The Green Coast The Green Coast and Cagliari main pictures
The Green Coast The Green Coast and Cagliari main pictures

The Green Coast The Green Coast and Cagliari

A nice ride discovering the south west coast of Sardinia: the Costa Verde. Forget the big tourist resorts, this area of Sardinia is still totally intact and keeps the marks of the mining economy, flourishing until a few decades ago. In the second part of the tour we will ride in the two islands, San Pietro and Sant'Antioco, with their fishing traditions, and in the fabulous South Coast, famous for its beaches. The last evening we'll be in Cagliari for a shopping session and the celebration dinner.

This tour starts on these dates:

From 2023-06-10 to 2023-06-17
From 2023-09-16 to 2023-09-23

| Cycling | Active | 8days/7nights | Guided | From € 2650 € 1970* |

Highlights


The dune of Piscinas

The dune of Piscinas

The Sulcis mines

The Sulcis mines

Porto Pino and the South Coast

Porto Pino and the South Coast

Dinner in Cagliari downtown

Dinner in Cagliari downtown

Rich GundlachRich Gundlach
13:15 24 Sep 22
Great planning, exceptional guides. We enjoyed everything about our trip. We learned a great deal about the history and culture of Sardinia. Marcello at Mediterras made sure that everything was properly arranged and made adjustments when necessary. A great part of our enjoyment came from our interaction with our guides (Giovanni, Stefano and Danilo). They were all very knowledgeable and friendly. When it came time to part we felt like we were leaving old friends.
Doris ChapatteDoris Chapatte
11:53 12 Sep 22
We did the "big-loop" from the 20.08.2022.The big loop ist 12 days road bike around the island. We have booked the trip 1.5 weeks before (last minute) and everything has been organised perfectly. We had an extra break day every 4 days biking. And was great.Mediterras has answer to all our questions. On the day of departure, our bikes we ready, we got time to get full explanation of the tour. We got a navigation system with all the routes. Everything was very clear and very well organised. Our lugage was every evening delivered at the next hotels.The hotel has been wonderfully selected, and always at some nice location and not too far away from the center or the beach. Thank again to Mediterras team for the wonderful holidays.I would give more than a 5 Stars for this trip and the wonderful team.Doris & Jean-Luc - from Swizerland
Tadhg CookeTadhg Cooke
12:46 09 Jun 22
A fantastic introduction to cycling in Sardinia. I just rented the bike in Cagliari for a few days at the end of my holiday, with no particular routes in mind. Gian Mario kindly suggested two nice challenging routes, and sent the GPX files. I only had time for one of them - but it was an absolute gem. Starting in the city, cycling along Poetto, before turning towards the hills. After one tiny village, I didn't pass another café or shop for 40 or 50 km. Just me and the pain in my legs. Superb. The bike was a gem - a former Lotto Jumbo team bike which was ridden in the Paris Roubaix by Tom Leezer. I was a *bit* slower, but I probably enjoyed it more! Wonderful experience - lovely people - always available on whatsapp if I needed anything, which was very reassuring when I don't speak Italian or Sardu! I will definitely use them again if/when I return to Sardegna.Thanks again!
We did the Sicily Baroque tour with Mediterras. Self guided on bikes (el and manual). Gian and his team did adapt the tour for our needs and did all to make the tour enjoyable. Few problems surfaced but all were solved. The trail was interesting and added a lot to our understanding of Sicily, its landscape and life in the rural areas. Accommodations were all good, and the quality of the food in the restaurants Gian had arranged varied from good to excellent. At the end of our tour we did a walk in the hillsides of Etna arranged by Mediterras.The Etna tour was wonderful. We were lucky with weather given the circumstances. It was a bit foggy and a bit cold, but it did not rain. The guides did a good job of explaining the geology of Etna for us and the two geology-educated persons in the group! The hike was challenging, which suited the group well. The food and wine at Barbaras place was totally excellent! Six stars out of five.We were not as lucky in Taormina! It did rain cats and dogs. The drivers did adapt quite well. Did stop at several foto-ops and at the entry gate to the pedestrian street. We did wander through the Greek theatre and the pedestrian walk, did have a stop at a fancy coffe-shop/bar and then decided to skip the dinner and return early back to Syracusa.
W. B.W. B.
16:03 20 Oct 21
I found this company using google and right away Gian was very responsive. I told them what we were looking for, gave specific parameters for distance and elevation, and they put together an itinerary very quickly that completely matched what I asked for. The entire trip was seamless from the 1am pickup at airport to drop off after 10 days of cycling. The routes were on quiet wonderful roads and the hotels they chose were all great. A really good local company which does what they claim to do very well. Highly recommend.
Ilja WinkertIlja Winkert
11:14 17 Sep 21
I rented quite spontaneously a city bike for my whole stay here near Cagliari. The workshop is very well located. Grocery shopping, going to the beach and the city worked very well. Bike were in a good condition. I was properly advised. Fully recommend this place.
ZosiaZosia
14:46 23 Aug 21
We are so happy that we found this rental. Very nice, helpfull and professional customer service. We recommend to everyone!
juliet clarkejuliet clarke
17:20 15 Jun 21
Mediterras arranged a self guided cycling trip through South Eastern sicily stopping in beautiful baroque towns. They arranged everything with less than a weeks notice, keeping us up to date on accommodation, bikes equipment etc.My husband and I had a wonderful time. The ride was perfect, having both been off a bike for several months, the ride was the perfect combination of hills and flats for us to really enjoy it. The accommodation was far better than what we were expecting for the price and recommendations for dinner and stops spot on. We ate incredibly well and all the hosts in the villas and hotels very welcoming and helpful.I would certainly recommend them especially arranging it all with such little notice.
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Day to Day

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;
1Benvenuti!Warm UpD
2From Torre dei Corsari to BuggerruCycling 60Km/1100mB L D
3From Buggerru to Sant'AntiocoCycling 65Km/840mB D
4The loop of 2 islandsCycling 60Km/600mB
5From Sant'Antioco to Teulada - Sulcis countrysideCycling 55Km/550mB L D
6The amazing Costa del SudCycling 50Km/650mB L D
7Exploring CagliariCycling 30Km/250mB D
8Departure from CagliariDepartureB

Tour Map


Day 1: Benvenuti!

Tour briefing, bike fitting and warm up ride

We can warm up and test bikes in the afternoon going to discover fishermen village of Marceddì and fertile Sinis peninsula.

Overnight: Torre dei Corsari
Included: Dinner

Day 2: From Torre dei Corsari to Buggerru

Wild Costa Verde

After a proper "for cyclist" breakfast, we are ready to start with our first ride: the "Costa Verde" (Green Coast). This is the wildest area of Sardinia, less populated, less touristic, with a long mining history. But, a cycling paradise! On our ride, we'll see the Piscinas desert, a beach visible by the satellite, a challenge uphill to the phantom village of Ingurtosu, where the time stops at the mining era. Finally, the downhill to Buggerru, our final destination. After some relaxation in our four stars hotel, we'll have dinner in one of the local Trattoria.

Overnight: Buggerru
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3: From Buggerru to Sant'Antioco

Old rural villages and vineyard of Carignano grape

Big climb today as a day start... But then, 2 beautiful downhills with sea view till the beach of Funtanamare are waiting for you. We'll reach then the village of Portoscuso for an Ice Cream and then 25 km of a flat road to reach the island of Sant'Antioco, connected to Sardinia main land by a bridge since the Roman Empire epoc. The downtown of this pretty fisherman village, rich of traditions, will be the place of our dinner.

Overnight: Sant'Antioco
Included: Breakfast Dinner

Day 4: The loop of 2 islands

Discover the multicultural heritage of Carloforte island

On the today loop, we'll discover the two islands in the south of Sardinia. So close but so different for history and landscapes. We'll head to Calasetta port, taking a 30min ferry ride to the Island of San Pietro, landing in Carloforte, a Mediterranean gem where Ligurian, African, and Sardinian cultures blend harmoniously. We'll spend the day exploring the salt works, lovely small beaches, and spectacular cliffs until the solitary lighthouse of Capo Sandalo. After the ride, we'll have time to immerse ourselves in this charming and colorful town, famous for the Red Tuna fishing tradition, still in use with the ancient technique of "Tonnare".

In the afternoon, we'll take the ferry back to Calasetta. For the most avid riders, we can do a scenic 40 km ride along the whole coastline of the Sant'Antioco, dotted with secret coves, Spanish towers, and orchards.

Overnight: Sant'Antioco
Included: Breakfast

Day 5: From Sant'Antioco to Teulada - Sulcis countryside

Old rural villages and vineyard of Carignano grape

We leave Sant’Antioco island along the salt works, dotted by pink flamingos. After a stop in the picturesque village of Tratalias vecchia, built around the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria, we’ll cross the Sulcis countryside through artichokes fields and Carignano vineyards, a wine you can find just in this area. After a stop for a wine tasting and a picnic by the impressive "Is Zuddas" caves, the ride ends in Teulada in a Agriturismo (holiday farm) where we'll have the chance to taste the typical Sardinian Dinner.

Overnight: Teulada
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: The amazing Costa del Sud

The quintessential Mediterranean beauty

As in every perfectly designed tour the best is at the end, along the Costa del Sud scenic road, overlooking a sea with all patches of blue and green. After leaving Sant'Anna Arresi, we'll ride for few km inland, touching again the sea at the pictoresque Porto Budello fishing harbor. Then it comes a succession of heavenly coves like Piscinni and Tuerredda, and ancient Spanish watching towers with its best one at Capo Malfatano. This up and down ends in Chia, one of the most gorgeous beaches of the whole island. Here it's mandatory the detour until Capo Spartivento, and if you really like scenery you should climb until its scenic lighthouse, admiring the whole coastline. Then we'll have just 15 km of peaceful countryside until the legendary Nora, the Phoenician town conquered by the Romans, one of the most important settlements of ancient Mediterranean.

Overnight: Pula
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7: Exploring Cagliari

Between Flamingos, sea and history

After breakfast and one hour transfer to Cagliari, we'll start cycling from downtown towards the Molentargius Park, known as the Saline Park. To date, the park is very popular with locals to carry out sports, walking, cycling, and relax. You will forget that you are surrounded by the city thanks to the nuances of flora, fauna, and gravel roads.

Characterized by its urbanized flamingos that, with elegance and confidence, spend their days being photographed by tourists and locals.

The ride goes on to the Poetto beach, animated all year round with colorful bars, restaurants, and entertainment. Here you have a mandatory stop for a gelato or a light lunch by the beach.

We finish our journey of Poetto with Marina Piccola, the tourist port of the city, known for the famous walk that offers a suggestive panorama of the Golfo di Cagliari, with behind it one of the symbols of the city, La Sella Del Diavolo.

We continue the tour to discover the historic districts of Cagliari, taking advantage of the bike path that leads from the Poetto beach to the historic center.

In the afternoon you can have your shopping session before celebrate with our final dinner in the vibrant old town.

Overnight: Cagliari
Included: Breakfast Dinner

Day 8: Departure from Cagliari

Arrivederci Amici!

It’s time to say goodbye, but we know our Island touched your heart and you want to be back in Sardinia with us!
After breakfast and talk about the whole tour, we'll help you with bikes and luggage and shuttle to Cagliari airport, at just 10 minutes from city center.
Ciao Amici, ci vedremo ancora!

Included: Breakfast

The accomodations

Torre Hotel
Torre Hotel
Torre dei Corsari

In the wild and enchanting Costa Verde, at the top of the hill with a nice terrace with sea view.

Rosa dei Venti
Rosa dei Venti
Buggerru

A 4 star hotel located strategically in front of the harbor at Buggerru with a very impressive view of the city and the bay.

MuMA Hostel
MuMA Hostel
Sant'Antioco

The MuMA is an Ecolabel hotel with a museum inside. Sea front and walking distance from the city center.

Terranieddas
Terranieddas
Teulada

In the countryside of Teulada, 5 minutes from the sea, this Agriturismo offers for dinner his own products.

Villa Madau
Villa Madau
Pula

A boutique Hotel in Pula downtown in an old villa totally restored. Walking distance from Pula main square.

Hotel Italia - Cagliari
Hotel Italia - Cagliari
Cagliari

Set amid the alleyways of the old Marina quarter, where you can experience Cagliari at its most authentic.

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Bikes

You can bring your own bike or rent one from us, we offer great bikes from selected Italian and international brands: road bikes, leisure cycling, mountain bikes, e-bikes, all in perfect working conditions. You can book your bike on the Booking / Information form.


Price and Supplements

Tour Price: € 1970 per person
Deposit: 30%, Balance: 45 days before departure

This price includes:
 7 nights in cozy hotels in double occupancy
 7 breakfasts + 5 dinner + 1 typical dinner
 4 picnic lunches
 A wine tasting
 2 experienced English-speaking guides (on bike and on the van)
 Van support with water and snacks
 Maps, route notes, and GPS tracks
 Luggage transportation inn2inn
 Group tranfer from Cagliari Airport to Torre dei Corsari
 Peace of mind being with our experienced team

This price not includes:
 Dinner wine & beverages


Flex Rate

more than 60 days - 100% refund of deposit
60 days to 30 days - 70% refund of the trip price will be made
29 days to 15 days - 50% refund of the trip price will be made
14 days to 0 days - 100% cancellation fee


Guided Tour

This means you have a cycling guide riding with you showing his region. A Van support with water, electrolytes and snacks, available if you want to skip the hardest climbs. A daily picnic lunch featuring local and fresh products. Dinners at hotel or restaurants featuring traditional food. Shuttles from arrival airport and to departure airport.

With just 4 people, this tour can be ride as a Privata Tour

In our private tours you can:

  • Choose your favorite starting date.
  • Make the customization you want.
  • Stay with your private group at your pace and your times.
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