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Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

1. Cagliari: Quad Adventure Experience from Chia

Live a memorable day while having fun and enjoying nature on a quad adventure under the guidance of an expert tour-escort. Cross pristine beaches and dirt paths, and admire breathtaking views onboard your quad. Upon arrival, you'll be given full instruction on handling the quad and all safety equipment will be provided. First, take a short trip to establish your confidence and then go on an amazing journey. Enjoy an authentic, exciting, and dynamic off-road experience on the powerful quads for 2 or 3 hours, depending on the option you choose. Drive through nature's twists and turns, among the vegetation and rocks modeled by time, and discover rare species and unique itineraries. Your local guide is happy to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and share interesting anecdotes for you before returning you back to the base camp.

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From Cagliari: West Beaches Tour

2. From Cagliari: West Beaches Tour

Depart Cagliari and journey alongside the wetlands of Santa Gilla to see the area's characteristic pink flamingos. Stop at Santa Margherita di Pula to experience its beautiful beach, and then travel on to the cove of Pinus Village to get a look at its lovely natural swimming pools. Continue to the beautiful resort of Chia to see the archaeological site of Bithia, founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC.  Return to Cagliari by 3:00 PM for the end of the tour services and your glorious day exploring the west coast of Sardinia.

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From Chia: Cagliari Half–Day Horseback Riding Tour

3. From Chia: Cagliari Half–Day Horseback Riding Tour

Enjoy nature and experience the beauty of Sardinia on 2-hour horseback riding tour. Choose from a morning or evening riding experience. Spend time riding across the amazing Sardinian landscape and experience its colors and perfumes. Chia is a great location, set in beautiful surroundings just outside the town of Domus de Maria. The facilities and the fascinating area provide endless opportunities for riding, hiking and other outdoor activities. On the ride, head through Mediterranean vegetation on various routes as you ride across stunning beaches. On the night tour, enjoy a dinner by the sea.

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From Chia: Private Half-Day Ancient Roman Road Hiking Tour

4. From Chia: Private Half-Day Ancient Roman Road Hiking Tour

Join this beautiful hike along one of the most picturesque coasts of Sardinia in the southern coast between Santa Margherita di Pula and Chia. Pinus village will be the starting point of the Ancient Roman road that linked Bithia to Nora, an ancient Phoenician Roman outpost created since the 7th century BC in the southwest of Sardinia. Travel along a beautiful trail that overlooks the turquoise sea surrounded by a lush Mediterranean vegetation. Meet a small island where once stood the Tophet Phoenician Punic Bithia. At the end of the excursion, the Bitan guides will have the great pleasure to offer you "Sa Picchettada," typical Sardinian snack.

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From Cagliari: Full-Day Tour of Prehistoric Sardinian

5. From Cagliari: Full-Day Tour of Prehistoric Sardinian

On this full-day tour, you will go through the wonderful panoramic road from Chia to Teulada (departing from Chia), traveled by the ancient Romans and Carthaginian population, passing through little towns like Teulada and Santadi e Villaperuccio. The transfer to the archaeological site will take around 80 minutes. There, you will visit a prehistoric ancient necropolis of about 2 kilometers in area. The site is made up of two areas: the first one includes the ancient graves called the Domus de Janas (House of the Fairies), while the second one is called Su Congianu. There are more than 40 tombs of various shapes and sizes. Two of the domus are especially important as they contain Neolithic religious symbols. One has a bull symbol sculpted on the entrance wall, as well as other symbols including the eyes and breasts of the goddess mother and a false door representing the passage to the other world. The other tomb has horns of various shapes, referring to the cult of the bull-god, sculpted into the ceiling and on the steps leading to the entrance of the domus. The pottery found during excavations bear witness to the long use of the necropolis, in the final Neolithic and the recent Aeneolithic up to the Early Bronze Age. Afterwards, discover the amazing Giant Tomb. This name was given by the locals and archaeologists to a type of Sardinian megalithic gallery grave built during the Bronze Age by the Nuragic civilization. They were collective tombs and can be found throughout Sardinia, with 800 being discovered there. Before driving to the nuraghe, have a break to taste some of the best Sardinian food. You will try a typical Sardinian meal (optional). The nuraghe is the main type of ancient megalithic edifice found in Sardinia, developed during the Nuragic Age between 1900 and 730 B.C. Today, it has come to be the symbol of Sardinia and its distinctive culture, the Nuragic civilization. More than 7000 nuraghes have been found, though archeologists believe that originally there were more than 10,000.

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Cagliari: Between the Mountains & Sea Tour by Jeep & Dinghy

6. Cagliari: Between the Mountains & Sea Tour by Jeep & Dinghy

Travel by jeep and dinghy on this 8-hour tour and experience the natural beauty of Chia and Domus de Maria. Explore the Cannoneris Nature Reserve. Marvel at the largest holm oak forest in Europe, perched 1,000 meters above the sea. This area is home to Sardinian deer and the site of numerous megalithic nuraghe towers. Discover hidden coves, such as the Cala Zafferano and Capo Teulada, that can be reached only by dinghy. Enjoy a fresh fish directly from the local fishermen at the beach restaurant (meals are not included).

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From Chia: Nuraghe Tour of Sardinia

7. From Chia: Nuraghe Tour of Sardinia

Join specialized history guides as you explore ancient stone buildings that belonged to the Sardinian population, dating back to 1500 B.C. They represent the most important monuments of the prehistoric Sardinia, and were built by the ancient technique known as dry stone wall, which is constructed without cement. The word 'nuraghe' means a mass of stones and it is considered the symbol of the Sardinian Nuragic population. This period has some of the most important Mediterranean protagonists from thousands of years ago. This excursion will be modified to fit the needs of every group, with morning departures at 09:00 or afternoon departures at 15:00. The itinerary will conclude with a tasting of the typical Sardinian snack called Sa Picchettada. This 4 to 5-hour tour will end back in southern Sardinia with a drop-off back at your accommodation.

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From Chia: Is Zuddas Caves Tour

8. From Chia: Is Zuddas Caves Tour

The tour begins with a pick-up from a centrally located meeting point in Chia or your accommodation. The morning departure is at 9:00 AM and afternoon departure at 15:00 PM. Explore the south coast of Sardinia in this excursion of nature and caves. Stroll through the wonderful panoramic street of Chia-Teulada, previously traveled by the ancient Romans and the Carthaginian population. Arrive at the beautiful Is Zuddas caves, which are preserved in a way that appears as if time has stopped. The stalactites and stalagmites are naturally formed, and are the main attractions to the Is Zuddas caves. This tour includes an entry ticket, and lasts for 4-5 hours. It concludes back at the meeting spot in Chia or your hotel.

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What people are saying about Chia

We had a quad experience at sunset, departing from Chia. A fantastic experience around the paths of southern Sardinia from which you can admire the wonderful coast and breathtaking landscapes. Sunset from the Capo-Spartivento lighthouse to leave you speechless. Congratulations to the guide, nice and easy going. It is worth taking a tour.

An incredible experience, a top guide, speaking French very well, the chance to meet a family including a beginner driver like us, perfect for these 3 hours of outing! Several strong breaks appreciated, explanations on the history of Sardinia, a swim in a magical place, I recommend 200%

Claudia is a great guide as well as the driver. Very nice tour where you can see and have time to enjoy different beaches. Also great that they give you umbrella and a gopro to take pics in the water!

It was great! We had a lot of fun & saw beautiful beaches and coasts :) I would recommend it 100%

We had a wonderful time the place is spectacular and the guide very helpful and knowledged.