Sardinia by bike
- Sant'Antonio and San Pietro islands
- The omnipresence of island culture
- The Nora archaeological site
Your bike tour
Explore the allure of Sardinia, an ancient land steeped in history and mystery. With its rugged coastline, considered one of the most breathtaking in Europe, and abundant waters teeming with a myriad of fish and shellfish, this island offers a truly unique experience. Leaving from Guspini, you’ll travel along the southwest coast of the island of Sardinia, where pink flamingos await you for pleasant encounters. Embark on a journey that takes you through the rolling mountains of the Costa Verde, marked by evocative old mines. As you head south, the islands of Sant’Antioco and San Pietro, as well as the Teulada coastline, will etch unforgettable panoramas in your memory. The aroma of the Mediterranean Sea and the Sardinian countryside will provide a picturesque backdrop for your experiences and photographs. The expedition ends in Pula, near the Roman ruins of Nora, an absolute must-see. Meet the friendly locals and savor the essence of the Mediterranean Dolcevita way of life. This trip promises not just a cycling adventure, but a deep immersion in the soul of Sardinia.
Day 1 : Arrival at Guspini
Arrival at Guspini. This commune offers splendid views and suggestive landscapes, ranging from the abandoned villages of Montevecchio, near the old mines, in the heart of dense, unspoilt countryside, to the inhabited center with its thousand-year-old columnar basalts and themed flowerbeds.
Meet a local representative who will hand over your bikes and introduce you to each day’s ride.
Depending on your arrival time, you’ll have the option of looping around to Montevecchio and Arbus, two other former mining areas with breathtaking scenery.
Day 2 : Loop from Guspini | 30 or 63 km
Leaving the town of Guspini, you begin to cross the vast Campidano plain, taking a completely flat road to Sant’Antonio di Santadi, exactly 30 km away. You’ll pass through the small village, surrounded by a magnificent sea, where you can stop for a coffee or a light lunch. Afterwards, take an unforgettable photo of the pink flamingos. By this stage, you’re sufficiently warmed up to tackle the hills of the Costa Verde towards Montevecchio, an old mining village. The Montevecchio mines are now an important industrial archaeology site, part of the Parco Geominerario Storico.
After this stop, enjoy the descent to Guspini.
Day 3 : Guspini - Buggerru | 40 or 52 km
Start your trip with panoramic views of the countryside as you cross a great mountain pass, before descending along the picturesque Sardinian coast. Feel the salty breeze and admire the sandy beaches, immersing yourself in the charm of the coast. Your journey ends in Buggerru, a picturesque fishing village steeped in rich mining history, adding a touch of allure to your exploration of the coast.
Today, you’ll enjoy Buggerru beach, a gentle, welcoming expanse bathed by a transparent, iridescent sea. The waters are shallow and the seabed is sandy. The beach is very close to the residential area, so all the main services are at your disposal.
Day 4 : Buggerru - Casaletta | 42 or 70 km
Following a scenic road along the coast, your final destination is Calasetta after a visit to the captivating island of San Pietro, perfectly linked to the mainland by a reliable fleet of ferries. Today, you’ll board the ferry at the port of Porto Scuso, reaching Carloforte in just one hour. Departures are every hour (timetables are available from the port office or Delcomar). Once in Carloforte, your cycling trip takes on a dimension that’s both simple and exciting. Prepare to be amazed by the breathtaking scenery and pristine beaches that will accompany you along the way. Carloforte is a Genoese enclave in Sardinia, proudly preserving its Ligurian language and traditions. In the late afternoon, take the ferry to Calasetta, a picturesque seaside village.
Day 5 : Loop on Sant'Antioco island
Today you’ll loop around the island on a secondary road, passing through the charming village of Sant’Antioco. The coastline offers a variety of landscapes, from high, jagged cliffs in the south to sandy beaches in the north. Portixeddu is the closest beach to the town, surrounded by light rocks and rare Phoenician junipers, centuries-old dwarf palms and Mediterranean plants. Today, the ruins of the 19th-century madrague can be seen here. Other beautiful bays nearby include Grotta and Signora coves. Capo Sperone is the southernmost point, with its iridescent blue sea and expanses of pink peonies. We then head north inland to Calasetta.
Day 6 : Casaletta - Teulada | 54 or 63 km
Today, you’ll start pedaling through the picturesque salt flats, just past the charming fishing village of Sant’Antioco. Prepare to be captivated by the magnificence of the church of Tratalias, a true architectural gem. Be sure to explore the medieval village of Tratalias, steeped in history and charm. Continuing your journey, you’ll cycle through the Sulcis wine region, renowned for producing the delicious Carignano red wine, a treat for the taste buds. Here, you’re free to choose your itinerary: opt for the easier, flat route with a few gentle climbs, or challenge yourself on the rolling hills of the Sulcis. On your way to Teulada, you’ll pass the haunting caves of “Is Zuddas”, a must-see, and encounter picturesque shepherds’ villages along the way. Get ready for a descent to Teulada, famous for the longevity of its people and its rich history. This leg of your journey promises a blend of natural wonders, historical marvels and the rich flavors of Sulcis wines.
Day 7 : Teulada - Pula | 47 km
On your last day, get ready for an impressive adventure. You’ll start your leg along steep cliffs adorned with ancient fortified watchtowers, creating a picturesque contrast with small sandy coves and vast sandy beaches. The terrain undulates gracefully to Baia Chia, where the crystal-clear waters have a Caribbean allure. It’s an experience akin to paradise, with the only reminder of your location the Mediterranean vegetation, particularly the iconic junipers, known locally as “Ginepro”, that distinctly mark this beautiful region of Sardinia. As you pedal through this breathtaking landscape, you’ll be enveloped by the unique essence of Sardinia’s natural beauty. After a detour to Nora and its superb Roman ruins (entrance not included, ticket €10), head for Pula, the final destination of your tour.
Day 8 : Pula
Departure during the day
Possibility of transfer to Gagliari (city center or airport)
Select your category
- from March 15th to June 30th
from September 1st to November 30th
- Departure: daily
410 € / pers.*
- from July 1st to August 31st
- Departure: daily
410 € / pers.*
• 7 nights with breakfasts in 3* hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 6 days
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps
• A personalized navigation app showing points of interest along the route
• Hotline 7 days a week
• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• Transfer from Pula to Guspini and personal bike repatriation
• Boat transfers
• City taxes
According to the category(price per person)
If you bring your own bike.
Your cycle hire
- Shimano gear 2*10
- Carbon fork
- Schwalbe tire
- Weight : 11kg
- Aluminum frame
- Bosch motor
- Shimano disc brakes
- Schwalbe tires
- Weight: 22kg