|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.
7 days / 6 nights
Day to Day
|1||Arrival in Alghero||D|
|2||from Alghero to Tresnuraghes||60||B D|
|3||from Tresnuraghes to Cabras||55||B D|
|4||from Cabras to Arbus||85||B D|
|5||from Arbus to Portoscuso||65||B D|
|6||from Portoscuso to Pula||95||B D|
Legenda: B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner;
Alghero and its Catalan heritage
6 nights in nice hotels or agritourism
Arrival dayAlghero 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.
Hotel Villa AsfodeliDistance 60km
From Alghero to TresnuraghesIn 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.
Hotel Aquae SinisDistance 55km
From Tresnuraghes to CabrasJust 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.
Agriturismo Rocce BiancheDistance 85km
From Cabras to ArbusAnother 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.
Hotel Lido degli SpagnoliDistance 65km
From Arbus to PortoscusoThis 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.
Hotel Villa MadauDistance 95km