Italy Self Guided Biking / Sardinia

Tour Dates: Year-round

Sardinia Bike Tours are available as Guided, Self-Guided or Charter Bike Tours. This unforgettable Italy bicycle tour traverses the west coast of Sardinia. Our Sardinia Bike Tours feature great riding, fantastic scenery, comfortable lodgings.

This trip begins in Alghero and ends in Cagliari.

On this exciting cycling tour, you will explore the Best of Sardinia, Italy’s “Hidden Island.” Traveling by bike, you traverse an ageless Mediterranean landscape of rugged coastal headlands, pristine beaches, archaeological treasures. Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and is truly an undiscovered mecca for cyclists. Here, uncrowded roads beckon and an enchanted landscape waits to be explored. This wild land is home to peregrine falcons, two species of eagles, wild horses and even pink flamingos.

 The past lives on in Sardinia with its wealth of archaeological wonders from the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Greeks and Spaniards. The Nuragic people, a Bronze Age culture, were one of the earliest inhabitants. They built thousands of fortified circular dwellings called nuraghes throughout Sardinia.
 The exceptional scenery along the Sardinia’s coast is a visual treat second to none. Here, the blue Mediterranean meets shimmering white sand beaches framed by rugged cliffs. These quiet coastal roads are a pure joy to pedal and you will think you have discovered a hidden treasure.

This is a moderately hilly bike tour that fit riders of all abilities will enjoy. Our routes follow winding secondary roads and average 45 – 65 kilometers per day, with more riding available for the hearty. Our accommodations are a fun mix of beach hotels, agriturismos and country inns, and the food and wines are scrumptious. This tour is for the person who wants the peace and quiet of the road less traveled with inspiring scenery everyday!

2023 Price: From €1590 Euros pp double occupancy High Season Supplement for July & August: call for prices

Single Supplement: €420 Euros
  • Bike Rentals:  Hybrid / €110 Euros,  Road bike / €210 Euros, Electric bike / €230 Euros
Price Includes:
  • 8 nights lodging in 3 star hotels and Agriturismo with private bathrooms
  • all breakfasts
  • luggage transfers
  • maps and route directions
  • Transfer from San Salvatore Sinis to Arborea at the beginning of day 5
  • Transfer at the end of day 5 (optional)
  • Transfer from Calasetta to Sant’Anna Arresi at the beginning of day 8
  • local cell phone support
  • welcome meeting
  • airport transfer from Alghero airport (AHO) on arrival, to Cagliari airport (CAG) on departure
Price Does Not Include:

Local Hotel Taxes (approx €15, collected at select lodgings), Admission to museums and archaeological sites,Tickets for ferries to Carloforte and Calasetta, International flights, bike rentals (additional cost), lunches, dinners, beverages.

Tour Difficulty

This tour of Sardinia is moderately hilly and each day you can expect 30 to 70 km of riding. Additional distance can easily be arranged for riders who want an extra challenge and the support vehicle is available for anyone wanting a lift.

  • Difficulty: Moderately Hilly
  • Road Conditions: Smooth & Mostly Paved
  • Recommended Bike: Hybrids, Road Bikes and Electric bikes are all available for this tour.

Tour Highlights

  • A wealth of archeological wonders
  • The Nuragic people
  • Pristine beaches framed by rugged cliffs
  • Peregrine falcons
  • Wild horses
  • Pink flamingos

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Alghero in the afternoon for an orientation and bike fitting.

Day 2 – Alghero – Bosa (50 km)

From Alghero, bike along a scenic road above the cliffs overlooking the sea and admire the view of the gulf of Alghero and Capo Caccia. Emotions continue as you catch a glimpse of the pink, red and grey cliffs of Cape Marargiu, over which the last examples of griffin vultures circle. You will spend the night in Bosa, a medieval town famous for its fine embroidery and gold filigree works.

Day 3 – Bosa- Santulussurgiu (52 km)

Enjoy the morning in Bosa before riding inland and travel through Flussio and Tinnura, where, as in days gone by, the women still weave their wicker baskets. A scenic road takes you through the village of Sagama and then to the refreshing spring of San Leonardo, a perfect place to restore forces. End your stage with a quiet picturesque country lane leading to the village of Santulussurgiu, famous for the best horse saddles in Sardinia.

Day 4 – Santulussurgiu – Cabras (57 km)

Today the route takes you back to the sea with a panoramic descent towards the flat coastal plains of the Sinis wetlands. Cycle past the colonies of the pink flamingos and finally reach one of the most beautiful spots on the island: the white quartz beach of Is Arutas. A charming  hotel is your final stop for tonight.

Day 5 – Cabras – Arbus (53 km)

After a transfer to Arborea to avoid city traffic, you will cycle through the natural beauty spots of the Costa Verde, some of the most savage scenery on the island, to the Piscinas beach with its sands dunes over 50 m high – the highest in Europe.

Day 6 – Arbus – Gonnesa (53 km)

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 descent down 540 steps.

Day 7 – Gonnesa– Calasetta (55 km)

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.

Day 8 – Calasetta – Pula (57 km)

Today we transfer to Sant’Anna Arresi for our final catwalk of the tour on the fantastic Costa del Sud, the “Southern Coast.” Sparkling blue water, white sand beaches, medieval ruins and headlands covered with brightly colored vegetation will create memories to last a lifetime.

Day 9

After breakfast. Transfer to the airport or ferry terminal in Cagliari.