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Sardinia Bicycle Tours - Travel to the Region

The trailheads for most of the itineraries are Cagliari (or adjacent Quartu), Alghero or Olbia.

Air

There are three airports on the island. Cagliari Airport is the larger and services most international flights.

1. Cagliari

Airport “Mario Mameli” at Cagliari-Elmas is, in fact, the main airport in Sardinia, and is 20 minutes drive from Quartu, trailhead of most tour options. Further information on flights to Sardinia can be found on the Cagliari airport website (link below).

Getting from Cagliari Airport to Quartu

The Cagliari Elmas airport is connected to Cagliari's Central Station by an airport bus running every 10 minutes, beginning at 8.45 am. From Central station, you can then take a city bus to get to Quartu Sant'Elena.

2. Olbia

Olbia Costa Smeralda is the second airport of Sardinia for number of passengers and has connections to the most important European capitals. UK destinations include Gatwick, Bristol, Leeds and Edinburgh. There are frequent buses from the airport to the city centre.

3. Alghero

The Alghero airport, Alghero Fertilia, is mostly used for domestic flights.  There are a few international destinations including a Ryanair flight to London Stansted.  Alghero Fertilia airport is conntected to the town centre by an airport bus running every 30 minutes.

To and from mainland Italy

Flights connect Cagliari, Olbia and Alghero with a large number of destinations in Italy.

Sea

It is also possible to travel by ferry from the Italian mainland, from Sicily, from Corsica and from Spain:

  • Cagliari seaport from/to Civitavecchia (close to Rome), Napoli, Trapani and Palermo.
  • Olbia seaport from/to Civitavecchia, Genova and Livorno.
  • Golfo Aranci from/to Civitavecchia and Livorno.
  • Porto Torres from/to Genova, Civitavecchia and Barcelona.
  • Santa Teresa from/to Bonifacio.

Train

The rail network on Sardinia is not highly developed, but it is possible to get by train from Cagliari to the most important town centres of Sardinia. An interesting option, the Trenino Verde, connects Monserrato (close to Cagliari) with Arbatax using a scenic narrow gauge line through the interior of the island.  

Links

Airports 

Trains 

Buses

Ferrry Services to/from San Pietro Island

Ferrry Services to/from Asinara/La Maddalena

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