A Unique Bike Tour in Sardinia, Cycling on the Island of flavours
An ancient land with an ancient language, Sardinia is a unique fascinating place. Its coastline is probably the most spectacular in Europe, its waters teem with fish and shellfish. Its rugged mountains, pocketed with caves, welcome large flocks of sheep that feed on wild plants and produce a cheese your palate will never forget. While a winding coastal drive-perfect for a roadster -offers dramatic Mediterranean views and a powerful adrenaline rush, the real highlights are the actual rocks formation, or more precisely, the prehistoric stone dwellings found in the mountainous interior. The island is home to more than 7,000 stone Nuraghi towers, Bronze Age castles built between 1600 and 1100 B.C.
Day by Day
DAY 1 Welcome to Alghero
Meet at Alghero airport and transfer to fabulous lodging in front of the sea – Bike fitting. Lively and pretty city meets a new cosmopolitanism. Welcome dinner at “ai Tuguri” restaurant.
DAY 2 Bosa & Coral Coast. Distance 105km / 65,5mi, hilly terrain-
Cycling: Loop to Bosa via Villanova Monteleone and back skirting the coastline. Highlights: Murales in Monteresta & Bosa old fortified town.
DAY 3 Foresta Burgos & Oliena. Distance: 95km / 59mi to Bono or 140 km/87,5mi to Nuoro, hilly terrain.
Cycling: to Oliena via Ittiri, Thiesi, Foresta di Burgos to Bono and Nuoro. Fields of artichokes and forests to hotel su Gologone, an artistic hotel you will love.
DAY 4 Dorgali, Baunei & Arbatax. Distance: 90km / 55mi, rolling hills.
Cycling: Trough Dorgali, Baunei and Santa Maria Navarrese. Our goal is Arbatax, a small harbour town in the Ogliastra region.
DAY 5 Barumini & Nuraghi. Distance 88km / 55mi, hilly
Cycling: to Barumini via Perdasdefogu, Orroli and Nurri. Visit to the typical and peculiar tower structures called Nuraghe, first appearing during the Bronze Age, Unesco Site.
DAY 6 Portixeddu & Pan di Zucchero. Distance 95km / 59mi, hilly.
Cycling: to Carbonia via the coasts of Bugerru and Fontanamare. Onwards to Arbus through through the little fishing village of Bugerru and further on through the prickly pears to admire the “pan di Zucchero” an outcropping of rock which is 133 meters high raising out of the sea with two natural arches.
DAY 7 Baia di Chia on coastal roads. Distance: 66km / 41mi, rolling hills
Cycling: loop ride on the coast via Domus de Maria, Teulada and Chia. A fantastic seaside spot: white sandy beaches, the high sand dunes and the crystalline water have a Caribbean feel.
DAY 8 Farewell breakfast and Arrivederci
All tours offered are customizable.
Cost Euro 2,950 p/person
Price: Based on double occupancy, single supplement 390 Euro
Tour Name: Zig-Zagging Sardinia
Tour Type: Guided Bike Tour
- Seven nights in superior hotels with private bath and breakfast
- Four dinners & one wine tasting
- Snacks and drinks along the way
- All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
- All Shuttles and technical assistance
- Support Van
- All baggage transfer
- Services of 2 experienced bilingual bike guides
- Bike Tour Sardinia water bottle
- Sales taxes
Not included: Airfare to Italy and Alghero, lunches, 2 dinners, 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: Moderate to challenging: up and down with some climbs.
Total distance: 330 mi
Daily Mileage: 55 mi on mountainous or hilly terrain with some climbs. Additional mileage upon request
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Notes: Our daily itinerary of cycling is designed to be a vacation, not a race! Our pace is relaxed in order to enjoy the scenery which is gently rolling terrain with some hills. We will cover an average of 30 to 35 miles a day. Advanced cyclists who want to do more are accommodated, and backup transportation and support is always available.
Tour customizable at any time.
Day 1 & 2 Hotel Villa Mosca, Alghero
Villa Mosca is a prestigious art nouveau residence. Located on the Lungomare Dante, right on the beachfront, surrounded by lush grounds and overlooking the sea, it towers above the gulf of Alghero. View hotel website >>
Day 3 Hotel Su Gologone, Oliena
Heart of Sardinia, in the cool Supramonte countryside, wrapped in the ancient quietness of vineyards and olive groves, where the air smells of myrtle and rosemary, is one of the legends of Sardinian hospitality: Su Gologone The charme of this country hotel resides all in its unique blend of suggestive atmosphere, quality service, comfort and tradition.View hotel website>>
Day 4 Hotel Arbatasar, Arbatax
Hotel Arbatasar A four-star hotel in the centre of Arbatax, near the tourist harbour. Arbatasar is an Arab word and means the fourteenth tower, the fourteenth of those towers which stood sentinel along the coast to check Saracen invasions. It’s the magic word which will bring you to an island of coddling, relax and old-style hospitality.. View hotel website>>
Day 5 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 6 & 7 Is Morus Relais, Pula
Is Morus Relais, an oasis of luxury in the pristine nature of a 7-hectare park sloping gently to the sea, the enchanting backdrop to the Hotel’s private beaches. The Is Morus fits seamlessly into the beauty of the surrounding landscape. View hotel website>>