The Diagonal E-Bike Tour

A e-road biking tour on one of the most beautiful 'diagonals' on Sardinia. We can explore more, if we cross Sardinia riding diagonally!

TOUR CODE: DAC-E-23

Date 1

Starts on: May 20, 2023
Ends on:May 27, 2023
Type:Scheduled

8 days

Starts in: Alghero
Ends in: Cala Gonone
Activity level: enthusiast
Total elevation:9,600 M
Total distance:493.50 KM
  • Alghero
  • Olbia
Fly in/out

€ 1599

Guided group tour

Start: May 20, 2023

Small group minimum 6 riders | Private groups, any size on requested dates

what's included

Accommodation

2 nights at 4-star | 4 nights at 3-star | 1 night in an Agriturismo

Meals
Four dinners; all breakfasts.
Support level
Guiding; van assistance; mobile workshop; spare bike, bars, gels and electrolytes available on purchase; group transfers from Alghero airport to Alghero; group transfers from Cala Gonone to Olbia; luggage transport; 10% discount on bike rentals.
Not included
Flight tickets; extras in hotel, etc. Drinks during the dinner; city tax (if any); travel insurance; individual arrival and departure transfer; bike rental.
On request
Individual arrival transfer from Alghero airport to Alghero € 25 p.p.; individual departure transfer from Cala Gonone to Olbia airport € 190 p.p.; individual transfer from Cala Gonone to Alghero airport 250 p.p.; supplement for single accommodation € 295 p.p.; bike rental.

€ 995

Self guided tour

start: April to October

what's included

Accommodation

2 nights at 4-star | 4 nights at 3-star | 1 night in an Agriturismo

Meals
Four dinners; all breakfasts.
Support level
Detailed briefing. Access to SardiniaCycling App with all the information regarding your tour, the itinerary, points of interest as well as all the documentation for your trip. Telephone assistance during your stay. 10% discount on bike rentals.
Not included
Flight tickets; extras in hotel, etc; drinks during the dinner; city tax (if any); travel insurance; arrival and departure transfer; bike rental; luggage transport.
On request
Arrival transfer from Alghero airport to Alghero € 25 p.p.; departure transfer from Cala Gonone to Olbia airport € 190 p.p.; departure transfer from Cala Gonone to Alghero airport 250 p.p.; supplement for single accommodation € 295 p.p.; bike rental; luggage transport (€ 745 + 10 per pax).

€ 1399

Supported tour

start: April to October

Small group minimum 6 riders | Private groups, any size on requested dates

what's included

Accommodation

2 nights at 4-star | 4 nights at 3-star | 1 night in an Agriturismo

Meals
Four dinners; all breakfasts.
Support level
Detailed briefing. Access to SardiniaCycling App with all the information regarding your tour, the itinerary, points of interest as well as all the documentation for your trip. Van assistance; mobile workshop; spare bike, bars, gels and electrolytes available on purchase. Group transfers from Alghero airport to Alghero. Group transfers from Cala Gonone to Olbia. Luggage transport. 10% discount on bike rentals.
Not included
Flight tickets; extras in hotel, etc. Drinks during the dinner; city tax (if any); travel insurance; individual arrival and departure transfer; bike rental.
On request
Individual arrival transfer from Alghero airport to Alghero € 25 p.p.; individual departure transfer from Cala Gonone to Olbia airport € 190 p.p.; individual transfer from Cala Gonone to Alghero airport 250 p.p.; supplement for single accommodation € 295 p.p.; bike rental.

Get inspired

A e-road biking tour on one of the most beautiful 'diagonals' on Sardinia. We can explore more, if we cross Sardinia riding diagonally!

Giovanni Lamieri, tour designer at SardiniaCycling

A road biking tour on one of the most beautiful 'diagonals' on Sardinia. This tour contains the ingredients for enjoying the freedom of riding through countryside that changes by the minute. It starts in the beautiful northwest of Sardinia at Alghero, a real gem for its history and is one of the most developed areas of Sardinia for tourism. From there, we continue into the mountains and through small villages filled with Sardinian traditions. This is the tour for you who love acquainting yourselves with history, culture and traditions. It’s also perfect for those of you who want to discover the unique and beautiful Sardinia, an unspoiled land. And this tour won’t disappoint road bike enthusiasts who like riding daily stages technically designed to enhance their passion for cycling. The whole journey is on perfect asphalt free of heavy traffic. On this tour you can enjoy cycling without a worry in the world. All overnights are in three or four star hotels, carefully selected to provide great comfort and quality food and drink.

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Our Route

Day 1: Welcome to Sardinia

Arrival at Alghero airport, transfer to Alghero, check-in and welcome.
Accommodation:
3-star hotel
Meals:
Breakfast

Day 2: From Alghero to Santu Lussurgiu

A stage of medium-high difficulty level, which boils down to a unique and unforgettable ride featuring some of the best Sardinia has to offer. Durring the beginning of the day, we’ll enjoy magnificent views of the coastline. Toward the middle of the ride, we’ll experience uncontaminated countryside including the lovely San Leonardo forest. The last stretch of the day has a 13 km long climb. After a challenging stage, we’ll enjoy a wonderful dinner and a well-earned sleep at hotel in Santu Lussurgiu.
Distance: 85.4km
Elevation gain: 1,956m
Riding terrain: hilly
Riding time: 5h
Accommodation:
3-star hotel
Meals:
Breakfast, dinner

Day 3: From Santu Lussurgiu to Belvì

This stage begins with a trio of descents that lead us out the area known as Montiferru. After riding along the Tirso river we enter Barbagia, the mountainous inner heart of Sardinia. As we gain altitude we can begin seeing the mountains and begin experiencing a countryside where nature dictates the rhythm of life. We continue to weave our way up through the pristine green forests of Barbagia. After arriving at Belvì, one of the few centers in Sardinia dedicated to mountain tourism, we will have dinner and then sleep comfortably at the hotel.
Distance: 91.3km
Elevation gain: 1,940m
Riding terrain: hilly
Riding time: 5h
Accommodation:
3-star hotel
Meals:
Breakfast, dinner

Day 4: From Belvì to Orroli

Starting the day out heading south, we soon pass through Gadoni and are greeted by a wonderful descent with hairpin turns that leads to the Flumendosa river. The Flumendosa is very important as it collects water in the Barbagia and brings it to the south of the island. In doing so it has carved out the gorge we must now climb out of. This section of road brings us up into the Addoli forest before descending down to the Lower Flumendosa lake. We must once again climb to bring us to our destination, Orroli. Before we stop for the day we will visit the Arrubiu Nuraghe, which is a mere 5 km from our hotel.
Distance: 76.8km
Elevation gain: 1,382m
Riding terrain: hilly
Riding time: 3,50h
Accommodation:
3-star hotel
Meals:
Breakfast, dinner

Day 5: From Orroli to Villanova Strisaili

This stage is one of the jewels of the tour – an unforgettable must-ride. The majority of the riding is above 900 m in one of the wildest areas on the island. It’s one of the few places where you can still enjoy countryside without a hint of man's presence. It'd be the best apetizer before having dinner and sleeping in an agriturismo.
Distance: 93.1km
Elevation gain: 1,975m
Riding terrain: hilly
Riding time: 4,30h
Accommodation:
Agriturismo
Meals:
Breakfast, dinner

Day 6: From Villanova Strisaili to Arbatax

After four days in the mountains, we meet the sea again, this time on the east coast of Sardinia. The first stretch on this stage is relaxing with easy ups and downs in the Supramonte of Talana mountains. A Supramonte is a mountainous complex, which is divided according to the municipal areas in which it falls. It's by definition an uninhabited and wild area. In Sardinia is synonimous with unspoilt nature because of its harsh environment. A paradise for us cyclists that we can enjoy kilometrs of quiet roads and primordial nature. Finally we ride a fun and scenic downhill to the long flat stretch that separates us from the coast. Overnight in Arbatax.
Distance: 73.9km
Elevation gain: 921m
Riding terrain: hilly
Riding time: 4h
Accommodation:
4-star hotel
Meals:
Breakfast

Day 7: From Arbatax to Cala Gonone

This stage wraps up the whole tour with a spectacular range of scenery. The Supramonte of Baunei features limestone rocks hosting Mediterranean vegetation. After a medium long ascent at the beginning of the stage, the road levels out for a while before leading to the final climb of the tour. Fortunately it features a low gradient which enables us to admire the majestic rock formations of this part of Sardinia. Its all down hill from here, a 25 km decscent into Cala Gonone to be exact. Time to celebrate the end of an unforgettable trip. Overnight here next to the beach.
Distance: 72km
Elevation gain: 1,396m
Riding terrain: hilly
Riding time: 3,45h
Accommodation:
4-star hotel
Meals:
Breakfast

Day 8: Goodbye Sardinia

Transfer to Alghero/Olbia airport and end of services.





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Travel arrangements

We suggest the following arrival an departure locations and the earlier flights will help us arranging transfers or other services like bike rental formalities, bike fitting and all services that are provided individually.
  • LANDING AIRPORT: Alghero
  • departure AIRPORT: Olbia
  • Transfer time from Airport to hotels is about 15 minutes on landing, 1.30h on departure.

PLANNING FOR The Diagonal E-Bike Tour

Packing and Weather

Sardinia is a region known for mild Mediterranean weather. It generally features warm, dry weather which makes these rides particularly enjoyable. The spring and fall can see the highs range from the 18s to 25s (Celsius), while the lows are generally between 14 and 18. Summer highs are generally between 28 and 25. We always recommend bringing along riding layers and even a bit of rain (might happen in Spring and Fall) gear so you can keep riding comfortably throughout the day.

Transfers

Sardinia Cycling arranges group transfers from and to the closest airport for the trip: Alghero/Olbia. Individual transfers can be also planned and the cost might depend from the departure or arrival location, from the transfer time and it can also be influenced by the presence of bulky luggage, like a bike case. Other transport option is public transport. About this last opportunity, we suggest you using Google Maps and select 'public transport' from and to your selected destination. In any case, we're ready to help you selecting the quicker, smoother and most cost effective solution.

Go Custom

Sometimes your trip on Sardinia simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in our lovely island either before or after your trip, and need assistance making those plans, we're available help. Self guided and supported trips can be extended too and that can happen in any intermediate location along the itinerary: we can help selecting the best one!

Terrain

One thing riders learn soon is that Sardinia is hilly. The terrain is varied, with gradual and short, or very long and progressive climbs throughout the week. Diagonal Bike Tour E-Bike is best suited for our 'Enthusiast' riders. The routes have been designed to avoid busy roadways, that are very rare in a large a scantly populated island. However, very little urban riding and short sections of busy roads are unavoidable in Sardinia.

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