Food + Wine Bike Tour Sardinia
Well landed to the bike tour that brings together the passion for cycling and that for the culinary arts. Taste the best flavors of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, from the choice of the products to the tasting, through the preparation.
First of all, you will taste the refined Sardinian olive oil and we won’t miss the wine and cheese tasting, you will cook dishes from the renowned classic Sardinian cooking, such as malloreddus, culurgiones and fregola, you will prepare dishes of fresh fish and meat with a delicate and admirable flavor.
Further, as for cycling, you will ride in fantastic sceneries, such as the Montiferru or the plain of Arborea, you will visit the Punic-Roman ruins of THARROS and the archaeological site of Barumini, where there is the Nuragic town SU NURAXI.
Carbon frame race bike, hybrid & high-end E-bike ALL YOU NEED IS TO CHOOSE
How much cooking will we do?
After you have worked up an appetite, we will feed you very well! Most days include a hands-on cooking class or a visit to taste local food artisan. Our dining-out experiences range from a simple osteria, to a family trattoria, and an elegant restaurant.
In conclusion you will come home inspired, not only with new recipes, but also with the enthusiasm to cultivate these lessons into your lifestyle.
Bike & Cook Trip Highlights
- Return from your trip with actual know-how to create n Italian dinner back home—it’s the ultimate keepsake!
- Pedal rolling hills past Canonau vineyards & wine tasting Vernaccia
- Cycle the best coastal road of Mediterrean
Welcome to Alghero
Bike test in the afternoon according with time for bike fitting.
The Sardinian town of Alghero is a lively and pretty city and a flourishing tourist attraction not only for the summer masses and elite tourism, but also for a new cosmopolitanism. It is famous because it has been dominated by Catalans and just here, some people speak Catalan language. The Mura Catalane (Catalan walls) still surround the old town center on the seaward side, the wall have towers and it will be pleasant for you to walk along and have a drink at sunset before a seafood dinner!
For dinner special welcome gourmet on the restaurant of the city tasting the special Catalan cuisine of the area.
Capo Caccia & Vermentino wine area
Distance 54 km / 33 mi Flat and Rolling hills
Leaving the pretty city of Alghero to north direction, you’ll ride in the terrific area of the Vermentino wine. In this region called Nurra, the wind blow directly from the North west and the plant can’t grow up over a few meter. Today if you have time you can be able to visit Capo Caccia: Calcareous rocks spattered with caves and ravines that hide a mysterious world atop the turquoise sea.
The area of Punta di Giglio and Capo Caccia is an underwater cave paradise. Here the Grotta di Nettuno, under the spur of Capo Caccia, reachable by sea or by descending the many steps of the Escala dei Cabriol which are some 110 metres in drop, are home to caverns made all the more atmospheric by the presence of stalactites and stalagmites. Olive oil tasting and wine tasting at wine resort Leda d’Ittiri at Fertilia. Go back by van to Alghero.
Cooking classes to Bastianina house in Alghero.
Bosa, Santu Lussurgiu Medieval Hilltown & Malvasia Wine
Distance 52 km / 32 mi, rolling hills to hilly
Departure from hotel. Leaving Alghero and arrive to Bosa skirting the coast, up and odwn for about 40 km. In Bosa you can admire the massive complex of the Castello dei Malaspina. Due to a series of quite unique events, Bosa has managed to keep its territory unchanged. You’ll continue and bike along country roads passing through small villages and climb on the Montiferru Massive, where you’ll see the famous Siete Fuentes water sources in San Leonardo.
Soon you will arrive in Santu Lussurgiu, admiring, the great plateau of Ghilarza.
Arrive to Santu Lussurgiu and walk around the village, which develops around the small rustic church of Santa Croce; it has ancient stone houses built in a concentric configuration along winding and steep, narrow, cobbled lanes which you will love to explore! And ready for your second cooking class at Agriturismo. Our chef will introduce you to the preparation of Sardinian specialty as ravioli Culurgiones.
Oristano & Sinis Peninsula
Distance: 67 km / 41 mi. Rolling hills to hilly
Today we will bike along country roads passing through small villages such as Narbolia or Bonarcado. Soon we will arrive on the Campidano flat in Riola Sardo we will have a olive oil tasting hardly forgettable. Then straight to the Sinis Penisnula where there are plenty of lagoons and wetlands, where depending on the season, you will be able to see wonderful pink flamingos and where you can visit the ruins of the Punic-Roman port city of “Tharros” with a breathtaking view.
Finally we will arrive in Oristano, a town of horsemen, famous for its SARTIGLIA, a medieval horse race
Dinner on your own in the downtown
Gesturi and Barumini Unesco site
Distance: 66 km / 41 mi on rolling hills and flat terrain.
Bike inland from Oristano through small villages and country roads enjoying the landscape of the vast flatlands towards the central hilly regions of Sardinia. Then we will ride alongside the Giara High Plateau, a 600m high plane above sea level where little black, wild horses called GIARINI live in the open. See murals of the small towns such as Setzu, Tuili, Villaurbana - famous for the handmade bread- or Usellus, each with their own prehistoric Nuragic fortified towers, some towers with villages and others with remnant tombs of the giants. Arrive to Barumini, where you may be able to take a guided tour and walk inside the Unesco World Heritage complex of Su Nuraxi. We will have a light lunch in Barumini before going on. Climb the hills up to Gergei where a special wine tasting awaits us on the way to our resort settled in the countryside of the small town of Sarcidano. Dinner at local restaurant in Gergei.
Highlights: Wine Tasting in Gergei.
Visit at SU Nuraxi, Unesco World Heritage site in Barumini.
Sarcidano area & Flumendosa Lake.
Distance: 56 km / 38 mi hilly.
Loop bike ride in the Sarcidano subregion. Start with your bike ride inland, climbing towards Escolca and Serri. The area has long been populated even before Roman times and evidence of this can bee see on your ride! During it’s history, this region was chosen by locals as a spot to grow wheat and build Nuraghi towers. We will enjoy a spectacular descent surrounded by steep cliffs before the climb to Villanova Tulo. Enjoy the scenic landscape around the Flumendosa Lake, with amazing views and ride through small villages and hamlets. Rest the legs in some of them to meet the local centenarians “GrandPa’s & Ma’s”. Then continue to pedal towards Nurallao and Nuragus, which give the name to the famous Nuragus Grape.
Farewell dinner at Agriturismo.
Villa Mosca - AlgheroVilla Mosca is a prestigious Art Nouveau residence. Located on the Lungomare Dante, right on the beachfront, surrounded by lush grounds and overlooking the sea, a short distance from the centre of this celebrated city which, displays a strong Catalan influence. The building, with its unusual octagonal shape, plays host to 6 elegant, intimate and refined rooms, while the extensive grounds encompass the Villini rooms.
Dimora del Gruccione - Santu LussurgiuAntica Dimora del Gruccione is a 17th century mansion of Spanish design, entirely made of stone with arches, barrelled ceilings, wooden beams and ancient wrought iron throughout the structure, and furnished with confortable original antiques.
Regina d'Arborea - OristanoLocated in a nineteenth-century building on the west coast of Sardinia, Hotel Regina D’Arborea, 4 stars hotel, is located in the historic center of Oristano, frescos and iternal decoration from 1880. Air-condition and breakfast with local and organic products.
Is Perdas - GergeiIS PERDAS resort is a special and authentic accommodation. Located in the Sarcidano, a gate that joins the Campidano to the Barbagia and bordering the lush hills of Trexenta and Marmilla, where the Giare meet. A territory that for many is still unknown and mysterious, rich in history and traditions to discover. IS PERDAS wants to give travelers who stay there a unique experience, unforgettable sensations of relaxation and well-being.
Price & Inclusions
Cost: Euro 2650 per person in double occupancy
Single room supplement euro 450
Six nights in luxury hotel
Five dinners & two lunches
Two cooking classes
One wine tasting
One olive oil tasting
All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
All Shuttles and technical assistance
Experienced English speaking guides
Cicloposse water bottle
Transfer on day one from station
Transfer to the airport on day seven
Airfare to Italy, train to Oristano, 3 lunches, alcoholic / non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses and items of a personal nature
Bike Rental for entire tour
Hybrid bike euro 140
Race bike euro 180
E-Bike euro 210
Our daily itinerary of cycling is designed to be a vacation, not a race! Our pace is relaxed in order to enjoy the scenery: you can find gently rolling terrain as well as some hills. We will cover an average of 20 to 25 miles a day. Advanced cyclists who want to do more are accommodated, backup transportation and support is always available.