozen in time, with ruined houses and absolute silence. Due to violent storms in the 50s, it was hit by landslides and mudslides, leading all the inhabitants to abandon it and move to Gairo Sant’Elena.
The last stop after the ghost town is the Bau Muggeris lake, an artificial basin of the Alto Flumendosa at the foot of the Gennargentu and in the municipal area of Villagrande Strisaili (NU). It’s a quiet and ideal place to stop for lunch before returning home.
Sardinia is a magical land with a lot to offer, and it’s the perfect time to discover and appreciate it to the fullest. With its beautiful beaches, mountains, and traditional villages, Sardinia is a destination that will leave you breathless, and with a van like the Bvan540, exploring Sardinia has never been easier or more comfortable.