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Mountain Biking Tours on Sardinia

Mountain biking tours have long focused on crossing a region by linking up sections of dirt rather than searching out the best trails in a given area. This falsely assumes moutain bikers care more about the destination than the journey.

But, as mountain bikers, we decided to take a different path:  we have designed our MTB tours ensuring the that each leg is enjoyable and memorable on its own. The end result is mountain biking tours leave lasting impressions and are once in a lifetime experiences.

Our tours are offered on specific dates each season as a guided group tour or on your own time frame as a self guided tour. Plus, if you go for a self guided tour, you can take advantage of the luggage delivery service and even share its cost with other travelers.

 

Sardinia Cycling charted the way in many different fields, including when it comes to making your trip on Sardinia smooth and safe: with the Sardinia Cycling App you get the whole trip in the palm of your hands.

If you have booked a tour with us our App will gain access to the all the information regarding your tour as well as all the documentation for your trip. No need of having a phone on the handlebar: the app will send you a push notification when near to a must-see attraction along the way.

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Countryside of central Sardinia

THE OGLIASTRA CROSS

Self-Guided: € 925

The wild and the beautiful!

Ogliastra Cross is a mountain biking tour that takes place in the east of Sardinia. It's a biking adventure that will stick in the mind of mountain bikers. Nothing like this is available on any other island in the Mediterranean, and certainly not in Europe or in the central Alps. It starts from the Gulf of Arbatax through the mountainous regions of central Sardinia, touches the granite massif of Gennargentu and arid plateaus of Supramonte, before descending through canyons carved out of the limestone rocks, down to the sea in the central east coast, with its beautiful caves, white sandy beaches and turquoise sea.

GENNARGENTU OFF-ROAD TRAVERSE

Guided tour: € 1389 | Self-guided: € 965

The Sardinia Off-Road Traverse is guided or self-guided tour, which starts at sea level at Barisardo on the eastern coastline, in the Ogliastra subregion. From there, in a six-stages itinerary, it climbs to the top of Mount Bruncu Spina at 1829 m – the highest peak that can be climbed on a mountain bike on Sardinia, and from there goes back to the sea. The trip explores the biggest and most famous mountain range in the island: Gennargentu, synomimous with mountain for us Sardinians, a unique place on earth. With the lowest population density in Europe, it makes for a magic place for mountain bikers who want to feel the emotion of discovery, and the thrill of riding in open spaces, far away from civilization.


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ACTIVITY LEVEL

  • Recreational:
    Enjoying Italian dolce vita

    This is the level of choice if you occasionally enjoy a bike ride and you want to match biking and visits.

  • Enthusiast:
    Earning a good dinner... by the sweat of your brow
    Ideal for you who ride more than occasionally and are not afraid of some tough climbing.
  • Challenge:
    You're into cycling, we know what you want!
    You ride quite often and you're in search of challending cycling, including some good meters up.

CUSTOM CYCLE TOURS

You didn't find the tour that suits you? We stand ready to help you plan the cycling holiday of your dreams. Custom cycle tours are an important part of our business. Contact us and you'll be soon be in touch with our tour designers.

Six excellent reasons to travel with us

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Enchanting experiences

how we've created Italy-addicted travelers worldwide

We love Sardinia and we think our Country is different. And we want you to understand why we do. Creating an enchanting experience is no easy task. Doing so takes ability at designing tours and the extensive knowledge of the single regions that only a local company can have. And it also requires great attention to detail. That’s the secret to our success. We’ve created Sardinia-addicted travelers worldwide. Be the next!

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Insider views

Take advantage of an insider's view!

The best attractions aren't necessarily the most popular ones. We like to include historical and cultural attractions to our guided and self-guided tours. And we pay great attention in choosing which ones to include and where and when we can visit them. We Sardinians are hospitable and proud of our archaeological and cultural heritage and we enjoy sharing it with you.

We're guides & cyclists

we ride year round to be ready for you
Would you feel safe with a guide that struggles to keep up with you? Don't think so! At SardiniaCycling we pride to take guides' fitness into the highest level in order to grant guests' riding experience, safety and confidence. So, no matter the pace you ride, or you can ride, our guides will alwaysbe there and ready to react.
Best bikes, make for best vacations

Top equipment

Cycle on a bike of your dreams!
Cycling is religion for us. We pride ourselves on having the very best equipment – Canyon bikes – maintained by our expert staff and custom fitted for you. We can offer you everything you could possibly need to make your cycling tour with us a dream. We’ve got helmets, awesome cycling kit and socks, water bottles, GPS assistance and more. Have you ever thought about how excellent equipment can improve your travel experience?
Cycle on a bike of your dreams! And with everything else you might need to make your cycling holiday more than you’ve ever dreamed of!
fixing a bike on the go

Travel with confidence

Your safety is important to us!

A physical or mechanical problem can always happen, and that’s why it’s important to have a rescue service nearby. And that’s also why we're happy to say that we are always available to help you on a guided or self-guided tour, wherever you are and at any time. Our network of offices allows prompt response and immediate action from our own skilled staff. So far, none of our guests have lost a day of their tour. And its up to us to see that they never will.

Incomparable food

Don't worry, you'll have the day after to burn off the extra calories!

You know as Italians we are crazy about food. Luckily we share this madness and we spend great efforts to let you taste all the infinite shades of Italian regional pastas, cheeses and wines. We’d like you to learn what's behind a local recipe, and we’d even like you try your hand at preparing some regional delicacies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's your usual support level on guided tours?

We have a strict rule since from the very beginning of our adventure: a six to one ratio, which means a riding guide every each 6 riders. Plus, a van that can keep about half riders. The van contains a mobile workshop, spare wheels, spare bikes (the number is chosen depending on the required sizes). We provide a quick lunch on the go (sandwiches, pies, juices, fruit) as well as bevareages. We have gels bars and electrolyes available on purchase. The van is constantly connected to the guide(s).

How do I prepare myself?

Our tours are suited to riders of different capabilities and fitness. For every trip you'll find the estimated fitness level (Recreational, Enthusiast, Challenge). Should you have doubt in the interpretation of that when selecting a tour, the best thing to do is getting in touch with our very experienced staff who'll be happy to help you assess if the tour you've in mind is suitable for you. As an approach, we do not sell a tour if we're not sure you won't enjoy it.

Where do your clients come from?

Many guests find it hilarious, but less than 1% of our guests are from Italy and despite we're proudly Italians, we mostly speak English at work. Our guests are mostly from the US, Canada, Australia, UK and Switzerland. We pride to have a huge repeaters' rate.

How long have you guys been doing this?

Italy-Cycling is not new. Is instead the Italian branch of the head company based in Sardinia and called SardiniaCycling. The head company has started as a family business and it still is, even a pretty evolved one. We’re not afraid to say that we became - through hard work and passion - a leading cycling tour company in Italy. Since 2008 we specialize in arranging unforgettable cycling tours and holidays, accommodating cyclists from all around the world in our paradise island.

Do your guides speak English?

Of course they do. Depending on guest's nationality, on the Country touched by the itinerary as well as on the specific trip level, we choose guides that beside English can speak other languages, like French or German.

Do you offer self-guided tours?

Of course we do. Most tours in our catalog have a self-guided variant. Self-guided tours depart anytime in the season and have a specific pricing that is indicated in the travel page. Services related to guided and self guided tours are listed in all the tour description pages.

What do I get if I reserve a self-guided tour?

Guests on our self-guided tours get an extensive information pack, detailed maps, road book and a GPS with loaded tracks. While on site, we arrange a briefing and we fit the bikes. Our staff are always available to help you wherever and at any time. Our network of offices allows prompt response and immediate action from our own skilled staff. So far, none of our guests have lost a single day of their tour. And its up to us to see that they never will.

Do you offer luggage transfer on your self-guided tours? How does it work?

Yes, sure. And it works in a very smooth way. You'll be asked to leave your labeled bags at the hotel reception every morning by 9.30 am. You'll find bags at the next hotel before 2 pm.

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WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT US

Self Guided tour on Sardinia

What a great tour put together by the team at Sardinia Cycling. Australia is a long way from Sardinia - but it was worth the trip! The accommodation and food put together for the tour was fantastic. The logistics worked perfectly with luggage magically appearing...

S.P. Clark, Melbourne, Australia

Outstanding!

I have been doing cycling tours for almost 20 years in Europe. This is our first trip using a professional company and we could not be happier with the service, bikes, routes and overall trip. Hotels were good to very good overall. Food was excellent. Bikes were high end Canyon, many of which had Di2 electronic shifting.

Jeff, flycycletravel, New York City, New York

  • I can't say enough great things about my experience with Sardinia Cycling! I've been on several cycling trips (some on BackRoads) and the service and attention was the best I've ever had. The entire team was outstanding. I booked a custom 5-day self-guided tour (Gallura short break) and from the first emails to reserving the trip the team was amazing. Giovanni spent a lot of time asking me questions about my route preferences (how difficult, distance, etc) and made adjustments to my itinerary as I gave him the details of what I wanted to to. I upgraded hotels, upgraded my bike, and they transferred my luggage to each place. Even though I am a woman traveling solo , I felt safe and supported by the team. John was really great delivering the bike and setting me up for success at the beginning of my trip spending extra time so that I felt comfortable. Then Andrea was who supported me during the trip - checking in on me and making sure I was enjoying the trip and delivering my luggage to the next destination and just overall giving great support and communication. One of the hotels had an issue, but Andrea handled it professionally and quickly and it was all settled even before I knew there was an issue. PURE Professionals. In addition, the whole team sent me separate messages along the way congratulating me on my long challenging rides -- these little touches make all the difference. I highly recommend this company and hope you have the cycling trip of your life like I did. Sardinia is so beautiful I don't want to leave. Thanks so much Giovanni, John, and Andrea for such an amazing experience!
  • Excellent experience. Highly recommend. Flawless bikes, impressive customer service.
  • A friend and I did a cycling tour in Sardinia in June 2021 with bikes rented from Sardinia Cycling in Cagliari. The bikes were top quality and absolutely brand new. John from Sardinia Cycling supported us with a lot of patience before arriving, answering to our many questions. When we arrived, the bikes were ready on time for us to leave straight for the train station, as we were on a tight schedule. On our return, John helped us with printing documents for the various Covid procedures for our departure. I totally recommend Sardinia Cycling for both their equipment and for the customer service.

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    9 to 13 | 16 to 18
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