Olbia to Arzachena - Springtime Spin in Sardinia 2019 - CycleBlaze

May 24, 2019

Olbia to Arzachena

We didn’t have a reliable internet connection yesterday so will have to come back to add the stories for the ride from Olbia. 

Olbia B&B balcony was overflowing with geraniums.
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Now that’s a big croissant di crema e frutta!
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Via Umberto in Olbia, a pedestrian main drag.
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Floral-nautical welcome to Olbia.
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Looking back at the ferry leaving Olbia port.
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View over Golfo Arancia
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Patty BarronHope you checked to make sure there were no snakes in the trees overhead!! 😱
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Tip of Golfo Arancia is an impressive mountain.
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Sculpture commemorating Marconi, who successfully communicated with the radiotelegraph and radiotelephone located on Rocca di Papa to Capo Figari over a distance of 270 km.
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Patty BarronSo fascinating! Hard to fathom really, when you stop to think about it.
How it was then & what has transpired in the interim!
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2 years ago
Haven’t seen pigs lately but I am pretty sure there was a big snout fest here last night. Raccoons do this to our lawns at home, in search of grubs.
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The clear waters of Golfo Arancia had a lot of these jellyfish, Pelagia noctiluca washing onto the shore. I was once a student of marine biology so I find these guys fascinating and beautiful. The stinging cells on this purple people eater (not kidding, it’s also called this) can deliver a 1-2 week knockout punch so you need to stay clear of them.
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Bill ShaneyfeltMight be a mauve stinger.

https://theibizan.com/ibiza-jellyfish-plague-mauve-stinger-treat-sting/
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2 years ago
Coastal views near Olbia.
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The bright magenta of this Gladiolus italicus, field gladiolus, was enough for me to pull up and have a closer look.
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Gently undulating, ok hilly, roads are in great condition.
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Heading to San Pantaleo summit, reminds me of Sedona in some small way.
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You can always stop for a closer look when you travel by bike.
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Fantastic granite rock forms at the San Pantaleo summit.
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San Pantaleo. The collectibles shop in this alley had a full human skeleton hanging on the wall! I don’t think it would be a big seller.
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Giant’s Tomb presumably housed the dead of the local nuraghic village, Prisgiona..
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Giant headstone of the tomb.
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A nuraghic village schematic.
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Prisgiona Nuraghe complex, dating back to 1400 BC. The site covers several square kms and contains 90-100 huts, most of which are still buried.
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Main tower of the nuraghe.
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Round houses surround the main tower and are interconnected with stone pathways. There is a well in front of the tower that still contains water.
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Old town of Arzachena.
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The tiniest museum in Italy...too bad it was closed.
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Patrick O'HaraGreat shot! Love this one.
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2 years ago
Apparently the view from the church is very good.
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Ravioli with ricotta and pomodoro sauce.
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Kathleen ClassenNow that looks like an up and down kind of a day!
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2 years ago

Today's ride: 62 km (39 miles)
Total: 464 km (288 miles)

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