A cycle tour in seven stages following the route of Max Leopold Wagner, the noted Sardinia culture connoisseur.
On this tour through the south of Sardinia, you will discover the history, culture and natural environment that fascinated Max Leopold Wagner. Specialized in Romantic languages, Wagner, a Bavarian, traveled – on a bicycle – between Sardinian villages at the beginning of the twentieth century to enhance his knowledge of the idioms of the island specifically and its culture generally.
His stays on the island not only provided for the three volumes of the Etymological Sardinian Dictionary, an essential tool for the study of the Sardinian language, but also “La vita rustica” (The Rustic Life), a book that reflects on life as seen by Wagner during his visits in the various regions of Sardinia.
This tour follows in Wagner’s path along quiet roads through some of the most historically and culturally rich regions of Sardinia. The Wagner tour is a shaped as a ring that encloses the southern half of the island. Stages have a medium-low difficulty level and leave time for visiting the numerous sites, taking a dip at the many beaches along the way, and enjoying the wonderful Sardinian food.
We love this tour as it gives a great insight of both coastlines - east and west - as well as of inner Sardinia, as it cuts through the middle of the island, with two overnights in very typical locations.
Just as Wagner, you will gain an appreciation of Sardinia, from the most touristic corners to the very remote and traditional areas. We are sure experiencing ever the changing landscape, ancient history, and diverse food and wine traditions will leave an indelible impression on you. You may even write a Wagner-like travel blog yourself.