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Sardinia is a beautiful Mediterranean island where people regularly live to 100. What’s the secret? Let’s uncover it together on this week-long bike and food tour! We’ll be pedaling through the countryside (and some historic towns), learning new skills in cooking classes, and tasting the most delicious food and wine there is. Once we cycle up an appetite, renowned chefs will join us to prepare classic Sardinian dishes with fresh Mediterranean flavors. We’ll also go olive oil and wine tasting, enjoying terrific dinners every night. Treat yourself—and your taste buds—to a picture-perfect holiday in Sardinia.

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  • A taste of Sardinian cuisine

    Renowned chefs will help us cook malloreddus, culurgiones and fregola

  • Perfect scenery for cycling

    We’ll bike on quiet roads, rolling hills and vineyards, along high cliffs above sea

  • Outstanding accommodation

    Stay in upscale historical villas, hotels in 19th-century buildings & charming farmhouse resorts

Itinerary

The Italian island of Sardinia offers wonderful cycling opportunities—the roads are quiet and mostly without traffic, while the countryside is tranquil and spectacular. As if the spectacular views we’ll be seeing aren’t enough for a perfect holiday, we’ll also be rewarded with out-of-this-world food during our whole, week-long trip. We’ll have cooking classes and go wine and olive oil tasting. Nights will be spent in fabulous accommodation, a wonderful eclectic mix of hotels, villas, and farmhouse resorts, all of which provide peace and comfort. Our guide really thought of everything—almost all meals are included as well as necessary transfers—giving us a totally relaxed, worry-free holiday.

  • Welcome to Sardinia! Once you land, head to your beautiful lodging for the next two nights, the seafront Villa Mosca in the Gulf of Alghero. Make sure you’re all set, you’ll have a bike fitting and a bike test in the afternoon.

    The Sardinian town of Alghero is a lively town, dominated by the Catalans, whose old town center is still surrounded by Catalan walls. The wall has many towers and cute shops, making it perfect for a stroll and a drink. In the afternoon, you will have your first cooking class at Agriturismo Agave and learn how to prepare typical slow food, an Alghero style dish.

    Accommodation: Villa Mosca
    Meals: Breakfast, dinner at Agriturismo Agave
    Food activities: Cooking class

    Alghero in Sardinia
  • Starting in Alghero, you’ll traverse through enchanting landscapes featuring the evergreen Mediterranean maquis. This lush and fragrant vegetation is adorned with aromatic herbs, vibrant wildflowers, and hardy juniper trees. The aromas of rosemary, thyme, and myrtle fill the air, creating an absolute sensory feast.

    The path to Capo Caccia offers a dramatic shift in scenery. As you approach this rugged headland, the Mediterranean scrub takes center stage. This unique ecosystem thrives on coastal cliffs, boasting resilient evergreen shrubs. Enjoy stunning coastal views and feel the pleasant sea breeze. There will be a special gourmet dinner tonight—you will taste local Catalan cuisine within the old city walls of Alghero.

    Accommodation: Villa Mosca
    Meals: Breakfast, dinner in town
    Cycling distance: 37 miles / 60 km
    Elevation gain: +1,936 ft / +590 m

     

    Capo Caccia, Sardinia
  • Embark on today’s cycling adventure along the stunning Sardinian coastline towards Bosa. Along the way you will pass through coastal scrubs and feel its aromas and salty breeze in the air. Rugged cliffs stand tall against the azure sea, painting a dramatic backdrop to your journey. Arriving in the riverside town of Bosa, you’ll be welcomed by swaying palm trees, citrus groves, and vibrant flowers. This charming oasis is a stark contrast to the coastal landscapes you’ve passed through, it’s famous for its vivid facades and the Malaspina Castle.

    Conclude today’s bike ride at Hotel Villa Asfodeli in Tresnuraghes, nestled amidst the rolling hills of the Sardinian countryside. Take a stroll through cork oaks, ancient olive groves, and lush vineyards. Then you’ll go to a cooking class at Villa Asfodeli, where you’ll dive into the art of Sardinian cuisine. Get ready to create delectable dishes infused with local flavors, ensuring a delightful and memorable experience!

    Accommodation: Hotel Villa Asfodeli
    Meals: Breakfast, dinner at the hotel restaurant
    Food activities: Cooking class
    Cycling distance: 37 miles / 60 km
    Elevation gain: +4,067 ft / +1,240 m

    Bosa town in Sardinia
  • Begin cycling in Tresnuraghes, a charming village nestled amidst the rolling hills of Sardinia’s western coast. Pedal through this serene countryside, where lush vineyards, fragrant citrus groves, and majestic cork oak forests paint the landscape.

    Continuing towards Cuglieri, be prepared for awe-inspiring panoramic vistas of the coastline and the medieval allure of the town. S’Archittu, a coastal gem, welcomes you with its natural arch sculpted by the sea. Your day ride unfolds in the tranquil village of Riola Sardo, surrounded by serene farmlands where you will go for olive oil tasting. Step back in time at Tharros, an ancient Phoenician and Roman archaeological site, where well-preserved ruins grace the landscape. The adventure culminates in the historic Oristano.

    Accommodation: Hotel Regina d’Arborea
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner at a gourmet pizzeria Civico 35 in Oristano
    Food activities: Olive oil tasting
    Cycling distance: 40.6 miles / 65 km
    Elevation gain: +1,599 ft / +487 m

    Cycling through vineyards in Sardinia
  • Head to Villaurbana, a tranquil village surrounded by rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards, and lush farmlands. Cycling onwards, you’ll reach Genoni, a charming town nestled in the hills of central Sardinia, known for its traditional architecture, with stone houses and narrow alleyways. It’s a perfect place to experience the island’s rural heritage. Nuragus, with its picturesque vineyards and agricultural scenery, provides a unique backdrop.

    You’ll have the opportunity to sample some of Sardinia’s finest wines and immerse yourself in local traditions. Continue toward Lago Is Barrocus and enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful lake. The area is a bird-watcher’s paradise and offers a serene escape into the heart of the island. Finally, your cycling concludes at Is Perdas Agriturismo in Gergei, where you’ll experience true Sardinian hospitality. The agriturismo is nestled amid rolling landscapes, offering relaxation, traditional cuisine, and a glimpse into the island’s rural way of life.

    Accommodation: Is Perdas Farmhouse Resort
    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner at the farmhouse resort
    Cycling distance: 43.3 miles / 70 km
    Elevation gain: +3,785 ft / +1,153 m

    Cyclist next to a lake in Sardinia
  • The route to Barumini leads through rolling hills and fertile landscapes, providing a serene atmosphere. In Barumini, a true highlight awaits: a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Nuraghe Su Nuraxi. This ancient stone fortress is a testament to Sardinia’s rich history, dating back over three thousand years. Explore the intricately constructed nuraghe, meander through the village, and step back in time to the island’s prehistoric past.

    Continuing your journey, you’ll pass through Tuili, a charming village that offers glimpses of traditional Sardinian life. Pass through Siddi, Gonnostramatza, and Baressa, all welcoming you with their unique landscapes. Here, you’ll pedal through pristine olive groves, vineyards, and cork oak forests, with a chance to savor local flavors along the way. As you return to Barumini, you can revisit the Nuraghe Su Nuraxi or explore the town’s historic streets and vibrant local culture. This bike ride is a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, offering a deep dive into Sardinia’s timeless heritage and the diverse landscapes of its heartland.

    Accommodation: Is Perdas Farmhouse Resort
    Meals: Breakfast, dinner at Olianas Winery
    Food activities: Wine tasting in Olianas Winery
    Cycling distance: 39.6 miles / 64 km
    Elevation gain: +3,030 ft / +925 m

    Cyclists touring ruins in Sardinia
  • After a farewell breakfast with your team, the tour ends. You will be taken to Cagliari Airport, but if you’d like to stay longer and explore the area, just ask your guides for some recommendations!

    Meals: Breakfast

    Cyclists resting on a beach in Sardinia
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Meet your guides

Bike Tour Sardinia
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Bike Tour Sardinia
Bike Tour Sardinia is a local Sardinian bike tour operator offering high quality guided & self-guided bike tours in the most charming regions of Italy. They offer many years of experience and continuously strive to provide you with the most perfect holiday experience. Their local cycling knowledge is impeccable, they choose the most beautiful and comfy accommodations for you, as well as the best local restaurants. The goal of Bike Tour Sardinia is to make your trip safe, hassle-free, enjoyable, and one to remember!
Mauro Mulas
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Mauro Mulas
Born and raised in Northern Italy, Mauro spent a long time in Mexico after his cinema & photography studies. His passion for the outdoors has always been there—he loves horseback riding (and is a riding instructor), skiing, windsurfing, and, of course, cycling. Mauro’s passion for cycling has him on the bike year-round, so it’s no surprise he is the company founder, but he’s also the support vehicle driver and a really good bike mechanic.
Robert Borsos
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Robert Borsos
Originally from Hungary, Robert is now a US citizen who lives in Sardinia. He made a career in the US Navy, where his passion for cycling grew across continents and the seas. Upon retirement from the Navy, Robert moved to Sardinia to pursue his outdoor passions both on and off road, in the saddle or on foot. He is also a logistic coordinator, a tour leader, and a support vehicle driver.

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5.00 (4 reviews)
Stephen Naifeh (source: Google Reviews)

Mauro and his excellent crew provided us a most memorable bicycle tour from Alghero to Gergei. He is truly a veteran and arranged excellent hotels, restaurants, food and wine tastings, cooking classes and a week cycling through back roads of gorgeous land and seascapes through this charming island. Delectable antipasti, the most succulent roast pig you’ll ever eat, seafood, lamb and lots of Vermentino were a gourmand’s dream. The level of professionalism could not have been greater. Beyond this, all three of these men were just exceptional people, sensitive to our needs as a group of 15 and very caring when small problems would occur. I cannot recommend this company more highly. Furthermore, Mauro is more than willing to arrange varios trips including self-guided brief or longer tours through much of Italy and nearby islands. The prices are very fair and the experience unforgettable! E un viaggio favoloso!

jill cowling (source: Google Reviews)

These guys were fantastic. Great bikes, incredibly informative and so helpful. Hotels were amazing and restaurant recommendations superb.

Monica Michael (source: Google Reviews)

We had a wonderful experience. Mauro and Nik were helpful and everything was organized beautifully. The hotels we were booked were unique and we enjoyed them. Thank you!

Rob Flowers (source: Google Reviews)

Thanks Mauro and team. We had an excellent trip. The organisation and attention to detail was beyond expectation. The selection of places we stayed in exceptional. I can highly reccommend Bike Tours Sardinia. Thanks again.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • Experienced, local guides with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 7-day Sardinia bike & food tour
      • Accommodation (6 nights in four and three-star superior hotels)
      • Most meals (6 breakfasts, 6 dinners and 2 picnic lunches — detailed in the itinerary)
      • Two cooking classes
      • One wine tasting
      • One olive oil tasting
      • All maps, trip notes, and detailed route directions
      • All shuttles and technical assistance
      • Support Van with AED
      • Bike Tour Sardinia water bottle;
      • Airport transfer on Day  7
      • Sales taxes (22%)

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Italy
      • Bike — rental available
      • 4 lunches
      • Alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
      • Laundry expenses
      • Museum entrance
      • Airport transfer on Day 1
      • Anything not mentioned in the what’s included list
      • Pre- and post booking assistance
      • Guide gratuities — optional
      • Travel and medical insurance — optional
  • In order to join the Sardinia bike & food tour, you have to be in great physical condition. You will be cycling for 6 days in a row, anywhere between 37 and 43 miles (60-69 km) with 1,600-4,070 ft (490-1,240 m) of elevation gain. Total distance of the trip is 198 miles (318 km). You can check out day-by-day distances in the itinerary. The terrain is very varied—you can expect anything from flat and rolling hills to downhills and hilly areas.

    If you’d like to check out Corsica as well, consider this luxury, week-long Sardinia and Corsica bike tour.

  • This is a list of clothing & footwear we recommend you bring:

      • 2 pairs of cycling shorts (padded shorts recommended, try them out before the tour)
      • 2 riding jerseys
      • 2-3 t-shirts and/or casual shirts (quick-dry)
      • Bathing suit
      • 2 pairs of bike socks and/or sports socks (quick-dry)
      • 1-2 pairs of dress or casual socks
      • Windbreaker or cool-weather jacket (rainproof and breathable)
      • Light rain jacket or poncho (cheap version is fine—insurance on sunny days!)
      • Bike shoes (not clip-in) or shoes with non-flexing sole (multi-purpose hiking/biking is ideal)
      • 1-2 pairs of riding gloves
      • 2-3 sets of underwear (quick-dry)
      • Sweater or fleece
      • Slacks or light jeans (quick-dry, wrinkle resistant)
      • Belt
      • Comfortable walking shoes
      • Sandals
      • Arm- and leg-warmers (Early Spring and Late Autumn tours)

    Miscellaneous

      • Passport, wallet and ID
      • Waterproof, zip-lock type plastic bag for your valuables
      • Health insurance card
      • Travel insurance card
      • Cash, credit cards and/or travel cheques
      • Electronic chargers (for camera, MP3 player, e-reader, cell phone)
      • Adaptors or convertors

    First aid kit

      • Insect repellent
      • Antiseptic cream or antibiotic ointment
      • Antihistamine tablets for hay fever
      • Sunscreen and total bloc
      • Throat lozenges or hard sweets
      • Painkillers
      • Band-aids and ‘Second Skin’ for blisters
      • Rehydration salts
      • Multi-vitamins
  • Yes, your guides offer bike rentals! Instead of bringing your bikes to Italy, your guides offer high-quality rentals for the week. The following prices are per week per person:

    • Race bike — $240
    • E-bike — $280
    • Hybrid bike — $165
    • Gravel bike — $280

    Your guides can also provide you with a front bag, rear bag, water bottle, and helmets. Safety kit (frame pump, CO2 cartridge with adapter, tire levers, spare tube, lock, rear red light and multitool) is always included with the bike rental.

    If you need a touring tandem, a race tandem, a kids trailer, or a child seat, please let us know. These can be arranged as well.

  • Group sizes and pricing

      • For this Sardinia bike & food tour, the usual client-to-guide ratio is anywhere between 6:1 and 10:1.
      • It takes a minimum of 6 people for this tour to operate. The maximum group size is 18.
      • Departure will be confirmed 45 days at the latest prior to the start date.

    Sardinia bike tours can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    This adventure has to be booked at least 3 weeks in advance of the start date of your trip.

    Min. age requirements

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors older than 14 may be permitted to join this Sardinia bike tour on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • The starting point of your Sardinia bike tour is the Alghero Airport (AHO). Your guides will meet you there and transfer you to your fabulous lodging on the seafront.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance.

    With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more. Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund.
      • For cancellations fourteen (14) to twenty nine (29) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking.
      • For cancellations zero (0) to thirteen (13) days in advance, the Client is not entitled to any refund.
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