|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||D|
|2||from Alghero to Tresnuraghes||60km - 1200mt||B|
|3||from Tresnuraghes to Cabras||55km - 400mt||B|
|4||from Cabras to Buggerru||100km - 1500mt||B|
|5||from Buggerru to Sant'Antioco||70km - 770mt||B|
|6||The loop of 2 islands||90km - 1300mt||B|
|7||from Sant'Antico to Pula||85km - 1000mt||B|
Legenda: B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner;
Alghero and its Catalan heritage
7 nights in nice hotels or agritourism
Briefing and Warm-up
Hotel Villa Piras
Arrival dayAlghero 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 help you with the bike fitting. According to arrival time, we’ll suggest a short warm-up ride to explore the lovely rural countryside of Alghero, with olive oil groves, orchards, and vineyards.
Hotel Villa AsfodeliDistance 60km
From Alghero to TresnuraghesIn the morning, we'll ride along the rugged coastline that connects Alghero to Bosa, which gives 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, which 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.
Hotel Aquae SinisDistance 55km
From Tresnuraghes to CabrasJust 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 begins a long gradual downhill along olive groves enjoying a fantastic sea view on the coastline. In Cabras is clearly visible a strong and ancient fishing tradition, dating back to the 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.
La Rosa dei VentiDistance 100km
From Cabras to BuggerruAnother spectacular ride, the hardest of the week, passed over the Marceddì lagoon, a place 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 the gravel road through Piscinas dunes and abandoned mining villages gives 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.
Muma HostelDistance 70km
From Bugerru to Sant'AntiocoBig climb today as a day start... But then, two beautiful downhills with sea views to the beach of Funtanamare await you. We'll then reach the village of Portoscuso for an Ice Cream and then 25 km of a flat road to reach the island of Sant'Antioco, connected to Sardinia mainland by a bridge since the Roman Empire epoch. The downtown of this pretty fisherman village, rich of traditions, will be our dinner place.
Muma HostelDistance 60km
The loop of 2 islandsWe'll discover the two islands south of Sardinia in today's loop. They are so close but so different in history and landscapes. We'll head to Calasetta port, taking a 30min ferry ride to the Island of San Pietro, landing in Carloforte, a Mediterranean gem where Ligurian, African, and Sardinian cultures blend harmoniously. We'll spend the day exploring the salt works, lovely small beaches, and spectacular cliffs until the solitary lighthouse of Capo Sandalo. After the ride, we'll have time to immerse ourselves 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 back to Calasetta. For the most avid riders, we can do a scenic 40 km ride along the whole coastline of the Sant'Antioco, dotted with secret coves, Spanish towers, and orchards.
Hotel ItaliaDistance 85km
From Sant'Antioco to Pula and CagliariWe’ve told you this tour has plenty of beauty. So what’s more marvelous than the southern Sardinia coast? After a few km, we’ll be enchanted by the neat Romanesque-Pisan architecture of the Cathedral of Tratalias, 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 gorgeous beaches on the whole island. We have just 15 km of the peaceful countryside until the legendary Nora, the Phoenician town conquered by the Romans, one of the most important settlements of the ancient Mediterranean. Pula is a lively town and the perfect place to celebrate before the transfer to Cagliari for the final dinner downtown.
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.
Price and Supplements
Deposit: 30%, Balance: 30 days before departure
This price includes:
7 nights in nice hotels or agritourism
7 breakfast + 2 dinners
Welcome meeting and tour briefing
Maps, route notes or GPS tracks
Luggage transportation inn2inn
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 24 - Sep 08)
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.