Assorted Alghero

Here’s a few final (yellow) snaps of Neptune’s grotto – the photos really don’t do it justice as it’s a fascinating underground fairy tale of a place.

If you’ve got a spare couple of hours it is well worth exploring, it’s truly magical.

Then it’s back on the boat and heading to Alghero again which is looking spectacular in the October sunshine.

As we wander through the meandering alleys and grand squares of this beautiful Medieval town we spot lots more cycling themed decorations dotted around.

Then enjoy soaking up a few rays on the harbour walls and enjoying the gorgeous azure waters beneath.

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Neptune’s Grotto

Join us as we descend into the underworld now with a trip to the natural wonder that is Neptune’s grotto.

Heading to the protected marine area of Capo Caccia we’re surrounded by incredible cliffs and rock formations, one of which conceals the incredible cave we’re destined for.

We took the easy route via boat and docked in the slippery cavern but you can come via foot down a vertiginous set of 654 steps!

The incredible stalactite cave was discovered by local fishermen in the 18th century and is a mammoth space full of weird and wonderful formations.

The dim lighting adds to the unearthly feeling as tortured rock formations look like alien bones straight out of a Ridley Scott film.

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The incredible limestone formations date back around two million years ago

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Apologies for the slightly naff photos – they are all on my phone! Will try and find some decent ones to post.

Setting sail

Next up on our Sardinian odyssey is heading to the open seas to check out a natural wonder – Neptune’s Grotto.

As we head to the marina I’m distracted by colourful doors and prancing horses while the man is more excited by vast vending machines full of caffeine!

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I am also rather too excited by this Willy Wonka style sweet shop complete with psychedelic mushrooms and candy cane trees.

The historic centre with its honey stone is decorated with cycling based items that are a hangover from the 2017 Giro d’Italia which started in Sardinia .

Finally we arrive at the busy marina and board our vesssel, ready to head for the open sea.

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We love boats and try to hop on board at least one each holiday. Even better if the sun lets the pro tanner get his body out!

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The rugged coastline has some pretty impressive monolithic cliff faces and rock formations to enjoy on-route to the cavern.

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Take a trip with us into the heart of a cavernous wonderland next as we descend into Neptune’s grotto!