South-west Sardinia by bike

South-west Sardinia by bike
If you wish to enjoy a fascinating self-guided itinerary in Sardinia by bike, south west area is definitely your destination! The wild and romantic beauty of this area will tickle your senses and surprise you with an amazing combination of idyllic beaches, stunning coastal sceneries, abandoned mines and mouth watering food.
Simply ride at your own pace, in total freedom, smelling mediterranean scents and discovering every single spot of this secret corner of Sardinia. The itinerary is suitable for families, so bring over your children (we suggest min. 7 years old) and live with them a breathtaking experience in the hidden pearl of Sardinia!

Package highlights
>> Go biking along scenographic coastal routes
>> Discover a cool mix of wild nature and industrial archaeology sites
>> Taste a wide variety of delicious food and wine
>> Get in touch with friendly local people
South-west Sardinia by bike
South-west Sardinia by bike

Day by day program outline

DAY
1
A private transfer from Cagliari airport or downtown will take you to your accommodation in Nebida on south west coast. After being introduced to your two-wheeled travel companion, our local staff will give you an overview on your journey of discovery in this sensational corner of Sardinia. Overnight.

DAY
2
The first day starts with a descent along the panoramic road, offering stunning sceneries of the coast facing the iconic Pan di Zucchero rock. You will reach sea level at Fontanamare beach and keep pedaling towards Portoscuso a village founded in 16th century by a community active in tuna fishing. A one hour ferry crossing will take you to Carloforte, the picturesque village on San Pietro island where a traditional 'tonnara' (tuna fishing and processing plant) is still in operation following ancient rituals and where the very best tuna fish in Mediterranean will tickle your taste. Overnight. (total distance 24 km + ferry)

DAY
3
In San Pietro island you shouldn't miss a loop in the former salt pans area, a real paradise for bird watchers; here pink flamingos, herons and many other sea birds gather to nest and enjoying the mild climate. Another ferry crossing will take you and your bike to Calasetta on Sant’Antioco the fourth biggest italian island, linked to Sardinia by an isthmus surrounded by a wide lagoon Overnight. (total distance 20 km + ferry)

DAY
4
Smooth hills and vast plains of Sulcis region are the idyllic choreography of your itinerary through vineyards and olive groves; in this area excellent wines and olive oil have been produced for ages, so food explorers will have some serious exercise to do. On the way, we suggest a break at Tratalias for a visit at Santa Maria di Monserrato cathedral, an interesting example of romanesque architecture in Sardinia built in 13th century. Overnight at Sant'Anna Arresi. (total distance 40 km)

DAY
5
Your journey takes you today on the south coast, where some of most seductive sandy beaches of the island are nestled between unspoiled natural landscape; imposing cliffs such as Malfatano Cape with its 16th Century tower and Spartivento Cape with its lighthouse, are the landmarks showing you the way to Chia where you'll spend the night. (total distance 36 km)

DAY
6
Before heading to the last town of your itinerary, you should not miss the most iconic beaches of south Sardinia: the idyllic Tuerredda bay with its turquoise water and the charming white sand stripe at Santa Margherita. Along the coastal route you will reach Pula for overnight. (total distance 23 km)

DAY
7
After a stroll in the lovely village, we'd like to suggest you a loop in the captivating countryside around Pula and then proceed towards the coast to admire Nora, ancient phoenician and roman settlement, surely one of richest and most scenographic archaeological areas in Mediterranean. Lazy ones can of course choose to spend a day by the sea and be pampered by its delighting atmospheres. Overnight.

DAY
8
After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to your bike and jump on your private transfer to Cagliari airport.

This program can be combined with all other packages offered by Gaveena, check them out and create your unique travelling experience.

Selected accommodation in south-west Sardinia

Nebida - Locanda L’Agusteri
Carloforte - Hotel Villa Pimpina
Calasetta - Hotel Luci del Faro and Hotel Cala di Seta
Sant’Anna Arresi - Hotel Punta Giara
Chia - Hotel Su Giudeu
Pula - Hotel Villa Madau and Hotel Marin

MAIN PICTURE
La Tuerredda bay is an amazing choreography of the bike tour in south-west Sardinia.

BOTTOM LEFT PICTURE
Thea coastline at Masua is one of the most iconic images of south-west Sardinia - © ezioman

BOTTOM RIGHT PICTURE
Porto Flavia coastal mine is an amazing site for industrial archaeology fanatics - © Regione Sardegna

area
Period
All year - departure on saturday
departure on other days on request
Type
Individual and group
Duration
8 days – 7 nights
Price
p/p in double starting from 875 €
Price includes
transfers Cagliari airport/Nebida and Pula/Cagliari airport - bike rental - 7 nights in hotels and guesthouses including breakfast - tour presentation by local staff (welcome meeting or phone call) - travel information with route notes and maps - luggage transportation from hotel to hotel (not included in Carloforte, luggage will be transferred directly to Calasetta) - non-stop telephone assistance - travel insurance.
Local taxes (approx 10 €), ticket ferries and any entrance to museums and archaeological sites are not included and to be paid on the spot.
Car hire
For individual travellers, the most of activities proposed in our packages offer the possibility to have a pick-up at accommodation; in some cases the transfer service is included in the rate while for others a supplement is to be applied. In any case, if you wish to freely enjoy Sardinia at its best, we warmly suggest you to rent a car. We know there's a bunch of good car rental suppliers on the web, so feel free to find the best deals online. If you wish you may have a look at the offers proposed by our partner Rentalcars.com

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