Sardinia is an amazing island full of places of interest and things to see. To experience it at its own best we suggest to rent a car so that you won't miss anything. The first thing that comes to mind when speaking of visiting Sardinia by car is the fact that it does not have a well-developed system of motorways, actually you won't find a single motorway in the island!
The roads sometimes pass through the villages, so drive with caution. The most known state roads are the 131 which connects the north and the south of the island and the state road 127 which connect the east and the west.
Generally the roads are quite narrow and not in perfect conditions so pay attention when you drive. Seldom you also may find speed traps: remember that generally the speed limit is 90 km/h on the roads outside urban areas (otherwise stated) and 50 km/h in urban areas.
Read our new blog post about a 1-week itinerary/route with places to visit in Sardinia.
If you land at the Alghero airport 'Riviera del Corallo' (AHO) you might be interested in visiting the beautiful beaches just outside the town like the Bombarde and Lazzaretto beaches or the amazing white sand beach of Stintino. Do not forget to go also to the 'Nuraghe Palmavera' a megalithic constructions built between 1900-730 BC.
From the airport to the Bombarde/Lazzaretto beaches (SP44 and SS127bis - 8.7 km, 12 mins)
From the airport to the Stintino beach (SP42 - 44.6 km, 46 mins)