Sardinian coast. Photo via Flickr: David Marquina Reyes

Blue hour in Sardinia, the Mediterranean Sea's 2nd largest island and part of Italy. Photo via Flickr:Alessandro Caproni

Sardinia - Evergreen Island World

Italy Bike Tours

An electric bike tour on a Mediterranean Island

  • When you think of a bike tour on Sardinia, you think mountains, right? In fact, legend has it that after God created all the dry land and seas, He finally got around to creating boulders, which He then flung into the sea and stepped on. From this "footprint," Sardinia was created, a little continent unto itself containing every conceivable type of landscape.

    Yes, there are majestic mountain ranges on Sardinia that stretch into the distance as far as the eye can see but what about exploring this enchanting Mediterranean Island on electric bikes, mountains and all? There is no reason to deny yourself the mountain top views, dramatic cliffs, breathtaking coastal routes, and lonely beach stretches. On an electric bike, you control your effort and the difficulty level falls away.

    Highlights:

    • Island capital Cagliari
    • Phoenecian town of Nora
    • Phoenician temples
    • Necropolises
    • Karst grottos
    • Evergreen Macchia
    • Regional culinary specialties

    Your day is filled with pristine landscapes and your evenings, at carefully selected accommodations are topped off with delectable, professionally prepared and presented dinners.

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  • Twin/double: £ 1423 $ 2,214 1470 NOK 14945 kr 13795 $ 1,793 Single room: £ 1704 $ 2,651 1760 NOK 17893 kr 16517 $ 2,147

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  • Travel

    Fly to Cagliari Airport

    Local Travel

    From the airport of Cagliari, you can take a taxi to your first hotel. It is a 20 minute ride There are also trains that fun from the airport to the city center. From the train station, it is a 10 minute walk to the hotel.

    Climate

    Sardinia boasts a beautifully warm Mediterranean climate and is renowned for its ‘six-month summer’ which means that the sea can be warm enough for swimming from May until October. A good website to use for exploring regional weather is weatherbase.com. Average high/low temperatures near Cagliari during time of travel is April, 65°/48° and October, 73°/57°

    Remarks

    Gourmet picnics consisting of the best local produce, cheeses, meats, breads, and desserts as well as wine, beer or soft drinks will delight you at mid day. The presentations and the locations are carefully selected and the costs are added and shared among the participants at the end of the tour.


Where You’ll Stay

Your accommodations includes hotels of the 4 star level, a more simple house in Portixeddu which lends to the charm of the tour, and a family owned hotel on San Pietro.

What’s Included

  • 7 nights accommodations with breakfast
  • 6 multi-course dinners
  • Water served with dinner
  • Visitors and tourist taxes
  • Transfers as mentioned in the tour description
  • Entry fees as mentioned in the tour description
  • Electric bike rental
  • Cycling tour guide
  • Service bus
  • Luggage transfer
  • Additional (city) guides in Cagliari and Nora
  • Aperitif in Santa Margherita
  • Guided wine tour in Calasetta

What’s Not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages
TourBike
TypeGuided
SkillEasy
Length8 days
From1450 Rates
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Tour Dates

April 15, April 22, April 29, October 7, October 14, and October 21, 2017

Skill Level

This is an 8 day fully guided and supported electric bike tour in a varied terrain which is rated as easy with the electric bike.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Individual arrival
Day 2: Cagliari - Iglesias, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 3: Iglesisas - Portixeddu, 25 mi. (41 km)
Day 4: Portixeddu - Carloforte, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 5: Carloforte - Calasetta, 18 mi. (29 km)
Day 6: Calasetta - Sant' Antioco - Calasetta, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 7: Calasetta - Snta Margherita di Pula, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 8: Departure or extension of services
 

Day 1: Individual arrival:
Individual arrival to your accommodations for the evening, the Hotel Regina Margherita.  At 5 p.m.., the group will meet in the hotel lobby for a guided city tour through the lively city and the Castello quarter as well as the National Museum with its Nuragic bronzes. Afterwards the evening is free to spend as you like.

Day 2: Cagliari - Iglesias, 31 mi. (50 km)
In the morning, by bus, the group will be  transferred to Castello di Acquafredda. After visiting the ruins of this impressive bulwark, initially, by bike, it will be a slightly uphill route, interrupted by small downhills, through a lush landscape. You will see evidence of the former mining period which brought prosperity to the region. Later, you will be cycling through an almost alpine mountain region made easy on your electric bike. With ocean views in site, you cycle to the highest point for an impressive view and then its all downhill to the Hotel Cortes Aruba, your accommodation for the evening.

Day 3: Iglesisas - Portixeddu, 25 mi. (41 km)
In the morning, before heading out of town, you cycle through Iglesisas, a once thriving mining city, and very historic. Then, through a wild nature, you cycle up to the Passo Genna Bogai, the highest point of the tour. You reach the unique Roman-Phoenician temple of Antas, and later visit the stalactite cave, Su Mannau. A downhill ride will follow into the valley of Rio Antas, pass Fulminimaggiore, a former mining village with beautiful private gardens, before arriving to the Hotel Golfo del Leone. There´s enough time to visit the beach of Portixeddu before an opulent dinner.

Day 4: Portixeddu - Carloforte, 31 mi. (50 km)
This day is dedicated to one of the most beautiful panoramic coasts of Sardinia. In the morning, the route leads through a former mining area in the South. You will see the ruins of old mining houses and former shaft towers along the mountain precipice, an architectural and historical highlight. Your view alternates between the coastal landscape and the rock-embedded fishing villages Buggerru, Masua and Nebida, and especially the Pan di Zucchero. Your itinerary includes a ferry ride to Carloforte on the Isola di S. Pietro. You lodge in the privately owned Hotel Paola located a few kilometers from the main village and near the place where annually in spring the traditional mattanza tuna fishing takes place.

Day 5:  Carloforte - Calasetta, 18 mi. (29 km)
After a slight ascent, you reach the highlands of the Isola di San Pietro, whose volcanic origin is evident. White farm houses line the way to the ocean. Passing the saltworks of Carloforte with its flamingo colonies, you reach the white sand of the Spiaggia La Bobba, the perfect place for a swim in good weather. Just a few steps away there is the Colonne, one of the most famous postcard motifs of Sardinia. The lunch break is  spent in the little Genoese like town, Carloforte, before taking a ferry to Sant´Antioco, second largest island of the Sardinian region.  From the port of Calasetta, with its white and pastel colored houses, the group cycles to a winery for a tasting of the hearty Carignano del Sulci wine. Then is is just a few kilometers to the accommodations for two nights, the Hotel Luci del Faro from which is a vast view onto the islands of the archipelago.

Day 6: Calasetta - Sant' Antioco - Calasetta, 31 mi. (50 km)
Along small paths, between vines and prickly pears, you will arrive to the municipality of Sant´Antioco, a 2,800 year old Phoenician establishment. Beyond the city there is the Tophet, one of the many burnt offering places of the island with an impressive archeological museum. You will also see the catacombs near the cathedral.  By special permission, you will cycle through the salt marshes of varying colors and a birds' paradise situated in an impressive lagoon landscape. In the afternoon, your route leads southwards to Sant´Antioco where traffic free panoramic roads change with beautiful bathing bays until we reach your comfortable hotel again.

Day 7: Calasetta - Snta Margherita di Pula, 28 mi. (45 km)
In the morning a bus transfers the group to a plateau for an amazing view over the hills and the ocean and then you reach a gorgeous coastal stretch of Sardinia, Costa del Sud. With beautiful mountain scenery as your backdrop. the route lead 16 miles along a panoramic route along the coast. You will relax at the beautiful beach of Tuaredda before, bridging a street of very high traffic by bus. Finally, the city Nora. Already in view of Cagliari, we reach our last hotel Lantana Resort where we finish our trip in stylish ambience.

Day 8: Departure or extension of services
After breakfast, either a shuttle bus or taxi will take you to Cagliari either to the airport or for extension of you stay. Departure time will be coordinated to the requirements of the group.  Individual transfers are not possible.

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