Sardinia - The South West - Self-Guided

Hotel & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Italy

Why we love this tour

"Sardinia's south-western coast is blessed with some of Europe's best beaches. The tour follows the coast, taking in the beaches, cliffs, dunes and ancient Roman settlements. The cycling is hilly at times, but the sea is just to your right when you need to cool down!"

Pink flamingos, turquoise surf, golden beaches

Pre-Roman ruins, abandoned mines and thriving fishing towns

Pristine sands, hidden coves, vineyards and dramatic cliffs

Cycling along coastal paths with gelato and espresso stops

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
174miles/280km
Level
Moderate to Challenging
Standard
Comfort
Departs
Sat
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
IT037
Fly to
Cagliari
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Solo
Return
Cagliari

Pre-Roman ruins are scattered liberally across Sardinia but the island’s pristine beaches are its biggest selling point – and South West Sardinia's shoreline has some of the best. Abandoned mines and some of Europe’s tallest sand dunes are just some of the highlights to expect as you tour between hidden coves, passing juniper woods and sheer cliffs. You’ll ride along gentle coastal paths, pedal out to see pink flamingos on the Sinis Peninsula and hop on a ferry to experience the turquoise surf and tuna fishermen of Carloforte island.

The ruins of Tharros and the famous pre-Roman settlement at Nora are two of the main historic attractions and the rolling hills of Costa Verde are fringed by vast beaches and ancient sites. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to authentic fishing villages for a gelato or espresso stop and you’ll be tempted to plunge into the sea or stretch out on the sand at every idyllic beach you ride past.

Please Note: the grading of this tour is based on the hardest day and not the tour as a whole, which is a mix of challenging days, moderate days, and easier days.

If you prefer a more relaxing tour, choose the guided South West Sardinia option and back-up of a support vehicle.

This tour is covered by our Freedom Promise. If you no longer wish to go ahead with your tour for any reason, you can postpone or change your tour with no amendment fees up to 28 days before travel. Terms & conditions apply.

Accommodation

3* Hotels

We use a pool of 3* hotels 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.

7 nights in 3* hotels

Breakfast included

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels

Board Basis: Bed & breakfast

Luggage transportation

Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)

Optional transfer at end of day 3 

Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets

Local Taxes (approximately €10)

Ferry tickets to Carloforte and Calasetta

Entrance to museums and archaeological sites

Bike hire and 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

Hybrid 27 gear with pannier

£89

E-bike

9-gear with pannier 

£185

Extras

Other Extras

Transfers

Cagliari - Cabras (per person, minimum 2 people)

£64

Cagliari - Cabras (3rd or more additional passenger)

£33

Alghero - Cabras (per person, minimum 2 people)

£89

Alghero - Cabras (3rd or more additional passenger)

£45

Oristano - Cabras (per person, minimum 2 people)

£21

Oristano - Cabras (3rd or more additional passenger)

£11

Pula - Cagliari (per person, minimum 2 people)

£40

Pula - Cagliari (3rd or more additional passenger)

£21

Pula - Cabras (per person, minimum 2 people)

£84

Pula - Cabras (3rd or more additional passenger)

£42

Own bike transfer

£11

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Cagliari or Alghero. Transfers can be arranged at the time of booking, please see Dates & Prices - Extras.

How do I get back?

Fly from Cagliari or Alghero. Transfers can be arranged at the time of booking, please see Dates & Prices - Extras.

What is a ‘Moderate to Challenging’ cycle holiday?

Generally in hilly areas, with numerous climbs, downhill stretches and longer daily distances. Moderate to challenging cycling is suitable for regular and experienced cyclists with a good level of fitness.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

What is the average temperature on this tour?

 

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How much luggage can I bring?

Your luggage is transported for you every day so bring what you need to make your holiday relaxing and comfortable. Please try and limit it to one item of luggage per person and that it is clearly labelled. On some tours you are limited to one bag or there may be a weight limit per item.

Are there options to shorten any of the cycle days?

Yes, on days 2 and 3 you can opt to take shorter rides.

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