This morning I’d decided to go through the salt marshes rather than the cycle path along the beach, but nothing extraordinary. It’s just a bit quieter than along the road.
It’s a very busy road, with people rushing to settle down on a piece of rock or sand they know, and soon the beaches I pass by are very full. After Villasimius it calms down; have people arrived at their destination, or is it the lunch break?
It’s up and down pretty much all the time but after Solanas there’s the first slightly high hill at 120m with a nice climb. I take a break at the top of this climb. A passing cyclist asks me if I’m OK, yes tutta posto 🙂 Most of the cyclists I meet are friendly and I decide not to say ciao every time someone waves to me, but bonjour, so that they can see I’m French and we can start a conversation if they want...
I stop for a drink in Villasimius and this time I think it’s too hot to drink a beer ^^ I drink two glasses of sparkling water. At 30c each. I don’t ask for a refill because I’m thinking that at this price I’ll be charged €1.2 to fill my 0.8l can! I can’t find a ptable fountain but I’ve still got my spare 0.5l can, so I think that’ll be enough.
There’s still the highest climb to go, about 170m. It’s not difficult, just a steady climb at 3%, and if it weren’t for the heat, which is starting to become strong, I’d be fine.
At the top of this hill there’s a fairly large area with two food trucks, one of which has the music cranked up and I’m greeted by Springsteen Born in the USA ^^.
Then down to the campsite... which is fully booked! But there’s still room for a small tent... at a high season price that doesn’t match what I’d seen ^^ But it’s still cheaper than anything else I’ve seen around...
And then I’ll take my second swim in Sardinia with a beautiful beach with sand everywhere.