Feast of Sant'Efis in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Photo via Flickr:usadifranci

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

Italy Bike Tours

An electric bike tour in the Mediterranean featuring breath-taking views and delectable food

  • 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.


    • 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: $ 2877 £ 1423 $ 2,486 1570 $ 2968 kr 17494 $ 1,766

    Single room: $ 3408 £ 1686 $ 2,945 1860 $ 3516 kr 20725 $ 2,092

    extra options

    Extra nights

    Cagliari: on request

    Santa Margherita: on request

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    A non-refundable admin fee of 20 Euros per person is included in the deposit amount.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Cagliari Airport )CAG) also known as Cagliari Elmas Airport, located 7 km northwest of Cagliari on the Island of Sardinia.

    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 short taxi ride or 10 minute walk to the hotel.


    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°


    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.


    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.

    More on the electric bike

    An e-bike is a bicycle fitted with an auxiliary motor. It facilitates pedaling, especially in hilly terrain. Pedaling is necessary, however, as the motor needs your assistance to give support. Your physical exercise is reduced, but you will still have enough to enjoy dinner with a clear conscience!

    The electric bikes offered on this tour are manufactured by Victoria Rad – one of the leading German brand-name manufacturers for more than 130 years.

    The wheel drive is powered by the Bosch Active Line center motor with a 400Wh battery pack. The settings on the display are easy to handle, always providing the optimal support level.

    A further highlight is the infinitely variable Nu/Vinci-gear shift. The intuitive twist-grip allows easy changing of gears without interruption of the pedaling movement. No mis-shifting or cracking will ruin your pleasure anymore.

    A suspension seatpost and spring fork increase your riding comfort, even on bumpy ground. Your bike can be flexibly adjusted to your preferred seat position.


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 accommodation 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 (pedelec) with Bosch motor (more info under "Travel Details") equipped with two rear panniers
  • Travel guide
  • Support vehicle
  • Luggage transfer
  • Additional (city) tours in Cagliari, Nora, and a winery
  • Wine tasting
  • Aperitif in Iglesias and Santa Margherita

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Cagliari (Regina Margherita): Cagliari is a lively city and is suitable for immersing into the Italian lifestyle. Enjoy sitting at the harbor or treat yourself to an aperitif at the panoramic terrace of Bastione Saint Remy.

Santa Margherita (Hotel Lantana): If you would like to spend some additional days at the beach, the final hotel is perfect for you. Just a few meters away from the beach, it is the best location in order to relax for a few days after the tour.

Length8 days
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Tour Dates


Saturdays, April 25, May 30, October 3, and October 10, 2020

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. However, you can make this tour as difficult (or as easy) as you would like by increasing the assistance on your Pedelec.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Sardinia: Culinary Delights E-Bike Tour Map

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 - Santa Margherita di Pula, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 8: Departure or extension of services

All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Individual arrival
Individual arrival to your accommodation 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. Afterward, 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 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 at 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 farmhouses 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 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 - Santa 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 then follows 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 ambiance.

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 your stay. Departure time will be coordinated to the requirements of the group.  Individual transfers are not possible.

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  • Holly B. 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The uphills were challenging even with an ebike, and the downhills were intense. Not “easy” but definitely exhilarating!!

    • Jehiel from Tripsite 2 years ago     Staff

      Hi Holly!
      Thanks for sharing this feedback! It's important to note that since this is an ebike tour, it's difficult to rate because the rider can adjust how much the assistance they receive. We feel that most people would find this tour Easy-Moderate with a balanced use of the electric assist. Also, this tour is fully-supported, with a SAG wagon, in case some of the climbs are a bit too much.
      Glad you had a great time and found this tour "exhilarating"! :)

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