Sardinia, food and landscape

We are ready, next Saturday we’ll challenge the Supramonte range, and we’ll need lots of energy. Food, an essential part of the landscape. We’ve always said that: to us, bike isn’t just a sport challenge, but it’s also discover of an area. And food production shapes continuously the landscape, you’ll notice it while crossing the […]

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Sardinian wines for dummies – Part 2, Red wines.

Grapes from Sardinia

Growing quality Up to few decades ago, sardinian wines were use to blend softer nothern italian ones. Then some local producer start improving vinification techniques, creating very elegant wines. 2015 has been a great year for our winemakers, able to receive many important prices. As for the withes, I’ll tell about the better known wines, […]

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Sardinian wines for dummies – Part 1, White Wines

wine in wooden barrels from Sardinia

This short journey want to tell about the most known sardinian wines and grapes, some you may don’t know that well and some you’d like to discover. To each wine I suggest an easy to find bottle with a good value for money. I’m not a sommelier, neither a super expert, I just love wine […]

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San Martino water, a natural sport nutrition supplement

Spring Water San Martino

Sardinian geological complexity and karst phenomenon created a land rich in natural springs and aquifers. Most of Sardinian waters have a low mineral content, while some have lots of minerals, like San Martino water, flowing from Coros plateau in northern Sardinia. Due to its richness in mineral content, this water is an extraordinary and natural […]

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Fordongianus – Aritzo: At root of wine

Fordongianus and Aritzo

A challenging but exciting stage, from the vineyards of Mandrolisai to the silences of Barbagia, pedaling under the chestnut trees of Aritzo. Traditional carpets and design Few km of flat, then we climb through Samugheo, a village known for its exquisite traditional hand made carpets, made using local wool. In the recent past, some master […]

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From Vine to Wine: Emidio Oggianu a Sardinian winemaker

Emidio Oggianu a Sardinian winemaker

Sardinia is not, among the Italian regions, the largest producer of wine, but here the culture of the vine and wine is an invaluable asset, intimately tied to our culture and our traditions.  The production of Malvasia di Bosa is emblematic,  one of the smallest but most awarded DOC in Italy, that has always contributed to the […]

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Santu Lussurgiu to Fordongianus – A taste of inner Sardinia

Santulussurgiu and Fordongianus by Bike

A stage that let us taste the inland before ending in Fordongianus, a place where ancient Romans settled as a base to try to conquer the heart of the island in the Barbagia region. Crossing a vast plateau We leave Santu Lussurgiu along a comfortable downhill among the olive groves on this slopes of Montiferru, […]

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Bosa – Santu Lussurgiu: Another life is possible

Bosa Santulussurgiu by Bike

Bosa and its happiness Every time I leave Bosa, it’s a bit sad to leave as well its light hearted people. As soon as you get outside the village, it’s worth to stop to admire at a glance the castle, the river, and the village itself, that looks nestled among the hills, with its houses […]

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