The west coast of Sardinia offers everything that cyclists desire. On an island where the presence of mass summer tourism is the reality, the fact that the west coast is made up of many small tourist resorts, ensures that it is never affected by the frenzy and traffic typical of seaside resorts.
The cities and small towns are the actual tourist resorts, the concept of an artificial tourist village is foregin to the island. This is great for travelers who love authenticity and unique experiences.
Cycling in a paradise! Every day - and every few kilometers - the landscape changes in the morphology of the reliefs, in the type of vegetation, in its history but also in traditions, food and wine.
We start from Alghero - a spectacular historical town - and we cycle from north to south, we will stray from from the coast a few times to explore the hills inland that can give us not only spectacular views, but also help us to get a more complete understanding of Sardinian culture.
This tour is of medium-low difficulty, designed to leave you free to visit an archaeological sites, enjoy a good lunch at an unmissable restaurant or spend a few hours on one of the many beaches that you pass along the way. You never face insurmountable mountains or killer slopes and many of our friends have chosen to travel with light luggage in tow.
You ride on the classic roads of Sardinia, where ascents and descents alternate seamlessly while never giving space to flat. After exploring virgin natural areas, small medieval villages, lagoons and vestiges of the ancient mining industry, we end the tour in Pula (cycling between Pula and Cagliari mean contending with lots of traffic and navigating through indusrial areas, and we don't recomend it). From there, we suggest to extend your stay by one night in Cagliari, which, like Alghero, offers a historic center to explore, with churches, museums, cafes and quality restaurants.