Sardinia Biking | Between History & Sea | Self Guided

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Sardinia Biking Tour in the Old Sardinian Kingdom, Roman Ruins and Nuraghi

This easy/leisure bike tour is designed for those who want to taste a little bit of everything the culture and history of Italy and Sardinia as to offer.

On this Sardinia Biking tour, starting from Sardara you’ll visit the ruins of two ancient cities: Tharros, built by the Carthaginians and brought to blooming by the Romans, and the site of Barumini, called “Su Nuraxi”, a UNESCO World heritage site. You will walk on the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, and ride along ponds and lagoons where you’ll meet on your way the beautiful pink flamingos, all enclosed in the beautiful Sinis Peninsula.

You’ll ride in Costa Verde (Green Coast) where sea and land meet to create the most beautiful breathtaking scenery of Sardinia and Italy. The streets are almost always devoid of traffic, they are well paved and the people are really friendly, and they will make you enjoy the extraordinary culinary delights of the region.

The citys where you are going to stay are full of history and walking in the streets will be as exciting as living in the Italian Middle Ages.

This tour is customizable to your liking

Tour Details
Tour name Sardinia – Between History & Sea
Type of tour Self guided, you can start any day of the week
Duration 6 nights, 7 days
Period  All year round
Level Leisure to Moderate
Total Distance 264km / 163mi
Daily mileage 49 to 57km / 30 to 36mi
Start Sardara
End Oristano 
Suggested Airports In / Out: Cagliari


  • Cycling on marine reserve area of Sinis peninsula
  • Cycling in Costa Verde
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Visit at Unesco heritage site of Barumini: su Nuraxi
  • Visit at open air museum of Tharros
Not Included
Optional Services
  • Six nights in excellent four & three-star superior hotels
  • Six breakfasts
  • One dinner in Sardara
  • Bike Delivery to Sardara and professional bike fitting
  • Private Event on RWGPS APP, easy to follow on your own mobile
  • Sightseeing, restaurant and shopping suggestions
  • All Baggage transfers
  • Drop Off bikes and gear in Oristano
  • Keepsake “BTS” water bottle
  • All tax and Service Charges
  • City Tax; each village charge a tax per each day between euro 0,70 to 2,50
  • Bike Rental
  • Pre/Post Additional Nights
  • Transfers to/from other destinations on the Island
  • Cooking lessons
  • Cheese tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Italian language lessons
  • Dinners and activities booking
  • Room upgrade under request
  • SPA at the Hotel in Sardara

Day 1Benvenuti to Sardara and Monreale Castle, Welcome to Sardinia

Arrive at San Gavino train station and take a 10 minutes transfer to Sardara, Santa Maria de is Acquas area. The village of Sardara is surrounded by the hills of Monreale Castle, a medieval age building.
Meet and Greet with Bike Tour Sardinia rappresentative. We’ll fit your bikes and introduce you to each day ride. Then a welcome aperitif together at the hotel bar. Enjoy a pretty dinner at hotel restaurant.the hotel has also a SPA with hot swimming pool.
Lodging at Sardegna Termale Hotel
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2Sardara loop to Barumini: Nuragic complex. 58km / 36mi, flat & rolling hills

Loop bike ride from Sardara to BaruminiTaking minor roads you will cycle up and down in the hilly region of Marmilla. Your goal is Barumini known for the Nuragic complex (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE). Sardinia is well-known also for its typical tower structures called Nuraghe, first appearing during the Bronze Age.
Lodging at Sardegna Termale Hotel, Sardara.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3Sardara to Portu Maga: The Green Coast. 49 km / 30 mi, flat & hilly

As you pedal away from Sardara, you’ll pass through the charming town of Pabillonis. The road leads you to Guspini, a quaint village steeped in history, before venturing into the captivating Montevecchio area, famous for its old mining sites and rugged landscapes. Keep your eyes peeled for native wildlife, such as Sardinian deer and a variety of bird species. The grand finale of your today’s ride takes you to Portu Maga, where the Corsaro Nero Hotel awaits with its breathtaking sea views and a well-earned respite. Along the coastal paths, you’ll encounter coastal vegetation, including myrtle, broom, and salt-resistant plants, with the Mediterranean Sea as your constant companion.
Lodging at Corsaro Nero at Portu Maga.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4Portu Maga to Oristano: the Medieval City. 54km / 33mi, hilly & flat.

As you set out Portu Maga, the sea will be your constant companion, providing a refreshing breeze and stunning vistas.
Pedaling on, you’ll reach Sant’Antonio di Santadi and Marceddì, a picturesque fishing hamlet that embodies the authentic spirit of Sardinia’s seaside life. As you approach Arborea, the landscape transitions to a more cultivated setting, with olive groves and vineyards stretching out before you. Your cycling day culminates in Oristano, where you can relax and savor the memories of this picturesque coastal adventure. in Oristano you’ll be able to visit museums or book a wine tasting or walk on the old streets
Lodging at the Regina d’Arborea Hotel in Oristano
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5Loop to Fordongianus and SPA Roman Ruins. 63km / 39mi flat and rolling hills

Pedaling away from the city, the landscape evolves as you reach Siamanna. Here, the vegetation consists of fertile farmland, showcasing cultivated fields and olive groves. Fordongianus is the next highlight on your ride, a renowned thermal SPA town. Continue your ride within to reach Villanova Truschedu, with its serene countryside and vineyards, where the scent of grapevines fills the air. As you continue, Solarussa unveils its lush orchards and fruit trees, offering a delightful variety of scents and sights, with colorful blossoms during the right season. come back to Oristano and enjoy the local food and wine.
Lodging at the Regina d’Arborea Hotel in Oristano
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6Oristano loop on the Sinis peninsula. 48km / 29mi, all flat

Departure towards peninsula of “Sinis,” where there are plenty of lagoons and wetlands where you will be able to see pink flamingos. The Sinis peninsula is also a Marine Reserve Area. Visit the ruins of the Punic-Roman port “Tharros” with a breathtaking view or the beach of Is Arutas with its pebbled white sand. You’ll cross Cabras, famous for its “Bottarga”, dried fish eggs or Sardinian caviar. Come back to Oristano ready for promenade on the center town.
Lodging at Regina d’Arborea Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7Arrivederci! Good bye! Or Ride More

After breakfast end of the tour and goodbye!
Or it is possible, upon request, have a loop bike ride in the morning.
Meals included: Breakfast


Self Guided
Tour Price: 1290€

Price based on double accommodation, it can change according to the period.

Make it custom: contact us for a quote!

Single occupancy: 400€

Private & Custom departures at any time

Road bike for rental


Carbon frames with Ultegra 11 speed; compact groupset.



Discover the Sardinian Strade Bianche on Gravel bikes.

Electric bike for rental


The hills won’t be so hard with our new Scott E-Bikes.

Touring Hybrid bike for rental


Hybrid-Touring bikes very light to face the Italian Hills.

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Day 1 & 2 – Sardegna Termale SPA, Sardara

With its two large thermal pools, fitness center and spa with body and facial treatments, the Sardegna SPA is the perfect place to take a break of wellness and relaxation to regenerate body and spirit, a few steps from Sardara and attractions South of Sardinia. 

Day 3 – Le Dimore del “Corsaro Nero”, Portu Maga

The “Corsaro Nero” Restaurant has 7 tastefully guest rooms, a few meters from the sea, with a splendid view. The attention to detail, further enriches the residence of those who wish to combine the charm of the Sardinian tradition to the suggestion of untouched nature.

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Day 4/5/6 – Boutique 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.


I contacted Mauro to arrange a self guided bike trip. I had an excellent e-bike and my husband loved the road bike provided for us. The planning was made easy by BTS staff whom made excellent suggestions and answered all my questions by email efficiently and quickly. His hotel choice was good to exceptional – especially our first hotel – Villa Mosca – in Alghero! Each day our
luggage was transferred and in our room at our next destination before we were there!
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mauro and Bike Tour Sardinia to anyone. We’ve done several other tours with other companies and this was definitely the best one yet! We would like to return to Sardinia one day! Stunningly beautiful island, wonderful friendly people, and excellent food and wine!

Susanne, Canada
November 1st , 2019

Beautiful landscape, unique boutique hotels, great food and wonderful biking, basically describes our experience with Bike Tour Sardinia. We went from Alghero to Oristano, exploring the medieval towns and coast. Mauro arranged a relatively seamless and fabulous self-guided adventure, being consistently available, helpful and responsive. We had both e-bikes and standard, but for me, the e-bike added ease and the ability for further exploration and smiles. I highly recommend Bike Tour Sardinia as a way to explore this beautiful island.

Laurie, USA
September 20th, 2019