Family Sardinia

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Hotel & Bike

7 nights from £384 to £858pp
Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Easy i
Standard Comfort i
Code IT054
Good For Coasts and Islands, Families
Distance 77mi/124km
Runs Apr - Oct
Departs Saturday
Fly to Cagliari
Return from Cagliari

Overview

What to expect

Pristine beaches, offshore islands and historic towns – Sardinia’s southern coast is an idyllic place for a cycling break. Designed specifically for families, this gentle tour involves shorter distances, with the option to hire trailers and kids’ seats. Your holiday begins on Sant’Antioco – a tiny island connected to Sardinia via a causeway. From here, ride to the beach or take a ferry to neighbouring San Pietro island.

You’ll spend the rest of the week in southern Sardinia, pedalling through vineyards and olive groves of the Sulcis Plains, and exploring Chia’s pristine coves – with their apricot-coloured sands and turquoise waters, Malfatano and Campana beaches are particularly good for families. To reduce the time spent packing and unpacking, you’ll spend a couple of nights in most locations, including Sardinia’s prettiest town of Pula with its charming old town and alleyways.

  • Easy cycle rides with shorter distances tailored to families
  • Beautiful islands of Sant’Antioco and San Pietro
  • Peaceful Sucis Plains and the pretty town of Pula
  • Idyllic Chia beaches with turquoise waters and pale sands

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1 (Sat): Arrive in Sant’Antioco

    Take a transfer from the airport, or make your own way to your hotel on Sant’Antioco – an island which connects to Sardinia’s southwest corner via a mile-long causeway

  • Day 2 (Sun): Carloforte (San Pietro) or Maladroxia (Sant’Antioco) 15 miles (24km); or 12 miles (20km)

    Today you can either cycle to Maladroxia beach (famous for its turquoise waters) or take the ferry to San Pietro island – here, you can cycle to the fishing village of Carloforte, then continue to the lagoons with their pink flamingos and beaches. Spend the night on Sant’Antioco.

  • Day 3 (Mon): Plains of Sulcis 16 miles (25 km)

    Cycle through vineyards and olive groves as you tour southern Sardinia’s peaceful Sulcis region. Visit the little town of Tratalias, where the Pisan sanctuary is one of the most important monuments of the Sardinian Romanesque period. Overnight in/near Porto Pino.

  • Day 4 (Tue): The South Coast 22 miles (36 km)

    Ride along Sardinia’s beautiful Costa del Sud (south coast), passing white-sand beaches and imposing cliffs. The bay at Cape Malfatano is a picturesque place to stop for a dip, and you’ll tour past the lighthouse at Cape Sparti­vento before arriving at Chia’s famous beaches. Overnight in Chia.

  • Day 5 (Wed): Chia discover day (optional rest day)

    Spend a full day enjoying Chia’s beaches – Cala Cipolla, Su Giudeu and Campana are particularly special. Alternatively, you could hike along the old Roman road above Sa Colonia beach and Cala dei Pini. Overnight in Chia.

  • Day 6 (Thu): Chia – Pula 14 miles (23 km)

    Enjoy a short ride to the pretty town of Pula, stopping for a dip in the shallow waters at Santa Margherita beach. Overnight in Pula

  • Day 7 (Fri): Pula discover day 12 miles (20km)

    Finish your holiday with an optional cycle loop through Pula’s surrounding countryside, or head straight to the family-friendly beach and Phoeni­cian ruins at Nora – once one of Sardinia’s most powerful cities. Overnight in Pula

  • Day 8 (Sat): Depart from Pula

    Enjoy a final breakfast before making your way home.

Accommodation

3* & 2* Hotels and a B&B

We use a pool of 3* and 2* hotels and a bed and breakfast to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

  • 3* & 2* hotels and a bed and breakfast
  • Breakfast included
  • Secure bike storage
  • Luggage transfers included

Dates & Prices

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Price includes

  • 7 nights accommodation in 3/2 star hotels​ and a B&B
  • ​Board Basis: Bed & breakfast
  • ​Luggage transportation
  • ​​Maps and route information​
  • ​​Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmets
  • Local Taxes (approximately €10)
  • Admission to museums and archeological sites
  • Tickets for ferry to Carloforte

Child and room share reductions (3rd and 4th in room)

  • Up to 2 years: 100%
  • 3 to 6 years: 50%**
  • 7 to 12 years: 30%**
  • aged 13 years plus: 10%

**discount already applied on prices shown for triple & quad rooms - please enquire for other mixes of age groups

Non-Saturday arrival supplement - £55.00 per person (minimum 2 passengers)

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Pannier, lock, water bottle, plus handlebar bag, odometer, spare inner tube and repair kit for every two bikes all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike.

Hybrid bike
Bike hire
£93

Hybrid 27 gear with pannier

E-bike
E-bike hire
£194

9-gear with pannier

Trailer
Child trailer (1-4 years)
£93
Tag-along hire
£93
Child seat
£0

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Transfers

Cagliari - Sant' Antioco (per person, minimum 2 people)
£64pp
Cagliari - Sant' Antioco (3rd or more additional passenger)
£33pp
Pula - Cagliari (per person, minimum 2 people)
£43pp
Pula - Cagliari (3rd or more additional passenger)
£22pp
Pula - Sant’Antioco (per person, minimum 2 people)
£76pp
Pula - Sant’Antioco (3rd or more additional passenger)
£38pp
Own bike transfer
£12pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Cagliari

Getting back

Fly from Cagliari

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Sardinia holiday was excellent; people, food exotic beaches and interesting archeology -loved the capital Cagliari and museums, sun shined every day despite being October and final hotel was superb

Melanie Mcbreen , UK, October 2017
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Excellent cycling holiday with lots to see and beaches to explore!

Joanna Boaler, UK, September 2017

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