|This is a Self-Guided tour|
This means that you will pedal or walk free at your pace following maps and tracks received during our pre tour briefing at your arrival. We will advise you where to have lunch and dinner, about sightseeings along the road and where to find technical assistance.
8 days / 7 nights
Day to Day
|1||Arrival in Alghero||-|
|2||from Alghero to Tresnuraghes||60||B|
|3||from Tresnuraghes to Fordongianus||70||B|
|4||from Fordongianus to Aritzo||60||B|
|5||from Aritzo to Orroli||65||B|
|6||from Orroli to Costa Rei||90||B|
|7||from Costa Rei to Cagliari||75||B|
Legenda: B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner;
Alghero and its Catalan heritage
7 nights in charming hotels in double occupancy
Arrival dayWe'll welcome you at Olbia Airport and we'll tranfer you to the hotel. After a briefing of the whole tour, we'll help you with the bike fitting, then we'll celebrate your first day in Sardinia with a glass of local Torbato, a perfect way to start our adventure with style!
Hotel Villa AsfodeliDistance 60km
From Alghero to TresnuraghesIn the morning we ride along the rugged coastline that connects Alghero to Bosa, an unforgettable 40km road of constant ups and downs, through cliffs, coves and lovely views. From Bosa we take the hills of Planargia that, through neat Malvasia vineyards, lead us to our hotel in Tresnuraghes, overlooking the valley of olive trees sloping down to the sea.
Grand Hotel TermeDistance 70km
From Tresnuraghes to FordongianusJust after Tresnuraghes we enter the Montiferru region, named after the volcanic massif we are going to cross, here we challenge the longest climb of the day, known as La Madonnina, taking us to almost a thousand meters above sea level immersed in a thick oak forest, before reaching Santu Lussurgiu. Then we descend gradually to the Tirso valley, that we cross twice before to reach the ancient Roman thermal settlement of Fordongianus (ancient Forum Traiani) on the Tirso river banks. The hotel offers natural thermal baths, a perfect spot to relax and finish a perfect day.
Hotel Sa MuvaraDistance 60km
From Fordonginaus to AritzoToday’s itinerary is mostly climbing, getting up to Gennargentu range, which includes the Sardinia peak Punta La Marmora, also known as Perdas Carpìas. The route starts along Tirso river banks and brings us to the chestnut woods of Aritzo, in the middle of the Barbagia di Belvì, passing through the town of Samugheo, which is known for its handmade carpets of excellent workmanship and for the full bodied Mandrolisai wine.
Hotel Omu AxiuDistance 65km
From Aritzo to OrroliWe leave behind the rocky profile of Texile and we set off downhill towards Gadoni and the Flumendosa valley, which we follow until the gates of Ogliastra. Here you will be surprised by the wild beauty of nature, where the action of erosion of the river and its tributaries have carved valleys, creating bizarre shaped rocks, such as the characteristic "Heels", limestone plateaus with high white cliffs, creating unique landscapes in this beautiful corner of Sardinia. The canyon that closes the lake Flumendosa brings us to the arrival on the plateau of Orroli, village symbol of longevity in Sardinia.
Agriturismo SarrabusDistance 90km
From Orroli to Costa ReiAfter a short stretch on the plateau, dominated by the wonderful megalithic complex of Nuraghe Arrubiu, we pedal down into the valley of the Flumendosa river, ending by the sea in Muravera. The lagoons inhabited by pink flamingos and rare birds, lines the countryside and some of the most generous citrus groves of Sardinia, before reaching the beautiful beaches of Costa Rei.
Hotel ItaliaDistance 75km