Spring break. Sardinia with the family at Easter

Since Sardinia is a large island, it is impossible to visit everything in one stay.

We recommend staying north. Where many activities and places suitable for the youngest are concentrated.

For the beaches, it’s simple: they’re all great. Even if the water is still cool at Easter, the outside temperature is very pleasant and the sand cakes are a delight for the children.

You can arrive via one of the two airports in northern Sardinia: Alghero or Olbia.

Alghero

The beautiful medieval city of Alghero is well worth a visit. In particular, a walk on the ramparts. Equipped with gates, towers and bastions. What a knight!

You can also climb the bell tower of the cathedral. To enjoy the city view.

Must visit, near Alghero: the Neptune Caves (https://grottadinettuno.it). One of the jewels of the Mediterranean.

Under the sheer cliffs overlooking the sea, the treasures of nature are revealed: stalactites, stalagmites, underground lakes, white sandy beaches…

You can reach the Neptune Caves by boat from Alghero port. Price of the boat: around €15 per person.

Entrance to the cave: €14. €10 for 7 to 14 year olds. Free for children under 7 years old.

Two amusement parks

Alghero has an amusement park popular with families: Ragnatele Park (www.parchiavventurasardegna.it). A tree climb in a forest of maritime pines. With suspension bridges, zip lines, high altitude trails… and routes for all ages and levels.

From €9 per course.

Another amusement park for children: Gregoland (http://www.arzachenacostasmeralda.it/guide/gregoland-il-parco-giochi-della-costa-smeralda). A large free play area with mini zip line, fun paths… Located in Porto Cervo, not far from the Maddalena Archipelago (see below).

Photo by Jürgen Scheeff on Unsplash

Photo by Jürgen Scheeff on Unsplash

Castelsardo

A village worth seeing in northern Sardinia: Castelsardo (www.sardegnaturismo.it/fr/lieux/nord-ouest/castelsardo). Its name means “Sardinian castle”.

It is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

Its thousand-year-old castle stands on a promontory overlooking the sea and the historic center. With colorful houses and narrow streets.

Entrance to the castle: €3.

A natural curiosity near Castelsardo: the Elephant Rock. A stone that is actually in the shape of an elephant. We would be wrong!

The archipelago of La Maddalena

The Maddalena archipelago is located in the north of Sardinia. Consisting of seven islands.

Their heavenly beaches look like the Seychelles. With crystal clear water, white sand and granite rocks with aesthetic shapes.

And if flamingos come to the beach: good luck!

Boat trip in the archipelago: from €45 per person (www.tourismesardaigne.fr/excursion-en-bateau-a-larchipel-de-la-maddalena).

WORK OUT

– Flights to Sardinia around €200 from Paris, Marseille, Nice or Geneva.

– Family-friendly accommodation in Alghero: Bed and Breakfast Pintadera (https://bbpintadera.it). With cot, stroller, high chair, fenced garden with play area for children… €60 per room in April.

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