North of Sardinia by Bike

Where natural beauty and attractions from the ages mix: the north of Sardinia. This bike tour from Olbia to Alghero unravels an impressive assortment of landscapes and history. The north of Sardinia contrasts with the deep blues of the Mediterranean below surreal granite landscapes, which sandwich the cyclist in the Gallura region. This leg offers a dynamic panorama with awesome views. The islands of La Maddalena and Caprera, jewels holding a reputation for unspoiled sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, are accessible by short ferrying. Here, this bike tour has one of its happiest rides, with smooth roads winding across scenic vistas at some sections quite elevated over shores below, highlighting the enchantment of this archipelago between Sardinia and Corsica. The route goes deeper into the island, reaches the ancient city of Castlesardo, and moves forward to the lively Catalan Alghero. Prepare yourself for a cycling holiday that gives more than expected, corner by corner.

Type
Discovery
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: 970€ per person
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Day to Day

1Arrival in Cannigione30 Km-
2Riding in La Maddalena and Caprera70 kmB
3from Cannigione to Aggius60 KmB
4from Aggius to Castelsardo40 KmB
5Da Castelsardo a Sassari55 KmB
6from Sassari to Alghero70 KmB
7DepartureB

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

Highlights

A coast-to-coast bike ride
Gallura's Granite Majesty
Cycling in La Maddalena and Caprera islands
Cycle through countryside backroads

Included

6 nights in nice hotels 4* or agritourism
6 breakfast
Welcome meeting and tour briefing
Maps, route notes, and GPS tracks
Luggage transportation inn2inn
Telephone assistance

Full Program


DAY 1

Activity

Warm Up

Accommodation

Hotel del Porto

Benvenuti in Sardegna!

Your Sardinian cycling adventure begins at Olbia Airport, where we'll greet you and arrange a convenient shuttle transfer to your hotel in Cannigione. Upon check-in, you'll receive a comprehensive tour briefing about the itinerary and expectations. We'll then proceed to a bike fitting to ensure you're riding in optimal comfort and safety. Ready for your first Sardinian cycling ride? Mount your bike and go for a scenic ride through the Gallura countryside. Lush vegetation, granite formations, cork oak trees, and meticulously manicured Vermentino vineyards will fill your surroundings. Your journey will lead you to a "Nuraghe," one of the 7,000 extraordinary towers constructed by Sardinia's indigenous people over 3,500 years ago. You can opt to enhance your day with a wine tasting at one of the family-run wineries in northern Sardinia. Discover the refreshing Vermentino and the Cannonau, the progenitor of Grenaches worldwide. Back in Cannigione, discover this former fishing village now transformed into a tourist destination. Savor the flavors of Sardinia at one of the village's restaurants, indulge in refreshing ice cream, or browse the stalls at the market – all within easy walking distance of your hotel.

DAY 2

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel del Porto

Distance 70km
Climb 1250mt

Riding in La Maddalena and Caprera

After a 10-kilometer coastal ride, you'll arrive at the Palau harbor, where a leisurely 15-minute ferry ride will whisk you away to the captivating island of La Maddalena. A bridge connects this island to its sister island of Caprera, which holds a rich history as the home of Giuseppe Garibaldi, a revered hero of Italian unification. Your bike ride starts from the heart of La Maddalena, winding its way through the remnants of former military installations. A narrow bridge, accessible only to small fishing boats, will guide you to the Caprera wilderness, where you'll cycle on a scenic road through the unspoiled Mediterranean woodland. From the summit of a hill, you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking 360-degree panorama of this Mediterranean paradise, nestled between Sardinia and Corsica. After traversing the bridge again, you'll follow the enchanting coastal road, completing an island loop. As you near your return ferry, indulge in a refreshing ice cream – the island's finest is just steps away from the harbor. The final leg of your journey will be along a backroad leading you back to Canniggione.

DAY 3

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Agriturismo Muto di Gallura

Distance 60km
Climb 1200mt

from Cannigione to Aggius

Today, you'll venture beyond the coast and delve into the heart of Gallura's inland. After leaving Cannigione, you will begin to climb towards the village of Sant'Antonio, nestled beside the Liscia Lake. Surrounded by cork trees, your bike tour follows on backroads, each curve revealing a new vista of Sardinia's forests. Your path will take you towards Calangianus, a world-renowned center for cork production. As you continue your inland cycling, you'll arrive at Aggius, a captivating village nestled amidst the rugged beauty of Gallura. Explore its narrow cobblestone streets adorned with centuries-old architecture and immerse yourself in the village's rich cultural heritage. Don't miss the chance to visit the Aggius Ethnographic Museum, a treasure trove of artifacts chronicling the region's fascinating history.

DAY 4

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Riviera

Distance 40km
Climb 500mt

from Aggius to Castelsardo

Leaving Aggius behind, descend into the mystical Valle della Luna, an otherworldly landscape resembling a barren lunar surface. The valley is a natural gateway between the granite hills of Gallura and the pastures of Anglona. Further down the valley and through countryside backroads, you'll arrive at the village of Santa Maria Coghinas, with its paving stones and old-style buildings. Then your bike ride continues to the seaside town of Valledoria, nestled at the mouth of the River Coghinas. You'll be back to the coastline. From Valledoria, it's just a little climb that leads to the breathtaking town of Castelsardo, a postcard village with the majestic Doria Castle overlooking the sea. Wander along its narrow alleyways, bustling squares, and medieval architecture, with the enchanting ambiance igniting the feeling as if you were transferred back in time.

DAY 5

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Leonardo da Vinci

Distance 55km
Climb 1050mt

from Castelsardo to Sassari

Upon reaching Nulvi village, pause for a refreshing break in a local bar and explore the village's renowned pottery and weaving crafts. The journey continues over a gently undulating plateau, where every turn offers spectacular views. Look north to the azure hues of Asinara Bay, a stunning contrast to the lush, verdant hills of Logudoro with their tapestry of wildflowers and olive groves. Beyond Osilo, known for its historic castle and verdant vineyards, your path leads to Sassari, the second city of Sardinia. This medieval gem showcases a blend of Gothic and Baroque architecture, evident in its churches and the majestic Piazza d’Italia. The vibrant intellectual atmosphere is heightened by the presence of Sassari's university, adding a youthful and scholarly vibe to the city.

DAY 6

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Villa Piras

Distance 70km
Climb 1300mt

from Sassari to Alghero

Descending from the white limestone plateau of Sassari, you'll be exhilarated by the thrilling downhill switchbacks of Scala di Giocca. As you carve your way through a deep valley, the road unfolds the quintessential landscapes of the Sassari countryside, revealing vast expanses of olive groves, vineyards, and artichokes. Approaching Villanova Monteleone, a spectacular 20 km downhill stretch awaits. This exhilarating descent brings you to sea level, marking the completion of your coast-to-coast bike tour as you reach the West Coast of Sardinia. The final leg of your bike trip takes you to the Catalan town of Alghero. Here, the seamless blend of medieval architecture with crystal-clear waters and stunning beaches is truly captivating. Often referred to as “Little Barcelona,” Alghero's unique buildings and vibrant culture vividly showcase its Catalan heritage. Wander through Alghero's streets, brimming with boutique shops, inviting bars, and enticing restaurants while enjoying the spectacular views of the seafront. Be sure to indulge in the local seafood, ideally paired with regional wines, for an unforgettable culinary experience. In conclusion, Alghero is the perfect destination to celebrate the end of your North Sardinian bike trip. It fully embodies the region's spirit and scenic beauty.

DAY 7

Activity

Departure

Good bye!

Today marks the final morning of your tour. After breakfast, if your flight departs in the late afternoon, consider visiting the Neptune Caves, accessible via the famous Cabirol staircase. This staircase is situated at the tip of the Capocaccia promontory, a hallmark of Alghero's skyline. The round-trip bike loop to reach this destination is approximately 50 km. Why not consider extending your tour by an extra night to enjoy this experience with complete peace of mind? Remember to request the additional night when making your booking.

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14:00 09 Nov 23
Un'esperienza fantastica dall'inizio alla fine: molte grazie a Marco per essersi assicurato che fossimo completamente attrezzati e pronti per partire per alcuni fantastici tour della Sardegna!
Bianca MulderBianca Mulder
20:49 02 Nov 23
Grazie per la bella bicicletta elettrica. Sono stata a Cagliari per una settimana. In parte grazie alla bella moto, ho trascorso una settimana fantastica. Ho pedalato molti chilometri e quindi ho visto molto. Il percorso lungo la spiaggia era perfetto per il ciclismo e anche il percorso dalla spiaggia alla città. Buon servizio ed è bello poter usare la bici per qualche ora in più!
Rolands DembovskisRolands Dembovskis
14:01 02 Aug 23
Robert LehockyRobert Lehocky
10:22 28 Jul 23
Noleggio biciclette altamente raccomandabile, tutto era semplicemente perfetto! Grazie!
Matt MMatt M
18:14 10 Jul 23
Marco e il team hanno un ottimo affare assicurandoti di ottenere la bici di cui hai bisogno e adattarla alle tue specifiche. La comunicazione è impeccabile e tempestiva assicurandoti di ottenere il massimo dalla tua vacanza. Le bici sono in condizioni meccaniche incredibili e, in caso di problemi, ti verranno forniti strumenti per bici, toppe e tubi extra. Oh, e le borse laterali sono un'ottima aggiunta e valgono il costo. Saluti al Grand Tour della Sardegna!
Anna MarchisioAnna Marchisio
08:49 09 May 22
Tour "Expedition Across Sardinia" molto ben organizzato e gestito.Itinerario molto interessante e vario sia per il percorso che per i paesaggi che consentiva anche delle interessanti deviazioni lungo il percorso.Le bici a noleggio erano perfette e le tracce gps, con relativo software, era precisissimo e ricco di informazioni.Strutture ricettive molto belle. Segnaliamo Agriturismo Sa Tanchitta... Posto particolare e tranquillo con una cena veramente squisita. Ottima anche la cena dell'hotel Edera.Unica critica la struttura Omu Axiu che ha visto tempi decisamente migliori.
Irene CadamuroIrene Cadamuro
16:43 29 Aug 21
Noleggiato una c-sport Bianchi per un tour autonomo da Cagliaro ad Alghero (presa a Cagliari e riconsegnata comodamente ad Alghero). La bici, conseganta con tutti gli acessori necessari (luci, kit completo di riparazione, lucchetto,...) si è dimostrata perfetta in tutto il viaggio. Un ringraziamento particolare allo staff del noleggio di Cagliari che sempre prontamente mi ha supportato con grande professionalità con consigli pratici e itinerari, sia prima che durante il tour. L'avere loro risposte precise e immediate è stato sicuramente un ottimo supporto al viaggio. Se la costa occidentale della Sardegna certamente si presta a questo tipo di esperienza, questo tipo di professionalità la rende indimenticabile. Grazie di tutto.. Irene
Bruna PietracciBruna Pietracci
08:09 24 Aug 21
MERAVIGLIOSI!Quando pensi di andare semplicemente ad affittare una bici...(e che bici!) e trovi persone estremamente competenti e gentili. Grazie infinte Marcello e Gian Mario - super disponibili e pronti ad aiutarmi nelle disavventure da carta smagnetizzata. Siete speciali!E sicuro ci rivedremo per una delle vostre spedizioni - un abbraccio e grazie ancora di tutto!
Enrique PequenoEnrique Pequeno
17:16 16 Aug 21
Consiglio Sardinia GT per la qualità del servizio e dei mezzi, la professionalità e l'estrema disponibilità. Vivere la Sardegna un bici e con alle spalle il Team Sardegna GT é stato magnifico.
Claudio TomarchioClaudio Tomarchio
17:07 15 Aug 21
Ho noleggiato una bici per una settimana, lo consiglio!
gabriele di paologabriele di paolo
06:43 07 Aug 21
Una vacanza bellissima nel sud della Sardegna, luoghi ancora incontaminati ed assistenza impeccabile di Gian Mario e Marcello
Alessio MancaAlessio Manca
19:57 20 Feb 17
Complimenti a questi ragazzi per avermi fatto gustare un angolo della mia terra che ancora non conoscevo.Genuini e diretto rappresentanti del territorio, mi hanno guidato alla scoperta di un antico sentiero da cui poter ammirare alcune spiagge nellazona di Chia, oltre il punto a cui sono sempre arrivato.Pranzo al sacco in compagnia di amici con una loro storia da raccontare e la nostra storia da ascoltare.Non vedo l'ora di provare un nuovo itinerario.
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Price and Supplements

Tour Price*: € 970 per person
Deposit: 30%, Balance: 30 days before departure

This price includes:
6 nights in nice hotels 4* or agritourism
6 breakfast
Welcome meeting and tour briefing
Maps, route notes, and GPS tracks
Luggage transportation inn2inn
Telephone assistance

Extra Night in Alghero: € 100

Single room supplement: € 250

Solo Traveller: € 450

High season supplement: € 400 (Jun 22 - Sep 06)

Transfer Olbia Airport to Cannigione : € 110

Transfer Alghero to Olbia Airport: € 160

Transfer Alghero to Alghero Airport: € 30

Road bike Carbon + Ultegra/105: € 220

Trekking bike: € 135

E-bike touring: € 225

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

Flex Rate

more than 60 days - 100% refund of deposit
60 days to 30 days - 70% refund of the trip price will be made
29 days to 15 days - 50% refund of the trip price will be made
14 days to 0 days - 100% cancellation fee