This wonderful city is a very popular holiday resort on the island of Sardinia. Our article will help you decide when to go sailing in Alghero. We will also give you some advice on how to plan a one-week-long sailing trip. Take our advice, and let the beauty of Alghero enchant you with its beautiful landscape.
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- The climate of Alghero: Mediterranean weather
- Ports and islands around Alghero
- Sailing in Alghero: One-week-long sailing trip (North)
- Alghero sailing: 7 days sailing itinerary long (South)
Alghero is one of the most beautiful cities in Sardinia. The island has typical Mediterranean weather. Summers are long and hot, and winters are wet. In July and August, the average temperature is 24-25°C. November and December are the rainiest. On the parts near the sea, the weather hardly drops below 0°C. In January and February, the temperature is around 10°C. The dominant winds here are the Mistral and the Sirocco. The former is mainly present in the northern and western parts. Several wind turbines have been built, benefiting from the windy climate. If you do not insist on visiting on the hot days, you should visit the island in the spring and autumn as well. The weather is suitable both for travelling and hiking. Would you also like to swim? Then we recommend the period between the end of May and the beginning of September.
The port of Alghero
Porto Cervo Marina
It belongs to the best-equipped ports on the Adriatic Sea. This is not only beautiful, but also very well-protected. It is also famous for its great service. They have 700 moorings for boats with a size of 6–100 metres. They provide water and electricity at every port.
The port of Cagliari
Cagliari is the largest city on Sardinia and one of the most beautiful port cities of the Adriatic Sea. You can easily access it from the international airport. Thanks to its geographic location, it is one of the largest and best-equipped Italian ports. It is especially a good choice for luxury yacht owners. They have water, electricity and services such as deck cleaning, food supply or medical assistance. There are ferries leaving regularly for Civitavecchia, Palermo and Naples.
We are leaving from Alghero, and this is where we will return after visiting the marvellous places in the area.
Day 1. Alghero – Porto Conte
14.49 km (9.00 mi)
First, we sail towards Porto Conte where visitors can go for a walk and check out the rich flora and fauna and breath-taking landscape of the Natural Park built in 1999. Tourists interested in watching birds can even take a glimpse of ravens, parrots, wild falcons, gulls or cormorants. Regarding mammals, many wild pigs, weasels and foxes live in the awe-inspiring park. If you are keen on hiking, follow the tourist tracks of the Le Prigionette forest.
Day 2. Porto Conte – Argentiara
30.96 km (19.24 mi)
The former mining town lies halfway between Alghero and Stintino, on one of the wildest coastlines of Sardinia. Its cosy beaches attract thousands of tourists. It has a calm coastline with crystal-clear water which makes it a perfect destination for swimming and snorkelling. After banning mining activities in 1963 in the town it became unpopulated. Nowadays you can find just a few restaurants and bars here.
Day 3. Argentiara – Stintino
37.04 km (23.02 mi)
You can find the famous La Pelosa beach here. It has sandy shores, and the water is shallow and turquoise in colour. The beach is 300 metres long and might be as wide as 60 metres. You can see Piana island opposite La Pelosa. Be prepared that you can expect big crowds in July and August. They serve delicious fish dishes in the restaurants of Stintino. You can spend the night in the port of the city.
Day 4. Stintino – Porto Torres
20.50 km (12.74 mi)
Porto Torres lying by the estuary of the Mannu River is the second most visited city and the third biggest port of Sardinia. Pay a visit to the Piazza Colombo Square by the entrance of the port. The Basilica of Saint Gavinus is the city’s most significant monument and Sardinia’s largest medieval church erected around 1050 in Pisan Romanesque style. There is a unique cavernous crypt beneath the church.
Day 5. Porto Torres – Castelsardo
29.31 km (18.21 mi)
If you dock at Castelsardo, you can admire the romantic old city and the colourful houses built on the hillside. It is famous for its small handcrafted baskets made by the local women. You must also see the cavernous Elephant rock. It is located around 6 kilometres from the city. You can spend the night in the port of Castelsardo.
Day 6. Castelsardo – Asinara island (Cala d’Oliva)
36,49 km (22,67 mi)
The natural world of Asinara island is still unspoiled to this day. Its strange inhabitants are the small white donkeys, popular among tourists. The island is special, as it has been declared as a national park and a natural reserve.
Day 7. Asinara island (Cala d’Oliva) – Natural Park of Porto Conte – Alghero
94,97 km (59,01 mi)
After visiting this spectacular island you will spend a longer time on the yacht then you can go back to your first stop, Alghero. You hand over your yacht; if you have some time, take a stroll in the city. Are you keen on culinary experience? Choose one of Alghero’s pleasant restaurants to taste popular fish and meat dishes. There are also cosy bars and cafés in the old town. If you would like to swim, you should try its idyllic beaches. Thanks to the shallow water, families with children love visiting the place. Would you like to try watersports? You can go surfing, sailing, snorkelling or scuba diving
Day 1. Alghero – Bosa 35.63 km (22.14 mi), Day 2. Bosa – Santa Caterina di Pittinuri 21,65 km (13,45 mi), Day 3. Santa Caterina di Pittinuri – San Giovanni di Sinis 31,35 km (19,48 mi), Day 4. San Giovanni di Sinis – Oristano (Marina di Torre Grande) 11,57 km (7,19 mi), Day 5. Oristano (Marina di Torre Grande) – Buggerru 58,42 km (36,30 mi), Day 6. Buggerru – Portoscuso 26,67 km (16,57 mi), Day 7. Portoscuso – Mandriola – Alghero 154,02 km (95,71 mi)
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