Shiny beaches, picturesque towns and historical places. Cycling through the northwest of Sardinia is a varied landscape and offers cultural highlights. The warm temperatures on the island create a holiday atmosphere all year round. The culinary delight must not be short on this trip – something suitable for everyone.
Cycle tour - Italy - Sardinia - North West - Individual - 8D/7N
Mediterranean flair and Italian vitality
Type of JourneySelf-Guided
Characteristics of this journey/holiday
Day by day
Transfer or independent arrival to Alghero.
Day 2 Capo Caccia Rundtour ca. 54 km
You start from the old fortifications and the appealing historic centre of Alghero. After the prehistoric bastion of Nuraghe Palmavera you get to Capo Caccia, an imposing rocky outcrop 168 m high, looking out over the sea. Back to Alghero through countryside covered with vineyards and olive groves, producing world renowned oil and wines.
Day 3 Alghero – Bosa ca. 44 km
Bike along a scenic coastal road across 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. Your day ends in Bosa, a medieval town famous for its fine embroidery and gold filigree works.
Day 4 Bosa round tour ca. 26/62 km
The short leg meanders through the vineyards along the Malvasia wine route, with tasting of these famous DOC wines at the various caves. The long leg is a ring route round the area where the griffons nest, going up towards Montresta and passing by the nuraghe Appiu, as far as the spectacular rocky outcrops and inlets of Capo Marrargiu, where if you are lucky you’ll be able to see the swooping flight of this rare breed of Mediterranean vulture.
Day 5 Bosa – Santu Lussurgiu 55 km
Today’s route is flanked by vineyards and olive groves as far as Flussio and Tinnura, two small towns famous for their reed and wicker baskets and for their murales (wall paintings). Then on through the pasturelands of Sagama, with Mediterranean bush landscape stretching as far as the eye can see, until you reach the springs of San Leonardo, the area richest in water of the whole of Sardinia.
Day 6 Santa Cristina round tour 39 km
Visit the rural museum in Santulussurgiu and cycle to the archaeological site of Santa Cristina to admire the impressive sacred well dating back 1800BC.
Day 7 Santu Lussurgiu – Cabrads 54km
Today the land slopes down to the coast to the Marine Protected Area of the Sinis, home to pink flamingos and herons. Here we take an unpaved road flanking a series of white quartz beaches. Then on through a charming fishermen’s hamlet, where you will find one of the most important. Early Christian churches in Sardinia, and continue to Tharros, a fascinating archaeological site on the sea shore, with a wealth of Phoenician and Roman remains.
Day 8 Departure
After breakfast, end of services.
7 Nights in 3 star hotels, all rooms with en suite bathroom and breakfast
7 Nights in 3 star hotels, all rooms with en suite bathroom
Tour presentation (welcome meeting/call)
Baggage transportation from hotel to hotel
Supply of route notes and maps
Arrival: Every Saturday all year round
01.01. – 31.12.2020
Season supplement: 27.06. – 04.09.2020 184,00 €
Easy to more demanding rises.
Extra costs single traveller: 102,00 €