Self Guided Bike Tour for Families: from Pula through the Sulcis region and its minor fishing islands
Relive the wonders and the charm of what the Phoenicians and Romans came to Sardinia for, thousands of years before us. As the southernmost region of Sardinia, this was a key strategic location for trade and control of the entire Mediterranean Sea. Now, this is still true on a global scale for the Island of San Pietro in its Tuna fishing market, the Sulcis Peninsula for its wine production and the whole southern coast lined with beaches, as a mecca for summer tourism.
Take this journey and see the remnants of the Punic Roman seaport towns and necropolis of Nora and Calasetta. See the endless summer villages down the coast and the unique Genoese style Islands of San Pietro and Sant’Antioco. After all the cycling and exploration, indulge your hunger with the fine typical cuisines and wines of Sulcis Peninsula, which you can only find here. If you don’t have a week to spend on a bike, this tour is more within your reach, plus it can be customized specifically for you.
Not to be missed:
- Tasting Culinary Art of Sardinia
- Top Quality Hotels
- Pink Flamingos
- Cycling in the terrific South coast
- Ancient Punic Port City of Nora Archeological Area
- Isthmus of Sant’Antioco Island and Roman Bridge
- Museum and Punic Roman Necropoli in the Sulcis Archeological Area of Sant’Antioco
- Ferry ride to San Pietro Island, home of Annual Tuna Fishing Festival
Day by Day
DAY 1: Benvenuti to Pula
Meet and Greet, with Bike Tour Sardinia representative who will fit your bikes and introduce you to each days ride; with the possibility for a test ride to the shores of Nora: depending on your arrival time. Then enjoy a welcome gelato together at the hotel bar.
DAY 2: Teulada & the South Coast. Distance: 47 km / 29 mi
Cycling. Pula to Teulada.
Your first day is terrific: Taking mostly flat secondary roads, the beginning is ride along craggy cliffs with ancient fortified watchtowers alternate with little sandy coves and long stretches of sandy beaches, terrain is up and down until Baia Chia. The crystalline water have a Caribbean feel, it is only the Mediterranean vegetation and in particular the juniper trees, “Ginepro” typical of this region, that reminds you are in Sardinia. On The last part of the ride you’ll descend to Teulada famous for its longevity of the inhabitants and for his history of achievements. Your hotel is just before to Teulada.
DAY 3: San Pietro & Sant’Antioco Minor Islands. Distance: 57 km / 33 mi.
Cycling. Teulada to Calasetta.
Head out onto the Carignano wine roads in the heart of the Sulcis Area where the combination of the sandy terrain and just the right amount of sun produce one of the most tasty wines of Sardinia; the Carignano of Sulcis. Cross the long sandy isthmus on the way to the Island of Sant’Antioco, keeping an eye out for pink flamingos and remnants of a Roman bridge as it welcomes you into the port of the island and up to the town of Calasetta.
DAY 4: Carloforte & Pink Flamingos. Distance 43 km / 26 mi
Loop bike ride on San Pietro Island.
Take a loop of San Pietro Island, in the Genoese fishing town of Carloforte, dedicated to the old Italian King, Carlo Emanuele III. The Island was unanhibitated untill 1738, when the Italian King Carloforte gave a present surly has a great lunch menu for you, as they are famous for their Tuna paired with the fine wines of the Sulcis. Catch the ferry back to Calasetta.
DAY 5: Arrivederci
Choice of a short loop bike ride in direction of Tratalias, known for its Romanic church, or arrivederci via bus and train to Cagliari or other destinations on the island.
All tours offered are customizable to your liking
Cost: Euro 980 p/person
Tour Name: Sardinia South Coast
Tour Type: Self Guided Cycling Tour (Short Escape)
Price Based on double accommodations, it can change according to the period
Single occupancy: 180 euro more
Single traveler: 280 euro more
Difficulty: Easy Going
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
- Four nights in excellent four & three-star superior hotels
- Four breakfasts
- Bike delivery in Pula and professional bike fitting
- Route notes and itineraries with sightseeing, restaurant suggestions
- All Baggage transfers
- Drop Off bikes and gear in Calasetta
- Keepsake Bike Tour Sardinia water bottle
- All tax and service charges
- Bike Rental: Touring/hybrid bike euro 140 p/week. Race bike euro 180 p/week
- 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
Total distance: 90 miles
Daily Mileage: 30 miles on rolling hilly terrain with some climbs. Additional mileage available on request.
Dates: POSSIBLE ALL YEAR ROUND, EXCEPT IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY
All tours offered are customizable
Day 1 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>>
Day 2 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 3 & 4 Hotel Lu’ Riviera, Carloforte
Lu’ Hotel Riviera is the best Hotel in Carloforte, situated in front of the Harbour and at the heart of the small village and at a very short distance from the most beautiful beaches of the Island. Is very fascinating boutique hotel and is the ideal location for a relaxing and exciting holiday at once. Visit Carloforte and the colourful and vivid streets and alleys of its town centre. View hotel website>>