How to get around in Alghero

Understanding which is the ideal way to travel on holiday is not easy: if you do not know the destination well, the risk is to choose without enough information and then find yourself unable to enjoy the destination in the best way.
Alghero is a splendid location, but the surrounding area is also worth experiencing. Here are our suggestions for getting around Alghero based on different needs and types of travelers.
As always, we are ready to welcome your suggestions to improve this contribution!


1. Getting around Alghero with a rental car or motorbike

For those who want to move with maximum autonomy or for families with children or the elderly, renting a car in Alghero is undoubtedly the most appropriate choice.

Vantaggi del noleggio auto ad Alghero:

  • You can also easily visit some attractions off the beaten path, such as the Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju, reach the beach of your dreams at any time, plan interesting activities in detail such as guided visits to the local wineries and much more.
  • For those with the family in tow, the car is convenient to bring beach equipment and everything you need for any circumstance.
  • You can also allow yourself to improvise trips to very interesting places such as Bosa, Castelsardo, Villanova Monteleone or Stintino.

Disadvantages of car rental in Alghero:

  • in high season the rental rates can be quite expensive, also due to the very high demand. We therefore recommend that you inform yourself in time by comparing the offers of different companies
  • Alghero is a crowded place: at least in the second half of July and throughout August, be prepared for some traffic and the fact that it is not always easy to find parking. Most of the more comfortable parking spaces or near the most popular beaches are subject to a fee, so if you have a small budget it is good to take this into account.

Getting around with the scooterin Alghero can be a good compromise for those who want comfort and autonomy but at the same time maximum flexibility and lower cost. You will also save precious time by avoiding queues and finding a parking space!

Useful links:

Car rental at Alghero airport

Motorbike rental at the Port of Alghero

2. Getting around by bicycle or e-bike in Alghero

The bicycle can be an excellent choice for sporty travelers, who want to enjoy every corner of this splendid territory in total freedom. For those who do not feel confident in their athletic preparation, e-bikes represent a more than valid alternative.

Advantages of bike rental in Alghero:

  • You can take advantage of the bike not only for daily trips, but – if you like cycling in nature – also for long itineraries in the Porto Conte Park and surroundings: Punta Giglio, Le Prigionette and Monte Doglia are some of the most popular destinations.
  • You will have no parking problems and you can avoid traffic.
  • If you choose an e-bike you can schedule visits within a radius of several kilometers without fear of having to face excessive distances

Disadvantages of bike rental in Alghero:

  • in the height of summer, the high temperatures make it necessary to take some precautions: never forget supplies of water and sunscreen
  • there are some cycle paths, but different destinations can be reached by sharing the roadway with cars, motorcycles and buses: pay attention and if you travel in the evening, equip yourself with what you need to be visible!

Getting around with muscular or electric bicycles is a sustainable and comfortable choice, as long as you take some precautions and rely on serious and reliable renters.

Useful links:

Bike rental in the city – Biking Sardinia(also offers guided tours)

Bike rental in the city and in Le Bombarde – Raggi di Sardegna(also offers guided tours)

Bike rental at the Port of Alghero – Alghero e-mobility


3. Getting around with public transport, with private buses, with taxis or rent with driver in Alghero

Public transport in Alghero it can be the right choice for those who, having a few days available, do not have to concentrate many activities in a single day; of those who have as their point of departure or arrival locations served by the available lines (public line ARST, private line Cattogno); of those whose main destinations are the city and the beaches.

Here are the sites that you absolutely must consult to understand if these solutions can be fit for you:

Cattogno Beach Bus

Arst – Public Transport Alghero

In addition to coaches, taxis and rental services with driverare of course also available (we point out those offered by Discover Alghero)

How to get to the Rifugio di Mare

Rifugio di Mare and MAPS are located within the Parco Naturale di Porto Conte.

To access the forest area of ​​Punta Giglio, follow the signs for Maristella and then Porto Conte. The Rifugio di Mare can be reached through various paths that wind between the woods and the coast, offering spectacular views.

The town can also be reached by public transport(here the timetables: it is advisable to always check with Arst), with the Beach Bus provided by the Cattogno company or, for the more sporty, by bike (the road from Alghero is partly cycle path) .

The electric shuttle

In case of bad weather or if there are people with mobility difficulties or children, the transport from the entrance gate to the former barracks is guaranteed by an electric shuttle. Contact us for this service!