Food + Wine Bike Tour SardiniaSenza titolo 2 Cycling & Cooking in 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.

Biking & Cooking Trip Wow Moments

  • 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
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Welcome to Alghero

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 particular because it has been dominated by the Catalans, and just here, some people even speak the Catalan language. The Mura Catalane (Catalan walls) still surround the old town center on the seaward side. The wall has many towers, shops and businesses which make it pleasant for you to walk along and have a drink at sunset!
In the afternoon, prepare for your first cooking classes at Bastianina’s house for a typical slow food, Alghero style dish. Dinner included to Bastianina Home Restaurant
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Capo Caccia & Vermentino wine area

Loop bike ride from Alghero to Capo Caccia.
Distance 54 km / 33 mi Flat and Rolling hills
Leaving the pretty city of Alghero in direction north, you’ll ride in the terrific Vermentino wine region of Alghero called Nurra. The prevalent wind blows directly from the North West which sculpts and prevents the flora to grow above a few meters. Today if you have time, you may be able to visit the famous Grotta di’ Nettuno.
Capo Caccia is formed of Calcareous rocks scattered with caves and ravines containing stalactites and stalagmites that hide a mysterious world above and below 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, is reachable by sea or by descending the many steps of the Escala dei Cabriol which are some 110 metres below. Cycle back to Alghero on the same route.
For those who want to ride more, it is possible to reach Argentiera, a mining village settled in front of the sea. Cycle back the same route to Alghero. In the afternoon, prepare for your first cooking classes at Bastianina’s house for a typical slow food, Alghero style dish.
For dinner is a special welcome gourmet meal, tasting local Catalan cuisine within the old city walls of Alghero.
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Bosa, Santu Lussurgiu Medieval Hilltown & Malvasia Wine

Bike trip to Bosa and Santu Lussurgiu.
Distance 45 km / 32 mi, rolling hills to hilly
Departure from hotel leaving Alghero in direction South to Bosa skirting the coast, up and down for about 40 km. In Bosa you can admire the massive complex of Castello dei Malaspina sitting on top of the old town. Due to a series of quite unique events, Bosa has managed to keep its territory unchanged.
You’ll continue cycling up and out from Bosa along country roads passing through small villages. With the Sea to our backs, continue to climb along the Montiferru Mountain where you’ll also see the important Siete Fuentes water source in San Leonardo.
Soon we will arrive to Santu Lussurgiu from where you can admire the great plateau of Ghilarza. Enjoy a walk in the village of Santu Lussurgiu which was developed around the small rustic church of Santa Croce. It’s historic stone houses were built in a concentric configuration along winding and steep, narrow, cobbled lanes which you will love to explore! Get ready for your second cooking class at our hotel where our chef will introduce us to the preparation of a Sardinian speciality; ravioli Culurgiones. Gourmet dinner at hotel restaurant.
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Oristano & Sinis Peninsula

Bike ride from Santu Lussurgiu to Oristano via Riola
Distance: 67 km / 41 mi. Rolling hills to hilly
Today we will bike along country roads passing through small villages such as Bonarcado and Narbolia. With a descent, we will arrive on the Campidano flat in Riola Sardo where we will have an olive oil tasting; hardly forgettable. Then, back in the saddle straight to the Sinis Peninsula, important for its lagoons and wetlands where (depending on the season) you could see wonderful pink flamingos and where you can also admire the ruins of the Punic-Roman port city of “Tharros” with a breathtaking view.
Finally we will arrive in Medieval Oristano, a town of horsemen, famous for its SARTIGLIA; a medieval horse exhibition and race. Come back at hotel with private van transfer.
Dinner at Agriturismo in Santu Lussurgiu
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Gesturi and Barumini Unesco site

Bike ride from Oristano to Gergei via Usellus, Tuili.
Distance: 72 km / 43 mi on rolling hills and flat terrain.
Bike inland from Santu Lussurgiu 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 (also 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.
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Sarcidano area & Flumendosa Lake.

Loop bike ride via Nurallao, Villanovatulo, Gergei.
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 Is Perdas.
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Arrivederci!

after a farewell breakfast all together, private transfer to Cagliari airport or to town
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Villa Mosca - Alghero
Villa 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 Lussurgiu
Antica 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.
Is Perdas - Gergei
IS 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.


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Price & Inclusions 

Price 
Cost: Euro 2700 per person in double occupancy
Single room supplement euro 650

Inclusions
Six nights in luxury hotel
Six dinners & three lunches
Two cooking classes
One wine tasting
One olive oil tasting
All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
All Shuttles and technical assistance
Van support
Experienced English speaking guides
Cicloposse water bottle
Transfer on day one from station
Transfer to the airport on day seven
Sales taxes

Not included
Airfare to Italy, 3 lunches, 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

Note
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.

Tour Reviews

26 October 2016

Dear Giuliana I wanted to drop a letter to say what a wonderful trip you have put together for us! We are having a good time. The roads are amazing! Especially the ride from Alghero to Bosa yesterday. Flowers, sea and sky. Perfect:). The places you chose for us to stay are excellent. We are telling many friends to come to Italy and contact you. Again, thank you! Sincerely

26 October 2016

Hello Guiliana! We had the best time and think of you often. I am sure the info you sent is fine. I have been traveling since I left you.. When I settle back home I will send you a photo or two that I think you might like. Again we really enjoyed the trip and meeting you and Marco was an added pleasure. Please stay in touch. Ciao!

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