Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Driving to Sardinia

More and more people are asking how to avoid flying to Sardinia, while the low-cost airlines are a great cost effective option they do have there down sides.

Over the last few years Huw & Alison and the family have taken to driving to Sardinia! as well as being less stress full and no silly luggage allowance rules its great fun and a lovely way to see Europe at the same time, arriving by ship early morning on a sunny clear day is an experience not to be missed.

There are many different options, through France and Corsica, the Alps and Northern Italy you can even stop of in Pisa Florence and Rome.This year we are heading to Portsmouth to cross with LD lines to Le Havre and then driving tp Beaune staying the night in a wonderful Auberge, where I’m sure we will have a wonderful dinner and a glass of rose, the next day we’ll head up to the Alps Via Chamonix and Mont Blanc, pass through the tunnel and arrive in Courmayeur for an Italian Lunch high up in Zerrotta in Val Veny right under Monti Bianca, after lunch its just a couple of hours drive to Genoa for a late overnight crossing to Olbia in Sardinia. Just Sardinia can arrange all aspects of a trip like this and give first hand recommendations

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Cycle Sardinia

Simon Rickard, one of the 5 intrepid cyclists who rode to and from Sardinia during the “Cycle to Sardinia” Charity trip, will return to Sardinia next week with his bike….but this time he’s not cycling there!

Simon was pivotal in raising over £28,000 pounds for the Poole Hospital Neo-Natal unit in Dorset. The cycle trip was a great success and just last week Simon told me that a work colleague of his had thanked him for all his efforts. Simon asked why he was thanking him again, and was told that his wife had just given birth to a baby at 27 weeks and the baby was taken to the Neo-Natal unit and nursed on one of the cots that has been purchased from the money that “Cycle to Sardinia” had raised. (All the cots have a plaque on the side of them).

Cycling is environmentally friendly, good for fitness and enables you to get a real taste and feel of the island, to meet the local people, stay in family run accommodation and to get off the beaten track and experience the real Sardinia by bike...