Castelsardo town - Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia - Italy

Discovering Italy: Cagliari Guided Coastal Cycling Tour

Guided 8+ days

Discover the south west coast of Sardinia, the Costa Verde. Forget the big tourist traps, this area of Sardinia is simply breathtaking and will leave you wanting to explore the rest of the island on two wheels.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
4,000 m
Distance
320 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

DISCOVER SARDINIA’S SPARKLING COSTA VERDE

This beautiful tour along Sardinia’s south-west coast, the Costa Verde avoids every tourist trap to show you the island’s authentic self. This region of Sardinia is still completely intact and bears the scars of a mining economy that thrived until just a few decades ago. 

During the second half of the tour, you will have the chance to explore the islands of San Pietro and Sant’Antioco, famous for their fishing traditions, as well as the spectacular South Coast, known for its beaches. We’ll spend the final night in Cagliari with the group for some exploring on foot, shopping and a celebratory final dinner.

Be blown away by the beauty of this humble island. Not only will you feast your eyes on the magnificent landscapes and vistas that will accompany us on every route, but you will also get to literally feast on local dishes, coffee, ice cream and fine Italian wine. This is a tour for all five senses, and one that will give you memories that last a lifetime. 

Start point
Torre dei Corsari
End point
Cagliari
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Cagliari
Flying out
Cagliari

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

Penisola di Cap Corse, Corsica

Breathtaking Coastline

From sand dunes on the western beaches to the breathtaking and mesmerising south coast. The Costa Verde coastline is undoubtedly beautiful. Soak up the scenes and take a dip in the enchanting waters.

Charming Accommodation

Each hotel has been carefully chosen for its idyllic setting. Throughout your journey, you'll feel well rested after each day in the saddle. Every hotel is of high quality, with fantastic facilities that will make your trip even more memorable.

Guide Photo

Expert Guides

Our on-the-ground team will guide and support you throughout the tour. They know these roads like the back of their hand and are always eager to share their insider knowledge about the region’s hidden gems. You will also be joined by a support vehicle stocked with snacks, extra electrolytes and water.

Tour destination

Costa Verde - Sardinia

Boasting six-month-long summers of glorious sunshine and warm temperatures, the Costa Verde is a dream destination for road cyclists. Paired with smooth asphalt and delicious local cuisine, it's no wonder why the Green Coast of Italy is a popular spot. Join us and understand the hype of riding in Sardinia.

  • Weather

    Sardinia boasts a beautifully warm Mediterranean climate. The summers are long and hot with the coastal temperatures averaging 29°C in July and August. Renowned for a 'six-month summer', the sea is warm enough to swim from May until October.

  • Terrain

    Sardinia's mountainous and hilly terrain offers excellent climbing opportunities as well as flowing descents to the coastlines. Dramatic and breathtaking. Every trip to Sardinia is magical, especially those spent on horseback. Increase your pedalling and strength.

  • Culture

    Sardinia and the surrounding region have a strong sense of tradition. The number of festivals and celebrations held throughout the year demonstrates pride and passion. Try to plan your trip around one of the many gourmet food events that are not to be missed!

Accommodation during your tour

Wonderful 4* Accommodation

You will sleep in a range of four-star hotels along our route, all of which offer a very pleasant stay after a full day of riding. We choose the accommodation based on its location and proximity to the start and end of each route and each location includes secure bike storage facilities so you can focus on some well-deserved R&R.

Torre Hotel

4* Hotel, Torre dei Corsari
Viale Della Torre Località, Torre Dei Corsari, Italy

Overlooking the Costa Verde coastline and located on top of a hill offering stunning sea views from the terraces, Torre Hotel is the first stop for the tour, setting the luxurious standard of hotels for the trip.

Hotel Rosa dei Venti

4* Hotel, Buggerru
Via Roma, Buggerru, Sardinia Italy

Strategically located at Buggerru harbour with an impressive view of the city and bay. The Rosa dei Venti hotel is a favourite for many and will leave you wanting to come back again.

MuMA Hostel

4* Hostel, Sant'Antioco
Lungomare Colombo 25, Sant'Antioco, Sardinia Italy

A boutique hostel right on the sea front and walking distance to Sant’Antioco centre. The MuMA Hostel is also home to the Museum of the Sea and Shipwrights, a little jewel that tells the story of the aquatic flora and fauna of the lagoon and preserves the memory of the naval carpentry of Sant’Antioco.

Hotel Terranieddas

4* Hotel, Teulada
Terras Nieddas, Teulada, Sardinia Italy

Nestled in the countryside of Teulada, only 5 minutes away from Porto Pino. The Terranieddas restaurant is highly rated and will provide excellent refuelling after a day in the saddle.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Riding the Wild Costa Verde
  • Distance
    60 km
  • Elevation
    1,100 m

We will start our day with a hearty cyclist’s breakfast before heading out on our first ride: the “Costa Verde” (Green Coast). This is the wildest region of Sardinia. It is less populated, less touristy, and has a long mining history. Our route includes a challenging climb to the phantom village of Ingurtosu, before descending once again to Buggerru, our final destination. After some time relaxing in our four-star hotel, we’ll have dinner in one of the local Trattoria.

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport options: Cagliari Airport

When best to arrive: In the morning of the day the tour starts

Where the tour starts: We meet in the afternoon in Torre dei Corsari

Transfers: Included from Cagliari

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Cagliari Airport

When best to depart: In the evening the day the tour ends after 5 pm. We suggest to consider spending an extra night in Cagliari to avoid any unnecessary rushing

Where the tour ends: In the afternoon in the town of Cagliari

Transfers: Included to Cagliari

Tour essentials

What’s included in your cycling trip.

  • Luxury Accommodation

    7 nights in 4* hotels in a shared room with en-suite facilities. Single rooms are available as an additional extra.

  • Tuscan cuisine - food
    Meals

    All meals are included on this tour so you can be assured that you will be adequately fuelled for every day of riding.

  • Luggage Transfers

    Your luggage will be transferred from hotel to hotel throughout the trip so you only need to pack a day bag for your essentials.

  • Support vehicle
    Airport Drop Off and Transfers

    You will be fetched at the airport at the start of the tour and dropped off after the final stage of the tour.

  • Espresso Mafia - Girona
    Nutrition During The Rides

    You'll be fuelled from start to finish with the on ride nutrition and snacks provided during the day.

  • Guide Photo
    Guide and Support

    Throughout the tour you will have experienced English-speaking guides riding with you as well as have a mechanic on standby for any necessary work needed.

  • Planned Routes with Maps and GPS Tracks

    All routes are mapped out for you to follow. A GPS navigation app is provided for use on IOS or Android smartphones.

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    Flights are not included in the tour package. We have suggested which flights and airports are best suited for this tour but should you have any doubts or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

  • Health & Travel Insurance

    We strongly recommend that you obtain a dedicated health insurance that covers your sports activities. Reach out to us if you have questions about the insurance.

Extra
Bike Rental
Make your travel arrangements just that little bit easier!

It’s not always easy travelling with a bike but fear not, road bikes are available for rental for the duration of the tour. To make sure you get the maximum from your bike for your trip, we’ve partnered with some of the best brands in cycling to give you the latest choice of equipment.

With a variety of sizes available, we can ensure your bike fits you perfectly.  All rental bikes are mechanically checked and adjusted before each and every hire so you can have peace of mind that your bike will be running smoothly from start to finish!

You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.

Giant TCR Advanced 2
Brands and models may vary

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

Extra
E-Bike Rental
A little help to make your tour that much more enjoyable!

If you need a bit of a boost or would like to take on the tour at a bit more of a leisurely effort, then why not rent an e-bike for your tour?

Using an e-bike opens you up to new possibilities and can allow you to take on even more than you imagined. Also, if you are part of a group of varying abilities or you are coming back from a recent injury, an e-bike will allow you to enjoy the tour on the same level as everyone else. 

If you would like to rent an e-bike for your tour, please select this option at checkout.

Brands and models may vary.

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • Single Hotel Room

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €337 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. You can select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

  • Additional Nights

    The tour starts in the morning and ends in the evening, plus airport transfers take time. We recommend that you fly in the day before and fly out the day after to maximise your trip and avoid unnecessary rushing. You can book these two additional nights during the booking process. Please contact us to arrange this and if there is anything specific you may require.

Booking options

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Don't see the travel dates you want or have a special request, such as adding a non-rider, please contact us.

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