Tucked away on the north coast of Sardinia, Valledoria is a magnificent seaside holiday resort a little off the beaten tourist path. Its location, at the bottom of the Coghinas Valley in Sassari means that it is the ideal spot to tour the region, especially if this is your first visit to a holiday rental in Valledoria. Otherwise, it acts perfectly as a quiet beach town, set in glorious Sardinian scenery.
Holidays to Valledoria inevitably revolve around the coastline. The coastline of Valledoria is lined by long, sandy beaches, broken only by rock outcrops and drifting dunes, producing a string of smaller beaches on which you can find a large space to base yourself in. The clear waters which surround the island mean that you can discover the underwater world of Sardinia with relative ease, through either snorkelling of scuba diving. The most popular beach to visit from Valledoria accommodation is the long sweeping La Ciaccia Beach.
If you are lucky enough to be staying in a holiday rental in Valledoria, Sardinia, during the spring, the festivals of St Joseph (March 19th), Madonna of Valverde (Sunday after Easter) and St Peter Celestino (3rd Sunday of May) are unmissable events. They are all very different, yet the delightful atmosphere, uplifting folk music and abundance of mouth watering local food remain throughout them all.
The picturesque, wild coastline of Valledoria makes the ideal route for walkers and mountain bikers to explore the region, and there are mountain bike rental shops situated throughout the town itself. If the beaches in front of the town are too crowded for your liking during the summer, a short walk around the coast will deliver you to a range of tiny, secluded beaches to enjoy.
When you land into Alghero Airport, it is worth spending a few hours exploring this wonderfully relaxed beach town. There are strong Italian influences on the town, with cobbled streets winding down towards the cost, filled with fantastic places to eat, shop or browse, but you will be almost certain to return to your rental villa in Valledoria with a few select gifts for those back home!
Valledoria has a distinct tourist season, with the majority of visitors arriving between June and September, when temperatures average around 30˚C. Winter is cold however, with temperatures averaging only 5˚C, although the light for painting holidays is particularly good during the winter months.
You can reach any of the holiday villas in Valledoria in an hour from Alghero Airport (AHO), which receives cheap flights from London, provided by Ryanair.