WEST COAST OF SARDINIA BIKING TOUR: RIDE ALONG SARDINIAN WESTERN COASTLINE FROM ALGHERO TO CAGLIARI.

THE WEST COAST TOUR


north Sardinia circle tour
  • Starting location

    Alghero, Italy
  • Final Destination

    Pula, Italy
  • Tour code

    SWAC-21

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Support levels

Guided tour

  • Accommodation

    8 nights at 3-star hotel

  • Meals

    Four 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

    8 nights at 3-star hotel

  • 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 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).

     

Supported tour

  • Accommodation

    8 nights at 3-star hotel

  • Meals

    Four dinners; all breakfasts.

  • SUPPORT LEVEL

    Detailed briefing and a Road-Book containing tour details; GPS with preloaded stage routes; van assistance; mobile workshop; spare bike, bars, gels and electrolytes available on purchase; group transfers from/to Alghero airport; luggage transport; 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.

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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.

Our Route

Day 1: Arrival day

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

DAY 2: RIDE ALGHERO TO BOSA

54km | 895m | 918 | 3h

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 SANTU LUSSURGIU

41.9km | 1,100m | 587m | 3,30h

A lot of the most authentic Sardinia is found inside the island. Like that little jewel represented by Santu Lussurgiu and its medieval village. The traditional hospitality of inland Sardinia, the gastronomic traditions and the quality of life. To enjoy all this, you move away from the coast for a while and climb the mountains of Montiferru region crossing small and quiet villages such as Tresnuraghes, Sennariolo and finally Cuglieri, which you can see when we are still close to the sea, given the huge size of the Basilica of Santa Maria della Neve. From Cuglieri, a long climb in the shadow of a oak forest takes you towards Santu Lussurgiu, the town where you'll stay overnight.

Bosa

DAY 4: RIDE SANTU LUSSURGIU TO SAN GIOVANNI DI SINIS

50km | 178m | 690m | 2,30h

A decidedly relaxing stage to rest your legs from the day before. But a quick stage like this one has not been randomly designed: it offers an excellent opportunity to visit interesting places - such as the small village of Seneghe, the Archaeological Site of Monte Prama or Tharros - and relax on some of the most beautiful beaches of the west coast, such as Putzu Idu, Mari Ermi or San Giovanni di Sinis: you'll be spoiled for choice. The destination, San Giovanni di Sinis, offers perfect hospitality and an impeccable typical dinner.


DAY 5: RIDE SAN GIOVANNI DI SINIS TO TORRE DEI CORSARI

52.4km | 314m | 253m | 3h

There is only one area of Sardinia where you can ride on straight and flat stretches: the plain of Arborea. Once a marshy area, as a result of land reclamation it has become one of the most important agricultural areas in Italy. For those of us who love to discover Sardinia by bike, it is an unusual and unique place where we can enjoy a bit of flat road. An excellent intermezzo between more 'hilly' stages. The stage ends in Torre dei Corsari, a small and delightful tourist center with a spectacular sea. It is worth taking advantage of the long plain to be early at destination and take a swim in the turquoise sea of Torre dei Corsari, where you can spend the night.


DAY 6: RIDE TORRE DEI CORSARI TO PORTIXEDDU

61.1km | 1,288m | 1,248m | 4h

You cross the famous Costa Verde of Sardinia: an area with lush nature and beaches characterized by imposing sand dunes. Once it was the heart of the island's mining industry and now the vestiges of that past and the luxurious nature compete for the spaces once inhabited by thousands of workers of the flourishing coal mining industry. On the bike is a mountain stage. Mainly three long climbs, never very steep and a long and funny descent with a view of the gulf that introduces us to the destination: the small tourist resort of Portixeddu, where dinner and overnight stay are planned.


DAY 7: RIDE PORTIXEDDU TO SANT'ANTIOCO

69.9km | 895m | 989m | 4h

First step, when still at the hotel, is to put a brand new memory card with many gigabyte in the camera: the stretch of coast where you ride along on this stage, especially in its first part, is a kind of a very special photographic set. The coastline of Nebida, Buggerru and Masua has many climbs and as many descents. But the time you'll spend on uphill is never enough, as it allows us to better fix the memory of these breathtaking views. A stop at Cala Domestica is a must before tackling the second part of the stage that takes you to Sant'Antico, where the overnight stay is planned.

To central Sardinia

DAY 8: RIDE SANT'ANTIOCO TO PULA

85.4km | 986m | 985m | 5h

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 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 9: FAREWELL AND DEPARTURE DAY.

Transfer to Cagliari airport and end of services.

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