Discovering Sardinia in Wild Landscapes & Nuraghi

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Cycling Sardinia: Wild Landascapes and Nuraghi, from Oristano to Pula via Calasetta (or viceversa)

An ancient land with an ancient language, Sardinia is a uniquely fascinating place, its coastline is probably Europe’s most spectacular, its waters teem with fish and shellfish. Its rugged mountains, pocked with caves, are home to large flocks of sheep that feed on pungent wild herbs and produce a cheese your palate will never forget. Starting from Oristano, heart of the Campidano plane you will ride in the terrific and suggestive south-west coast of Sardinia Island, where Pink flamingos will wait you for pleasant meetings.
Then, you will go up and down on the mountains of Costa Verde, cycling southwards, on the islands of Sant’Antioco and San Pietro and on the coast of Teulada, an unforgettable scenery will stay in your mind forever, the scent of the Mediterranean Sea and the Sardinian countryside will frame your memories and your pictures.
Finally you will arrive to Pula near the roman ruins of Nora, a “must” don’t be missed.
People here are very friendly and with them you will taste the typical Mediterranean Dolcevita.

This tour is available on oppsite direction, i.e. from Pula to Oristano.

Not to be missed:

  • Biking on the terrific Sardinia South Coast
  • Nebida: Pan di Zucchero outcropping rock
  • Tasting culinary art of Sardinia
  • Friendly people meetings
  • Pula & Nora Roman ruins
  • Montevecchio old mine area
  • Cycling in Costa Verde
  • Calasetta & San Pietro Island
  • Sant’Antioco salt flats & Pink Flamingos
  • Top quality hotels

Day by Day

DAY 1  Welcome to Oristano
Meet & Greet with “Bike Tour Sardinia” rapresentative and professional bike-fitting. Will be a pleasure to pedal in the narrow streets of the old town for a bike-test. Depend on your arrival time you can be able to visit the roman ruins of Tharros harbour. Overnight in Oristano

DAY 2  Guspini & SPA. Distance 59 km /36,6 mi or 73,5 km / 45,6 mi Flat or rolling hills and hilly
Bike ride from Oristano to Guspini. Today two options: easy going, you pass the little villages of Arborea and Marceddì . After taking pictures at pink flamingos you will ride inland until Guspini. Or a challenging bike ride on Costa Verde to the mines of Montevecchio. After this stop, a curvy downhill to Guspini. Overnight in Guspini, dinner included

DAY 3  Nebida & “Costa Verde”. Distance 65 km / 40,5 mi Hilly
Bike ride from Guspini to Nebida: uphill to Arbus, long downhill to the ocean to reach Capo Pecora stop at Portixeddu and its long beach. Your destination is Nebida in front of Pan di Zucchero. Stunning views of long sandy beaches, rugged headlands and small village for coffee brakes. Overnight in Nebida

DAY 4  San Pietro & Sant’Antioco Islands. Distance 55 km / 34 mi Mostly flat
Bike ride from Nebida to Calasetta: Your destination is the fisherman village of Calasetta on Sant’Antioco Island. Today you have the chance to visit the little San Pietro Island, taking the ferry boat. Highlights: pink flamingos and the lovely city of Carloforte in Genoese Style famous for tuna fishing and innovative cuisin. Overnight in Calasetta

DAY 5  Teulada & Sulcis wine area. Distance: 57 or 80km / 33 or 48mi Rolling hills or hilly
Bike ride from Calasetta to Teulada: leaving Sant’Antioco island you’ll ride on the suggestives salt flats of Santa Caterina lagoon, just after you’ll be charmed by the magnificence of Tratalias Church. Interesting is also the medieval village of Tratalias. Then you’ll pedal along the Sulcis wine area, famous for producing the Carignano red wine, a pleasure for the palate. Today you can choose your way: the easier way is flat with some very gentle uphill, or, on the other way  you’ll climb on the rolling hill terrain of Sulcis. Overnight in Teulada

DAY 6 Pula, Chia & Nora Ruins. Distance: 47 km / 29 mi Rolling hills, coastal road
Bike ride from Teulada to Chia: ride along rugged cliffs with ancient fortified watchtowers alternating with little sandy coves and long stretches of sandy beaches. Terrain is up and down until Baia Chia. Your goal is Pula, near the roman ruins of Nora, a “must” don’t be missed. Overnight in Pula

DAY 7 Arrivederci
After breakfast end of the tour. Cagliari airport is around the corner for reach the mainland or other european cities

All tours offered are customizable

Inquires?


Cost: Euro 1380 p/person

Tour name: Discover Sardinia in Wild Landscapes
Tour type: Self Guided Cycling Tour
Price based on double accommodations, it can change according to the period
Single occupancy: 250 euro more
Single traveler: 450 euro more
Duration: 7 days/6 nights

Inclusions:

  • Six nights in excellent three or four-star superior hotels
  • Six breakfast
  • Two dinner
  • Bike delivery in Oristano and professional bike fitting
  • Route notes and itineraries with sightseeing
  • Restaurant and shopping suggestions
  • Bike Drop Off and gear in Pula
  • All Baggage transfers
  • Keepsake “BTS” water bottle
  • All tax and service charges

Not included:

  • City tax: each village charge a tax per each day between euro 0,70 to 2,50 this can be paid only in cash to hotel for local administration
  • Bike Rental: Touring/hybrid bike  euro 140 p/week. Race bike euro 180 p/week, E-bike euro 190 p/week.

Difficulty : from moderate to  difficult, not for beginners
Total distance: 170 or 245 mi
Daily Mileage: 30 mi on gently rolling terrain with some climbs. Additional mileage available on request.
Optional Services:
Cooking lessons
Cheese tasting
Wine tasting
Italian language lessons
Tour Departures: Any date between 15th March to the end of November
Length: The base tour is 6 nights but is possible take the first part (4 nights) or add some days.

Logistic:
Begin: Oristano
End: Pula
Airport Arrival/Depart: Cagliari Elmas airport

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ACCOMMODATIONS

 

Day 1 Hotel Regina d’Arborea, Oristano

Located in a nineteenth-century building in the centre of the town, on the west coast of Sardinia, Hotel Regina D’Arborea is located in the historic center of Oristano, and offers air-conditioned accommodation and a continental breakfast with local and organic products. View hotel website>>

 

Day 2 Tartheshotel, Guspini

Luxurious design, clean and spacious rooms, wellness centre and particular location in the contrasting and tranquil mining town of Guspini. Tartheshotel is surrounded by archaeological sites and natural landmarks. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and typical Sardinian architecture. View hotel website>>

 

Day 3 Villaggio Tanca Piras, Nebida

Close to the sea, on a cliff of few feet, there is the Villaggio Tanca Piras, it is located on the wonderful scenery of the Costa Verde in a small town called Nebida. The view is terrific: the rock of “Pan di Zucchero”, the islands of San Pietro and S. Antioco, the old mining washery, but especially the sea. On sunny days, guests can enjoy a drink at the tables on the rocks overlooking the sea

 

Day 4 Hotel Luci del Faro, Calasetta

Located in front of San Pietro Island, the Luci del Faro hotel offers all the services and modern comforts, recently built with a 3 star. this hotel is very near to the fantastic beach of Calasetta and offers a shuttle service for those who want to enjoy in the center of Calasetta, only 3 km away. View hotel website>>

 

Day 5 S’Aqua Sassa Resort, Teulada

Nestled in the countryside close to a sea of the most beautiful in the world, S’acqua Sassa Resort offers cosmopolitan hospitality in an exclusive and characterized by a harmonious and timeless style: S’acqua Sassa Resort is’ an intimate retreat , delicate and secret, where the welcome is attentive and generous style of the Sardinian tradition. View hotel website>>

 

Day 6 Hotel Nora Club, Pula

Nora Club is a charming, elegant, small 4 star hotel. It’s surrounded by lush, well-tended gardens with a large attractive swimming pool with Jacuzzi area and pergolas, where guests can relax or have drinks and snacks at any time of the day. Nora Club boasts a well-being centre with gym, steam room, Jacuzzi bath, massage and body treatment areas. View hotel website>>

 

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