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Asinara off the coast of Sardinia is not inhabited by humans but is home to a colony of 250 miniature albino donkeys.

Italy Experiences

Discover Wild Sardinia

Discover Wild Sardinia by Bike

Itinerary

Our Discover Wild Sardinia bike tour is a fascinating self bike tour on this beautiful island. Sardinia’s coastline is definitely one of  Europe’s most spectacular.

Oristano ~ Calasetta ~ Baia di Chia
Self Guided Tour 7 Days/ 6 Nights

Rugged mountains, pocked with caves, are home to large flocks of sheep that feed on local wild herbs and produce a cheese your palate will never forget!While a winding coastal ride, perfect for a cyclists , ths trip offers dramatic Mediterranean views and a powerful adrenaline rush. The real highlights are the prehistoric stone dwellings found in the Islands mountainous interior. The island is home to more than 7,000 stone Nuraghi towers, Bronze Age castles built between 1600 and 1100 B.C.

Day 1: Welcome to Oristano
Arrival, Meet & Greet Oristano, in the central-western part of the island of Sardinia.  After a professional bike fitting at your hotel, you are free to explore the beautiful narrow streets of the town. This tour can be tailored to suit you, with more relaxed and challenging bike trips available on a number of days.

Day 2: Tharros and the Sinis Peninsula
Starting from Oristano, heart of the Campidano plane you will ride in the terrific and suggestive Sinis Peninsula, where you encounter pink flamingos You’ll pass through Riola Sardo and then ride over the Cabras lagoon, before visiting the ruins of the Punic-Roman port city of “Tharros” with its breathtaking views. Distance 54 km / 33,5 miles all flat 

Day 3: Guspini & Spa
Today you cross the vast Campidano plane, passing by the village of Marceddi, surrounded by a beautiful sea. An uphill climb to Montevecchio, an old mine village, which is considered to be of great archaeological importance and is part of the Parco Geominerario Storico.

A more challenging bike ride takes you from Oristano, crossing the Campidano and taking a completely flat road until Sant’Antonio di Santadi for exactly 30 km! at this point you are warmed enough and can face the hills to Montevecchio, an old mine village. The mines of Montevecchio are an important site of industrial archaeology, part of the Parco Geominerario Storico. At the end of your ride enjoy a well earned downhill to Guspini.

Moderate option: Distance 59 km /36,6 miles or 73,5 km / 45,6 miles
Challenging option: Distance 73.5 km / 45.6 miles

Day 4: Nebida & Pan di Zucchero
Warm up with a short uphill to Arbus,  stoppingfor coffee, before enjoying a long downhill towards the ocean to Portixeddu and its long beach. Following from here to skirt the coastline enjoying stunning views of long sandy beaches and rugged promontories. Arrive at Nebida in front of Pan di Zucchero,  this is an outcropping rock 133 meters high with two natural arches. Distance 65 km / 40.5 miles

Day 5: Calasetta & San Pietro island
Today you bike around the coast before heading inland at Fontanamare. Off the beaten track roads lead you to the nearby  ancient nuraghes complex. Your final destination is the little fishing village of Calasetta on Sant’Antioco Island. Today you have the option of exploring the pretty San Pietro Island by ferry, where you can see pink flamingos and visit the lovely city of Carloforte with its Genoese Style. Distance 55 km / 34 miles 

Day 6: Wine Area & Baia di Chia
Start your last day of cycling on the Carignano wine road in the heart of Sulcis Area, then bike along craggy cliffs as  ancient fortified watchtowers alternate with little sandy coves and long stretches of beautiful beaches. Your destination today is Pula, which you will reach by the  Baia Chia. Distance: 47 km/29 miles or 102 km/63,3 miles 

Day 7: Pula & Nora beaches
This morning after breakfast enjoy Pula beaches and coves, Roman excavations and blindingly white sand dunes. Take an optional visit the beach of Nora and a large Roman amphitheatre that lies directly on the sea before your bus, taxi or private transfer available to Cagliari – Arrivederci!

What’s Included?

Included in this trip
Six nights in four & three-star superior hotels
Six breakfasts
One gourmet dinner
Eventual transfer on day six from Calasetta to Teulada
Bike Delivery in Oristano and professional bike fitting
Route notes, maps, elevation gain and city map
Sightseeing, restaurant and shopping suggestions
All Baggage transfers
Drop Off bikes and gear in Pula
Water bottle
Sales tax

What’s not included?

Not included: Airfare to Italy and Sardinia, lunches, 2 dinners, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses and items of a personal nature, local village taxes.

Dates and Pricing

Euro 1,350 per person (in double occupancy)
single supplement euro 350

Bike Rental

Hybrid/Touring bike:  Euro 140
High-end Race bike: Euro 170

Helpful Notes

2017: Any date between March 1st to end of November

Accommodations on this trip:
6 nights in in excellent three or four-star superior hotels

Oristano: Hotel Duomo (2 nights) or Regina d’Arborea
Guspini: Hotel Tartesh
Nebida: Villaggio Tanca Piras
Calasetta: Luci Del Faro
Pula: Hotel Lantana

Length: The base tour is 6 nights but is possible take the first part (4 nights) or add some days or legs.

Daily Mileage: 30-35 miles on gently rolling terrain with some climbs. Additional mileage available.

Optional extra activities (extra cost):
Cooking lesson
Cheese tasting
Wine tasting