The west coast of Sardinia offers everything that cyclists may desire. In an island where the presence of mass summer tourism is relevant, the west coast, made up of many small tourist resorts, is never affected by the frenzy and traffic typical of seaside resorts.
The cities and small towns are actually the tourist resorts, there is almost no concept of an artificial tourist village: the best for us cyclists, who love authenticity and travel experiences.
Cycling is 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, leaving a few times from the coast to explore the hills inland that can give us not only spectacular views, but also new and interesting points of view to get to know Sardinia.
It is a tour of medium-low difficulty, designed to leave you free to visit an archaeological site, enjoy a good lunch in an unmissable restaurant or spend a few hours in one of the beaches that you meet along the way. You never face insurmountable mountains or killer slopes and many of our friends have chosen to travel with a light luggage in tow.
You ride on the classic roads of Sardinia, where ascents and descents alternate seamlessly and without (almost) never giving space to flat. After exploring still virgin areas, small medieval villages, lagoons and vestiges of the ancient mining industry, we end the tour in Pula: it is the last place we suggest to reach by bike on the west coast. From there, we suggest to extend your stay by one night and reach Cagliari, which, like Alghero, offers a historic center to discover, with churches, museums, cafes and quality restaurants.