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A MINE OF MEMORIES
Plunge into the unspoilt and romantic beauty of south western Sardinia, amongst abandoned mines and empty beaches. In total freedom, at your own pace, enjoying every single spot of this wonderful land. A very extensive network of dirt roads perfectly maintained and closed to motorised traffic makes this tour technically easy and extremely fascinating for the savage wilderness youll go through.
Tour code: MBS1
Starting point: Montevecchio
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Departures: Every Saturday all year round, it is possible
to start other days of the week paying a supplement.
Single room supplement: 150 ( 250 in case of a person travelling alone)
Half board supplement: 175 (7 dinners, drinks not included)
Non-Saturday departure supplement: 50
Bike rental: 130 front suspended Felt Q800 or similar ( 20 per each additional day),
160 full suspended Felt Virtue Four or similar ( 25 per each additional day)
Transfer rates per person (min. 2 people):
Transfer or independent arrival to a lovely farmhouse near Montevecchio where you will have a welcome meeting with our local representative: explanation of the route and bike delivery.
1st day: Montevecchio loop tour (38 km, climb 920mt)
After the centre of Montevecchio, once the most important mining village of the Sulcis area, enjoy the truly spectacular single track descent along the Rio Irvi. You will cross it 18 times before arriving to the sea! Relax along the magnificent Costa Verde, the Green coast, so named after the colour of its waters. Time for some climbing now: the unique profile of Monte Arcuentu soon comes into view and will take you back to the agriturismo.
2nd day: Montevecchio Fighezia (41 km, climb 750mt)
Ride another breathtaking single track down to one of the fascinating Piscinas beach with its sand dunes over 50m high. Riding along old mining tracks, you reach the amazing golden beach of Scivu (rest highly suggested!). Your base tonight is a charming agriturismo, ready to welcome you with its fine regional cuisine.
3rd day: Fighezia Nebida (39-44 km, climb 1200mt)
After Fluminimaggiore, famous for its murales, (wall paintings), witnesses of past years of social unrest, you will ride through one of the wildest and most remote areas of Sardinia. Back to the coast in Nebida, dont miss the view of the Pan di Zucchero cliff at dusk.
4th day: Nebida - Calasetta (43 km, climb 250 mt)
After three hilly days, you can take a day to relax. After a beautiful descent to Fontanamare, you will reach Portoscuso, and board on the ferry to Carloforte, where locals still fish the Red Tuna fish. From Carloforte, continue to the island of Sant'Antioco and end your day in Calasetta.
5th day: Calasetta - S.Anna Arresi (46 km, climb 700 mt)
Another easy day pedalling through the meadows, green in springtime and golden yellow in the summer, of Sant'Antioco. At Tratalias, visit the Pisan sanctuary, one of the most important monuments of the Sardinian Romanesque period. Riding along the lake Monte Pranu, savour the quiet peace of the rolling plains of Sulcis.
6th day: S.Anna Arresi - Pula (60 km, climb 1200mt)
Final catwalk of your tour is the beautiful Costa del Sud with its gleaming white beaches, unspoilt natural landscape and imposing cliffs: Cape Malfatano with its 16th Century tower and Cape Spartivento. At Nora you will visit the ancient Phoenician settlement. Alternatively, if you are looking for something harder, climb the Sulcis mountains and ride through the Is Cannoneris forest along a striking inland itinerary that will take you directly to Pula.
After breakfast, end of services.