Cycling through all shades of Granite Calvi coastline As soon as we leave Calvi we are along a stunning coastal road backed up by white and pink huge granite boulders. Below us small coves where sailing boats look like floating on a turquoise sea. After ten km we are tempted to climb to the Montserrat […]
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Three Unique Islands – The Mediterranean Ride
Epic bike journey across 3 beautiful yet so diverse islands, Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. What makes them unique? Ok, there is no question that we are talking about 3 cycling paradises, and certainly you fall madly in love with each one of them. But what really makes them different? The sun, the beauty and quality […]
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Memories from a Tour Season
A very intense active season is (almost) over, I’ve met so many people in several tours in Sardinia and Europe, doing a job that, after 15 years, still excites me. It’s quite a challenge to summarize all of that on a blog page, I’ll pick among the best moments of my Sardinian tours. Ospitality The […]
Are You More Like a Cyclist or a Cycling Tourist?
The semi serious differences between Cycling and Cycling tourism. Dear ALL cyclist friends, the post is from the point of view of a cycling tourist, but no worries, we’ll present also a list of differences from the point of view of the cyclists. 1.Focus You are a cyclist if you focus on the back wheel […]
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When to Spend a Cycling Holiday in Sardinia?
We’ve been asked this question many times, this is our opinion about each season, hope it helps! (by the way this picture was taken in February :)) Winter – If cold stay by the coast Yes, winter is cold also in Sardinia, but mostly inland. We’ve been guiding several tours during new years eve, and […]
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Introduction of the SGT Expedition 2015 – Alghero to Cagliari
[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] [:en] “Journeys leaving from heart arrive to heart” We’ve stolen a popular quote, using “journeys” instead of “words”, to explain how was born the Sardinia Grand Tour Expedition 2015. A special departure, with an even more special price Few friends asked us how we could offer such a small price […]
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Emotion, To Create a Really Unique Journey
Well, we have designed and created a tour, every small detail has been checked and it will definitely work. The uniqueness of the experience is the ultimate luxury. What can we add to transform our tour into an unique experience? What makes an unforgettable experience is the real knowledge and love for the region from […]
Creating a Bike Tour: Reliability
Create a Manual, to get a reliable tour Once the tour has been designed, we need a document that helps us to repeat it using same standards, and allows the new tour leaders to guide it comfortably. That document is the manual book of the tour, that literally explains every single moment of the day. […]
Creating a Bike Tour : Planning and Scouting
After the first brainstorming about the concept, usually using a map to have an idea of stages and activities (see part 1), then we can start to actually design the tour. Desk planning This stage it’s an analysis of the area and possible routes at desk, using: Existing materials (guide books, web sites, tours of […]
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Creating a Bike Tour: 5 Useful Suggestions
Business is not the only reason behind the design of a new tour. Often there’s an intuition, an opportunity, even a dream. This is the first of a number of posts about the design of a bike tour: The concept, the planning, the creation of gps tracks, maps and road books, the tour manual. Define […]