A beautiful cycling tour across the southern Sardinia. In the first part of the tour you’ll explore an unusual side of Sardinia, keeping in touch with the mysterious tall towers built almost 4000 years ago and the oldest Sardinian traditions. You’ll cycle the last days on the coastline amongst abandoned mines and empty beaches. Ride this self guided bike tour in total freedom, at your own pace, enjoying every single spot of this wonderful land.
- The Nuraghe Arrubiu and the Nuraghe di Barumini
- The Giara of Gesturi plateau and the hilly landscape of Marmilla
- The ancient mines of Sulcis
- The islands of Carloforte and Sant’Antioco
- The Costa del Sud
In the cost summary you pay 25% of the tour now and the balance later. 100% bike rental now.
1st day: tour start day
Private transfer or independent arrival to Orroli, overnight.
2nd day: Orroli – Barumini (km 42)
In the morning visit of the Nuraghe Arrubiu, one of the most known archeological site in Sardinia. In Nurri we stop at the biological mill to watch the traditional wheat milling. Then we go down to the olive groves of Gergei until Barumini. The bravest can climb to the top where the wild horses still live in a natural state. Just before the town of Barumini we stop to visit the amazing the nuragic town of Su Nuraxi, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. There we overnight in a hotel built in a typical house of the south of Sardinia.
3rd day: Barumini – Villanovaforru (km 45)
Pedal along the Marmilla rolling hills, deep green during the spring and golden painted in the summer. We go slowly up and down through that bucolic landscape: pretty rural villages, orchards and olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields. We stop to visit the medieval fortress of Sanluri.
4th day: Villanovaforru – Arbus (km 45)
Today you’ll move from the sweet hills of the Marmilla to the cork woods and green pasture of the Arbus mountains. The quality of the environment and the richness in wildlife make this area one of the most interesting of the tour.
5th day: Arbus – Gonnesa. The mines of Sulcis (km 41)
This leg takes you back into the ancient mining past of Sardinia, as we pass the fascinating abandoned mines of Ingortosu and Planusartu. After the golden beach of Portixeddu and looming mass of Pan di Zucchero cliff, you admire the old ore washery at Nebida: nestling in the varied colours of the Mediterranean bush, it looks out over the sea at the end of a long descente down 540 steps.
6th day: Gonnesa – Calasetta. The island of Carloforte (km 43)
After a beautiful descent to Fontanamare, you will reach Portoscuso, and board on the ferry to Carloforte, where locals still fish the Red Tuna fish. From Carloforte, continue to the island of Sant’Antioco and end your day in Calasetta.
7th day: Calasetta – S. Anna Arresi (km 43)
Today, you ride through the meadows, green in springtime and golden yellow in the summer, of Sant’Antioco. At Tratalias, visit the Pisan sanctuary, one of the most important monuments of the Sardinian Romanesque period. Cycling along the lake Monte Pranu, savour the quiet peace of the rolling plains of Sulcis.
8th day: Sant’Anna Arresi – Pula. The South Coast (km 57)
Final catwalk of your bike tour is the beautiful Costa del Sud with its gleaming white beaches, unspoilt natural landscape and imposing cliffs: Cape Malfatano with its 16th Century tower and Cape Spartivento. At Nora you will visit the ancient Phoenician settlement.
9th day: end of tour
After breakfast, end of services.