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
From 2023-05-27 to 2024-06-03
From 2023-09-30 to 2023-10-07
| Cycling | Active | 8days/7nights | Guided | From € 2650 |
Alghero and its Catalan heritage
Alghero-Bosa coastal road
Cabras with its lagoons and pink flamingos
Wilderness of Costa Verde
|1||Arrival in Alghero||Warm Up||D|
|2||From Alghero to Tresnuraghes||Cycling 60Km/1200m||B D|
|3||From Tresnuraghes to Cabras||Cycling 75Km/950m||B L|
|4||From Cabras to Buggerru||Cycling 100Km/1500m||B L D|
|5||From Buggerru to Sant'Antioco||Cycling 65Km/850m||B D|
|6||The loop of 2 islands||Cycling 60Km/600m||B|
|7||From Sant'Antioco to Pula||Cycling 85Km/990m||B L D|
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.Overnight: Alghero
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
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.Overnight: Cabras
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.Overnight: Buggerru
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.Overnight: Sant'Antioco
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.Overnight: Sant'Antioco
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.Overnight: Pula
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
Sea view hotel with terrace, right on the way to Bosa. Walking distance from Alghero old town.
A charming 19 century restored villa, offers a good quality bike fleet with road, mountain and hybrid bikes.
This charming hotel, close to Cabras cathedral, created with taste and respecting local architecture.
A 4 star hotel located strategically in front of the harbor at Buggerru with a very impressive view of the city and the bay.
The MuMA is an Ecolabel hotel with a museum inside. Sea front and walking distance from the city center.
A boutique Hotel in Pula downtown in an old villa totally restored. Walking distance from Pula main square.
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.
Tour Price: € 2650 per person
Deposit: 30%, Balance: 45 days before departure
This price includes:
7 nights in cozy hotels in double occupancy
7 breakfasts + 5 dinner
5 picnic lunches
2 wine tasting + 1 Olive Oil 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 Alghero Airport
Peace of mind being with our experienced team
This price not includes:
Dinner wine & beverages
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
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: