From Alghero to Pula

You’ll find surprises at every turn in Sardinia, a place that feels both instantly accessible and adventurously off the beaten path.
View the best beaches with crystalline water and coastal road of Mediterranean, savor seafood that forever raises the bar, sip bold red Cannonau and admire local murales.
Amid olive groves and almond orchards, discover Punic Roman ruins of Tharros, and intriguing Nurages structures unique to Sardinia. Meet friendly Sardinian people and taste their heavenly cuisine and wine.
Whether you’re rediscovering family roots or simply a friends bike trip, you’ll be richly rewarded in Sardinia island.

In designing this cycling tour  we’ve handpicked the best routes, the charming hotel with history and local character  and an array of special events so that you can enjoy the endless delights of this island of  Italia.

Highlights

  • A night in the heart of the impressive city of Santu Lussurgiu a medieval town home to some of Sardinian best-renowned hotel and slow food presidio
  • Alghero town old Catalan town with walls
  • A visit to the picturesque town of Bosa with his castle and coloured houses.
  • Enjoying some of the best local bottarga the Sardinian caviar
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Welcome to Alghero

Arrival Hotel Villa Mosca and first of all let's have the Bike fitting session and meet the rest of the group of this terrific bike tour.
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 centre 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!
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Capo caccia loop

Loop bike ride from Alghero to Capo Caccia. Distance 54 km / 33 mi
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, the highlight of this bike tour. Dinner at La Botteghina restaurant in Alghero
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Bosa & Santu Lussurgiu

Bike ride from Alghero to Bosa and Santu Lussurgiu. Distance 96 km / 60 mi hilly.
Leaving Alghero and arrive to Bosa skirting the coast; here you can admire the massive complex of the Castello dei Malaspina or walk on the medieval roads of the old village. 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, while descending, the great plateau of Ghilarza. Gourmet dinner at slow food presidia Antica dimora Gruccione
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Tharros roman Ruins & Vernaccia wine

Bike ride from Santu Lussurgiu to Tharros via Cuglieri. Transfer to Oristano
Distance: 67 km / 41 mi, first 9 km uphill, then downhill and flat terrain.
After breakfast you’ll have time to visit the village: in the morning it is filled with scents of homemade sweets; later on we’ll leave. First we’ll pedal climbing in the region of Montiferru, passing through small towns admiring the Campidano plain from the top. Finally we will arrive in Tharros were we can visit the old roman-punic harbor of Tharros, the open air museum most visited in Sardinia.after a light lunch front of the sea, a short transfer (or 15 km riding) will take us to Cabras village, famous for the production of bottarga -Sardinian caviar- where we’ll have wine tasting at Cantine Contini.
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Barumini, Unesco site Nuraghes

Bike ride from Oristano to Barumini and transfer to Pula.
Distance 58 km / 36 mi, rolling hills.
We’ll bike through secondary roads up and down the hill through little villages, the highlight today is Barumini, a small village placed in the heart of Sardinia which has become famous thanks to the most important archeological area of the island: the Su Nuraxi complex, a visit not to be missed. Sardinia is quite well known not only for its natural beauties, but also for its typical and peculiar buildings named Nuraghe, which have appeared during the Bronze Age and which represent the symbol of the island.
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Loop Ride Pula a& Baia di Chia

Distance: 66 km / 41 miles rolling hills to hilly
We will ride inland towards Domus de Maria and face the only big climb just before Teulada. Then we can enjoy the rolling hills while skirting the fantastic seaside of Baia Chia with its long sandy beaches, high sand dunes and the crystalline waters, giving it a Caribean feel. It is only the Mediterranean vegetation, in particular the juniper trees Ginepro typical of this region, that remind you that this fantastic island is in the Mediterranean. Continue along the Coast all the way back to Pula where a warm shower and a farewell dinner will await us for our hard work.
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Arriverderci

FAREWELL BREAKFAST
avaiable transfer to Cagliari airport/ town

Hotel El Faro - Alghero
On the crystal clear sea surrounding Capo Caccia, a Sardinia’s oasis paradise, immersed in the natural reserve of Porto Conte, Hotel El Faro is a luxury 4stars resort that combines breath-taking views with exclusive hospitality services. Charming abode, the hotel is designed on the idea of a ship lying at the bottom of the sea.
Antica 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.
Hotel Regina d'Arborea - Oristano
Located 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
Hotel Nora Club -Pula
Nora Club is a charming, elegant, small 4 star hotel. It’s surrounded by lush, well-tended gardens with a large attractive swimming pool with Jacuzzi area and pergolas, where guests can relax or have drinks and snacks at any time of the day. Nora Club boasts a well-being centre with gym, steam room, Jacuzzi bath, massage and body treatment areas

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Price & Inclusions

Price 
Cost: Euro 2450 per person in double occupancy
single room supplement euro 390

Inclusions
Six nights in superior hotels with breakfast
Five dinners
one wine tasting
one cheese pecorino tasting
Snacks and drinks along the way
All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
All Shuttles and technical assistance
Support Van
All transfer baggage
Services of 2 experienced bilingual guides
Cicloposse water bottle
Sales taxes

Not included
Airfare to Italy and Alghero, lunches, 1 dinner, 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

City Tax  each village charges a tax per day between euro 0,70 and euro 4,00

 

Tour Reviews

22 ottobre 2016

Hi Giuliana
Jodie and I have returned home after the most wonderful holiday! Your Sardinia tour was fantastic. We had the most amazing time. The bikes, routes, hotels, food and wine were perfect. I don’t think it could have been any better!
Thank you once again for all of your assistance.
Regards

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