Departure by mountain bike for a tour on the west coast of Sardinia
Mountain Bike Sardinia: deep in the Mediterranean Macchia

A mine of memories

From € 745,00

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 you’ll go through.

  • Tour type Mountain Biking
  • Holiday type Self guided


  • The exciting single track along the Rio Irvi
  • Costa Verde and the dunes of Piscinas
  • The ancient mines of Sulcis
  • The Pan di Zucchero (Sugar loaf) in Nebida
  • The island of Carloforte and Sant’Antioco
  • The spectacular Costa del Sud and the Roman trial on day 6

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1st day: tour start day
Private transfer or independent arrival to a lovely farmhouse near Montevecchio, overnight

2nd day: Montevecchio loop (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.

3rd 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.

4th day: Fighezia – Nebida (39-44 km, climb 1060mt)
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, don’t miss the view of the Pan di Zucchero cliff at dusk.

5th 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.

6th day: Calasetta - S.Anna Arresi (46 km, climb 700 mt)
Another easy day cycling 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.

7th 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.

8th day: end of tour
After breakfast, end of services.


Cycling lgs: 6

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

tappa faciletappa faciletappa facile easy (distance less than 45 km, elevation gain less than 500 m)
tappa mediatappa mediatappa media medium (distance less than 45 km, elevation gain between 500 m 800 and m)
tappa impegnativatappa impegnativatappa impegnativa challenging (distance more than 45 km, elevation gain more than 800 m)

  • BikeTour code: MBS1
  • Cycling vacation type: self guided tour
  • Nearest airport: Cagliari CAG (arrival and departure)
  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Departures: Every Saturday all year round, it is possible to start other days paying a supplement


€ 745,00

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance


  • 7 Nights in 3 star hotels or Agriturismo with en suite bathroom
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Tour presentation (welcome meeting/call)
  • Baggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • Supply of route notes and maps
  • Telephone assistance


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


High season supplement: € 160 (from 01.07 to 02.09)
Single room supplement: € 150 (€ 275 in case of a person travelling alone)
Non Saturday start supplement: € 60
Mountain Bike rental full suspended: €250 (€ 40 per each additional day)
E-MTB rental: € 350 (€ 50 per each additional day)
E-Bike rentals must be credit card protected!

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

  • Cagliari - Montevecchio: € 70
  • Cagliari - Pula: € 50
  • Pula - Montevecchio: € 80

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

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.

La miniera fiorita Montevecchio
Fighezia Fluminimaggiore
Luci del Faro Calasetta
Il Girasole Sant'Anna Arresi