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Self Guided Bicycle Holidays in Sardinia: pedaling from Alghero to Oristano.

A Sardinia Cycling tour not to be missed. We will offer you the possibility to pedal in untamed landscapes, sparsely populated, and where the friendly inhabitants welcome you.  The subtle things which make the difference in your active travels in Sardinia. The cuisine is also a mélange of cultures and traditions and it will be one of the protagonist of your cycling holidays. A wide variety of good wines are made in Sardinia, especially sweet wines. Recipes are based either on lamb and wild boar or seafood, cheese and ravioli. You will have the possibility to participate to cooking classes and wine tastings.

Sardinia is not just a beach paradise, but a cyclist’s dream as well. It’s scantily populated with breathtaking views all around! You are free to discover the open roads: less residents equals less cars –roads free from traffic await you!

on this Sardinia Cycling Tour you will spend a week biking all around rugged Landscape of the island: on the west coast, (Alghero and Bosa).  We invite you to discover many Medieval villages and Roman towns, such as Santu Lussurgiu, Bosa then down to Oristano, rich in history. You can visit Tharros and Fordongianus, Punic-Roman ruins and important old trading ports.  Add one additional day of cycling to discover the unique Nuraghe village – Unesco World heritage site – Su Nuraxi in Barumini dating back to the Bronze Age.

You can make this a 4 to 16 days tour: contact us!

Tour Details
Informations
Tour name Medieval Towns & Roman Ruins
Type of tour Self guided, you can start any day of the week
Duration 6 nights, 7 days
Period  All year round
Difficulty Leisure to Moderate
Total Distance 258km / 160mi Additional mileage available
Daily mileage 43 to 59km / 27 to 36mi
Start Alghero
End Oristano
Suggested Airports In: Alghero. Out: Cagliari / Olbia / Alghero

Highlights:

  • The Catalan city of Alghero
  • Cycling on the Sinis Peninsula
  • Dinner at Gruccione, "Slow Food" associated
  • San Salvatore village, “Spaghetti Western” movie location
  • Visit to open air museum of Tharros
Inclusions
Not Included
Optional Services
  • Six nights in excellent four & three-star superior hotels
  • Six breakfasts
  • One gourmet dinner
  • Bike Delivery to Alghero 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 Oristano
  • 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
  • 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
Itinerary

Day 1Benvenuti to Alghero & to Coral Coast

Meet & greet, bike fitting and Orientation, bike-test in the old-town in Alghero. 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. Overnight in Alghero
Meals included: Welcome Aperitif

Day 2 Alghero Loop to Capo Caccia. 54 km / 33mi, Rolling Hills.

Cycling: round trip from Alghero to Capo Caccia and Palmadula. Pedaling towards north Sardinia, we will encounter magnificent beaches and landscapes; we will arrive to the sheer white cliffs of Capo Caccia where is possible reach the sea by narrow sloping stairs. Who want additional riding today, can cycle untill Argentiera beach north from Alghero. Enjoy dinner in Medieval Alghero for further discovering the Algherese specialties.
Overnight in Alghero.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3Alghero to Bosa. 43 km or 60 km / 26,5 or 37 mi. Rolling hills.

Skirt the western coast on rolling hilly terrain. You depart Alghero biking up on beautiful highlands, viewing unforgettable landscapes towards inner Sardinia and of course upon the sea. Admire the massive castello Malaspina and the old town of Bosa and be sure to taste the local Malvasia wine.
Overnight in Bosa
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Bosa to S. Lussurgiu. 52 or 44 km / 32 or 27,5 mi. Hilly.

Passing many small villages and the Siete Fuentes water sources, You’ll come across lots of Nuraghe almost hidden within the suggestive landscapes, and perching on high plateaus. The natural spring water source is just before a rewarding downhill into Santu Lussurgiu. This Medieval town was built at the edge of the massive inactive volcanic mountain called Montiferru in an amphitheater formation.
Overnight in Santu Lussurgiu with dinner Included
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5S. Lussurgiu to Oristano. 59 or 67 km / 36 or 41 mi. Downhill & flat.

You will cycle by to discover Punic and Roman ruins on this route like the Roman thermal baths of Fordongianus, and be equally enthusiastic once you gaze upon the crystalline waters and sandy beaches if you take the longer version! There’s also particular rock formations, sculpted by the wind and sea after many ages like the: S’Archittu arch.
Overnight in Oristano.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6Oristano Loop Sinis Peninsula. 50 or 62 km / 31 or 38 mi. Flat terrain.

Loop bike ride from Oristano to the Sinis peninsula via Cabras: flat terrain today, pedaling near the seaside in the Sinis Peninsula: Cabras, Tharros, there are plenty of protected wetlands and lagoons and where, depending on the season, you will be able to see pink flamingos. Visit the ruins of the Punic-Roman port city of “Tharros” with breathtaking views over the Gulf of Oristano.. Overnight in Oristano
Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 7Arrivederci or Loop Ride to Villaurbana. 30 km / 18,5 mi. Rolling Hills

After breakfast end of the tour, or loop bike ride out of Oristano, if you have enough time before to leave.
Meals included: Breakfast

Extra Day Under request: Barumini, Unesco Heritage site. 56 km / 34 mi. Rolling hills

Bike ride from Oristano to Tuili and Barumini. Up and down through small villages of the Marmilla, towards Barumini. Here, you can find a mysterious archeological village complex called Su Nuraxi, a cluster of stone structures called Nuraghe. This is one of the best examples of the whole island with a central tower and remnants of a surrounding village around it dating back to the Bronze Age. After visit, head back towards Tuili.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Transfer to airport is included.

Map

Rates
Self Guided
Tour Price: 1350€

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

Make it custom: contact us for a quote!

Single occupancy: 350 €
Solo traveler: 580 €
Extra Day in Tuili: €190 per person

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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Electric bike for rental

E-BIKE

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

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Touring Hybrid bike for rental

HYBRID BIKE

Hybrid bikes blend the characteristics of race and mountain bikes.

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Lodging
VILLA MOSCA
Day 1 & 2 – Boutique Hotel Villa Mosca, Alghero

Enjoy a superior experience at Villa Mosca. It 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.

Day 3 – Hotel Palazzo Sa Pischedda, Bosa

Overlooking the Temo River in picturesque Bosa, Palazzo Pischedda offers uniquely furnished rooms decorated with elegant furnishings. Rooms at the Pischedda are decorated with Iroko-wood furniture and parquet flooring. Some have porches or balconies with river views, while others are split level and have views of Malaspina Castle.

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Day 4 – 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.

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Day 5 & 6 – 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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Extra Day – Luxury B&B Sa Domu d’Aiaia, Tuili

Located in the historic center of Tuili village, the B&B “Sa Domu d’Aiaia” offers to its guests a relaxing atmosphere, typical of old Sardinian houses. The ideal place for who love contact with nature without renouncing to the comfort and fun.

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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