West coast of Sardinia biking tour: ride along Sardinian western coastline from Alghero to Cagliari.

THE WEST COAST TOUR


north Sardinia circle tour
  • Starting price

    Guided tour: € 1569
    Self-Guided: € 869

  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Activity level

    Enthusiast
  • Departing dates

    04 May 2019

  • Guided group tour

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

  • Starting location

    Alghero, Italy

  • Final Destination

    Pula, Italy

  • Tour code

    SWAC-19

Support levels

Guided tour

  • Accommodation

    1 nights at 4-star | 6 nights at 3-star

  • Meals

    Three 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 and from Pula to Cagliari 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 Pula to Cagliari airport € 45 p.p.; supplement for single accommodation € 225 p.p.; bike rental.

Self-guided tour

  • Accommodation

    1 nights at 4-star | 6 nights at 3-star

  • MEALS

    Three 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 Pula to Cagliari airport € 45 p.p.; supplement for single accommodation € 225 p.p.; bike rental; luggage transfer (€ 590 + 10 per pax - min 2 persons).

     

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The beauty and charm of Sardinia becomes apparent during the first few kilometers of this enchanting cycle tour. If you enjoy authenticity, away from mass tourism, this is the tour for you. This enchanting journey begins in Alghero in the northwest, continues along the west coast to the south coast finally connecting with Cagliari in the southeast of the island.

You will discover also he thousand years history of Sardinia and the civilizations that have occupied, never dominated, leaving spectacular testimonies. And then nature, bursting, which alternates between hilly landscapes, still little humanized, to a sea within the most beautiful in the world. And so, in a little more than 400 km, you will see in front of you 4000 years of history, from the ancient nuragic civilization until the Aragonese domination, through the Punic and Roman periods. From the natural point of view you will see countless changes of natural scenery, including hilly areas, beaches, wetlands and lagoons, ancient mining areas today abandoned: today is a minerary civilization museum. A film that will last all along the route that connects the north and south of the island, following the coastline. A trip for those who love the authentic flavors, away from mass tourism, a journey to rediscover themselves in contact with nature.

Our Route

Day 1: Arrival day

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

DAY 2: RIDE ALGHERO TO BOSA, 45KM, 620M.

This day begins with a tour through the cobbled and narrow streets of old Alghero, From Alghero and Riviera del Corallo, a splendid Aragonese village, you ride on a scenic road overlooking the sea, alternating up and down, until you reach the medieval town of Bosa. It’s the only true river town of Sardinia, and its famous for its wine, embroidery, gold filigree and leather tanneries. Overnight in Bosa.

DAY 3: RIDE BOSA TO SAN SALVATORE 68, KM, 430M.

This stage is somewhat long, but not too hard. The most challenging climbs are during the first 20 km. The rest of the ride is mostly flat. From the medieval town of Bosa, you come to the village of San Salvatore known as Santu Srabadoi Cabrarese in the dialect. One of the pearls of the west coast, San Salvatore is a very typical example of a temporary religious center in Sardinia. Dinner and overnight in San Salvatore.
Bosa

DAY 4: RIDE SAN SALVATORE TO TORRE DEI CORSARI 73, KM, 338M.

This stage is just a little longer than the previous day’s, but it’s relatively flat. During the first part of the stage, you continue to ride along the jagged coastline with its alternating views of the sea and of the lagoons that abound in this area of Sardinia. Overnight and dinner at Torre dei Corsari.

DAY 5: RIDE TORRE DEI CORSARI TO PORTIXEDDU, 73KM, 1030M.

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, famous for fine handcrafted knives. 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.
To central Sardinia

DAY 6: RIDE PORTIXEDDU TO SANT'ANTIOCO 74KM, 550M.

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 7: RIDE SANT'ANTIOCO TO PULA 75KM, 450M.

From Sant'Antioco you experience the series of ups and downs that characterize this stage. The special feature of this stage is the stretch of coastal road from Porto Teulada Chia. Recognized as one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, this stretch is features a variety of colors, very often pastels, in contrast with the deep blue sea. And, of course, there are the ever-present Aragonese towers that once protected this coastline. They’re from the time of the Spanish occupation of Sardinia. Overnight in Pula.

teulada coastline road

DAY 8: FAREWELL AND DEPARTURE DAY.

Transfer to Cagliari airport and end of services.

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