Sardinia Challenging | Road Bike Tour | Self Guided

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Discovering wild Island pedaling from Alghero to Sardara: for avid cyclists!

Could 60 miles p/day be enough for your next bike tour in Italy?
We will provide excellent accommodations, beautiful cycling roads and top-of-the-line bicycles.
You will spend a week biking all around in Rugged Landscape of the island: from the west coast, (Alghero and Bosa), to Medieval villages and Roman towns, such as Santu Lussurgiu and Sardara.

You can visit Punic-Roman ruins complex of Tharros or visit the protected beach of Is Arutas made of pure white little pebbles. You will cycle to Bosa and through the Montiferru region. Then you will ride down to Fordongianus, where you will be able to visit the old Roman SPA. Your final destination is Sardara just before your last ride in Costa Verde, a pretty, wild coastal area, with terrific roads. Cagliari airport is not too far: we can arrange a private transfer or there are several buses available during the day.

You can make this a 4 to 12 days tour

Tour Details
Tour nameSardinia Challenging 
Type of tourSelf guided, you can start any day of the week
Duration6 nights, 7 days
Period All year round
DifficultyCallenging, for avid cyclists
Total Distance580km / 360mi
Daily mileage87 to 145km / 54 to 90mi
Suggested AirportsIn: Alghero. Out: Cagliari 

Not to be missed:

  • The catalan city of Alghero
  • Cycling on the Sinis Peninsula
  • Dinner at Gruccione, "Slow Food" associated
  • Tasting culinary art of Sardinia
  • Visit at open air museum of Tharros
Not Included
Optional Services
  • Six nights in excellent three-star superior hotels
  • Six breakfasts
  • 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 Sardara
  • Keepsake “BTS” 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

Day 1Benvenuti to Alghero & the Coral Coast. 35km / 21mi (optional test ride)

Meet & greet in Alghero, bike fitting and Orientation. 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. Bike-test on the old-town. where you can take pleasure walking around or sitting down while enjoying a drink at sunset before a seafood dinner! Overnight in Alghero.
Lodging at Villa Piras hotel.
Meals included: Welcome Aperitif

Day 2 Alghero Loop to Sitnitino: Asinara Island. 145km / 90mi Ascent +1080 m.

Loop bike ride from Alghero to Stintino and return via Nurra region. Start from your hotel and cycle through the vineyards of northern Sardinia. Take a coffee break in Stintino; from here, you can admire the island of Asinara, which was the location of an secluded and active prison. Ride back to Alghero to enjoy the Catalan city. Less distance is possible visiting the Argentiera old mine village and Capo Caccia cliff. Overnight in Alghero.
Lodging at Villa Piras hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3Alghero to Santu Lussurgiu: medieval hilltown. 87km / 54mi. Ascent +1700 m.

Skirt the coast on rolling hills terrain. You depart Alghero biking up on beautiful uplands. Admire the massive castle Malaspina in Bosa where you can stop for a fantastic gelato and walk in the center of the town. Just after Bosa you will pass the Malvasia Valley where they produce the famous Malvasia dried white wine. After that, you will pedal on the Planargia Plateau and you will pass many charatestich Sardinian little villages. You will arrive in Santu Lussurgiu after the climb to Montiferru mountain. Overnight in Santu Lussurgiu at Antica Dimora del Gruccione, where you are able to enjoy the unforgettable gourmet dinner at hotel restaurant
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Santu Lussurgiu to Oristano & Sinis Peninsula. 104km / 64mi. Ascent +675 m.

This route will bring you to the peak of Montiferru and cycling through small Sardinian-Spanish style villages. After Cuglieri, it’s all downhill towards the sea with its suggestive landscape. Then the ride continues on towards the Sinis Peninsula, where depending on the season you will be able to see pink flamingos. Overnight in Oristano.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5Oristano loop to Fordongianus. 101km / 62mi. Ascent +1223 m.

Heading inland away from the flats, you will ride through charecteristic Sardinian towns, following the Tirso river. This loop will take you to Fordungianus once enjoyed by Roman Legions and still by visitors today in modern Spa’s. Enjoy this volcanic landscape and its rolling hills cycling there and back while passing next to Pre Nuragic tombs, Nuragic villages, and Roman ruins. come back to Oristano throughout the Campidano flat. Overnight in Oristano at Duomo Hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6Oristano to Sardara: the Green Coast. 90km / 52mi. Ascent +1473 m.

Cycling: from Oristano to Sardara via Portu Maga. Our final stage will take you on flats to a fishing village called Marceddì before you ride inland up and across a ridge of the Green Coast. Its roads wind up and down bringing you to a mining town, now turned into a mineral-geologic museum in Montevecchio, close to Arbus. then down again to the Campidano flat where the thermal SPA of Sardara await you. The Hotel is settled right at the slope of the hille where was builded the famous Monreale Castle, which dominate the Campidano flat.
Lodging: Sardinia Termale Hotel in Sardara
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7Arrivederci! or bike ride on Marmilla area. 50km / 31mi. Rolling Hills

After breakfast, end of the tour or possible short ride before to leave and reach the Unesca Heritage site of Barumini where a visit not to be missed.
Meals included: Breakfast

Extra DayLoop on Marmilla area. 100km / 62 mi. Rolling hills.

Cycling on the hearth of Marmilla region, a rising cycling destination and visit the Unesco Heritage site of Barumini , an icon in Sardinia.



Self Guided
Tour Price: 1290€

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

Make it custom: contact us for a quote!

Single occupancy: 300 €
Solo traveler: 550 €

Private & Custom departures at any time

Bike Rental: (price/week)
Touring/Hybrid Bike€ 140
Race Bike € 180
E-bike€ 210
Tandem€ 280
Race Bike for rental


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Day 1 & 2 – Hotel Villa Piras, Alghero

Located in one of the most exclusive areas of this Catalan city, the Hotel Villa Piras offers 32 spacious rooms, many with balconies overlooking the sea and the backdrop of the majestic Capo Caccia promontory

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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 & 5 – Hotel Duomo, Oristano

Located in the heart of the historic center of Oristano, this Hotel will make you enjoy the elegance of an ancient noble residence of the seventeenth century, and included in the regional museum network. The structure stands in front of the majestic cathedral, along the route of the Sartiglia, represented by a parade in traditional costume that takes place once a year.

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Day 6 – 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. At Sardinia Spa also a fabulous restaurant with breathtaking views of the pool.


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