Cycling In Sardinia

Often referred to as the 'land of silence', Sardinia is a place of outstanding natural beauty, with its crystal-clear sea, limestone ridges and deep gorges. During the week we ride across the wild and pristine southwestern region of Sardinia, passing abandoned mines, ancient ruins and gleaming white beaches.

The route starts with a circular ride through the fascinating Sinis wetlands, home to colonies of pink flamingos, then moves on to the spectacular Costa Verde (Green Coast) named for its abundance and variety of Mediterranean vegetation. After cycling past the ancient mines of Ingurtosu and Planusartu, we reach the beautiful beach of Portixeddu where the impressive Pan di Zucchero white cliff towers out of the emerald waters. We then board a local ferry to the fishing village of Carloforte and explore the delightful isle of Sant'Antioco before crossing to the mainland, where we conclude a week of wonderful cycling pedalling across the rolling hills of the stunning Costa del Sud, with its white beaches, coastal pools and imposing high cliffs. Having built a good appetite, you will have plenty of opportunities to sample Sardinia's unique, mouth-watering cuisine: the perfect mix for a great week of cycling!

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Trip Itinerary

  1. Day1Start San Salvatore Sinis.
  2. Day2Circular ride through the Sinis wetlands to the white quartz beach of Is Arutas and the Phoenician site of Tharros.
  3. Day3Short transfer to Arborea; cycle along the Costa Verde and on to Piscinas beach.
  4. Day4Cycle past abandoned mines, the golden beach of Portixeddu and the white sea-stack of Pan di Zucchero; continue to the former mining village of Nebida.
  5. Day5Descend to Fontanamare; board the ferry to the fishing village of Carloforte.
  6. Day6Cycle through the meadows of Sant'Antioco, visit the Romanesque Pisan sanctuary and ride along the quiet country lanes of Sulcis.
  7. Day7Pedal across the rolling hills of the Costa del Sud; climb up to the high point of Cape Malfatano for views of the coast.
  8. Day8End Pula.


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