‘Nu ma doare, nu ma doare, nu ma doare nimic. Mi se pare, mi se pare, e un nimic :)))”
The old town of Alghero and the summer resort are the perfect set for a holiday and the place were to start a fabulous Sardinian adventure. The area of today’s Alghero has been settled since pre-historic times. The so-called Ozieri culture was present here in the 4th millennium BC.
Capo Caccia is an imposing limestone promontory located at the north-west coast of Sardinia , overlooking the bay of Alghero , and the other limestone promontory of Alghero contains the great gulf of Porto Conte. The road from Alghero to Capo Caccia is also famous amoug road bike riders. I’ve recorded the ride here on Strava.
Neptune’s Grotto (Grotta di Nettuno) is a stalactite cave near the town of Alghero on the island of Sardinia, Italy. The entrance to the grotto lies only around a metre above the sea level at the foot of the 110-metre-high Capo Caccia cliffs and the cave can therefore only be visited when the waters below are calm. A stairway cut into the cliff in 1954, the 654-step escala del cabirol (goat’s steps), leads from a car park at the top of the cliff down to the entrance. The grotto is also accessible via a short boat trip from the port of Alghero.
Cycling from Alghero to Bosa and back was the best ride of my life. 90 km of climbs and descents on the Sardinian West Cost in the company of the most amazing panoramas. I’ve recorded the ride here on Strava. I rented a road bike from a local shop in Alghero and off I went on a great adventure. The road from Alghero to Bosa was a stage in the Giro D’Italia in 2013. Ran out of water after 20 km of climbing so that made the last 20 km to Bosa pretty hard to take in but the whole experience was mind blowing and I’ll do it all over again.