A road biking tour on one of the most beautiful 'diagonals' on Sardinia

THE DIAGONAL TOUR


north Sardinia circle tour
  • Starting price

    Guided tour: € 1629
    Self-Guided: € 890

  • Duration

    9 Days

  • Activity level

    Challenge

  • Departing dates

    11 April 2020

  • Guided group tour

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

  • Starting location

    Alghero, Italy

  • Final Destination

    Cala Gonone, Italy

  • Tour code

    DAC-20

Support levels

Guided tour

  • Accommodation

    4 nights at 4-star | 3 nights at 3-star

  • Meals

    Four dinners; all breakfasts.

  • SUPPORT LEVEL

    Guiding; van assistance; mobile workshop; spare bike, bars, gels and electrolytes available on purchase; group transfers from/to Alghero airport; 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 € 20 p.p.; individual departure transfer from Cala Gonone to Olbia airport € 180 p.p.; individual transfer from Cala Gonone to Alghero airport 220 p.p.; supplement for single accommodation € 295 p.p.; bike rental.

Self-guided tour

  • Accommodation

    4 nights at 4-star | 3 nights at 3-star

  • MEALS

    Four dinners; all breakfasts.

  • SUPPORT LEVEL

    Detailed briefing and a Road-Book containing tour details; GPS with preloaded stage routes; 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 € 20 p.p.; departure transfer from Cala Gonone to Olbia airport € 180 p.p. or from Cala Gonone to Alghero airport 220 p.p.; supplement for single accommodation € 295 p.p.; bike rental; luggage transfer (€ 699 + 10 per pax - min 2 persons).

     

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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 the quality of the time you spend here. This is where our adventure begins, in 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 just the tour for those of you who want to discover the unique and beautiful Sardinia, a still 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.

Our Route

Day 1: Arrival day

Arrival at Alghero airport, transfer to Alghero, check-in and welcome.


DAY 2: RIDE ALGHERO TO SANTU LUSSURGIU 88, KM, 1700M.

A stage of medium-high difficulty level, which boils down to a unique and unforgettable stage featuring some of the most interesting sites Sardinia can offer. At the beginning of the tour, we’ll enjoy magnificent views of the coastline. Toward the middle of the tour, we’ll experience uncontaminated countryside including the lovely San Leonardo forest. After a challenging stage toward the end of the tour, we’ll enjoy a wonderful dinner and a well-earned sleep at hotel in Santu Lussurgiu.
leaving Alghero

DAY 3: RIDE SANTU LUSSURGIU TO ARITZO 90,KM, 1600M.

This stage begins with a trio of mountain stages. From the area known as Montiferru, we enter Barbagia, the mountain area of inner Sardinia. As we gain altitude we can begin viewing mountains and begin experiencing a countryside where nature provides life’s rhythm. Soon we cycle, bend after bend, through the green and exhilarating forests of Barbagia. After arriving at Aritzo, one of the few centers in Sardinia dedicated to mountain tourism, we will have dinner and then sleep comfortably at hotel.
to Ardauli

DAY 4: RIDE ARITZO TO SEULO 76, KM, 1500M.

While still in the Barbagia mountain range, we circle Punta La Marmora, the highest peak of the Gennargentu at 1834 m. We continue riding southeast along the winding mountain roads linking the small villages that distinguish this part of the island. This stage ends with a final short, but steep climb, which is an additional reason to enjoy a good dinner in Seulo, where we will also spend a pleasant night at hotel.
near Seulo

DAY 5: RIDE SEULO TO VILLAGRANDE STRISAILI 63KM, 950M.

This stage is one of the jewels of the tour – an unforgettable must-ride. We’re always riding at high altitude in one of the wildest areas on the island. It’s one of the few places where you can still enjoy countryside where nothing speaks of man's presence. This third mountain stage finishes in comfort and, why not, enjoy a refreshing dip in the swimming pool at three-star hotel in Villagrande Strisaili where we will also have dinner and sleep in comfort.
To central Sardinia

DAY 6: RIDE VILLAGRANDE STRISAILI TO ARBATAX 60KM, 480M.

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. Finally we ride a fun and scenic downhill to the long flat stretch that separates us from the coast. Overnight in Arbatax.
Near Gorropu Canyon

DAY 7: RIDE ARBATAX TO CALA GONONE, 75 KM, 1200M.

This stage wraps up the whole tour in 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 goes up and down gently, riding always high above sea level, which enables admiring the majestic rock formations of this part of Sardinia. Arrival in Cala Gonone, after one last, long, downhill. Overnight there.

DAY 8: FAREWELL AND DEPARTURE DAY.

Transfer to Alghero/Olbia airport and end of services.

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