Explore Olbia on Two Wheels: A Scooter Adventure Through Sardinia's Gem

Discover the hidden treasures of Olbia and its surroundings with the freedom and flexibility of a scooter.

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Discover the hidden treasures of Olbia and its surroundings with the freedom of a scooter.


Olbia, a bustling port city on the northeast coast of Sardinia, is the perfect starting point for a memorable scooter adventure. With its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and pristine beaches, there’s no better way to explore the area than on two wheels. In this blog post, we’ll take you on a journey through the best sights and attractions that Olbia and its surroundings have to offer, all easily accessible with a trusty scooter.

1. Porto Istana Beach

Begin your scooter adventure by heading south from Olbia along the coastal road toward Porto Istana Beach. This stunning white-sand beach, with its crystal-clear turquoise waters, is the ideal spot to relax, soak up the sun, and take a refreshing dip. Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the shade of the fragrant Mediterranean pines.

2. Tavolara Island

From Porto Istana, hop on a ferry with your scooter to the captivating Tavolara Island, a small limestone massif rising dramatically from the sea. The island is home to a marine reserve, making it an excellent spot for snorkeling or scuba diving. Explore the island’s rugged terrain, discover its unique flora and fauna, and take in the breathtaking views from the top of the cliffs.

3. San Pantaleo

After returning to the mainland, ride your scooter inland to the picturesque village of San Pantaleo. Nestled in the mountains, this charming village is known for its traditional Sardinian architecture, lively piazzas, and vibrant weekly market. Wander through the cobblestone streets, visit local artisans' workshops, and indulge in some delicious Sardinian cuisine at one of the many local trattorias.

4. Nuraghe La Prisgiona

A visit to Sardinia wouldn’t be complete without exploring its ancient history. From San Pantaleo, head west towards Arzachena and visit the Nuraghe La Prisgiona, a well-preserved archaeological site dating back to the Bronze Age. Marvel at the intricate stonework of the main tower and surrounding village, and take a guided tour to learn more about the fascinating Nuragic civilization.

5. Capo Coda Cavallo

Hop back on your scooter and continue south along the coastal road to Capo Coda Cavallo, a breathtaking peninsula boasting some of Sardinia’s most beautiful beaches. Park your scooter and take a leisurely walk along the stunning Cala Brandinchi beach or hike up to the panoramic viewpoint at Punta Est for an unforgettable view of the coastline.


A scooter adventure around Olbia offers the perfect opportunity to explore the captivating landscapes, pristine beaches, and rich history of this enchanting region. With the wind in your hair and the sun on your face, there’s no better way to discover the hidden gems of Sardinia’s northeast coast. So, rent a scooter, hit the road, and create unforgettable memories on your next visit to Olbia.

Matjaz Trcek
Matjaz Trcek
SRE @ Magnolia CMS

Working as an SRE in Magnolia CMS. In my free time I work on many side projects some of which are covered in this blog.