Sardinia, a unique experience

Cycling holiday in Sardinia: Making memories in the south on your road bike

Discover the south of Sardinia by bike? During this cycling holiday on your road bike you will cover considerable distances in the south of the island. A holiday for the advanced cyclist among us.
Cycling holiday for advanced riders
Through the south
The old mines at Bugguru
Carloforte and Sant Antioco

Day 1: Arrival in Cagliari

Private transfer or independent arrival to Cagliari, overnight. Overnight in Hotel Nautilus (or equal) including breakfast.

2nd day: Cagliari-Muravera (81 Km, climb 800 mt)

You start on a high riding along the Poetto, the Cagliari 10km white sandy beach, very dear to the locals. Then tackle the amazing coastal road to Villasimius. This scenic road was included in the 2007 and 2017 Giro D’Italia routes. Come and witness why, with your eyes and legs. Overnight in guesthouse Centu Concas or equal.

3rd day: Muravera-Orroli (75 Km, climb 1400 mt)

Leave the coast and start exploring inland Sardinia. After climbing the hills of Gerrei, head towards the Lake Mulargia and finish your cycling day in Orroli, the centenarians’ village. Orroli is a blue zone, a place where people leave much longer than average. You’ll find out why with a healthy food dinner! Overnight in B&B Sa Pardina or equal.

4th day: Orroli-Villanovaforru (83 Km, climb 700 mt)

Keep riding off the beaten path on the rolling hills Marmilla, where the Giara Plateau lays. Great scenic roads with no traffic will lead you to a part of Sardinia rich in history. At “Su Nuraxi” in Barumini, the Nuragic Civilization reached the apex of its development. Su Nuraxi is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Overnight in Guesthouse Sa Murreda or equivalent.

5 thDAY: Villanovaforru-Buggerru (71 Km, climb 800 mt)

Back to the coast! Ride west and cross the fields of Campidano. Enjoy a spectacular 7 kms long descent before reaching the golden beach of Portixeddu. End your day in the small village of Buggerru, formerly an important mining town. The mines have been dismissed many years ago, however plenty of remains are still visible. Overnight in Buggeru at hotel '904 or equal..

6th day: Buggerru-Sant’Antioco (67/84 Km, climb 700/900 mt)

Leave Buggerru heading South along a dramatic coastline. Beautifully surrounded by Mediterra-nean bush, is the village of Nebida, where you can admire the looming mass of Pan di Zucchero cliff and the old Lamarmora ore washery. Nestled in the Mediterranean bush, it looks out over the sea at the end of a long descent down 540 steps. Then go island hopping to Carloforte, where locals still fish the Red Tuna fish, and Sant’Antioco. Overnight in Sant’Antioco village centre, where you can enjoy the local lively lifestyle. Overnight in the cozy Muma hotel.

7th day: Sant’Antioco-Pula (85 Km, climb 650 mt)

Final catwalk of your tour is the beautiful Costa del Sud with its gleaming white beaches, unspoilt natural landscape and imposing cliffs. This coastal road, a 20 km sequence of short climbs and exciting descents, is without a doubt one of the best cycling roads all over Sardinia. At Nora, explo-re the ancient Phoenician settlement, before celebrating the end of this fantastic trip with a cold Ichnusa beer in Pula. Overnight in Hotel Villa Madau or equal.

Day 8: Pula

Today your cycling holiday ends after breakfast in Pula.

More about Hotel Nautilus

More about B&B Centu Concas

More about Bed and Breakfast Sa Pardina

More about B&B Sa Muredda

More about Hotel '904

More about Muma Hostel

Villa Madau

This attractive boutique hotel is located in the center of the pleasant seaside resort of Santa Margherita di Pula in the south of Sardinia. The rooms are decorated with great taste and after a day at the beach or exploring, you can relax on the cozy roof terrace.

More about BB Villa Madau
The rates are per person per arrangement
Arrival: Saturday (but you can also start daily)
Start of the tour: Cagliari

The tour includes:
• Stay: 7 nights with breakfast (hotels/agriturismo are subject to change). You will receive the final hotel list one week before the start.
• Type of room: Standard room or superior room (The difference may be: higher category accommodation, higher room category in the same hotel, nicer location, swimming pool)
• Board: Bed & breakfast
• Luggage transportation between the accommodations (maximum 2 items per person)
• Welcome briefing in English with an explanation about your cycling holiday and providing the route, maps and help with downloading the app
• A travel guide with tips

Supplements (optional):
• Rental road bike Road Bike CUBE Attain GTC Race• Carbon monocoque frame, Road Comfort Geometry• Carbon fork• Compact crankset (50 - 34)• 11-Speed rear derailleur (11-32)• Full Ultegra group set• Disc brakes € 220 (credit card required)
• Transfer from Cagliari Airport to Cagliari at the start of your cycling trip € 45 per person (with 2 persons)
• Transfer from Pula to Cagliari at the end of your cycling trip € 65 per person (with 2 persons)

The rental bike includes :
• Odometer, one every two bikes
• Complimentary water bottle (0.5 lt)
• Repair kit (one every two bikes) inclusive of spare inner tube, inner tube repair kit, tyre levers, pump, basic multi tool
• Combination lock

• When your tour does not start on a Saturday € 69 per person
• E-Bike € 420 (credit card required) per bike

To be paid on the spot:
• Local Taxes (approx. 10 €)
• Admission to museums and archaeological sites
• Ferry tickets Carloforte en Calasetta
8-day cycling holiday Grand Tour South Sardinia
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