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A taste of Sardinia

People, places, food and wines you'll discover on our tours

The chef Roberto Petza
I’m just a cook: Roberto Petza
November 4th, 2014 by

This is Roberto Petza, and he defines himself as a cook, not as “Chef”. This subtle difference describes him as a modest person that, thanks to his work and his team, really promotes Sardinia. In a world that has too many Chef superstars , it’s a pleasure to meet somebody not bigheaded. He has a […]

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A bike Tour in Sardinia
Emotion, to create a really unique journey
October 20th, 2014 by

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 […]

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Creating a bike tour, part 4 – Add Emotion!
October 20th, 2014 by

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 the one that design and (possibly) guides the tour. Knowledge refers not just to roads or places, but it […]

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Cheese from a Sardinian shepper
It’s not just about cheese
October 16th, 2014 by

Salvatore Porcu is a shepherd in Bosa, Sardinia, he keeps alive this tradition and ancient art that is a lifestyle, in spite of those who are now converted to simple farmers and milk producers. As I said he’s a sheperd, and he does it a sa sarda (in Sardinian way): being so meticulous till the […]

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Cycling in Sardinia
Creating a bike tour: Reliability
August 26th, 2014 by

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. […]

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Cycling in Sardinia
Creating a bike tour, part 3 – Reliability
August 26th, 2014 by

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. […]

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Creating a bike tour, part 2 – Planning and scouting
August 12th, 2014 by

After the first brainstorming about the concept, usually using a map to have an idea of stages and activities, 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 other tour […]

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Nebida west Sardinia
Creating a bike tour: planning and scouting
August 12th, 2014 by

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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Byking near Buggerru
Creating a bike tour: 5 useful suggestions
August 5th, 2014 by

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 […]

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Byking near Buggerru
Creating a bike tour, part 1 – Five useful suggestions
August 5th, 2014 by

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 […]

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A bike garage
What is necessary to open a bike hotel, and, above all, is it worth it?
July 16th, 2014 by

Hotel administrators, agritourism and B&B owners are increasingly becoming interested in gaining specific markets, and cyclo-tourism is one of these. They ask themselves, and ask us, how they could reach as many cyclo-tourists as possible, making them choose their own structure. We are here to tell it to you! Position First of all, you would […]

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Cheese from Sardinia
Ogliastra and its cheeses
July 8th, 2014 by

What kind of person/cyclist are you? Well, in Ogliastra, land of brave men and women, you could sort its mankind in different types, by using an alimentary metaphor: its cheeses. Let’s see: were you a cyclist coming back very tired from your long trip, you’ll be just able to fall weakly on a sofa, ammattulàu. As […]

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typical products from Sardinia
Cyclo-tourism and agro-alimentary richness of Sardinia
July 1st, 2014 by

We as cyclo-tourists have taken to heart the lesson “man is what he eats”, always eating properly (at least, during our rides!) but without forgetting our personal tastes. We cyclo-tourists of the ancient land of Sardinia can enjoy what is an authentic alimentary treasure trove, very rich both from nutritional and tasty point of view […]

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Cycling Guides
The easy job of a cycling guide
June 23rd, 2014 by

People think that a Cycling tour leader is a nerd that just likes to ride his own bike. Let’s put this way, usually you need some more skills. Let’s have a look to some of them. 1- Inspiring motivator You are leading a group of Italians in Brittany, notoriously a place where it never rains, […]

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Byke and nuraghe
Sardinia Grand Tour, Island’s cycling itinerary
June 18th, 2014 by

Probably, the world’s most popular cycling itinerary is the Danube cycling route, starting from Passau, then arriving in Vienna. A longer version arrives till Budapest. France has the “Loire a Velo”, an itinerary that discovers the castles along the river from Orleans till Nantes and the Atlantic ocean. England has the C2C, a coast to […]

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Nathan Farrugia in Sardinia
From Corsica to Sardinia: the quest of Nathan Farrugia
June 11th, 2014 by

Sardinia Grand Tour is honoured to support the epic event that sees Nathan Farrugia involved in a great challenge combining the two islands of Sardinia and Corsica with its cultures and people, in a single ride from the northern shore of Corsica to the very south of Sardinia. This is definitely one of the worlds toughest […]

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SGT Randonnée 2014
The SGT Event has been ridden, a magnificent 4 days journey across Sardinia!
June 6th, 2014 by

First day we rode the Randonnée crossing the north from Arzachena to Alghero, via Sant’Antonio di Gallura, Tempio, Castelsardo, Nulvi and Sassari. We covered 4 of the most beautiful stages of Sardinia Grand Tour for a beautiful C2C approved by the ARI/BRM certificate 200Km. All foods and refreshement has been selected and provided by local […]

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Audax Club Parisien Randonneur
First racers who have obtained the SGT Randonnée ARI/BRM brevet
May 28th, 2014 by

On May 1st, 2014 we rode the first SGT Randonnée. We left early in the morning from Arzachena, crossing the whole rocky Gallura, from Sant’Antonio to Tempio Pausania, where we did the first rest stop after 50km, and then down to the amazing Valle della Luna. In the late morning we arrived under the medieval […]

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Food from Sardinia
What we are going to eat during the Randonnée and the Sardinia Grand Tour inaugural journey
April 29th, 2014 by

We do support natural food and we’re glad to share it with those friends who are going to participate in the Sardinia Grand Tour. This choice will be visible starting from the box that participants are going to find on the Randonnée day, being it provided with Sardinian-only food: Maracalagonis’ almonds Almonds are rich in […]

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Touring Bike
Does the perfect touring bike exist?
April 9th, 2014 by

A touring bike must be, most of all, comfortable, and for this reason steel frames are the best choice, also because they are the easiest-to-repair ones during long solitary journeys and in remote places. To whom can afford it, I advice to take a titanium frame, because it is almost as light as aluminum and […]

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Gallura Sardinia
Advices for the Randonnée – Part 1
April 4th, 2014 by

Hi everybody, some friends of us are asking for some information on bike and equipment, clothing and alimentation for the Randonnée. A few days ago I wrote something in general about the training for our Randonnée; today I’ll go into detail by taking the cue from the excellent Manuale del giovane randonneur by Mauro Pansarelli and […]

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