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.
Flight tickets; extras in hotel, etc. Drinks during the dinner; city tax (if any); travel insurance; individual arrival and departure transfer; bike rental.
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.
Detailed briefing and a Road-Book containing tour details; GPS with preloaded stage routes; telephone assistance during your stay; 10% discount on bike rentals.
Flight tickets; extras in hotel, etc; drinks during the dinner; city tax (if any); travel insurance; arrival and departure transfer; bike rental; luggage transport.
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).
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 also discover the thousand years history of Sardinia and the civilizations that have occupied, but never dominated the island, leaving spectacular testimony to times that were. And the countryside! Everything from hilly landscapes, to sparsely settled areas, to the sea – one of the most beautiful in the world. And so, in a little more than 400 km, you will see 4000 years of history, from the ancient Nuragic civilization to the Aragonese domination, through to the Punic and Roman periods.
You’ll witness countless changes in natural scenery, including hilly areas, beaches, wetlands and lagoons, ancient mining areas that are abandoned today. This tour in many ways is a summary of Sardinian civilization.
It connects the north and south of the island, following the coastline. A trip for those who love authentic flavors, away from mass tourism, a journey to rediscover yourselves while in intimate contact with nature.
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 difficult. 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.
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 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.
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 12km 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. Its special feature 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.
A stage cycle tour in the south of Sardinia on the itineray of an ancient traveler: Max Leopold Wagner.
A stage bicycle tour. Bike in the path of Max Leopold Wagner, the noted Sardinia culture connoisseur.
On this stage tour in the south of Sardinia, you will discover the history, culture and natural environment that fascinated Max Leopold Wagner. Specialized in Romantic languages, Wagner, a Bavarian, traveled – on a bicycle – to typical Sardinian villages at the beginning of the twentieth century to enhance his knowledge of the idioms of the island specifically and its culture generally.
Gallura Short Break bike tour will take you from Costa Smeralda - the billionaire's paradise - to typical, inner Sardinia
North Sardinia is often identified with Costa Smeralda. This is wrong. In fact the touristic development of Costa Smeralda - the billionaire's paradise - added a totally new and non typical layer of hotels, services and businesses to northeast of Sardinia. While the Gallura area - the region that surrounds Costa Smeralda - is still very authentic and has preserved its old economy and traditions. For this reason, we find interesting to discover both faces of north Sardinia, the contemporary and turisty one as well as the ancient and traditional one.
The trip philosophy is, in fact, to give an insight of the lovely Costa Smeralda, but also giving our guests the opportunity to visit a inner part of the island rich in traditions, excellent typical food and wine, lovely hospitality and of course great cycling in the wild inner hills of northern Sardinia.