Travel to Sardinia

Day 2 Caprera (11 Km)

Sardinia


 

(in 11 km) After the ferry leave us in La Maddalena, we continue to the right along the ring road that circles the island, towards the bridge Passo della Moneta that crosses to Isola di Caprera (Caprera Island), the second largest island in the archipelago. The worst thing about the island is that the roads are poorly indicated, but the beaches are spectacular. In the center of the island is the museum of Garibaldi, who lived here for the last years of his life.

Caprera island - Cala Andreana
Caprera island - Cala Andreana

We moved south towards Punta Rossa until the road ends. On the right we have a small beach but we follow a small sandy path to the left and 50 meters later we reached Cala Andreana. We take a bath in this spectacular beach with clear water of green glass colour, with white sand and surrounded by beautiful granite rocks. Come back the same way, making a brief stop at Cala Portese and "due mari", an area so narrow of the island that you have the sea on both sides of the road, and we enter a road up the eastern side of the island.

Caprera island - Cala Portese
Caprera island - Cala Portese

We were a little lost because there was no indication. On this side of the island are two of the most beautiful beaches: Cala Coticcio and Cala Brigantina. After a few kilometers we see to the right of the road several parked cars (no indication). There was a path down to a beach and two people coming from there confirmed us that there was Cala Cotticio. It is a beautiful cove shaped inlet or fjord. We were told that the path was not easy and it took about 40 minutes to reach the beach. We leave it for the next time.

Caprera island - Cala Garibaldi
Caprera island - Cala Garibaldi

To end the visit to the island, and before crossing the bridge again, we take a path that leads to the right. The first part of the road is paved, but the last mile is unpaved. Eventually we arrived at the Cala Garibaldi, another beautiful beach with Italiani island located in the center of the cove. We found a few boats anchored in the middle of the cove. There is a small dock where Garibaldi embarked.


 

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