After Sicily, Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean. Its location next to the "boot" of Italy is apt, because the shape of Sardinia is reminiscent of a footprint. The capital of the autonomous region is Cagliari. There are airports in Olbia and Alghero, so you can start your journey in either place. A hire car from TUI Cars gives you the flexibility to drive where you like when you like.
Reserve your own hire car for outstanding holidays on the island. Sardinia awaits you with fascinating sightseeing destinations, including national parks and historical churches, such as the Cathedral of Santa Giusta. You can arrange your road trips and sightseeing tours to suit your individual needs and preferences in a hire car. Discover the country and its people at your pace in a roadster, compact car or SUV – you will discover Sardinia close-up in the flesh no matter which kind of car you choose.
Sardinia by car – pay attention to traffic and speed
If you are traveling by car on the autonomous island, there are a few things to consider. Many of the roads are narrow and winding in Sardinia. You should therefore drive as far on the right as possible to allow sufficient space for opposing traffic, especially on bends. Also consider that the long two-lane trunk roads are similar to dual carriage expressways but are not really motorways. This applies, for example, to the SS 131 Carlo Felice, which connects the north with the south.
The speed limit on trunk roads is 90-kilometres per hour (90 km/h) and restricted to only 50 km/h in some places. Always keep an eye on and obey the traffic signs. This is the best way to ensure a good and safe road trip on Sardinia. A TUI Cars car rental partner on Sardinia can be found in the airport or the centre of any of the bigger towns.
Car hire: Sardinia via the Orientale Sarda
Welcome to Sardinia. A hire car rental is not just good for getting from A to B, it is also ideal for discovering beautiful routes through fantastic landscapes. The most beautiful panorama road on Sardinia is the Orientale Sarda, connecting Cagliari with the 275-km-distant Olbia via the SS 125.
The Orientale Sarda guides you and your hire car through impressive mountain landscapes, wine-growing areas, romantic fields and Caribbean-like beaches. In these enchanting areas it is often the case that you will see more shepherds at work than other tourists on the road. Experience this idyll in a hire car. With the Orientale Sarde Sardinia offers you a breath-taking road trip between two towns worth seeing in their own right.