Discover the land with its green pastures, its Mediterranean scents, and the caves carved from the rock. Sink into Sardinian slow paced life style strolling around the towns of Alghero and Bosa. Discover the sea, with its stretches of savage coastline, its crescents of white sandy beaches, its infinite blue and its majestic cliffs.
- The Asinara Island National Park
- Historical centres of Alghero and Bosa
- The great white wines: Torbato (Alghero), Malvasia (Bosa) and Vernaccia (Oristano)
- Slow food district of Montiferru
- The Sinis wetlands and the Tharros archaeological site
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 Stintino, overnight.
2nd day: Asinara National Park, discovery day
Leisure time to visit to Asinara National Park. Asinara is an island that used to house a prison and in 1998 was declared National Park. Its special status has sheltered a range of wildlife, the most renowned species is the white donkey. Alternatively you can enjoy the turquoise waters of crystalline clarity of La Pelosa beach.
3rd day: Stintino-Alghero (65km)
Cycle south towards Alghero and visit Argentiera (abandoned silver mining village) and the Lago Baratz, Sardinia’s only natural lake. Alghero is the nicest town in Sardinia with its distinctive Catalan character.
4th 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.
5th day: Alghero – Bosa (43 km)
From Alghero, bike along a scenic road across 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.
6th day: Bosa loop (21/62 km)
Visit the Malaspina castle and the lovely countryside church of San Pietro extramuros. Alternatively a short leg meanders through the vineyards along the Malvasia wine route, with tasting of these famous DOC wines.
7th day: Bosa-Santulussurgiu (54 km)
Travel through Flussio and Tinnura, where, as in days gone by, the women still weave their wicker baskets. After restoring forces at the San Leonardo spring, cycle through narrow country lanes and reach the village of Santulussurgiu.
8th day: Santa Cristina loop (42 km)
Visit the rural museum in Santulussurgiu and cycle to the archaeological site of Santa Cristina to admire the impressive sacred well dating back 1800BC.
9th day: Santulussurgiu – San Salvatore Sinis (50 km)
Back to the sea today with a panoramic descent towards the flat coastal plains of the Sinis wetlands, where you will see colonies of the pink flamingo 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.
10th day: The Sinis Peninsula (52 km)
Visit the fascinating Phoenician ruins of Tharros and the San Giovanni church and taste a glass of Vernaccia, the local dry white wine at one of the cafe along the beach.
11th day: end of tour
After breakfast, end of services.