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 exciting single track along the Rio Irvi
- Costa Verde and the dunes of Piscinas
- The ancient mines of Sulcis
- The Pan di Zucchero (Sugar loaf) in Nebida
- The island of Carloforte and Sant’Antioco
- The spectacular Costa del Sud and the Roman trial on day 6
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 a lovely farmhouse near Montevecchio, overnight
2nd day: Montevecchio loop (38 km, climb 920mt)
After the centre of Montevecchio, once the most important mining village of the Sulcis area, enjoy the truly spectacular single track descent along the Rio Irvi. You will cross it 18 times before arriving to the sea! Relax along the magnificent Costa Verde, the Green coast, so named after the colour of its waters. Time for some climbing now: the unique profile of Monte Arcuentu soon comes into view and will take you back to the agriturismo.
3rd day: Montevecchio – Fighezia (41 km, climb 750mt)
Ride another breathtaking single track down to one of the fascinating Piscinas beach with its sand dunes over 50m high. Riding along old mining tracks, you reach the amazing golden beach of Scivu (rest highly suggested!). Your base tonight is a charming agriturismo, ready to welcome you with its fine regional cuisine.
4th day: Fighezia – Nebida (39-44 km, climb 1060mt)
After Fluminimaggiore, famous for its murales, (wall paintings), witnesses of past years of social unrest, you will ride through one of the wildest and most remote areas of Sardinia. Back to the coast in Nebida, don’t miss the view of the Pan di Zucchero cliff at dusk.
5th day: Nebida – Calasetta (43 km, climb 250 mt)
After three hilly days, you can take a day to relax. 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 (46 km, climb 700 mt)
Another easy day cycling 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: S.Anna Arresi – Pula (60 km, climb 1200mt)
Final catwalk of your 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. Alternatively, if you are looking for something harder, climb the Sulcis mountains and ride through the Is Cannoneris forest along a striking inland itinerary that will take you directly to Pula.
8th day: end of tour
After breakfast, end of services.