Hiking holiday Sardinia: From the mountains to the seaYou will hike from the black mountains of Montiferru to the peninsula of Sinis and the sea. Montiferru is a basalt area known for its green forests and local red beef celebrated by the Slow Food Movement. The Sinis is a nature reserve home with lakes and wetlands to thousands of pink flamingos and a wealth of other birds live. Here you will find the traditional fishing village of Cabras, famous for the bottarga (roe) that is used in many Sardinian dishes. We found some very charming accommodation to make this tour memorable.
Day 1: Arrival in Santu Lussurgiu
Day 2: Santu Lussurgiu-San Leonardo (12km/4h)
Day 3: Santu Lussurgiu–Santa Caterina di Pittinuri (22km/7h)
Day 4: Santa Caterina di Pittinuri–Putzu Idu (16km/5h)
Day 5: Putzu Idu–San Salvatore Sinis (20km/5,5h)
Dag 6: Tharros and Capo San Marco(17km/4,5h)
Day 7:San Salvatore Sinis–Cabras (18km/5h)
At Cabras you will find both salt and fresh water. This attracts many different bird species, making Cabras a bird watcher's paradise. The freshwater area, including swamp, covers more than 2000 hectares. After the hike you can, for example, do a wine tasting at the Contini winery located in the center of the village or walk to the beach to have a drink in one of the beach bars. You spend the night in the cozy Hotel Villa Canu including breakfast.
Antica Dimora del Gruccione
The "Antica Dimora del Gruccione" is a 17th century Spanish renovated mansion located in the monumental village of Santu Lussurgiu. The Dimora is an Albergo Diffusso, the rooms are spread over 4 old houses that are located within walking distance of each other. The houses are furnished with an eye for old details. The Dimora has a cozy restaurant (with an extensive wine list) where dishes and products from the region are served.
Hotel La Baja
Hotel La Baja is located on top of a cliff in Santa Caterina di Pittinuri. This well-kept hotel with swimming pool is located on the west coast between Bosa and Oristano. You spend the night near the beach in an area far away from the crowd. A great destination for a peaceful stay in Sardinia.
Hotel Raffael is an elegant 4-star hotel with pool on the west coast of Sardinia. Because of its location in a tranquil area close to the beach this hotel is the perfect base for various excursions and water sports activities.
Hotel Sa Pedrera
In the small fishing village Cabras on the west coast of Sardinia the intimate and comfortable 3-star hotel Sa Pedrera is located in a fairly undiscovered part of the island.
Hotel Villa Canu is set in a stately house in Cabras, on the west coast of Sardinia. The cozy and small-scale family hotel has neat rooms and a lovely swimming pool. A stone's throw from the hotel is the excellent restaurant Il Caminetto, also run by the Canu family. Definitely a great base if you want to visit Cabras, Oristano, Tharros and beautiful quartz beaches like Is Arutas!
Arrival: Saturday (but you can also start daily)
Start of the tour: Santu Lussurgiu (west coast)
The tour includes:
• Stay: 7 nights with breakfast
• Type of room: Standard room
• Board: bed & breakfast
• Baggage transportation from hotel to hotel (maximum 2 items per person)
• Transfer at the beginning of days 2, 3
• Welcome briefing in English with an explanation about your cycling holiday and providing the route and maps
• Telephone assistance
• A travel guide with tips
• Transfer from Cabras to Santu Lussurgiu € 45 per person
• Non Saturday start supplement € 69 per person
To be paid on the spot:
• Local Taxes (approx. 10 €)
• Admission to museums and archaeological sites