North of Sardinia by van in 15 days

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Direction Sardinia by van and family with Virginie from the blog The Adventures of Arthur and Thibaut! A bit peculiar article since it is a quick transcript of our Facebook live Wednesday evening!

Virginie tells us about her 15 days in Sardinia during the last holidays of All Saints. And I also share some memories.

In summary:

  • Live video
  • 15-day itinerary in Sardinia by van and family
  • Where to sleep in Sardinia in a van?
  • When to go by motorhome in Sardinia
  • Other tips from Virginia for visiting Sardinia


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Live video: Sardinia with family and van

Itinerary in the north of Sardinia by van for 15 days

Ferry crossing: from Livorno in Italy because only place available – Boarding in the evening around 9 p.m. arrival early the next day around 6 a.m.

  • Olbia: Arrival by ferry – walk on the beaches and
  • Cabo Testa: 1.5 days with a night of bivouac – Day trip
  • La Maddalena: After an afternoon to see the old olive tree, ferry to the Caprera: to walk,
  • Orosei Golf: Campsite for 3 nights – Cala Luna, with climbing site – 2 hour hike Go to this beach – One day canoe trip in Orosei golf course
  • Gorropu Canyon; hike in this nice canyon – A major climbing spot – 4 to 5 hour hike (2 hour ascent!) – Paying canyon
  • Orgosolo: city tour to see the many frescoes
  • Alghero and the cave of Neptune: 2 days and 2 bivouacs, with a visit to the cave. Be careful depending on the weather and the activity of the sea, the cave may be closed because it is difficult to access!
  • Porto Torres: 2 days and 2 nights of bivouac – Enjoy the Pelosa beach, especially in the off season if not it is “armored”
  • Return to Olbia and return ferry

How to go to Sardinia with your motorhome?

Travel and Children Info: The price for the ferry crossing will depend on the size of your vehicle. the bigger it is, the more expensive it is. It will also take into account the price of a cabin. With Corsica Ferries you can cross from Nice, Livorno to arrive near Olbia at the Arranci golf course; but also from Toulon, to arrive in Porto Torres. See the departures here

Where to sleep in a van in Sardinia?

Change of bivouac every evening for Virginie’s family! And just once, 3 nights at the same campsite!

Attention: the bivouac is prohibited throughout Sardinia. In the off-season however, it seems easier!

When to go to Sardinia by van?

Virginie is gone during the All Saints holidays, at the end of October. The weather was pleasant and mild, but with a few windy nights. On the other hand, Attention, it’s already the off season: it was, for example, impossible to cross to Asinara National Park (see our article). The advantage of All Saints’ Day is being able to swim in the Mediterranean!

Other tips for visiting northern Sardinia with the family

  • Go to the Tourist Offices to ask for maps of the places, distributed free of charge
  • Remember to take mosquitoes even on All Saints’ Day!

A big thank you to Virginie for this first live!

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  • Our dossier on Sardinia
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