The west coast of Sardinia Cycle Tour main pictures
The west coast of Sardinia Cycle Tour main pictures

The west coast of Sardinia Cycle Tour

Riding all Sardinia's west coast, starting from the fascinating Alghero. Pedal along the famous Alghero Bosa road between mountain and sea, and reach the Sinis peninsula, with Cabras and his fishing traditions. Then across the wilderness of Costa Verde, completing your adventure with the unspoiled beach of Chia and the lively village of Pula.
This tour has also a self-guided version, check here for dates and price

This tour starts on these dates:

From 2023-09-30 to 2023-10-07

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


Alghero and its Catalan heritage

Alghero and its Catalan heritage

Alghero-Bosa coastal road

Alghero-Bosa coastal road

Cabras with its lagoons and pink flamingos

Cabras with its lagoons and pink flamingos

Wilderness of Costa Verde

Wilderness of Costa Verde

Day to Day

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;
1Arrival in AlgheroWarm UpD
2From Alghero to TresnuraghesCycling 60Km/1200mB D
3From Tresnuraghes to CabrasCycling 75Km/950mB L
4From Cabras to BuggerruCycling 100Km/1500mB L D
5From Buggerru to Sant'AntiocoCycling 65Km/850mB D
6The loop of 2 islandsCycling 60Km/600mB
7From Sant'Antioco to PulaCycling 85Km/990mB L D

Tour Map

Day 1: Arrival in Alghero

A Catalan Heritage Gem

Alghero is a Catalan city of heritage that has a traditional old town centre built of narrow streets surrounded by massive bastions that overlook the sea. It's a lovely location to begin your day. We'll meet you at the airport, and then we'll provide the opportunity to shuttle you from the airport to our Hotel in town. According the time of arrival, we'll provide a thorough bike fitting, and then a quick warm-up rides to explore the countryside, which is beautiful that is dotted with olive oil fields, orchards, and vineyards.

We'll then have time for an authentic Mediterranean cocktail with the refreshing local Torbato wine and then an elegant meal at one of our most favoured eateries on the ramparts overlooking the marina.

Array Overnight: Alghero
Included: Dinner

Day 2: From Alghero to Tresnuraghes

Wild Coastline and Rolling Malvasia Vineyards

The ride today will take you on the stunning coast road starting from Alghero up to Bosa 45 kilometers of pure beauty over high cliffs that overlook the sea, while admiring the view that overlook Alghero Bay and Capo Caccia. This will make for one of your most beautiful experiences of your life. with wild nature abounding over the rugged coastline, mountains grasslands, and oak forest up to the vibrant Bosa which is which is a medieval town, with a stunning the XII century Malaspina castle. In the center of Bosa and within one of the cobbled medieval streets, we'll enjoy our first tasting of wine. the most characteristic Malvasia Left Bosa which is where the route begins climbing up in the Modolo valley, a colourful patchwork of vegetables with olive groves, olive trees, along with vineyards of Malaysia which produce the coveted wine that is the symbol of the region. Once you reach the top, be sure to look around and take in the wonderful beach at Porto Alabe with its brown volcanic sand. After that, you'll travel through towns of Magomadas and finally, Tresnuraghes.

Overnight: Tresnuraghes
Included: Breakfast Dinner

Day 3: From Tresnuraghes to Cabras

Olive Oil and Bottarga

Today's route traverses a significant olive oil-producing area, and Cuglieri is the main village. Cuglieri is the principal center with its magnificent Cathedral, that is Santa Maria della Neve overlooking the valley. When you leave Tresnuraghes, you can enjoy the traditional basket-making at Flussio and the vibrant Murales of Tinnura after just a few kilometers from there, you'll be ascending to the Montiferru slopes, going through the town that is Scano di Montiferru and Cuglieri all the way to Cuglieri to the pass of La Madonnina, which is at the height of about 1000m higher than sea-level.

We'll stop here to sample an excellent olive oil made through one of the family from Cuglieri. The descent continues through Santu Lussurgiu, a typical Sardinian mountain town where the local shepherds make excellent cheeses and keep the craft alive. A further long descent takes you slowly down to Sinis lagoons. The journey is finished in Cabras the village that has an extensive and long-standing fishing tradition that dates all the way back to Phoenicians likely the first to introduce the process of making Bottarga the delicacy made from preserved and salted fishing roe by the flathead grey fish of Cabras. The village museum is home to "Giants of Monti Prama" IX Century B.C statues of Nuragic warriors.

Array Overnight: Cabras
Included: Breakfast Lunch

Day 4: From Cabras to Buggerru

Wild Costa Verde

Another thrilling ride that passes through an amazing ride, passing by the Marceddi lagoon, a spot that appears frozen in the past. Then, the magnificent Costa Verde (the Green Coast) is a great film scene due to the old mining towns and sandy dunes. It is believed to be one of the wildest regions on the entire island. The Mediterranean vegetation covers like an endless carpet over the hills before reaching the desert sands that form magnificent dunes. The ocean itself appears more wild, moving constantly due to the mistral winds. We'll make a stop in Portixeddu which is just a few kilometres before our last attempt to reach Buggerru which is an old mining town tucked away in a cove along the coast. There we'll have dinner in a local trattoria.

Array Overnight: Buggerru
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: From Buggerru to Sant'Antioco

Old rural villages and vineyard of Carignano grape

A big climb today for the day gets underway... However, two beautiful downhills with a view of the sea until the beaches of Funtanamare await you. Then we'll get to Portoscuso, the town. Portoscuso to enjoy an Ice Cream and then we'll drive 25 km on an easy road that will take us to the Island of Sant'Antioco which is connected with Sardinia main land through bridges since it was the Roman Empire epoc. The center of this beautiful fishing village, full of customs will be the venue for our dinner.

Array Overnight: Sant'Antioco
Included: Breakfast Dinner

Day 6: The loop of 2 islands

Discover the multicultural heritage of Carloforte island

Today we'll see two islands to Sardinia's south. Sardinia. They're so close, yet completely different in culture and landscape. We'll travel to Calasetta port and then take 30 minutes ferry journey to the Island of San Pietro, arriving in Carloforte, the Mediterranean treasure where Ligurian, African, and Sardinian cultures mix seamlessly. We'll explore the saltworks, beautiful small beaches, and breathtaking rock formations until we reach the lighthouse at Capo Sandalo. After the trip, we'll get the chance to get immersed in the vibrant and charming town that is famous for its Red Tuna fishing tradition that is still used today using the traditional method known as "Tonnare."

Then, in the late afternoon, we'll catch an evening ferry ride back towards Calasetta. For the most enthusiastic riders, there is a beautiful 40 km ride around the entire coastline of the Sant'Antioco island, with hidden Coves and coves. Spanish towers and even orchards.

Array Overnight: Sant'Antioco
Included: Breakfast

Day 7: From Sant'Antioco to Pula

Ride the amazing Costa del Sud

We've said that this tour is filled with beauty. What's more beautiful than the southerly Sardinia coastline? After a short distance and awed by the beautiful Romanesque-Pisan design that is Tratalias Cathedral. Cathedral of Tratalias in the Phantom town located in Tratalias Vecchia. We'll traverse the Sulcis countryside, passing through fields of artichokes and Carignano vines which you can discover only in this region. After an opportunity for a wine testing, and an outdoor picnic in the stunning "Is Zuddas" caves, the journey continues along the series of hidden coves and old Spanish observation towers that overlook the sea in all shades of green and blue. The climb and descent is finished in Chia Chia, which is among the most stunning beaches on the island. We then have only 15 kilometres of tranquil landscape until we reach the legendary Nora which is the Phoenician town that was conquered by the Romans and one of the most important towns in the ancient Mediterranean.

Array Overnight: Pula
Included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8: Departure

Arrivederci amici!

It's time to leave We're sorry to leave, but we are sure that the Mediterranean has touched your heart and you'd love to come back with us!

If you're looking for a transfer following breakfast we are able to organize a transfer to your departure point.

Ciao Amici, we hope to see you soon!

Included: Breakfast

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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Brendan NevinBrendan Nevin
15:07 07 Jun 23
Mediterras supported 8 of us on the cycling Gran Tour down the west coast. I would strongly recommend them - brilliant support, great local knowledge led routes and excellent bikes, We would use them again without hesitation.
Lesley KovarLesley Kovar
11:20 08 May 23
We just finished a custom tour with Mediterras, from Palermo to Marsala. What a fantastic experience! Our guide Gian Mario was so knowledgeable and attentive, his planning was meticulous. The choice of boutique hotels, as well as the restaurants he selected, were all wonderful. The rides were well planned, taking us through beautiful countryside and along spectacular coasts. Our van driver Giovanni was also awesome, he could be a professional naturalist. We are already planning our next trip with them (to Sardinia). What a treat to use a small local company that gave us such a memorable trip!
Bernie CreavenBernie Creaven
11:09 08 May 23
We loved traveling with Mediterrras!Mario and Giovanni were amazing, professional, detailed and thoughtful. They made planning this trip easy, they were super flexible when we had to change plans. They supplied us with excellent equipment (I loved my road bike), detailed maps, fun rides, history lessons, in fact we laughed our way around Sicily!We enjoyed our meals together and they booked us into beautiful hotels. Unfortunately, one member of our group had a medical emergency, they looked after him like they would a family member.I can’t wait to bike again with our new best friends!Go ahead book these local guys, you’re guaranteed a fabulous experience!Bernadette (Irish woman living and biking in Seattle).
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.
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.