Expedition West Coast

Sample Itinerary

DAY 1

Accommodation

Hotel Angedras

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 ocena, 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, orchyards 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, who gave us 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 colourful Murales in Sennariolo, and in few hundred meters we start climbing the Montiferru slopes up to Cuglieri. Here starts a long gradually downhill along olive groves enjoing an amazing seaview 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, extrated from the local flathead grey mullet.

DAY 4

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Agriturismo Rocce Bianche

Distance 85km
Climb 1100mt

From Cabras to Arbus

Another spectacular ride, 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. The ride ends in the middle of the hills of Arbus, in a nice farm surrounded by oak forest and pastures.

DAY 5

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Lido degli Spagnoli

Distance 65km
Climb 800mt

From Arbus to Portoscuso

This stage is about old mines, long endless beaches and secluded coves, fields of flowers and vineyards of Carignano grape. We’ll start with the exciting downhill to Portixeddu, then up to admire the views over Buggerru. From the natural terrace in Nebida, overlooking the “Pan di Zucchero” (Sugar Loaf) cliff, It looks like beauty never ends. Down again along the long sandy beach of Funtanamare, ending the day by the sea.

DAY 6

Activity

Cycling

Accommodation

Hotel Villa Madau

Distance 95km
Climb 750mt

From Portoscuso 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.
Walking on the beach at Portixeddu - Sulcis
Biking in Sardini inland

Essential information

Overview

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.

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

This is a sample Tour

ANYTHING CAN BE MODIFIED TO FIT YOUR WISHES. PRICE IS I S AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AND VARIES BY THE NUMBER OF TRAVELERS AND TIME OF YEAR.

Will the tour suit me?
Level Active
Nights 6
Total lenght
Activity Cycling
Formula Self-Guided

Day to Day

1Arrival in AlgheroD
2from Alghero to Tresnuraghes60B D
3from Tresnuraghes to Cabras55B D
4from Cabras to Arbus85B D
5from Arbus to Portoscuso65B D
6from Portoscuso to Pula95B D
7Arrivederci!B

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

Alghero and its Catalan heritage
Alghero and its Catalan heritage
Day 1
Alghero
Alghero-Bosa coastal road
Alghero-Bosa coastal road
Day 2
Bosa
Cabras with its lagoons and pink flamingos
Cabras with its lagoons and pink flamingos
Day 3
Cabras
Wilderness of Costa Verde
Wilderness of Costa Verde
Day 4 & 5
Costa verde
“Great tour. Am recommending to as many friends as possible and looking at the possibility of doing again next year. Great tour guides and the route was amazing. It was fantastic that all riders were able to feel challenged as much as they wanted to be, could enjoy great food and company.”
Jason May, 2015
“Gian Mario and Nico *made* the trip for us. It was so much more fun & beautiful & personal & special than I ever could have imagined! We felt like they did 100%+++ to help us experience how special Sardinia is. Mille Mille Mille Grazie!!!”
Lisa October, 2015
“Being met and transferred by professional and passionate tour operators who convey your luggage to each destination, having fabulous meals prepared from local produce cooked with love by Sardinian's and enjoying the company of fellow travellers each night from around the world was the highlight of our trip.”
Jeff July, 2016
“Sardinia Grand Tour guides share their passion for their island - be it on a bike, hike, snorkel - or over a bottle of wine. From the beauty of the island to the charm of the natives and the flavors of their local foods..... all EXCELLANTE!!!! An EXTRAORDINARY experience!!!”
Lory June, 2016
“Everything was fantastic. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime. Very much enjoyed getting to know all of you at SGT. I love your salads at lunch!”
Bill October, 2015
“The Best thing of the tour? Gian Mario, Marcello and Simone!!!”
Emanuela May, 2015
“The guides and their willingness to accommodate our every request! Loved them. Also, the routes we rode --- particularly enjoyed the ones along the coast.”
Mia October, 2015