Bicycling Sardinia: Alghero to Pula, Medieval towns, Nuraghi and Roman ruins.
With BTS, you’ll find surprises at every turn in Sardinia, a place that feels both instantly accessible and adventurously off the beaten path. Designing this biking tour, we’ve handpicked the best routes, the most charming hotels with history and local character and an array of special events so that you can enjoy the endless delights of this Italian island. View the best beaches with crystalline water on our Mediterranean coastal roads, savor seafood that forever raises the bar, sip bold red Cannonau and admire local murales.
Amid olive groves and almond orchards, discover Punic Roman ruins of Tharros, and intriguing Nurage structures unique only to Sardinia. Interact with the friendly Sardinian people and taste their heavenly cuisine and wine. Whether you’re rediscovering family roots or simply satisfying a lifelong curiosity, you’ll be richly rewarded on the island of Sardinia.
Day by Day
DAY 1 Benvenuti to Alghero & to the Coral Coast
Meet & greet in Alghero, bike fitting and orientation. Alghero is a lively, pretty city and a flourishing tourist attraction not only for the summer masses and elite tourism, but also for a new cosmopolitanism. Bike-test in the old-town. Overnight in Alghero
DAY 2 Capo Caccia & Argentiera mine area . Distance 54 km / 33mi, mostly flat.
Cycling: round trip from Alghero to Capo Caccia and Palmadula. Pedaling towards north Sardinia, we will encounter terrific beaches and landscapes; we will arrive to the cliff of Capo Caccia where is possible reach the sea by the narrow stairs. Who want, can ride untill Argentiera beach. Dinner in Alghero for discover the algherese specialties. Overnight in Alghero
DAY 3 Santu Lussurgiu, Medieval hilltown. Distance: 45 or 90km / 28 or 56mi, rolling hills to hilly.
Cycling: bike ride from Alghero to Santu Lussurgiu. Skirt the coast on rolling hills terrain. You leave Alghero biking up beautiful highlands, viewing unforgettable landscapes. Admire the massive castello Malaspina in Bosa. Passing through small villages like Siete Fuentes where you can find natural water springs, and ridepast lots of Nuraghe and suggestive landscapes such as the plateau right before arriving in Santu Lussurgiu, where you overnight.
DAY 4 Oristano & Sightseeing. Distance: 67km / 41mi downhill and flat terrain
Cycling: bike ride from Santu Lussurgiu to Oristano through the Sinis peninsula. Flat terrain pedaling near the seaside of Cabras and Tharros called the Peninsula of “Sinis.” There are plenty of wetlands and lagoons, where depending on the season, you will be able to see flocks of pink flamingos. Visit the ruins of the Punic-Roman port city of “Tharros” with a breathtaking view of the sea. Overnight in Oristano
DAY 5 Barumini, Unesco site Nuraghe. Distance: 66km / 41mi rolling hills
Cycling: bike ride from Oristano to Barumini. Gentle uphills and beautiful downwill await us on the way to Barumini,where we will find a mysterious archehological area called Su’ Nuraxi, a cluster of complex stone structures called Nuraghi. Afetr visit, van transfer towards Pula, where you overnight.
DAY 6 Baia di Chia on coastal roads. Distance: 64km / 40mi, 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. Farewell dinner at Su Forriadroxu restaurant. Overnight in Pula
DAY 7 Arrivederci
after breakfast end of the tour transfer provided to Cagliari airport.
All tours offered are customizable.
Cost: 2450 Euro p/person
Price: Based on double room
Tour name: Cycling on the Sardinian Sunset Coast
Tour type: Guided bike tour
- Six nights in three sup. or four star hotel;
- Five dinners;
- One wine tasting;
- One cheese tasting;
- All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions;
- All Shuttles and technical assistance;
- Support Van with drinking water and snackes while cycling
- Services of experienced and bilingual guides;
- Bike Tour Sardinia water bottle;
- Transfer on day one from Alghero airport;
- Transfer to the Cagliari airport on day seven
- Sales taxes (22%)
Airfare to Sardinia, lunches, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, optional activity costsgratuities, 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 OR moderate to challenging; 2 options each day
Total distance: 160 to 190 miles
Daily Mileage: 35-40 mi on rolling hilly terrain with some climbs. Additional mileage available upon request.
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
- June: 9th to 15th
- October: 6th to 12th
Notes: 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 Antica Dimora del Gruccione, Santu Lussurgiu
Antica Dimora del Gruccione is a 17th century mansion of Spanish design, entirely made of stone with arches, barrelled ceilings, wooden beams and ancient wrought iron throughout the structure, and furnished with confortable original antiques. View hotel website >>
Day 4 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 5 & 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>>