A Mine of Memories
Welcome to our most popular and best selling cycling holiday. You can find this trip anywhere online, but Dolcevita are the ultimate organiser. Explore the unspoilt coast of South West Sardinia with pristine empty beaches and stunning sceneries.
- The Sinis peninsula with the ruins of the ancient Tharros
- Costa Verde end the dunes of Piscinas
- 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 to Cabras or independent arrival, overnight.
2nd day: The Sinis Peninsula (36 km)
Start your trip with an optional loop of the fascinating Sinis wetlands where we will see colonies of pink famingos, quartz beaches and reach one of the most beautiful spots on the island: the Phoenician ruins of Tharros. Then cross the town of the medieval historic centre of Oristano to reach Arborea.
3rd day: Costa Verde and dunes of Piscinas (46/54 km)
Cycle through the natural beauty spots of the Costa Verde, some of the most savage scenery on the island, to the Piscinas beach with its sands dunes over 50 m high – the highest in Europe.
4th day: Arbus – Gonnesa. The mines of Sulcis (41 km)
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.
5th day: The island of Carloforte (43 km)
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.
6th day: Calasetta – S. Anna Arresi (40 km)
Today, you cycle 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. Riding along the lake Monte Pranu, savour the quiet peace of the rolling plains of Sulcis.
7th day: Sant’Anna Arresi – Pula. The South Coast (57 km)
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.
8th day: end of tour
After breakfast, end of services.