Sardinia Biking | Between History & Sea | Self Guided

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Road Cycling 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. Starting from Oristano 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
Informations
Tour nameSardinia – Between History & Sea
Type of tourSelf guided, you can start any day of the week
Duration6 nights, 7 days
Period All year round
DifficultyLeisure to Moderate
Total Distance264km / 163mi
Daily mileage49 to 57km / 30 to 36mi
StartOristano
EndSardara
Suggested AirportsIn / Out: Cagliari

Highlights:

  • 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
Inclusions
Not Included
Optional Services
  • Six nights in excellent four & three-star superior hotels
  • Six breakfasts
  • One dinner
  • Bike Delivery to Oristano and professional bike fitting
  • Route notes and maps with elevation gain, city maps, Sightseeing, restaurant and shopping suggestions
  • All Baggage transfers
  • Drop Off bikes and gear in Sardara
  • 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
Itinerary

Day 1Benvenuti to Oristano, Sardinia

Meet and Greet, with Bike Tour Sardinia rapresentative and 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 in one of many good restaurants in Oristano old town where your hotel is settled.
Lodging at Regina d’Arborea Hotel
Meals included: Welcome Aperitif

Day 2 Oristano loop on the Sinis peninsula. 54km / 33mi, all flat

Departure for the 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 3Oristano loop to Bonarcado. 49km / 30mi or 60km / 37mi, flat and hilly

Loop bike ride: from Oristano to Milis and Bonarcado. Leaving Oristano a gentle climb will take you to Montiferru mountain. From here you will return to Oristano down in the direction of Cabras, However those who want to climb to Santu Lussurgiu, a beautiful medieval town nestled in the mouth of the extinct volcano of Montiferru.
Lodging at Regina d’Arborea Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Oristano to Portu Maga: The Green Coast. 54 km / 33,5 mii, flat & rolling hills

Departure from Oristano to cross its gulf and onwards by the lagoons of Marceddì begins the fantastic Costa Verde with its unspoiled landscapes. In the evening do not miss an unforgettable sunset in Portu Maga.
Lodging at Corsaro Nero at Portu Maga.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5Portu Maga to Sardara: Monreale Castle. 50km / 31mi, hilly & flat.

Leaving Portu Maga you ride towards the mine area of Montevecchio, recognized by UNESCO, the heart of today’s ride. Approaching Sardara, you will admire the castle of Monreale, and under it you’ll find the famous thermal baths of Santa Maria Aquas, your accommodation. In the hotel a comfortable SPA with swimming pool will be waiting for you.
Lodging at Sardegna Termale Hotel, Sardara.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6Sardara loop to Barumini: Nuragic complex. 57km / 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 7Arrivederci! Good bye!

After breakfast end of the tour and goodbye
Meals included: Breakfast

Map

Map

Rates
Self Guided
Tour Price: 1220€

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

Make it custom: contact us for a quote!

Single occupancy: 280€
Solo traveler: 400 €

Private & Custom departures at any time

Bike Rental: (price/week)
Touring/Hybrid Bike€ 140
Race Bike € 180
E-bike€ 210
Tandem€ 280
Road bike for rental

ROAD BIKE

Carbon frames with Ultegra 11 speed; compact groupset. 

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E-BIKE

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HYBRID BIKE

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Lodging
Day 1, 2, 3 – 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.

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Day 4 – 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 5 & 6 – 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. 

Reviews

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

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