Getting to know Sardinia

Sardinia on two wheels is a beautiful and yet little known place in the world. Perhaps for this reason it is even more beautiful. Yes, there are many surprises in store for you on Sardinia.

For this reason we've added the Info Hub to our website to help you find answers to many of the questions that our guests from all over the world have asked us over the years.

Suitable clothing and seasons

Rather than rattle off statistics about rainfall, temperatures and seasonal averages, we prefer to refer to the cycling clothing most suitable for the various seasons.

Industrial Archaeology

In the early 19th century, Sardinia had no less than 59 mines in operation, mainly producing lead, iron, copper and silver. The island’s abundant ore deposits attracted the interest of entrepreneurs from Piedmont, Liguria and other European countries, who soon set up companies to exploit the local ores.

How to navigate?

Sardinia is a real paradise for the cyclists. But, as they say, paradise has to be earned. To earn paradise, in this case, means finding a way to cope with the inadequate mapping of mountain-bike trails and route signs.

The SardiniaCycling system for rating various areas

The SardiniaCycling system for rating the various areas on Sardinia for road and mountain biking is based on our own assessments, and it’s based on a scale from zero to five points. Our assessments of areas are not a judgment of an area itself, but only meant to be an aid to help you choose one that is best suited for your cycling holiday.

What is a Nuraghe?

The Nuraghe is one of the most interesting archaeological wonders on the island.

Today it has come to be the symbol of Sardinia and its distinctive culture, the Nuragic civilization, which dates back some 4000 years.

There are some 7000 Nuraghi, scattered throughout the countryside, many still standing, others practically destroyed.

Cheese

Sardinia produces a wide variety of cheese, considering that half of the sheep milk produced in Italy is produced in Sardinia, and is largely worked by the cooperatives of the shepherds and small industries. Sardinia also produces most of the pecorino romano, a non-original product of the island, much of which is traditionally addressed to the Italian overseas communities.

The Cannonau wine

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Roadbeds

A description of the roads for cycling in Sardinia has to be divided into those for road biking and those for mountain biking. As regards road biking, apart from some very rare exceptions, the asphalt is in perfect condition as the mild climate in Sardinia protects the asphalt from cracks or damage caused by high temperatures.

Is traffic a problem?

Generally, it’s not. However, we must be truthful. There are some areas in which the traffic can be annoying. They, however, are a very few and easily identifiable.

Point-to-point or fixed base?

A dilemma! Some cyclists can’t imagine touring without moving every day, perhaps with luggage on the bike. And then there are those who would never consider packing and unpacking every day in a different hotel.

Which is the best area for cycling?

We travel a lot and meet many cycling enthusiasts who are very curious about cycling on Sardinia. Curious because of the limited information on this vast and variable cycling paradise, discoverable on a bike!

Tuna fishing in Carloforte

Tuna has been fished in the seas round Sardinia for more than 500 years, in particular what is known as the prized "Tonno di corsa" (bluefin tuna). Its flesh, highly nutritious and with a delicate, pleasant flavour, can be used in several recipes and is much prized by chefs world over.

Selecting a road bike

As concerns bike rentals, we offer cyclists more options for road bikes than mountain bikes. So if you’re a mountain biker, the bike you own may be the bike you’ll bring to Sardinia.

Selecting a mountain bike

Dealing with this topic involves personal preferences and style of the biker. All of us have selected a mountain bike, and we ride our bike when on holiday. This, regardless of whether where we’re riding is different from where we usually ride.

What is the best time?

Is there a best time? Difficult to answer, but based on our experience we ride both road and mountain bikes all year round. Temperatures on the whole are mild and there isn't a period in which it is difficult or even impossible to ride.

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What you say about us!

We had a fantastic cycling tour in Sardinia - thanks to Sardinia Cycling! Everything about your service was really great...
Anna and Björn, Sweden
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