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MAX LEOPOLD WAGNER TOUR

TOUR CODE: MLW-SEPT-18 >> Departure: Saturday, 01 September 2018

Starting price € 1339
Level: Medium

    Let's bike in the path of a great explorer from the past!

    A guided tour. Bike in the path of Max Leopold Wagner, the noted Sardinia culture connoisseur.

    On this stage tour in 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 – to typical 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.

    Day 1

    Arrival in Cagliari. Transfer (not included in the package price) to Cagliari, Check-in and welcome.

    Day 2

    Cagliari - Muravera 102 km - Total elevation gain: 521 m. During the morning we spend time getting to know Villasimius and Capo Carbonara. Then on to Muravera and the marvelous Colostrai lagoon. We ride along the coast famous for its rare beauty, abundant bird life including pink flamingos and citrus groves. Overnight in Muravera.

    Day 3

    Muravera - Orroli 78 km - Total elevation gain: 1550 m. From Muravera, we ride through the typical Sardinian villages of Villasalto, Ballao and Escalaplano until we reach the small village of Orroli. A definite site to visit in this village is the Nuraghe Arrubiu, a massive and unique structure dating back 4000 years. And we can’t miss the Omu Axiu museum, which offers us a view of peasant history in Sardinia. Dinner and overnight in Orroli.

    Day 4

    Orroli - Villanovaforru 50 km - Total elevation gain: 500 m. After leaving Orroli, we pass through Nurri, Gerrei, Barumini and Collinas on our way to Villanovaforru. In Barumini, we visit the 'Su Nuraxi' nuraghic complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the village of Tuili we can visit the parish church with its lovely paintings. Dinner and overnight in Villanovaforru.

    Day 5

    Villanovaforru - Torre dei Corsari 57 km - Total elevation gain: 400 m. We leave central Sardinia and ride towards an interesting area, totally flat and characterized by huge lagoons in which the small fishery is still the main activity of thousand families. Dinner and overnight in Torre dei Corsari.

    Day 6

    Torre dei Corsari - Portixeddu 73 km – Total elevation gain: 530 m. First part of this stage is flat. The road begins to rise slightly as you approach the small village of Guspini, after which the climb becomes more challenging. Here you leave the coastline and ride into the heart of the Sardinian mining area. You also ride through Arbus, the second largest city in Sardinia. Then you descend on a beautiful mountain road toward the sea where the ride ends at Portixeddu. Careful management of your energy, especially during the first part of this stage will allow you to easily tackle the more difficult climbs in the middle of it. Dinner and overnight in Portixeddu.

    Day 7

    Portixeddu – Sant'Antioco 74 km – Total elevation gain: 550 m. You begin cycling along the sea and then head briefly inland. The overall altitude gain during this stage is low to medium, with most of the gain during the first 12 km where you experience 15% grades. The view of the white cliffs along the sea here and the enchantment of Sugarloaf Mountain are your rewards for this unique and unforgettable stage. Overnight in Sant'Antioco.

    Day 8

    Sant'Antioco - Pula 83 km - Total elevation gain: 500 m. After leaving Sant'Antioco, we head toward Pula. This ride takes us to the harbor of Teulada where we begin our ride along the marvelous southwest coast road. This road features not only wonderful beaches at Capo Malfatano, Tuerredda and Capo Spartivento, but also the Aragonese towers from the time of the Spanish occupation of Sardinia. When close to Pula, we can visit the archeological site at Nora with its remains from Punic and Roman times. Overnight in Pula.

    Day 9

    Transfer to the airport (not included in the Package price) and end of service.

    The package includes:

    Eight nights in a double-room. Professional guiding. Escort and mechanical assistance. Briefing. Helmet. Luggage transfer.

    Not included:

    Flight tickets. Arrival and departure transfer. Lunches and extras in hotel, etc. Drinks during the dinner; Travel insurance. Anything not mentioned in “the package includes”.

    On request:

    Transfer from/to airport € 40 p.p.. Bike rental and accessories. Supplement for single accommodation € 190 p.p.. Cycling attire (bib shorts and a jersey) by SardiniaCycling. 7 Packed lunch € 84.

    Detail of services:

    Services Quantity
    Breakfast 8
    Lunch not included
    Dinner 4
    Nights at three-star hotel 6
    Nights at four-star hotel 1
    Nights at Agriturismo 1

    Why travel with us

    • Enchanting experiences

      Enchanting experiences

      We love Sardinia and we think our island 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 region 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!

    • Insider views

      Insider views

      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.

      Take advantage of an insider's view!

    • Travel with confidence

      Travel with confidence

      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 on the island 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.

      Your safety is important to us!

    • Incomparable food

      Incomparable food

      You know us Italians – and Sardinians – we are crazy about food. Luckily we share this madness and we spend great efforts to let you taste all the infinite shades of Sardinian 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 Sardinian delicacies.

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

    • Off the beaten track

      Off the beaten track

      Ours is a big island and not heavily populated. It's an unspoiled environment and lovely to explore on a road or a mountain bike. Apart from the popular tourist resorts, there are a lot of quiet and beautiful mountain or coastline roads.

      We'll take you there!

    • Top equipment

      Top equipment

      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 SardiniaCycling 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!

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