Expedition West Coast

Riding all Sardinia west coast, starting from the fascinating Alghero, then across the wilderness of Costa Verde, completing your adventure with the unspoilt beach of Chia and the lively village of Pula.

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.

7 days / 6 nights
From: 1300€ per person
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Day to Day

1Arrival in AlgheroD
2from Alghero to Tresnuraghes60km - 1200mtB
3from Tresnuraghes to Cabras55km - 400mtB
4from Cabras to Buggerru100km - 1500mtB
5from Buggerru to Carloforte and Sant'Antioco90km - 1300mtB
6from Sant'Antico to Pula85km - 1000mtB
7Arrivederci!B

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

Highlights

Alghero and its Catalan heritage
Alghero-Bosa coastal road
Cabras with its lagoons and pink flamingos
Wilderness of Costa Verde
Majesty of Sulcis and its Carignano wine
South Sardinia coast and beaches

Included

6 nights in nice hotels or agritourism
6 breakfast
Welcome meeting and tour briefing
Maps, route notes or GPS tracks
Luggage transportation inn2inn
Telephone assistance
Transfer in from Alghero airport
Transfer out to Cagliari airport

Full Program


DAY 1

Activity

Briefing and Warm-up

Accommodation

Hotel Villa Piras

Arrival day

Alghero is a Catalan heritage town, with a typical network of narrow streets and a gorgeous promenade on the ancient bastions overlooking the ocean, a charming place to start your week in the Mediterranean. We’ll introduce the tour and we’ll help you out with the bike fitting. According to arrival time, we’ll suggest a short warm-up ride just to explore the nice rural countryside of Alghero, with olive oil groves, orchards and vineyards.

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, which gave us an unforgettable 40km with constant up and down, through cliffs, coves, and lovely views. From the 370 meters above sea level of Cape Marrargiu, where nests the last Griffon Vulture colony in Italy, we ride a fantastic downhill leading us to Bosa and its beautiful historical center dominated by the Malaspina Castle. From Bosa we climb 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

Hotel Aquae Sinis

Distance 55km
Climb 400mt

From Tresnuraghes to Cabras

Just after Tresnuraghes we enjoy the colorful Murales in Sennariolo, and in a few hundred meters we start climbing the Montiferru slopes up to Cuglieri. Here starts a long gradually downhill along olive groves enjoying an amazing sea view on the coastline. In Cabras is clearly visible a strong and ancient fishing tradition, dating back to Phoenicians, probably the ones that started the preparation of Bottarga, a delicacy of salted and cured fish roe, extracted from the local flathead grey mullet.

DAY 4

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

La Rosa dei Venti

Distance 100km
Climb 1500mt

From Cabras to Buggerru

Another spectacular ride, the hardest of the week, passing over the Marceddì lagoon, a place that seems frozen in time. Then the majestic Costa Verde, a beautiful stretch of unspoiled coast along long empty beaches and small secluded coves. A little part of gravel road through Piscinas sand dunes and abandoned mining villages give us a taste of “strade bianche” epic ride and the chance to pedal between the ancient gears and buildings of one of the main mines of Sardinia. Then you'll pedal gently till the Passo Bidderdi where a fantastic downhill brings you to the mining village of Buggerru.

DAY 5

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Muma Hostel

Distance 90km
Climb 1300mt

From Bugerru to Carloforte and Sant'Antioco

Big climb today as a day start... But then, 2 beautiful downhills with sea view till the beach of Funtanamare are waiting for you. We'll reach the village of Porto Scuso for an Ice Cream. Here we'll move to Carloforte in San Pietro island, with a 20 minutes ferry. Carloforte is a Mediterrenean gem where Ligurian, African, and Sardinian cultures blend harmoniously. We'll spend the day exploring the salt works, nice small beaches, and spectacular cliffs, until the solitary lighthouse of Capo Sandalo. After the ride, we'll have time to immerse in this charming and colorful town, famous for the Red Tuna fishing tradition, still in use with the ancient technique of "Tonnare". In the afternoon we'll take the ferry to Calasetta. Here you can have an extra loop with a scenic 40 km ride along the whole coastline of the Island or go straight to your destination hotel in Sant'Antioco.

DAY 6

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Villa Madau

Distance 85km
Climb 1000mt

From Sant'Antioco to Pula

We’ve told you, this tour has plenty of beauty. So what’s more marvellous than the southern Sardinia coast? After few km we’ll be enchanted by the neat Romanesque-Pisan architecture of the Cathedral of Tratalias, than the surprise rises along the succession of secret coves and ancient spanish watching towers, overlooking a sea with all shades of blue and green. The up and down ends in Chia, one of the most gorgeous beaches of the whole island, then we have just 15 km of peaceful countryside untill the legendary Nora, the phoenician town conquered by the romans, one of the most important settlements of ancient Mediterranean.

DAY 7

Departure

Arrivederci!

It’s time to say goodbye, but we are sure that you'll be in love with our Island! After breakfast we'll help you to arrange a transfer to the port or airport.

Map


Price and Supplements

Tour Price*: € 1300 per person
Deposit: 30%, Balance: 30 days before departure

This price includes:
6 nights in nice hotels or agritourism
6 breakfast
Welcome meeting and tour briefing
Maps, route notes or GPS tracks
Luggage transportation inn2inn
Telephone assistance
Transfer in from Alghero airport
Transfer out to Cagliari airport

Solo Traveller: € 250

Single room supplement: € 150

E-bike: € 225

Road Bike Carbon + Ultegra: € 225

Trekking Bike: € 135

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

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

COVID FLEX RATE

Free cancellation for any reason till 30 days before departure.
Free cancellation for COVID-19 related reasons till 10 days before departure.