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Cycling In Sardinia

Sardinia is a place of outstanding natural beauty, with its crystal-clear sea, limestone ridges and deep gorges. During the week we cycle across the wild and pristine southwestern region of Sardinia, passing abandoned mines, ancient ruins and gleaming white beaches. The route starts in the Sinis wetlands, home to colonies of flamingos, and moves on to the spectacular Costa Verde (Green Coast) named for its abundance of Mediterranean vegetation. After cycling past ancient mines, 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 along the stunning Costa del Sud, with its white beaches, coastal pools and imposing high cliffs. 

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Trip Itinerary

  1. Day1Start San Salvatore Sinis.
  2. Day2Circular ride through the fascinating Sinis wetlands to the white quartz beach of Is Arutas and the Phoenician ruins of Tharros.
  3. Day3After a short transfer to Arborea, cycle along the Costa Verde and on to Piscinas beach.
  4. Day4Cycle past abandoned mines of Planusartu, the golden beach of Portixeddu and the white sea-stack of Pan di Zucchero. Continue to the former mining village of Nebida.
  5. Day5Beautiful descent to Fontanamare; board the ferry to the fishing village of Carloforte and explore the delightful isle of San Pietro.
  6. Day6Cycle through the lush meadows of Sant'Antioco, visit the Romanesque Pisan sanctuary in the little village of Tratalias and ride along the quiet country lanes of Sulcis.
  7. Day7Pedal across the rolling hills of the fantastic Costa del Sud, a wild and unspoilt region of gleaming white beaches, coastal pools and imposing high cliffs; climb up to the high point of Cape Malfatano for wonderful views of the coast.
  8. Day8End Pula.


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