Leisure Cycling in Sardinia

 


 

All islands have a peculiar fascination and Sardinia is no exception. Lying a little less than 200 km from the Italian mainland and at the same distance from the Tunisian coast, it is in the words of D.H. Lawrence, “lost between Europe and Africa and belonging to nowhere”. Cycling in Sardinia is an amazing expereince. With its own language and distinct customs, the island boasts a fiercely independent character, while remaining unmistakably and exuberantly Italian.

Dates

Saturday departures between 06/01 - 29/12/2018

Price - £795

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

 

Single room supplement - £150

Single Traveller Supplement - £250

Bike hire - £95

E-Bike Hire - £180

Peak season (24/06 - 14/09) - £150

 

Transfers

Transfers (min. 2 people, to be requested when booking the tour):

Cagliari-San Salvatore Sinis - £70

Alghero-San Salvatore Sinis - £95

Oristano-San Salvatore Sinis - £25

Pula-Cagliari - £40

Pula-San Salvatore Sinis - £90

 

Trip Code

 

GIROB01

 

Rob's Highlights

  • Sinis wetlands and it's pink flamingos

  • Tharros

  • The Costa Verde

  • Abandoned mines of Planusartu and Acquaresi

  • The Pisan sanctuary

  • Costa del Sud

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in San Salvatore Sinis

Transfer or independent arrival to San Salvatore Sinis.

Day 2: San Salvatore Sinis – Tharros – San Salvatore Sinis (50 km)

Travel by bike through the fascinating Sinis wetlands where you will see colonies of pink flamingos, before you and your bike finally reach the beautiful quartz beach of Is Arutas and the Phoenician ruins of Tharros.

Day 3: San Salvatore Sinis – Arbus (45/55 km, climbing - 540/1060 m)

After a transfer to Arborea, you will cycle through the natural beauty spots of the Costa Verde to the Piscinas beach, with its sands dunes over 50 m high, some of the highest in Europe.

Day 4: Arbus – Nebida (40 km, climbing - 910 m)

This leg takes you back into the ancient mining past of Sardinia, as we pass the fascinating abandoned mines of Planusartu and Acquaresi. After the golden beach of Portixeddu and cycling past the looming mass of Pan di Zucchero cliffs, you’ll admire the old washery at Nebida.

Day 5: Nebida – Calasetta (45 km, climbing - 230 m)

After a beautiful descent to Fontanamare, you will reach Portoscuso, and board  the ferry to Carloforte, where locals still fish the Red Tuna fish. From Carloforte, continue to the island of Sant'Antioco and end your day in Calasetta.

Day 6: Calasetta – S. Anna Arresi (40 km, climbing - 220 m)

Riding through vineyards and olive groves, savour the quiet peace of the rolling plains of Sulcis. At Tratalias, visit the Pisan sanctuary, one of the most important monuments of the Sardinian Romanesque period.

Day 7: S. Anna Arresi – Pula (60 km, climbing - 560 m)

The final pinnacle of your cycling tour is the beautiful Costa del Sud, with its gleaming white beaches, unspoilt natural landscape and imposing cliffs: Cape Malfatano with its 16th century tower and Cape Spartivento are splendid and you must visit the ancient Phoenician settlement  at Nora.

Day 8: Pula

After breakfast, you can depart at your leisure.

 

Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

7 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Meet & Greet in English

Transfers as per itinerary

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & evening meal

Drinks

Local taxes

Ferries and admissions to museums

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

7 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Meet & Greet in English

Transfers as per itinerary

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & evening meal

Drinks

Local taxes

Ferries and admissions to museums

Testimonial 

I loved the holiday! It has to be done. - Alberto

 

 

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