Sardinia Active Gourmet | Guided Cycling Tour

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Welcome to the bike tour that brings together the passions for cycling, wines and culinary arts .

The secret to longevity is only a taste away. Pedal in the heart of Sardinia to discover the local diet and traditions, which contribute to its Blue Zone status and record number of centenarian inhabitants. This tour is available on private departures too.

As we cycle up an appetite, take cooking classes offered by renowned chefs of the island who bring the fresh Mediterranean flavors out of traditional delights. You will cook classic Sardinian dishes, such as Malloreddus, Culurgiones and Fregola. You will prepare dishes of locally grown greens, fresh fish and meat with delicate and exquisite flavors. Savor the intense tastes of local olive oil and let’s not hold back for a wine and cheese tasting either on this unique tour.

While cycling, you will pedal in fantastic scenery, experiencing the majestic sites such as the Montiferru mountain range and the undulating hilly region called Marmilla. You will visit the Punic-Roman ruins of THARROS and the mysterious archaeological complex site, SU NURAXI (IL NURAGHE) of Barumini. Let’s pull over and take a swim in the sea, which Sardinia is famous for to round out our tour.

Please see our blog “Cycling and Dining for the fountain of youth“ (click here).

Tour Details
Informations
Tour nameSardinia Active Gourmet
Type of tourGuided, cycling
DeparturesScheduled or Private
Duration6 nights, 7 days
DifficultyLeisure to Moderate
Total Distance306 km / 190 mi (E-bike available)
Daily mileage38 to 67km / 23 to 41mi
StartAlghero
EndGergei
Suggested AirportsIn: Alghero. Out: Cagliari

Highlights:

  • The catalan city of Alghero
  • 2 Fanny hands-on cooking classes
  • Tasting culinary art of Sardinia
  • Meet the local “Centenarians”
  • Visit at Barumini “Su Nuraxi” Unesco Heritage Site
Inclusions
Not Included
Optional Services
  • 6 nights in Excellent , Superior and Boutique Hotels
  • 6 Breakfast, 5 Dinners & 1 Lunches
  • 2 Cooking classes, 1 Wine and Olive Oil Tastings
  • All maps, Trip Notes and detailed Route Directions
  • All Shuttles and Technical Assistance
  • Support Van and all Baggage Transfers
  • Services of experienced Guides
  • Transfer from Alghero airport to first hotel on day one
  • Transfer to Cagliari airport on day seven
  • Keepsake BTS water bottle
  • All tax and service charges
  • Airfare to Sardinia
  • Bike Rental
  • Train fare
  • 3 lunches
  • Alcoholic / non-alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry expenses
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Pre and Post Additional Nights
  • Transfers to/from other destinations on the Island
Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Alghero, the Catalan city

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. Alghero: lively and pretty city meets a new cosmopolitanism. Aperitivo at our hotel and promenade to the first dinner at “Al Tuguri” Michelin mentioned restaurant.
Meals included: Welcome aperitf, Dinner
Lodging: Villa Mosca or Las Tronas. Alghero

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

Cycling: round trip from Alghero to Capo Caccia and/or Argentiera. Pedaling towards north Sardinia, we will encounter terrific beaches and landscapes; we will arrive to the cliff of Capo Caccia where is possible reach the sea by the narrow stairs. Who want, can ride till Argentiera beach for a total distance of 92 km. go back to the hotel and enjoy the first cooking class to our friend Bastianina house.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging: Villa Mosca or Las Tronas, Alghero

Day 3Alghero to S. Lussurgiu via Bosa. 44 or 90km / 27 or 55mi, rolling hills & mountain

Cycling: bike ride from Alghero to Bosa and transfer to Santu Lussurgiu. We depart Alghero biking up on beautiful uplands, viewing unforgettable landscapes, then we will arrive to Bosa dominated by the Malaspina castle; here you can have a light lunch and walk on the cobblestone street of the old village. For who want ride more, the uphill to Cuglieri await him. Finally you arrive to Santu Lussurgiu, which has a characteristic structure of an amphitheater, with its ancient stone houses built in concentric configuration! Get ready for cooking class at Antica Dimora: our chef will introduce the preparation of ravioli Culurgiones or capocollo: enjoy it. The gourmet dinner will includes tasting the local cheeses and other local delicacies.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging: Antica Dimora del Gruccione in Santu Lussurgiu

Day 4 Santu Lussurgiu to Oristano. 67km / 41mi, downhill and flat terrain

Cycling: Today we will bike along country roads passing through small villages such as Narbolia or Bonarcado. Soon we will arrive on the Campidano flat in Riola Sardo we will have a olive oil tasting hardly forgettable. Then straight to the Sinis Penisnula where there are plenty of lagoons and wetlands, where depending on the season, you will be able to see wonderful pink flamingos and where you can visit the ruins of the Punic-Roman port city of “Tharros” with a breathtaking view.
Finally we will arrive in Oristano, a medieval town of horsemen, famous for its SARTIGLIA (a medieval horse race). Dinner on your own on the oldtown restaurant.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Lodging: Regina d’Arborea Hotel, Oristano

Day 5Oristano to Gergei. 66km / 41mi, flat and rolling hills terrain.

Cycling: Bike inland from Oristano through small villages enjoying the landscape of the vast flatlands towards the central hilly regions of Sardinia. Then we will ride around the Giara Plateau, a 600m highplane up on the sea level where they live a lot of wild little black horses called GIARINI. See murals of the small towns as Villaurbana (also famous for the handmade bread) or Usellus each with their own prehistoric Nuragic fortified towers, some towers with villages and others with remnant tombs of the giants. Then again through Tuili and In Barumini you will be able to take a guided tour and walk inside the Unesco World Heritage complex of Su Nuraxi. We will have a light lunch in Barumini before the visit at the Museum. Climb again to Gergei where an unforgettable sunset await us before our dinner Gergei villgae.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging: Is Perdas Farmhouse Resort in Gergei countryside

Day 6Gergei Loop on Sarcidano area. 56km / 38mi ,rolling hills and hilly.

Cycling: Loop bike ride on the Sarcidano subregion. Start with your bike ride inland descending towards Escolca and Serri. The area has long been populated; even before roman times and evidences can bee see on your ride! During the history it was chosen by locals as a spot to grow wheat and build Nuraghi towers. After that, climb to Villanova Tulo enjoying the scenic landscape to the Flumendosa Lake, with amazing views and ride to the small villages and hamlets. Stop in some of them to know the local centenarians “GrandPa & Ma”. Then again towards Nurallao and Nuragus, which give the name to the famous Nuragus Grape,
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging: Is Perdas Farmhouse Resort in Gergei countryside

Day 7Arrivederci! Good bye!

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

Map

Map

Rates & Dates
Guided Bike Tour
Tour Price: 2650€

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

Single occupancy: 450 €

2021 Departures

  • May 7 to 13th
  • May 21st to 27th
  • June 4th to 10th
  • July 2nd to 8th
  • September 17th to 23rd
  • October 1st to 7th

2022 Departures

  • May 6th to 12th
  • May 20th to 26th
  • June 3rd to 9th
  • July 1st to 7th
  • September 16th to 22nd
  • October 14th to 20th

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
Lodging
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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 – 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 4 – 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 5 & 6  – Is Perdas Farmhouse Resort, Gergei

The location of Is Perdas is conceived as an ideal place to give maximum emphasis to all those events whose main purpose is the promotion of sport, of all the different holistic disciplines, services and products concerning the world of wellness.

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