Sardinia gravel bike tour

Sardinia gravel bike tour

Sardinia gravel bike tour

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Sardinia gravel bike tour

Gravel Cycling Sardinia: Explore the Wildest Corners of island

This Gravel Sardinia Bike Tour is designed for cyclists seeking to discover Sardinia in a new way: on gravel bikes. The tour traverses the heart of Sardinia, commencing in Oristano and culminating in the Marmilla, navigating old rail routes, exploring caves, old mines, and admiring the marine protected areas like the Sinis Peninsula.
The Unique Terrain of Sardinia for Gravel Biking This Gravel Bike Trip not only promises thrilling rides but also introduces you to the island’s rich flavors and the elegance of its diverse cultures.

 

Wow moments

• Discover the natural wonder of Piscinas with its golden sand dunes and stunning landscapes.
• Reach Barumini Su nuraxi unesco site
• Indulge in authentic local bread like carta da musica, pistoccu, alongside fresh seafood, showcasing Sardinia’s rich culinary tradition.
• Autochthonous Wine Tasting: Experience unique wine tasting sessions featuring indigenous varieties such as Red Carignano del Sulcis and White Vermentino di Gallura,

 

genuine immersion into the local enogastronomic culture

participants will have the opportunity to savor authentic local dishes, including “Mallorreddus” (small gnocchi made from semolina) and “Culurgiones” (traditional Sardinian ravioli). Moreover, they will relish delicacies made from excellent fresh fish, an essential part of Sardinian culinary tradition. discover the stories behind these unique wines, and understand the profound connection between tradition, the land, and the unique flavors of the island

DAY 1

Welcome to Oristano & the Sinis Peninsula

Arrive and check-in at the charming hotel Aquae Sinis in Cabras for a meet-and-greet, bike fitting, and orientation briefing. Test your bike in the village, facing the sea, and consider a ride towards the inland villages of Milis or Bonarcado. Cabras boasts the legendary Contini winery, renowned for producing one of the best Vernaccia di Oristano wines.

optional loop Distance 45.0 km +281 m / -282 m

DAY 2

Loop to Tharros

Your gravel bike journey begins from beachfront, passing through Cabras’ paddy fields, offering captivating views of the Lagoon, a Spanish tower, and a Roman bridge. Today’s ride navigates mixed paved, salty, dusty, and sandy flat fields with slight elevation, perfect for off-roading. En route, admire Sardinia’s prominent beaches like Is Arutas and Maimone, as well as the archaeological site of Tharros. Overnight in cabras

Distance: 62 km / 39 mi    +298 m / -297 m
57% Unpaved – Flat terrain

DAY 3

Guspini

Today’s route leads you south along the Gulf of Oristano, offering views of farmlands and crucial lagoons for irrigation and wildlife. Pass by notable sites like Mont Arcuentu and various lagoons like Santa Giusta, Arborea, and Terralba.

Distance: 68km / 42mi +321 m / -221 m
62% Unpaved – Flat Terrain

 

DAY 4

Loop to Piscinas

Embark on a warm-up around a basalt volcanic cone, followed by a climb overlooking Guspini and the Campidano plains. The route leads to Montevecchio via an old trail used by the mines. Overnight in Guspini.

Distance: 62km / 39 mi   +1232 m / -1232 m
40% Unpaved  –  Hilly

DAY 5

Gesturi

Cycle away from the coast through Campidano flats towards central Sardinia. Traverse olive orchards, agricultural fields, and the old railway connecting Montevecchio to Guspini, passing by the former steelworks.
A stop should not to be missed: Barumini, a small village built in the heart of Sardinia which has become famous thanks to the most important archaeological site of the island UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE: the Su Nuraxi complex.
Overnight in Gesturi.

Distance: 56.4 km / 35 mi    +603 m / -391 m
61% Unpaved  Rolling Hills

DAY 6

Loop on the Marmilla

Explore the heart of Marmilla on this unforgettable ride. Travel from Gesturi to Gergei through olive orchards and agricultural gravel roads, passing through villages like Escolca, Serri, and Isili. Experience the beauty of Lake Barrocus before returning to Gesturi.

Distance: 61km / 38 mi    +1002 m / -1003 m
41% Unpaved – Rolling Hills to Hilly

DAY 7

Arrivederci! Goodbye!

After breakfast, transfer to Cagliari airport upon request, marking the end of the tour

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Tour start in Cabras
Tour end in Gesturi

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INFO TOUR

best period : March, April, May, June, September, October

DIFFICULTY : moderate

TOTAL DISTANCE :328km / 205 miles

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Price & Inclusions

Price
Cost: Euro 1510 per person in double occupancy
Single room supplement Euro 400

Inclusions

Six nights in excellent four & three-star superior hotels
Six breakfasts
All Baggage transfers
RideWithGPS App: tracks, route notes, off-line navigation
Trip notes: Sightseeing & meals suggestions
Maps with elevation gain
Delivery bike at Cabras hotel & bike fitting
Pick-up of bikes and gear in Gesturi
Keepsake Cicloposse water bottle
Sales taxes

Not Included
Bike Rental per entire tour
Gravel or E-bike euro 250;

 

Aquae Sinis Hotel – Cabras
Tartesh Hotel – Guspini

Perfect for your Holiday in Sardinia, and renowned as the Best Rooms in Sardinia, equipped with all the comforts of a luxury 4 star Hotel, giving you relaxation and charm in a lovely and simple environment, suitable for families, couples and groups of friends.

Cortis Antigas Boutique – Gesturi

In the heart of village, among cobblestone streets and ancient churches lies this 19th century noble family. Furnishings and original pieces bring the guest back in time, the courtyard cortis is the quiet corner

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