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Sardinia Area Information

When to Go

Late September to the end of November and March to the end of May are the best times. Winter is also a possibility although it could well be cold. The higher peaks will be snow capped. In the summer months there are possibilities for climbing on shady crags and higher crags.

Wettest month - November (50mm to 150mm)
Driest month - July (0mm)
Coldest month - February (10 to 12 degrees)
Hottest month - August (25 to 30 degrees)


The easiest and cheapest way of reaching Sardinia is to fly although there are ferries. Ryan Air has flights to Alghero from London Stansted. EasyJet has flights to Cagliari.

Car Hire

For getting around the island a hire car is extremely useful. Prices vary and tend to be more expensive than the Spanish destinations.

Without a Car – Once in Cala Gonone you will be able to get to many of the crags on foot and hitching will probably be relatively straight forward. Getting to Cala Gonone from the airport could be tricky butthis web site has some useful information.
Isili and Domusnòvas are both reasonable venues to climb without a car once you are there, Isili particularly so, but getting to the area and getting supplies will be harder than Cala Gonone since neither area is very well developed as a tourist centre.

Climbing Courses

Useful Links – Excellent local site in English and Italian with extensive information, news and contacts for the whole Island. – Lots of useful info for climbers, mountain bikers, walkers and cyclists in Ogliastra, Sardinia from local British activists.