Sardinia Cycling | Zig-Zagging the Island | Guided Bike Tour

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A Unique Bike Tour in Sardinia, Cycling on the Island of flavours

Finding the roots of the founders of this bike company, cycling trough the inland Sardinia, meeting the centenarians on the Blue Zones. a coast to coast tour, bike adventures

Sardinia is a unique fascinating place. Its coastline is probably the most spectacular in Europe, its waters teem with fish and shellfish. Its rugged mountains, pocketed with caves, welcome large flocks of sheep that feed on wild plants and produce a cheese your palate will never forget.

While a winding coastal drive-perfect for a roadster -offers dramatic Mediterranean views and a powerful adrenaline rush, the real highlights are the actual rocks formation, or more precisely, the prehistoric stone dwellings found in the mountainous interior.

The island is home to more than 7,000 stone Nuraghi towers, Bronze Age castles built between 1600 and 1100 B.C.

Tour customizable at any time  
Tour Details
Informations
Tour name Sardinia – Zig Zagging
Type of tour Guided, Cycling, Luxury
Departures Only private dates
Duration 7 nights, 8 days
Difficulty Moderate to Challenge
Total Distance 589km / 365mi
Daily mileage 66 to 135km / 41 to 85mi
Start Alghero
End Pula
Suggested Airports In: Alghero / Out: Cagliari

Highlights:

  • The catalan city of Alghero
  • Oliena village and Su Gologone hotel
  • The majestic of Lanaitto valley and Su Gorroppu Canyon
  • Cycling on the terrific Sardinian South Coast
  • Visit at Barumini “Su Nuraxi” Unesco Heritage Site
Inclusions
Not Included
Optional Services
  • 7 nights in Luxury hotels
  • 7 dinners and 7 breakfasts
  • 2 picnic lunches
  • 6 gourmet dinners
  • One wine tasting
  • One olive oil tasting
  • Snacks and drinks along the way
  • All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
  • All Shuttles and technical assistance
  • Support Van
  • All baggage transfer
  • Services of experienced bilingual guides
  • BTS water bottle
  • Transfer from Alghero Airport to first hotel in Alghero
  • Sales taxes
  • Airfare to Sardinia
  • Bike Rental
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry expenses
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Pre/Post Additional Nights
  • Transfers to/from other destinations on the Island
  • Cooking lessons
  • Cheese tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Italian language lessons
Itinerary

Day 1Benvenuti to Alghero & to Coral Coast

Meet at Alghero airport and transfer to fabulous lodging in front of the sea – Professional bike fitting with BTS crew and test ride to Valverde Monastery for a total distance of 25 km. Optional, city tour with bike or walking. Aperitivo at our hotel and promenade to the first dinner at “Al Tuguri” Michelin mentioned restaurant.
Lodging: Villa Mosca or Las Tronas. Alghero
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 Alghero Loop to Bosa. 105km / 65,5mi, hilly terrain.

Loop bike ride to Bosa via Villanova Monteleone and back skirting coast. Today a beautiful sunrise await us and after a luxurious breakfast we will be ready to cycle towards Bosa. Ride to Villanova Monteleone through cork oak forest. Admire the murales in Montresta and then downhill to Bosa, lunch stop in the village. The return to Alghero is an unforgettable up and down coastal road. Dinner on your own in Alghero.
Lodging Hotel Villa Mosca, Alghero.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3Alghero to Oliena. 95 to 140km / 59 or 87 mi, hilly terrain.

Bike ride from Alghero to Oliena via Foresta di Burgos. We will ride in fields of artichokes and forest. First stop after 50 km in Thiesi for a cappuccino. Back in the saddle and arrive in the foresta di burgos area, with the challenging part of day, long climb to top hill. Once there is a pity do not enjoy the downhill to Bono. In bono we can have a light lunch in the village. Now is optional extension ride to Nuoro or direct transfer to Oliena at hotel su Gologone. Dinner included at hotel restaurant.
Lodging: hotel Su Gologone in Oliena countryside.
Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Oliena to Arbatax via Passo Silana. 90km / 55mi, hilly.

Bike ride from Oliena to Arbatax via Passo Silana (1000m. asl). Our goal is Arbatax, a small harbour in the Ogliastra region. starting from the Hotel you’ll enjoy the up and down to Baunei, it looks more like a mountain village than a seaside village, despite its position near the sea. The vast area inland is also extremely beautiful especially the Golgo a wild and empty calcareous plateau lying above the town. Let’s enjoy a very long downhill from Baunei until we stop in Santa Maria Navarrese a group of country houses around a rural church on the splendid and unspoilt coastline. Gourmet dinner at Hotel.
Lodging: Hotel Arbatasar. Arbatax.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5Arbatax loop to Jerzu & Cannonau red wine. 98km / 62mi, mountain.

Loop bike ride from Arbatax to Jerzu. welcome to the land of the Centenarians . today we will ride inland towards small villages famous for to have many hundred-years-old people. Even today the climbs will affascinating the ride and the region where we pedal. We will visit Jerzu famous for the producing of the Cannonau red wine and then Gairo before to descend again towards Tortolì and Arbatax. after the ride, enjoy the beaches close to the hotel or the swimming pool.
Lodging: Hotel Arbatasar. Arbatax.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6Arbatax to Pula & visit at Barumini. 94 to 135km / 57 to 85mi, hilly terrain

Bike ride from Arbatax to Barumini via Perdasdefogu. We will start from the hotel and through secondary roads we will reach Tertenia, good place for a coofee stop, then climb towards Perdasdefogu and just after we will admire the Mulargia lake. We will pass Nurri village where are write the roots of our Family. After a pleasant, but tiring ride, visit the nuraghic complex in Barumini. just aftre transfer to Pula in 1 hour and half. Gourmet dinner at hotel.
Lodging: relais Is Morus, Pula coastline
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7Pula loop to Teulada and terrific South Coast. 66km / 41mi, rolling hills

Loop bike ride from the Hotel in Pula countryside to Domus de Maria, Teulada, Chia. Today we will ride inland towards Domus de Maria and we face the only big hill just before Teulada. Then we will enjoy the up and down skirting Baia Chia. fantastic scenery await us for the last day cycling on South coast of Sardinia as Tuerredda and Malfatano cape. Farewell dinner at Su Forriadroxu in Pula.
Lodging: relais Is Morus, Pula coastline.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8Arrivederci! Good bye!

After breakfast end of the tour transfer provided to Cagliari airport.
Meals included: Breakfast

Map

Rates & Dates
Guided Bike Tour
Tour Price: 2950€

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

Single occupancy: 450 €

Private & Custom departures at any time

Bike Rental: (price/week)
Touring/Hybrid Bike € 140
Race Bike  € 180
E-bike € 210
Tandem € 280
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Lodging
superior experience bike tour in sardinia
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.

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Day 3 – Hotel Su Gologone, Oliena

Heart of Sardinia, in the cool Supramonte countryside, wrapped in the ancient quietness of vineyards and olive groves, where the air smells of myrtle and rosemary, is one of the legends of Sardinian hospitality: Su Gologone The charme of this country hotel resides all in its unique blend of suggestive atmosphere, quality service, comfort and tradition.

Day 4 & 5 – Hotel Arbatasar, Arbatax

Hotel Arbatasar A four-star hotel in the centre of Arbatax, near the tourist harbour. Arbatasar is an Arab word and means the fourteenth tower, the fourteenth of those towers which stood sentinel along the coast to check Saracen invasions. It’s the magic word which will bring you to an island of coddling, relax and old-style hospitality.

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Day 6 & 7 – Is Morus Relais, Pula

Is Morus Relais, an oasis of luxury in the pristine nature of a 7-hectare park sloping gently to the sea, the enchanting backdrop to the Hotel’s private beaches. The Is Morus fits seamlessly into the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

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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