Sardinia Biking | The Land of the Giants | Short Break | Self Guided

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Short break by Byke: Sardinian Campidano flat to the Sinis Peninsula

We put together this short cycling, bike tour in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea with You in mind: 3 full days of cycling and 2 half days – Perfect for those who are short on time or do not feel like vacationing entirely in the saddle. What’s more, each day there will be a choice of either easier / shorter bike rides or more challenging ones.

Imagine riding in the fantastic scenery and rolling hills of Sardinia. You will be thrilled to cycle in the same land once lived by the Giants of the Mediterranean.  Feel the warm sun and the winds upon your face, blown by the same sea once sailed by the Shardana. Discover the many stories that surround this mysterious island once inhabited by the so called People of the Seas.  The Shardana erected giant stone sculptures of their fallen warriors and built built Megalithic stone tombs, fortifications, villages, places of worship and defense towers still found only in Sardinia.

This tour can be customized specifically for you.
Tour Details
Informations
Tour nameSardinia, Land of the Giants
Type of tourShort escape, Self, you can start any day of the week
Duration4 nights, 5 days
Period All year round
DifficultyLeisure to Moderate
Total Distance175km / 108mi Additional mileage available
Daily mileage40 to 60km / 25 to 37mi
StartSardara
EndOristano
Suggested AirportsIn: Cagliari. Out: Cagliari

 

Highlights:

  • Pink Flamingo lagoons
  • Cycling on the Sinis Peninsula
  • Visit at Unesco World Heritage site of Su Nuraxi in Barumini
  • San Salvatore village, “Spaghetti Western” movie location
  • Visit ruins of Punic Roman Port City, Tharros open air museum
Inclusions
Not Included
Optional Services
  • 4 nights in excellent four & three-star and boutique hotel
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Bike Delivery to Sardara 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
  • Dinners and activities booking
  • Room upgrade
Itinerary

Day 1Benvenuti to Sardara, Hotel with SPA, Sardinia

Meet and Greet at your first hotel in Sardara, with Bike Tour Sardinia representative who will fit your bikes and introduce you to each days ride; with the possibility to ride on the Campidano flat, depending on your arrival time. Then enjoy a welcome aperitif together at the hotel bar or the hot swimming pool. At the hotel is possible book some massages at the SPA.
Lodging: at Sardinia Termale Hotel
Meals included: Welcome aperitif

Day 2 Sardara loop to Barumini & Nuraghe. 57km / 35mi on rolling hills.

Taking secondary roads, you will cycle up and down in the hilly region of the Marmilla. Your goal is Barumini known for the enormous Nuragic stone complex (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE) Su Nuraxi. Sardinia is well known for these typical tower structures called Nuraghe, first appearing during the early Bronze Age. After the visit, cycle back to Sardara crossing Villanovaforru and Collinas, two very pretty small villages. Today you have the option to book a wine tasting at cantina Lilliu in Ussaramanna or take a private cooking class with our friend Gabriella.
Lodging: at Sardinia Termale Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3Sardara to Oristano & Sightseeing. 64km / 40mi flat or rolling hills

Pedal on the rolling hills of the Marmilla, to get to Oristano, crossing cultivated orchards, Nuraghic towers and little villages such as Ales and Usellus. Your final destination of the day is the medieval town of Oristano. A pretty and charming city in front of the Mediterranean sea, rich in history and culinary culture. Enjoy your dinner through a wide range of good restaurants in Oristano.
Lodging: at Regina d’Arborea Boutique Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Oristano Loop to Tharros on Sinis Peninsula. 54km / 33mi all flat

Departure for the peninsula of “Sinis,” where there are plenty of lagoons, wetlands and where you may also be able to see pink flamingos. The Sinis peninsula, known for the stone Giants of Prama is also a protected Marine Reserve Area. See the ruins of the Punic-Roman port city “Tharros” with a breathtaking view of the gulf, or visit the amazing beach of Is Arutas with its white, quartz pebbled beach. You’ll cross Cabras, famous for its “Bottarga”, dried fish eggs or Sardinian caviar. Today you have the possibility to enjoy an extraordinary wine tatsing at Cantina Contini in Cabras where you can taste the famous local dried white wine “Vernaccia”.
Lodging: at Regina d’Arborea Boutique Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5Arrivederci! Or short loop to Fordongianus. 35km/ 20mi rolling hills

Choice of a short loop bike ride out of Oristano in direction of Fordongianus, known for its ruins of a still active, Roman thermal baths, or arrivederci via train to Cagliari or other destinations on the island.
Meals included: Breakfast

Map

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Rates
Self Guided - Short Break
Tour Price: 790€

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

Make it custom: contact us for a quote!

Single occupancy: 180€
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
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ROAD BIKE

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Electric bike for rental

E-BIKE

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HYBRID BIKE

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Lodging
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Day 1 & 2 – 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. 

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Day 3 & 4 – 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.

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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