Stintino to Alghero - Springtime Spin in Sardinia 2019 - CycleBlaze

May 31, 2019

Stintino to Alghero

In the spirit of keeping up with this journal, today’s post will be photographs only. Each day brings new experiences while internet and plain old energy can’t always keep the pace. Stories will have to follow at a later date. Like the encounter with the tandem touring group from France, the 650 steps to the grotto de nettuno, the roman villa, watching a hawk hunt for mice and more.

As we left Stintino, we had a clearer view of this bedroom community, Punta de su Torrione. Or at least that’s what we think it is because there is no employment out here.
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We were trying to come up with words to describe this, like bucolic, pastoral, tranquil which all applied, save for the annoying traffic.
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Bunker from WW II, but in fact was never needed since Operation Husky took place on Sicily. Hundreds of these pillboxes were built in Sardinia by the Italian Royal Army.
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Thistles are everywhere in Sardinia. These are actually being used for bio-energy as one of the green energy initiatives in Porto Torres.
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Red clover.
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More spectacular touring terrain.
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I love to hear the bells jangling as the sheep voraciously tear up the vegetation, as if every bite is their last.
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Aragonese tower (?) and a more modern lighthouse opposite Capo Caccio.
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You can have your pick of beaches all to yourself, like this one. But the scenery is even better not far from here.
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Alghero sits in the distance, our destination for today.
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This beauty lies next to a big campsite under the umbrella pines, with restaurant and city bus service to Alghero. Nobody here right now.
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Same bay as above, looking a little to the west.
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Alghero.
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Guardian of the beach trail.
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Alghero’s beach. This one was popular as the temps were reaching temps in the high 20’s and it’s Saturday.
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Now this is mediterranean...warm temps, sandy beaches, clear aquamarine water.
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Sunset over Capo Caccio. We were on one of those bumps today.
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Alghero’s promenade is lined with palms. It includes 2way bike path and threads its way the entire way into, around and out of Alghero. Spectacular.
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Today's ride: 75 km (47 miles)
Total: 769 km (478 miles)

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Keith ClassenDon’t you love those blue skies! Great photos! We are situated at the foot of the Vercors in a golf resort of all places about 20 km from Grenoble. If I can get my bike operational we may take a ride up a ways. Will limp into Grenoble tomorrow to get a proper tuneup tomorrow.
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