Riding all Sardinia west coast, starting from the fascinating Alghero, then across the wilderness of Costa Verde, completing your adventure with the unspoilt beach of Chia and the lively village of Pula.
| Cycling | Active | 7days/6nights | Self-Guided | From € 1300 |
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 ride||D|
|2||Alghero to Tresnuraghes||Cycling 60Km/1200m||B|
|3||Tresnuraghes to Cabras||Cycling 55Km/400m||B|
|4||Cabras to Arbus||Cycling 85Km/1100m||B D|
|5||From Buggerru to Sant'Antioco||Cycling 70Km/770m||B|
|6||From Sant'Antioco to Pula||Cycling 85Km/990m||B|
|7||Shuttle and departure from Cagliari||B|
Alghero is a Catalan heritage town, with a typical old center made out of narrow streets protected by its massive bastions overlooking the sea, a charming place to start your week. We'll welcome you ta airport and we'll have a 10 minutes shuttle to our Hotel in town.
According to arrival time we’ll have a detailed bike fitting and a short warm up ride exploring a nice rural countryside with olive oil groves, orchards and vineyards.
Then we'll make time for a proper Mediterranean aperitif with the local refreshing Torbato wine, followed by a sumptuous dinner at one of our favorite restaurants on the ramparts facing the marina.
Today’s ride will take you along the stunning scenic coastal road from Alghero to Bosa, 45 kms of pristine beauty over the cliffs overlooking the sea, admiring the views of Alghero bay and Capo Caccia. This is going to be one of te best rides of your life, surrounded by wild nature over a rugged coastline, mountain pastures and oak forests, all the way until the colorful Bosa, a medieval town dominated by its XII century Malaspina castle. Left Bosa the road starts climbing through the Modolo valley, a vivid patchwork of vegetable gardens, olive groves and vineyards of Malvasia producing the precious wine symbol of the area. When at the top don’t miss to turn and admire the beach of Porto Alabe with its brown volcanic sand, then ride across the villages of Magomadas ending in Tresnuraghes.
Today's route crosses a very important olive oil production area, where the village of Cuglieri is the main center with its majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria della Neve overlooking the valley. Here we'd have an olive oil tasting snack, learning about the history of olive oil making started thanks to Jesuits back in the XVI Century. Soon after we'll start a long downhill rewarding us with absolutely beautiful views, reaching over the promontory of Capo San Marco and the Maldiventre island.
After few more villages we'll enter the fascinating Sinis Peninsula, with its wetlands and pink flamingos. The trip ends in Cabras, a village with 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, extracted from the local flathead grey mullet. The village museum hosts the "Giants of Monti Prama", IX Century B.C statues celebrating Nuragic warriors.
Today stage starts very relaxed along the agricultural flatlands of Arborea, a very fertile area started as a colony of farmers from Veneto region displaced here by Mussolini. Then we'll have the magical passage on a narrow bridge over the Marceddì lagoon, a place that seems frozen in time with a small community of fishermen and a solitary Church. This is the gate to the Costa Verde, an unspoiled coast made of long empty beaches and immense sand dunes covered with juniper trees. An optional stretch of gravel road climbs through Piscinas iconic dunes and abandoned mining villages, giving us a taste of “strade bianche” epic ride. The day ends in the hills of Arbus, in a nice farm surrounded by oak forest and pastures.Overnight: Arbus
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
We’ve told you, this tour has plenty of beauty. So what’s more marvellous than the southern Sardinia coast? After few km we’ll be enchanted by the neat Romanesque-Pisan architecture of the Cathedral of Tratalias, than the surprise rises along the succession of secret coves and ancient spanish watching towers, overlooking a sea with all shades of blue and green. The up and down ends in Chia, one of the most gorgeous beaches of the whole island, then we 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
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 we'll help you with bikes and luggage and shuttle to Cagliari airport, at just 30 minutes from Pula.
Ciao Amici, ci vedremo ancora!
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.
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: € 1300 per person
Deposit: 30%, Balance: 30 days before departure
This price includes:
6 nights in nice hotels or agritourism
6 breakfast + 2 dinners
Welcome meeting and tour briefing
Maps, route notes or GPS tracks
Luggage transportation inn2inn
Transfer in from Alghero airport
Transfer out to Cagliari airport
This price not includes:
Local Taxes (approx. 10 €)
Dinner wine & beverages
Solo Traveller: € 250
Single room supplement: € 150
E-bike: € 225
Road Bike Carbon + Ultegra: € 225
Trekking Bike: € 135
High season supplement: € 250 (Jun 26 - Sep 04)
Free cancellation for any reason till 30 days before departure.
Free cancellation for COVID-19 related reasons till 10 days before departure.
This means you will pedal 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. You can start on any day of the year.
With just 4 people, this tour can be ride as a Guided Tour
In our Guided tours you have: