The World Rally Championship comes to Sardinia

Updated on Mar 02, 2017 by Alastair McClymont

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The iconic World Rally Championship heads to the island of Sardinia in June, promising a breathtaking spectacle across beautiful landscapes.

Whether you're a lover of motorsport, or just a lover of the beautiful landscapes and atmosphere of Sardinia, a real treat comes to the island in June of this year. The revving of engines and the drama of competition will fill the mountains, towns and coastal stretches of Sardinia, with the arrival of the World Rally Championship.

The Italian leg of the championships returns to Sardinia from 8th June - 11th June 2017, promising four days of racing action in some of the island's most alluring destinations. The races are to be staged in the north of the island, going through the provinces of Sassari and Olbia-Tempio, while the headquarters of the race are in Alghero.

Details of the race routes can be found here.


If you choose to venture to the north of the island during your holiday and witness the spectacle of the racing, you'll also find yourself in an ideal location for visiting and appreciating some of the most rewarding destinations in Sardinia.

Serving as the headquarters of the event, Alghero is a stunning town. There are countless things to do here, from wandering around the charming old town and relaxing by the waterfront, to venturing to nearby beaches and sampling the wonderful wine of Sella and Mosca. 



The rally also visits the charming town of Sassari and the resort of Olbia, found on the east coast. There are some beautiful coastal scenes to appreciate around Olbia, particularly the offshore islands that can be accessed from here, including Tavolara Island.

Basing yourself in Alghero during the rally will present a number of accommodation options to choose from. From charming apartments to impressive hotels, our wide range of properties in the area are sure to satisfy your requirements.

Tavolara Island


Where to stay in Alghero


Hotel Punta Negra

Boasting a breathtaking beachfront location that is just a short drive from the atmospheric town of Alghero, you'll enjoy some superb facilities and plenty of rest and relaxation during a stay at Hotel Punta Negra.

Find out more about this hotel here.


Hotel Villa Las Tronas

Presenting a dose of 5-star luxury on a stunning coastal location just a 15-minute walk from the old ramparts of Alghero, Hotel Villa Las Tronas offers breathtaking views across the Mediterranean, as well as superb facilities which include a spa and a seawater swimming pool.

Find out more about this hotel here.


Apartment Storico

Presenting the perfect hideaway on the streets of Alghero's old town, Apartment Storico will see you based within the heart and soul of this atmospheric town, while also providing a great deal of comfort and authenticity during your stay.

Find out more about this hotel here.


Fancy seeing where else you can stay in the Alghero & North West region? Check out our dedicated accommodation page and begin planning your escape now.


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