Sardinia Cycling on Gravel | Self Guided

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7-Day Gravel Sardinia Cycling Tour to the Wildest Island of Italy 

This Gravel Sardinia Bike Tour is organized for cyclists who want to explore Sardinia on the new way: on Gravel bike.

The Gravel Bike Tour in Sardinia takes you on a journey all the way on the Mid Sardinia, starting in Oristano and ending in the Marmilla subregion, riding on old rail routes, exploring caves and mines, admiring marine protected areas as the Sinis Peninsula. .

The new challenge of Gravel Sardinia Biking

On this Gravel Bike Trip, you will also find the right mixture between the flavors of the island and the elegance of the cultures of these regions.

Tour Details
Informations
Tour name Sardinia Gravel Bike Tour
Type of tour Self guided, you can start any day of the week
Duration 6 nights, 7 days
Period  All year round
Difficulty Moderate to Challenge
Total Distance 328km / 205mi
Daily mileage 65km / 41mi
Start Oristano
End Gesturi
Suggested Airport In / Out: Cagliari

Highlights:

  • Cycling on the restricted Marine area of Sinis
  • The Sandy Dunes of Piscinas
  • Ride on the Old Railways of Mid Sardinia
  • San Salvatore village, “Spaghetti Western” movie location
Inclusions
Not Included
Optional Services
  • Six nights in excellent four & three-star superior hotels and Farmhouses
  • Six breakfasts
  • 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 Gesturi
  • 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
  • Dinners and activities booking
  • Room upgrade options
Itinerary

Day 1Benvenuti to Oristano & on the Sinis Peninsula

Meet & greet in Cabras, bike fitting and orientation briefing. Bike-test in the Village in front of the Sea and possible to ride towards the inland villages of Milis or Bonarcado.
Overnight in Cabras.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 2 Torregrande Loop to Tharros. 60km / 37mi - 57% Unpaved - Flat terrain

Cycling:
You start your gravel bike from Torre Grande beachfront and warm up through paddy fields of Cabras and its inviting views of the Lagoon, Spanish tower and a Roman bridge all within sight.
Today’s ride takes you on mixed paved, salty, dusty and sandy flat fields with slight elevation, perfect for gravel offroading.
Heading towards the peninsula of Sinis, you are just between the Lagoon of Cabras and the Gulf of Oristano. Keep an eye out for these interesting treasures.
today you will admire the most important Sardinian beach of Is Arutas and Maimone and the archaeological site of Tharros
Overnight in Torregrande di Oristano.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3Torregrande to Guspini. 68km / 42mi - 62% Unpaved - Flat Terrain

Cycling:
Your today’s route takes you south along the Gulf of Oristano rich in farmlands and lagoons important for irrigation and wildlife. Inland from the Green Coast the prominent Mont Arcuentu separates us from the Sea for the length of its 8 kilometers.
Once you pass Oristano, you will encounter other important lagoons such as the several Lagoons of Santa Giusta, other lagoons of Arborea and additional lagoons of Terralba.
Overnight in Guspini.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4Guspini Loop to Piscinas. 66km / 41mi - 40% Unpaved - Hilly

Cycling:
Start your day with a warmup around a basalt columned volcanic cone before going through the center of Guspini itself ahead of a spectacular panoramic climb overlooking Guspini and the surrounding Campidano plains. You are heading towards Montevecchio on the way of an old trail way used by the mines.
Overnight in Guspini
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5Guspini to Gesturi. 58 up to 70km / 26 up to 44mi - 61% Unpaved - Rolling Hills

Cycling:
Today, your route will take you away from the Sea, through the Campidano flats and towards central Sardinia. Warm up until you go offroad through olive orchards, agricultural and eucalyptus fields then you will cycle along the old railway that connected Montevecchio to Guspini where the steelworks was located.
Overnight in Gesturi.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6Gesturi Loop on the Marmilla. 61km / 27mi - 41% Unpaved - Rolling Hills to Hilly

In the heart of the Marmilla, you will head out onthis unforgettable ride. From Gesturi you will ride towards Gergei through olive orchards and agricultural gravel roads. The route through endless rolling hills and small villages such as Escolca and Serri follows
Gergei around Isili and another welcoming site of Lake Barrocus. You will ride over a natural isthmus of the lake onto its bigger island to get back onto the main road. Plenty of good gravel paths take you up and through the Giara and down to Gesturi, where you will find the day’s accommodation in this typical Sardinian village.
Overnight in Gesturi.

Day 7Arrivederci! Good bye!

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

Map

Rates
Self Guided
Tour Price: 1510€

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

Make it custom: contact us for a quote!

Single occupancy: 400€
Solo traveler: price under request

Private & Custom departures at any time

Road bike for rental

ROAD BIKE

Carbon frames with Ultegra 11 speed; compact groupset.

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scott gravel bike

GRAVEL BIKE

Discover the Sardinian Strade Bianche on Gravel bikes.

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Electric bike for rental

E-BIKE

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

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Touring Hybrid bike for rental

HYBRID BIKE

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

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Lodging
Lido Beach hotel
Day 1-2   Aquae Sinis Hotel, Cabras

 

Day 3-4  Tartesh Hotel, Guspini

 

cortis antigas bike tour
Day 5-6 Cortis Antigas Boutique B&B, Gesturi

 

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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