What you should know before hiring a car in Olbia
|Olbia city centre
|Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB): 2 mi from city centre
Car hires in Olbia: practical information
Where to rent a car in Olbia
Heading to Sardinia? After you’ve booked your flights to Olbia, it’s time to start comparing Olbia car hire deals. Getting around Sardinia without a rental car is far from easy! Pick up a car hire from the airport, choosing from Hertz, Alamo, Maggiore, Budget, Avis, Europcar or Sixt.
In Olbia city centre, you’re more likely to find local car hire agencies but best to compare prices online beforehand and also read the fine print! Often small local agencies don’t offer the same sort of coverage that international brands do.
Driving in Olbia: parking and other tips
The locals know their city roads so don’t think twice about racing along narrow lanes and twisting and curving roads out in the hills. Don’t follow their lead; stick to the speed limits and drive with caution at night.
As for parking, the ideal situation would be to book a hotel in Olbia with car park facilities. But if that’s not possible, buy a pass at a city centre car park that’s located near your hotel.
Road trips from Olbia: what to do, what to see
This seaside resort town is just a short drive from Olbia and is arguably one of the most beautiful places in Sardinia with sandy beaches and landscapes. In the summer months more than 60,000 tourists descend onto this small town for its transparent, calm waters and charming village atmosphere. You’ll never see the Mediterranean Sea like it is here!
Isola dei Gabbiani
Love to windsurf and kite surf? Then you’d best plan a trip to Isola die Gabbiani along the Costa Smeralda. The island is almost completely covered in campsites so walking is the best way to get around. Rent a windsurfing board and hit the waves, or sign up for some classes with a local shop.
If it’s your goal to find the most beautiful beach in Sardinia while you’re on holidays in Olbia, then we have a tip for you! Head to Cala Gonone and rent a boat to go out to all the secluded beaches and coves like Cala Luna, Grotta del Blue Marino and Cala Mariolu.