Bicycle rental in Sardinia



Sardinia Cycling manages one of Europe's largest and finest bike rental fleets - professionally operated since 2008 - that include road, mountain and touring bikes. Same models ara avialable as e-bikes.

Our rental bike catalog

Rent a bike in Sardinia in a few steps

STEP 1: Select dates and location.
Select dates and location. Please reserve with as much advance as possible, due to the high volume of requests.
STEP 2: Select bike and model

Not all the bikes will be available at each location, if the chosen bike is not available you will find a valid alternative. If not, get in touch and we'll take care of it.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for any inquiries, especially if:

- you do not find what you are looking for, either for quantity or model,

- you want the rental bike delivered to your accommodation,

- you are a business customer and need large quantities,

- you have any questions about our services.

STEP 3: Review cart
Check to make sure the bike you've selected is correct and add any extras you will need for your reservation i.e. pedals and helmet.
STEP 4: Register as a customer
Enter all your personal data to create a user profile. Or log-in if you have rented with us before.
STEP 5: Confirm the reservation
You can pay the deposit of 30% by credit card on Booking webpage, or if you'd like to pay by bank transfer or Paypal, you will get a provisional reservation e-mail and the instruction on how to secure the reservation. Reservations call for a 30% deposit payment. We accept most common payment methods, like bank transfer, credit card or PayPal.

...And pick it up!

Visit our bike centers

SardiniaCycling's rental services are available at both of our locations, near Cagliari (in the south) or in Costa Smeralda (in the northeast).

In Quartu you will collect your bike from our Cycle Cafe Maglia Nera.

We can also deliver bikes to your holiday accommodation from our closest bike center.

Test a Canyon

If you wish to test one of the latest bikes from Canyon, check out our 'Bike Test' area!

FAQ

You see here a selection of some of the most frequently asked questions. For more extensive info, we invite you visit the FAQ page and filter the question for the topic of interest (bike rental, payments, tours and so on).

What payment methods do you accept?

Sardinia Cycling accepts payment methods that guarantee security and convenience for the customer. Credit Card, Bank Transfer and PayPal are all gladly accepted. In the case of payment by bank transfer, we just ask that the wired amount is net of any exchange fees or bank commissions that the bank may apply.  

What is included in the bike rental?

Bikes are equipped with two bottle cages (our full suspention MTBs only have one bottle cage mount), a pump, a repair kit with an inner tube and tire levers. Rental bikes are supplied without clip pedals (these must be chosen and rented separately, or you can bring your own). Alternatively, and at no additional cost, we provide standard pedals. 

Is a deposit required to rent a bike?

As a form of self-protection against damage to the bike, and as with car rentals, the card details will be checked by communicating with the bank to which it belongs and performe a pre-authorization.

This transaction will temporarily block a certain amount (see below). When checking in the bikes, our Staff will check the bikes together with you. If everything is OK, the pre-authorization amount will be released immediately. 

Deposit by bike category:
- Aluminum road bike: €200
- Carbon road bike: €300
- Mountain bike: €200
- Touring bike: €200

Can I get the rental bike delivered to the place where I will stay in Sardinia?

Sure: we deliver bicycles anywhere on the island. The delivery service starts from the nearest bike center. There is a delivery charge related to the distance from the nearest bike center. If you are interested in having your bike delivered to your vacation location please contact us for our availability on the days you choose. 

What's the cancellation policy for the bike rentals?

Sardinia Cycling has a large bike fleet, however we also get a large number of reservations and need to ensure each customer gets the specific model they request. In light of these challenges it is necessary to apply cancellation terms to bike rentals. They follow the same scheme as the travel policies:

SARDINIA CYCLING APPLIES THE FOLLOWING CANCELLATION POLICY:

Days before rental
Cancellation penalty
90+ €30 of administrative expenses
89-31 30% deposit per bike
30-0 100% of the cost of the rental

In the event of cancellation without full or partial refund, you may use 50% of the payment for a subsequent trip within one year of the cancelled rental.

My vacation location is far from the bike center or bike stores, how can I deal with the unexpected?

For long vacation stays, and for those who stay far from the bike center or bike stores (which is very common in Sardinia) we provide, upon request, a Cycling Pack that contains the following items:

- 1 water bottle
- 3 inner tubes
- 1 spare tire
- 3 energy gels

There is a 50 euro deposit on the Cycling Pack. When the bike is returned, the cost of used or unreturned items will be deducted from the deposit.

Prices for items in the cycling package are as follows:
- water bottle: € 5
- inner tubes: € 5 each
- spare tire € 27
- energy gels: € 2.5 each.

If equipment is returned unused, you will be refunded your entire deposit.

Are the bikes insured against theft or damage?

Unfortunately, Italian insurance companies will not cover the theft or damage caused to the bikes. Bicycle theft is rare here but we do have locks available for you to use. For customers who wish to further protect themselves from these eventualities, we suggest the subscription of a travel insurance policy in their country of origin.

Get help to plan your rides, free.

We like giving our guests the very best experience. In this case we don't just want to give a rental bike, but putting guests in the condition to get the best of their time in Sardinia. Planning the rides is time consuming, and a quick approach is often to download GPS files from on-line services. And cross fingers. Apps like Komoot, generally very good, aren't always working great in our island, as there's a lack of roads specifically marked as cycle paths. The result is riders often experiencing issues on rides intended for road riding and turning into rocky paths. We suggest to download the Sardinia Cycling app: it is free of charge and collects the experience of local riders that do thousand kilometers every year on the lovely roads of the island. 

Discover the Sardinia Cycling App!

  • We rented road bikes for a couple of days and had a fantastic time. Everyone at Sardinia Cycling was super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The bikes were in great condition and well set-up, too. The shop's app is brilliant for finding routes across the whole island. Overall, an amazing experience! We will definitely rent from Sardinia Cycling again.
  • We did a private MTB tour with Andrea to experience the hills above Cagliari - one of the best experiences of our holiday. We are also hiring road bikes from the Baia Sardinia base - such a good way to see the island. Great gear, great people - grazie mille for having us!
  • I’m keeping it short. This is a fantastic place to rent a true rode or gravel bike. They have high end canyon bikes. The staff / super knowledgeable. The entire rental experience was 100 perfect. They work out of a cafe in the front. Just a perfect bike rental shop.

Opening hours

Please visit us or call us during the following opening hours or leave a voicemail message after the beep and we will call you back on our next business day.
  • Monday
    9 to 13 | 16 to 18
  • Tuesday
    9 to 13 | 16 to 18
  • Wednesday
    9 to 13 | 16 to 18
  • Thursday
    9 to 13 | 16 to 18
  • Friday
    9 to 13 | 16 to 18
  • Saturday
    9 to 13
  • Sunday
    By appointment
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SARDINIACYCLING HOME
Via Vittorio Emanuele, 43
09045 Quartu Sant'Elena | Italy

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Office: +39 070 204 1029
Mobile: +345 541 8808
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