Bycicle tour from Oristano to Pula via Calasetta
Sardinia Island is located in the heart of the beautiful Mediterranean sea. You will love the beautiful landscapes whitch this tour will offer you. Starting from the heart of hilly Marmilla, you can visit the largest open-air museum on the island, Barumini, where 3500 years ago “Su Nuraxi” was built, the largest Nuragic town in Sardinia. Then you will go up and down the seaside mountains of Costa Verde, full of old and suggestive mines. Cycling southwards, towards the island of Sant’Antioco and along the Teulada coast, 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. People here are very friendly and with them, you’ll taste the typical “Mediterranean Dolcevita”.
- Cycling on restricted marine area of Sinis peninsula
- Biking on the terrific Sardinia South Coast
- Nebida: Pan di Zucchero outcropping rock
- Tasting culinary art of Sardinia
- Pula & Nora Roman ruins
- Montevecchio old mine area
- Cycling in Costa Verde
- Calasetta & San Pietro Island
- Sant’Antioco salt flats & Pink Flamingos
- Visit at open-air museum of port of Tharros
- Top quality hotels
DAY by DAY
DAY 1 Welcome to Oristano
Meet & Greet with “Bike Tour Sardinia” representative and professional bike-fitting. Will be a pleasure to pedal the narrow streets in the old town of Oristano for a bike-test.
DAY 2 Tharros & Pink Flamingos. Distance: 54 km/33,5 mi all flat
Cycling: Departure toward the peninsula of “Sinis,” where depending on the season, you will be able to see pink flamingos. Ride over the lagoon of Cabras , visit the ruins of the Punic-Roman port city of “Tharros” .
DAY 3 Guspini & SPA. Distance 59 km/36,6 mi or 73,5 km/45,6 mi
Cycling: Today two options: easy going, roll through the little villages of Arborea and Marceddì . After photo stops fo pink flamingos you will ride inland until Guspini. Or challenging ride up and down in Costa Verde until you reach the mines of Montevecchio. Roll down to Guspini, your destination.
DAY 4 Calasetta & Costa Verde (the Green Coast). Distance 65 km/40,5 mi
Cycling: pedal uphill to Arbus, long downhill towards the sea to reach Capo Pecora with a stop at Portixeddu and its long scenic beach. Your destination is Calasetta in front of San Pietro island. Stunning views of long sandy beaches and rugged promontories. Possible pit stops within the small seaside villages along the way.
DAY 5 San Pietro & Sant’Antioco Islands. Distance: 55 km/34 mi
Cycling: loop the fisherman village of Carloforte on San Pietro Island. A visit to the little islandof S. Antioco is possible taking the ferry boat. Highlights: pink flamingos and the lovely city of Carloforte in Genoese Style.
DAY 6 Nora Ruins and Sulcis Wine Area. Distance: 47 km/29 mi
Cycling: ride alongside craggy cliffs raised 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.
DAY 7 Arrivederci a presto
All tours offered are customizable
Cost: Euro 2300 p/person
Price: based on double accommodations
Tour name: Between Old Mines & Caribbean Sea
Tour type: Guided bike tour
- Six nights in excellent four or three-stars superior hotels;
- Four dinners;
- Six breakfasts;
- Route notes, itineraries & sightseeing;
- All Baggage transfers;
- Keepsake water bottle;
- One wine tasting;
- One cheese tasting;
- First day transfer from Cagliari airport;
- All Shuttles and technical assistance;
- Support Van;
- Seventh day transfer to the airport ;
- All tax and service charges;
Not included: Airfare to Italy, two dinners, lunches, alcoholic / non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses and items of a personal nature, bike rental.
Touring/hybrid bike: euro 140 p/week
Race bike: euro 180 p/week
Difficulty : easy going to moderate. Rolling hill terrain with some climbs.
Total distance: 170 to 210 miles
Daily Mileage: 30-35 mi on rolling hilly terrain with some climbs. Additional mileage available upon request.
Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights
Notes: Tour customizable at any time.
Day 1 & 2 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 3 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 4 & 5 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 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>>