Cycling holiday Sardinia: a Nuraghe in a photo by Enrico Spanu
Cycling holiday Sardinia: empty roads in the Marmilla area

Sardinia Crossing

From € 790,00

A beautiful cycling tour across the southern Sardinia. In the first part of the tour you’ll explore an unusual side of Sardinia, keeping in touch with the mysterious tall towers built almost 4000 years ago and the oldest Sardinian traditions. You’ll cycle the last days on the coastline amongst abandoned mines and empty beaches. Ride this self guided bike tour in total freedom, at your own pace, enjoying every single spot of this wonderful land.

  • Tour type Leisure Cycling
  • Holiday type Self guided
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Highlights

  • The Nuraghe Arrubiu and the Nuraghe di Barumini
  • The Giara of Gesturi plateau and the hilly landscape of Marmilla
  • The ancient mines of Sulcis
  • The islands of Carloforte and Sant'Antioco
  • The Costa del Sud

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1st day: tour start day
Private transfer or independent arrival to Orroli, overnight.

2nd day: Orroli – Barumini (km 42)
In the morning visit of the Nuraghe Arrubiu, one of the most known archeological site in Sardinia. In Nurri we stop at the biological mill to watch the traditional wheat milling. Then we go down to the olive groves of Gergei until Barumini. The bravest can climb to the top where the wild horses still live in a natural state. Just before the town of Barumini we stop to visit the amazing the nuragic town of Su Nuraxi, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. There we overnight in a hotel built in a typical house of the south of Sardinia.

3rd day: Barumini - Villanovaforru (km 45)
Pedal along the Marmilla rolling hills, deep green during the spring and golden painted in the summer. We go slowly up and down through that bucolic landscape: pretty rural villages, orchards and olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields. We stop to visit the medieval fortress of Sanluri.

4th day: Villanovaforru – Arbus (km 45)
Today you’ll move from the sweet hills of the Marmilla to the cork woods and green pasture of the Arbus mountains. The quality of the environment and the richness in wildlife make this area one of the most interesting of the tour.

5th day: Arbus - Gonnesa. The mines of Sulcis (km 41)
This leg takes you back into the ancient mining past of Sardinia, as we pass the fascinating abandoned mines of Ingortosu and Planusartu. After the golden beach of Portixeddu and looming mass of Pan di Zucchero cliff, you admire the old ore washery at Nebida: nestling in the varied colours of the Mediterranean bush, it looks out over the sea at the end of a long descente down 540 steps.

6th day: Gonnesa - Calasetta. The island of Carloforte (km 43)
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.

7th day: Calasetta - S. Anna Arresi (km 43)
Today, you ride 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. Cycling along the lake Monte Pranu, savour the quiet peace of the rolling plains of Sulcis.

8th day: Sant'Anna Arresi - Pula. The South Coast (km 57)
Final catwalk of your bike 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.

9th day: end of tour
After breakfast, end of services.

Dossier

Cycling legs: 7

  • Leg 1 tappa faciletappa faciletappa facile
  • Leg 2 tappa impegnativatappa impegnativatappa impegnativa
  • Leg 3 tappa mediatappa mediatappa media
  • Leg 4 tappa impegnativatappa impegnativatappa impegnativa
  • Leg 5 tappa faciletappa faciletappa facile
  • Leg 6 tappa faciletappa faciletappa facile
  • Leg 7 tappa mediatappa mediatappa media

Legenda
tappa faciletappa faciletappa facile easy
tappa mediatappa mediatappa media medium
tappa impegnativatappa impegnativatappa impegnativa challenging

Overview
  • Bike Tour code: LCS10
  • Cycling vacation type: self guided tour
  • Nearest airport: Cagliari CAG (arrival and departure)
  • Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
  • Departures: Every Saturday all year round, it is possible to start other days paying a supplement

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€ 790,00

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

High season supplement: € 170 (from 23.06 to 06.09)
Single room supplement: € 175 (€ 325 in case of a person travelling alone)
Non Saturday start supplement: € 60
Bike rental: € 105 (€ 15 each additional day)
E-Bike: € 215 (€ 25 each additional day)
E-Bike rentals must be credit card protected!

Transfer rates per person (min. 2 person; any additional pax -50%)

  • Cagliari - Orroli: € 55
  • Pula - Cagliari: € 40

Guest's bike transportation: € 10/bike (fixed rate)

INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE

  • 8 Night accommodation in 3 star hotels and Agriturismo with en suite bathroom
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • Tour presentation (welcome meeting/call)
  • Baggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • Supply of road notes and maps
  • Telephone assistance

NOT INCLUDED

  • Local Taxes (approx. 10 €)
  • Admission to museums and archaeological sites
  • Tickets for ferries to Carloforte and Calasetta
Our Hotels

We only select charming family-run accommodation where you will be able to experience the traditional Italian hospitality. Food is another thing we take very seriously, as any visitor to Italy should! We select our hotels and restaurants carefully for the highest standards of regional cuisine, so your clients can expect plenty of local delicious foods and good local wines accompanying dinners on every tour.

Omu Axiu Orroli
Dieci Zero Inn Barumini
Sa Muredda Villanovaforru
Luci del Faro Calasetta
Cala dei Pini Sant'Anna Arresi