Expedition across Sardinia

This is a real expedition across Sardinia, it’s a trip through 4000 years of history, an adventure between primordial sounds and silences, a challenge among the bluest sky you've ever seen and the clearest sea in which you've ever swim.

Type
Expedition
Support
Self-guided
Activity
Cycling
level
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.
You can start on any day of the year.

8 days / 7 nights
From: 1400€ per person
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Day to Day

1Arrival in Alghero-
2from Alghero to Tresnuraghes60km - 1200mtB
3from Tresnuraghes to Ula Tirso66km - 1280mtB D
4from Ula Tirso to Aritzo44km - 1190mtB D
5from Aritzo to Orroli65km - 1250mtB
6from Orroli to Villasimius105km - 1180mtB
7from Villasimius to Cagliari56km - 650mtB
8Arrivederci!B

Legenda: B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner;

Highlights

Alghero and its Catalan heritage
Alghero-Bosa coastal road
Fordongianus thermal baths
Mandrolisai wine
The sardinian secret of longevity
Coast and beaches before Cagliari

Included

7 nights in charming hotels in double occupancy
7 breakfast
2 Dinners
Luggage transportation inn2inn
Maps, route notes or GPS tracks
Telephone assistance
Transfer IN from Alghero Apt
Transfer OUT to Cagliari Apt

Full Program


DAY 1

Accommodation

Hotel Villa Piras

Arrival day

We'll welcome you at Alghero Airport and transfer 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!

DAY 2

Activity

Cycling

Accomodation

Hotel Villa Asfodeli

Distance 60km
Climb 1200mt

From Alghero to Tresnuraghes

In 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.

DAY 3

Activity

Cycling

Accomodation

Agriturismo Sa Tanchitta

Distance 66km
Climb 1280mt

From Tresnuraghes to Ula Tirso

Just 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 will gradually descend to the Tirso valley, which we will cross next to the ancient Santa Chiara dam, built between 1918 and 1924. This dam that gives rise to Lake Omodeo, was considered a cyclopean work at that time. With its 70 meters, it was the highest dam in the world for many years.

DAY 4

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Edera

Distance 44km
Climb 1190mt

From Ula Tirso to Aritzo

Today's itinerary is mostly climbing, getting up to the Gennargentu range, including the Sardinia peak Punta La Marmora, also known as Perdas Carpìas. The route starts from the Tirso river banks and brings us to the chestnut woods of Aritzo, in the middle of the Barbagia di Belvì, passing through the vineyards of the full-bodied Mandrolisai wine.

DAY 5

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Omu Axiu

Distance 65km
Climb 1250mt

From Aritzo to Orroli

We 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. The action of erosion has carved valleys and created bizarrely shaped rocks, such as the characteristic "Heels". They are 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, a village symbol of longevity in Sardinia.

DAY 6

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Xenia

Distance 105km
Climb 1180mt

From Orroli to Villasimius

After 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 and Villasimius, two of the most famous tourist spots on the island.

DAY 7

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Italia

Distance 56km
Climb 650mt

From Villasimius to Cagliari

The long sandy beaches of Villasimius give way to a fun route, in a suggestive succession of cliffs and white sandy beaches, granite hills and ancient spanish towers. Today will be very difficult to resist the temptation to dive in one of the many beaches with crystal clear water: Feraxi, Piscina Rei, Cala Sinzias, Cala Pira, Punta Molentis, Simius, Notteri, Porto Sa Ruxi, Solanas, Torre delle Stelle, Geremeas, Mari Pintau, Cala Regina...then, a nice bike path running along the 7 km Poetto beach, will lead us to the center of Cagliari.

DAY 8

Departure

Arrivederci!

It’s time to say goodbye, we'll shuttle you to Cagliari airport, but we bet you'll be in love with Sardinia!

Map


Price and Supplements

Tour Price*: € 1400 per person
Deposit: 30%, Balance: 60 days before departure

This price includes:
7 nights in charming hotels in double occupancy
7 breakfast
2 Dinners
Luggage transportation inn2inn
Maps, route notes or GPS tracks
Telephone assistance
Transfer IN from Alghero Apt
Transfer OUT to Cagliari Apt

High season supplement: € 250 (Jun 26 - Sep 04)

Single room supplement: € 150

Solo Traveller: € 250

E-Bike: € 220

Road Bike Carbon + Ultegra: € 220

Trekking Bike: € 135

*Price per person based on 2 guests in double room. This price must be confirmed by our booking team

Flex Rate

more than 180 days - 100% refund of deposit
61 days to 179 days - 50% refund of deposit
60 days to 16 days - 50% refund of trip cost
15 days to 0 days - 100% cancellation fee