Between Land and Sea
This beautiful bike tour takes you through the wild and unspoiled coast of western Sardinia. Starting from Alghero, the nicest town in the island, you will have the chance to discover this land with its lush green pastures, its Mediterranean scents, and the caves carved from the rock. Experience pedalling along the turquoise sea, with its stretches of savage coastline, its crescents of white sandy beaches and its majestic cliffs.
- The old town centres of Alghero and Bosa
- The Sinis peninsula with the ruins of the ancient Tharros
- The Costa Verde and the dunes of Piscinas
- The islands of Carloforte and Sant’Antioco
- The charming Costa del Sud on the last day
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 Alghero , overnight.
2nd day: Capo Caccia loop (57 km)
Stroll along the narrow streets of Alghero, the splendid Aragonese (Spanish) city on the Coral Riviera, where locals still speak the ancient Catalan dialect. Ride to Capo Caccia, an imposing 168 m high rocky outcrop and explore the Nettuno caves, accessible from the escala del cabirol, a demanding 656 step long staircase carved in the cliff. Don’t miss on the way the prehistoric bastion of Nuraghe Palmavera and the beautiful beaches of Le Bombarde and Lazzaretto. The route back to Alghero takes you through countryside covered with vineyards and olive groves, producing world renowned oil and wines.
3rd day: Alghero – Bosa (50 km)
From Alghero, bike along a scenic road above the cliffs overlooking the sea and admire the view of the gulf of Alghero and Capo Caccia. Emotions continue as you catch a glimpse of the pink, red and grey cliffs of Cape Marargiu, over which the last examples of griffin vultures circle. You sleep at Bosa, a medieval town famous for its fine embroidery and gold filigree works.
4th day: Bosa- Santulussurgiu (54 km)
Enjoy the morning in Bosa or at the beach, then cycle inland and travel through Flussio and Tinnura, where, as in days gone by, the women still weave their wicker baskets. A scenic road takes you through the village of Sagama and then to the refreshing spring of San Leonardo, a perfect place to restore forces. End your stage with a quiet picturesque country lane leading to the village of Santulussurgiu, famous for the best horse saddles in Sardinia.
5th day: Santulussurgiu – Cabras (57 km)
Today the bike route takes you back to the sea with a panoramic descent towards the flat coastal plains of the Sinis wetlands. Cycle past the colonies of the pink flamingos and finally reach one of the most beautiful spots on the island: the white quartz beach of Is Arutas. A charming countryside hotel is your final stop for tonight.
6th day: The Sinis Peninsula (36 km)
A short trip down the peninsula brings you to San Giovanni Sinis. Visit the fascinating Phoenician ruins of Tharros with a history of inhabitation stretching back over 2,500 years and the early Christian church of San Giovanni. Then cross the medieval historic centre of Oristano to reach Arborea.
7ht 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.
8th 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 descent down 540 steps.
9th day: The island of Carloforte (43 km)
After a beautiful descent to Fontanamare, you will reach Portoscuso, and boad 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.
10th day: Calasetta – S. Anna Arresi (40 km)
Today, you pedal 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.
11th 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 Cape Spartivento and Chia. At Nora you will visit the ancient Phoenician settlement.
12th day: end of tour
After breakfast, end of services.