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Sardinia by bike
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8 days
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
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ITSB210
E-Bikes Cycling
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Sardinia by bike

Sardinia by bike

Cycling on the Costa Verde

  • Breath-taking views on the crystal clear Sardinian sea 
  • The Roman ruins near Pula  
  • Vast unspoilt beached with inviting crystal waters 
  • Sardinian food and wine: from the Carignano del Sulcis to pecorino sardo cheese  
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The grade is moderate because the daily rides are never flat but havealways undulations, due to the conformation of the territory.  Some climbs are short and steep, some other are long and gradual and on the last day there is a continuations of ups and down (or “mangia e bevi eat and drink as we call them in Italian-“). Most of the rides are on surfaced road, mostly secondary roads with very little traffic . There are almost no cycle paths. You pass some villages on the way but sometimes for several kms there is nothing apart from sun, vegetation and the road so a supply of water is always a must-have before starting the ride. 

Start: Cagliari                           Finish: Pula

Day 1: Arrival in Cagliari
Day 2: Transfer to Nebida and ride to Sant’Antioco (37 km)
Day 3: Sant’Antioco Island loop ride (42 km)
Day 4: Ride from Sant’Antioco to Porto Pino (35 km)
Day 5: Porto Pino loop ride (24 km)
Day 6: Ride from Porto Pino to Teulada (35 km)
Day 7: Ride from Teulada to Pula (50 km)
Day 8: Arrivederci Sardinia!

Day 1:    Arrival in Cagliari

Your trip starts in Cagliari, well known for the Castello, a fortified medieval hillside district located above the rest of the city. Architectural attractions include Cagliari's 13thcentury Cathedral. Housed in a former arsenal, Cagliari's National Archaeological Museum exhibits bronze objects, Roman ceramics, and artifacts from the Nuragic age through the Byzantine era. If you are lucky, you can spot flamingos relaxing in the surrounding ponds.

Day 2:    Transfer to Nebida and ride to Sant’Antioco (37 km)

After breakfast a private transfer will take you and your bikes
to Nebida from where you will start your coastal daily cycle
about 25 km to the port of Portovesme, where you take the
ferry to the Island of San Pietro. When you dock at Carloforte
harbour you soon start noticing the different accent the
Carlofortini have: in fact they have Genoese roots and speak a
different dialect from the rest of Sardinians. After a walk/ride
in Carloforte you take another ferry, this time to Calasetta, on
Sant’Antioco Island, home of some excellent wines.

Challenge:  37 km, 304 m ascent, 150 m descent

Day 3:    Sant’Antioco Island loop ride (42 km)

Today is full of options: it’s possible to ride your bike all around the island, stopping by various inlet for pic-nic, take a fishing boat excursion or have a horseback ride, or just relax at the beach.

Challenge: 42 km, 480 m ascent, 460m descent

Day 4:    Ride from Sant’Antioco to Porto Pino (35 km)

This morning your first stop is the village of Tratalias, with its romanic church dedicated to S. Maria di Montserrat. The ‘ghost’ village with just a few renovated stone houses will take you back to the enchanted atmosphere of the ancient Tatalia, once enclosed by three ‘Baroque’ arches (two are still intact), which may have been entrances to the citadel. You then descend towards Porto Pino along a beautiful countryside and vineyards.

Challenge:  37 km,  220 m ascent, 225 m descent

Day 5:    Porto Pino loop ride (24 km)

Today is full of options: it’s possible to ride your bike inland, stopping by various villages for pic-nic, for example Sant’Anna Arresi, a lovely little town that features Nuraghe, called Arresi, right in the centre of the town between the two churches, the old and the new, dedicated to Sant’Anna – the town is named after the saint. After the ride just relax on the famous Porto Pino dunes beach, little coves with pink sand and crystalline waters.

Challenge:  24 km, 260  m ascent, 260 m descent

Day 6:    Ride from Porto Pino to Teulada (35 km)

This morning your first stop is the village of Tratalias, with its romanic church dedicated to S. Maria di Montserrat; after a stop at the village of Santadi (home of a famous winery) you pass by the stunning  caves Is Zuddas, worth a visit! A nice ride along a quiet road leads you to Teulada, last stop of today, famous for terracotta pipes and highly refined embroidery

Challenge:  35 km, 210 m ascent, 310 m descent

Day 7:    Ride from Teulada to Pula (50 km)

The last day is a must for cyclists! The Costa del Sud is an incessant repetition of ups and downs with breath-taking views of the coast and the sea, watchtowers and beautiful inlets; there are multiple occasions to stop and swim in the crystal-clear water! The last stop is Pula; just a couple of km out of town you can visit the archeological site of Nora, an important Fenician port where it is possible to admire some very well preserved Roman mosaics. 

Challenge: 50 km, 625 m ascent, 675 m descent

Day 8:    Arrivederci Sardinia!

The trip and our services end after breakfast, unless you have booked a transfer to the airport or  other supplementary services.

'standard' hotels

The hotels on this trip have been carefully selected for their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite. Some of the hotels we work with appear here. If a certain hotel is unable to confirm due to lack of availability, we will request a similar one and inform you about the alternative booked.   

Extra nights: Extra nights can be booked at any of the accommodations along the way.

Hotel Due Colonne (Cagliari)
Hotel Due Colonne (Cagliari)
B&B Il Sentiero B&Bio (Sant'Antioco)
B&B Il Sentiero B&Bio (Sant'Antioco)
Hotel Cala dei Pini (Port Pino)
Hotel Cala dei Pini (Port Pino)
Hotel Jasmine (Teulada)
Hotel Jasmine (Teulada)
Hotel Marin (Pula)
Hotel Marin (Pula)
practical info

You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, from April 1st to July 25th and from August 28th to October 31st

The closest airport to Arbus is Cagliari Elmas Airport  

Arrival in Cagliari

The closest airport to Cagliari is Cagliari Airport. From Cagliari you can take a train to Cagliari train station to the Airport Train Station (7 minutes – approx.1,50 Euros)

Departure from Pula

The closest airport to Cagliari is Cagliari Airport.  From Cagliari you can take a train to Cagliari train station to the Airport Train Station (7 minutes)

HYBRID BIKES 

Model: Cube Nature Pro

Deore shift 3x10v, Shimano BR-MT200, Hydr. Disc Brake

Included front bag with map holder + 1 odometer every 2 bikes

 

ELECTRIC BIKES

Model: Cube Touring Hybrid Pro 500

Shimano's 10-speed Deore gears, disc brakes - lights, with anti puncture tires,Bosch's poweful Generation 3 motor and Powertube battery

Included front bag with map holder + 1 odometer every 2 bikes

 

GPS tracks are available on request

included

Included

  • 7 Nights in selected B&Bs, hotels and agriturismo
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer (from DAY 1 to DAY 7)
  • People and luggage transfer with bikes from Cagliari to Nebida (DAY 2)
  • Bike collection from Pula
  • Bike theft fund risk
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and maps and access to App
  • 24/7 telephone support 

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Transfer from last accommodation
  • Trains or busses wherever necessary
  • Lunches & Dinners not mention in the programe
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
  • Tourist taxes

Extras

  • Bike rental (hybrid or E-bike)
  • Rear bags
  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk
  • People and bike transfer Piscinas-Arbus 
  • People and luggage transfer Cagliari airport-Arbus 
  • People and luggage transfer Pula-Cagliari airport 
  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
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