Discovering wild Island pedaling from Alghero to Guspini: for avid cyclists
Could 60 miles p/day be enough for your next bike tour in Italy?
We will provide for excellent accommodations, beautiful cycling roads and superb bicycles.
You will spend a week biking all around in Rugged Landscape of the island: from the west coast, (Alghero and Bosa), to Medieval villages and Roman towns, such as Santu Lussurgiu. You can visit Punic-Roman ruins complex of Tharros or visit the protected beach of Is Arutas made of pure white little pebbles. You will cycle to Bosa and through the Montiferru region. Then you will ride down to Fordongianus, where you will be able to visit the old Roman SPA. Your final destination is Guspini just before your last ride in Costa Verde, a pretty, wild coastal area, with terrific roads. Cagliari airport is not too far: we can arrange a private transfer or there are several buses available during the day.
Not to be missed:
- The Catalan city of Alghero
- Byking on the Coral Coast
- The volcanic town of Santu Lussurgiu
- Biking on the terrific Sardinia South Coast
- Tharros roman ruins
- Tasting culinary art of Sardinia
- Cycling in Costa Verde
- Pink Flamingos
Day by Day
DAY 1 Benvenuti to Alghero & the Coral Coast
Meet & greet in Alghero, bike fitting and Orientation. Alghero is a lively and pretty city and a flourishing tourist attraction not only for the summer masses and elite tourism, but also for a new cosmopolitanism. Bike-test on the old-town. where you can take pleasure walking around or sitting down while enjoying a drink at sunset before a seafood dinner! Overnight in Alghero.
DAY 2 Stintino & Asinara Island. Distance 145 km / 90 mi (or less). Ascent: 1080 m.
Loop bike ride from Alghero to Stintino and return via Nurra region. Start from your hotel and cycle through the vineyards of northern Sardinia. Take a coffee break in Stintino; from here, you can admire the island of Asinara, which was the location of an secluded and active prison. Ride back to Alghero to enjoy the Catalan city. Less distance is possible visiting the Argentiera old mine village and Capo Caccia cliff. Overnight in Alghero.
DAY 3 Bosa to Santu Lussurgiu: Malvasia wine and Medieval hilltowns. Distance 87 km / 54 mi. Ascent: 1700 m.
Cycling: from Alghero to Santu Lussurgiu. Skirt the coast on rolling hills terrain. You depart Alghero biking up on beautiful uplands. Admire the massive castle Malaspina in Bosa. You will arrive in Santu Lussurgiu after the climb to Montiferru mountain. Overnight in Santu Lussurgiu
DAY 4 Montiferru & Sinis Peninsula. Distance 104 / 64 mi. Ascent: 675 m.
Cycling: from Santu Lussurgiu to Oristano. This route will bring you to the peak of Montiferru and cycling through small Sardinian-Spanish style villages. After Cuglieri, it’s all downhill towards the sea with its suggestive landscape. Then the ride continues on towards the Sinis Peninsula, where depending on the season you will be able to see pink flamingos. Overnight in Oristano.
DAY 5 Fordongianus & Tirso River. Distance 101 km / 62 mi. Ascent 1223 m.
Loop bike ride from Oristano to Fordongianus. Heading inland away from the flats, you will ride through charecteristic Sardinian towns, following the Tirso river. This loop will take you to Fordungianus once enjoyed by Roman Legions and still by visitors today in modern Spa’s. Enjoy this volcanic landscape and its rolling hills cycling there and back while passing next to Pre Nuragic tombs, Nuragic villages, and Roman ruins. Overnight in Oristano.
DAY 6 Guspini & the Green Coast. Distance 90 km / 52 mi. Ascent: 1473 m.
Cycling: from Oristano to Guspini via Portu Maga. Our final stage will take you on flats to a fishing village before you ride inland up and across a ridge of the Green Coast. Its roads wind up and down bringing you to a mining town, now turned into a mineral-geologic museum just before your final destination to the town of Guspini visable below.
DAY 7 ARRIVEDERCI
After breakfast, end of the tour
All tours offered are customizable
Cost: Euro 1250 p/person
Single occupancy: 250 euro more
Single traveller: 380 euro more
Tour name: Challenging Bike Tour Sardinia
Tour type: Self Guided Cycling Tour
Price based on double accommodations, it can change according to the period. Upgrades are always available.
Duration: 7 days/6 nights
- Six nights in excellent three star hotels, B&B or Agriturismo
- Six breakfast, one dinner
- Bike delivery in Alghero and professional bike fitting
- Route notes, itineraries & sightseeing
- Restaurant and shopping suggestions
- Bikes Drop Off and gear in Guspini
- All Baggage transfers
- Keepsake “Bike Tour Sardinia” water bottle
- All tax and service charges
- City tax: each village charge a tax per each day between euro 0,70 to 2,50 this can be paid only in cashto hotel for local administration
- Bike Rental: Touring/hybrid bike euro 140 p/week. Race bike euro 180 p/week
Difficulty : difficult, for avid cyclists
Total distance: 320 mi
Daily Mileage: 64 mi on hilly and mountain roads. Additional mileage available on request.
Tour Departures: ALL YEAR ROUND, a part January and February
Length: The base tour is 6 nights. Is possible take the first or second parts (4 nights) or add some days.
Day 1 & 2 Hotel*** El Balear, Alghero
El Balear is a prestigious mediterranen style hotel. 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 & 5 Superior B&B Eleonora, Oristano
The B&B is in the Eleonora d’Arborea square, in the heart of the Medieval town of Oristano. The bedrooms have parquet floor and modern furniture with ancient one; every room have a private bathroom, heating, conditioned air. Breakfast is served in the lounge but, in summer and nice spring days, also in the quiet and private garden. View hotel website>>
Day 6 Hotel**** Sa Rocca, Guspini
Placed in the heart of Sardinia in a magic and natural view at the foot of the Monte Linas, the Resort offers to guests a unique place, unforgettable for refinement and elegance. Living the Sa Rocca is an experience. Nature gave us the softest colours and the most intense fragrances. We are able to offer to you our passion, making our experiences and our skills a philosophy, in order to assure you relax. You’ll leave with an emotion that will stay with you for a long time. View hotel website>>