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A taste of Sardinia

People, places, food and wines you'll discover on our tours

Fordongianus and Aritzo
Fordongianus – Aritzo: At root of wine
February 6th, 2015 by

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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Sardinian Sky
When to spend a cycling holiday in Sardinia?
January 29th, 2015 by

We’ve been asked this question many times, this is our opinion about each season, hope it helps! (by the way this picture was taken in February :)) Winter – If cold stay by the coast Yes, winter is cold also in Sardinia, but mostly inland. We’ve been guiding several tours during new years eve, and […]

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Emidio Oggianu a Sardinian winemaker
From Vine to Wine: Emidio Oggianu a Sardinian winemaker
January 22nd, 2015 by

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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The Guide Cristina Manca di Villahermosa
Meet the guides: Cristina Manca di Villahermosa
January 19th, 2015 by

We keep on telling about real people that “make” the cycling tourism scene of Sardinia. Guides, hotel and restaurant owners, farmers, and leading figures of our island…people you are going to know on our tours. Today we meet Cristina, the classiest guide of the Island:) Cristina Manca di Villahermosa Mother of two, Francesco and Chiara, […]

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Santulussurgiu and Fordongianus by Bike
Santu Lussurgiu to Fordongianus – A taste of inner Sardinia
January 15th, 2015 by

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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Cycling in Sardinia
Stories of guides: Climbing the life
December 18th, 2014 by

Sardinia in spring is really a place you want to be, when blossoms have an incredible scent, sky is just perfect and the temptation to try the first dive of the season gets strong. We were about to start our Sardinia west coast tour, that crosses all island from west to east, a ride along […]

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Eco Hotels
Hotels doing right for the Environment
December 4th, 2014 by

[:en]Tourism is more a social phenomenon than an industry. Nowadays we don’t talk anymore about tourism, rather of “tourisms”, meaning several ways to spend holidays. Still now, when I said we do organize cycling tours, some people don’t trust us:) Also we can say that uniqueness is the ultimate luxury, and some places struggle to […]

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Bosa Santulussurgiu by Bike
Bosa – Santu Lussurgiu: Another life is possible
November 26th, 2014 by

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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A personal vineyard
At Moreno’s vineyard, where Hospitality has home
November 24th, 2014 by

Hospitality, a recurring word on tourism manuals It may look absurd, this is definitely misused by too many hotel chains, and people involved in hospitality sometimes are missing the deep meaning of this word. Hospitality is something that can’t be planned, you need the will to open the door, to listen and enter the private dimension and […]

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Alghero Bosa by Bike
Alghero Bosa – When a road is a touristic attraction
November 19th, 2014 by

The Alghero Bosa is a strip of road suspended between a volcanic mountain range and the sea. It’s just called “The Alghero Bosa Road” or, with a bit of poetry, “The scenic Alghero Bosa road ”. Cyclists consider it as one of the most beautiful roads of whole island… if not more. We’ll tell you […]

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SGT Expedition 2015
Introduction of the SGT Expedition 2015 – Alghero to Cagliari
November 17th, 2014 by

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] [:en] “Journeys leaving from heart arrive to heart” We’ve stolen a popular quote, using “journeys” instead of “words”, to explain how was born the Sardinia Grand Tour Expedition 2015. A special departure, with an even more special price Few friends asked us how we could offer such a small price […]

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Culurgiones from Sardinia
Culurgiones, a tipical Sardinian pasta
November 8th, 2014 by

On a beautiful day at a friends house, which we’ll tell you more in the next days, with a group of American friends we kneaded, stretched, cut, filled, closed, and cooked some wonderful culurgiones of Ogliastra, which are a kind of ravioli. Oh, we’ve also eaten… This is the recipe, try it yourself, but don’t […]

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The chef Roberto Petza
I’m just a cook: Roberto Petza
November 4th, 2014 by

This is Roberto Petza, and he defines himself as a cook, not as “Chef”. This subtle difference describes him as a modest person that, thanks to his work and his team, really promotes Sardinia. In a world that has too many Chef superstars , it’s a pleasure to meet somebody not bigheaded. He has a […]

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A bike Tour in Sardinia
Emotion, to create a really unique journey
October 20th, 2014 by

Well, we have designed and created a tour, every small detail has been checked and it will definitely work. The uniqueness of the experience is the ultimate luxury. What can we add to transform our tour into an unique experience? What makes an unforgettable experience is the real knowledge and love for the region from […]

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Cheese from a Sardinian shepper
It’s not just about cheese
October 16th, 2014 by

Salvatore Porcu is a shepherd in Bosa, Sardinia, he keeps alive this tradition and ancient art that is a lifestyle, in spite of those who are now converted to simple farmers and milk producers. As I said he’s a sheperd, and he does it a sa sarda (in Sardinian way): being so meticulous till the […]

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Cycling in Sardinia
Creating a bike tour: Reliability
August 26th, 2014 by

Create a Manual, to get a reliable tour Once the tour has been designed, we need a document that helps us to repeat it using same standards, and allows the new tour leaders to guide it comfortably. That document is the manual book of the tour, that literally explains every single moment of the day. […]

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Nebida west Sardinia
Creating a bike tour: planning and scouting
August 12th, 2014 by

After the first brainstorming about the concept, usually using a map to have an idea of stages and activities (see part 1), then we can start to actually design the tour. Desk planning This stage it’s an analysis of the area and possible routes at desk, using: Existing materials (guide books, web sites, tours of […]

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Byking near Buggerru
Creating a bike tour: 5 useful suggestions
August 5th, 2014 by

Business is not the only reason behind the design of a new tour. Often there’s an intuition, an opportunity, even a dream. This is the first of a number of posts about the design of a bike tour: The concept, the planning, the creation of gps tracks, maps and road books, the tour manual. Define […]

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A bike garage
What is necessary to open a bike hotel, and, above all, is it worth it?
July 16th, 2014 by

Hotel administrators, agritourism and B&B owners are increasingly becoming interested in gaining specific markets, and cyclo-tourism is one of these. They ask themselves, and ask us, how they could reach as many cyclo-tourists as possible, making them choose their own structure. We are here to tell it to you! Position First of all, you would […]

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Cheese from Sardinia
Ogliastra and its cheeses
July 8th, 2014 by

What kind of person/cyclist are you? Well, in Ogliastra, land of brave men and women, you could sort its mankind in different types, by using an alimentary metaphor: its cheeses. Let’s see: were you a cyclist coming back very tired from your long trip, you’ll be just able to fall weakly on a sofa, ammattulàu. As […]

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typical products from Sardinia
Cyclo-tourism and agro-alimentary richness of Sardinia
July 1st, 2014 by

We as cyclo-tourists have taken to heart the lesson “man is what he eats”, always eating properly (at least, during our rides!) but without forgetting our personal tastes. We cyclo-tourists of the ancient land of Sardinia can enjoy what is an authentic alimentary treasure trove, very rich both from nutritional and tasty point of view […]

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