Sardinia - Alghero » Information
Located closer to Africa than Italy, the island of Sardinia is Mediterranean’s second-largest island after Sicily. It offers rocky coastline, rugged landscape and some of the Mediterranean’s most seductive beaches, yet within short distance of elite hotels and ritzy resorts, posh shops, some great restaurants and bars. Once a crossroad for empires journeying through the Mediterranean sea, Sardinia has been a cultural melting-pot but the influence that is most obvious is the Spanish Catalan seen in Alghero, in Northern Sardinia, which street signs are still written in Catalan. Different from Italy's mainland with its rather scarce art and architectural examples, Sardinia is predominantly wild and mountainous, covered in a carpet of densely growing evergreen shrubs. The large distances involved and the scattered in the countryside unique prehistoric sights like the astonishing 7 000 cone-shaped stone towers - the nuraghi, the curious temples and mysterious remains of entire Bronze Age villages, the secluded turquoise coves and countless white sandy beaches make Sardinia ideal for touring on a hire motorcycle or scooter. An island where sheep outnumber people, Sardinia is the perfect place to get away from it all on your rental motorbike or scooter as it is best explored by road. Those curious to get a feel of the island's unique atmosphere should consider renting a motorbike or scooter directly at Alghero-Fertilia Airport in the northern part of Sardinia and take the meandering drives along the coastline or into the rugged hinterland. To get away from the crowded urban scene, rent a motorcycle or scooter to take you to medieval Bosa in the west with its picturesque pink-and-golden buildings, or to the fascinating Alghero, or to the historic Calgliari and Oristano, or to the fishing village of Isola Rossa with one of the most seductive stretches of sand and gin-clear water for the snorkel lovers. Explore the thriving traditional culture in Sardinia’s heartland on your rental motorbike or scooter and indulge your senses in the robust cuisine with hearty pastas, pungent local cheeses and roasted meats. Sardinia is well worth a holiday all to itself and the best way to do it is on two wheels of a rental motorcycle or scooter.