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Sardinia - Italy

Discover Italy: Cagliari Self Guided Coastal Cycling Tour

Self-Guided 7 days

Discover the south west coast of Sardinia, the Costa Verde. Forget the big tourist resorts, this area of Sardinia is simply breathtaking and will leave you wanting to explore more with your bike.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
4000 m
Distance
300 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

DISCOVER THE COSTA VERDE COAST AT YOUR OWN PACE

A pleasant ride along Sardinia’s south-west coast, the Costa Verde. Forget about the big tourist resorts; this part of Sardinia is still completely intact and bears the scars of a mining economy that thrived until a few decades ago. In the second part of the tour, you will ride through the two islands of San Pietro and Sant’Antioco, known for their fishing traditions, as well as along the spectacular South Coast, known for its beaches. The final evening, we’ll be in Cagliari for some shopping and the celebration dinner.

This self-guided tour includes GPS tracks and detailed maps of all routes so you can travel at your own pace. Our support van transports all of your luggage from hotel to hotel. If you have any problems, the helpful team will be there to help.

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

Blue sky, clear sea and sand dunes on the island of Sardinia - italy

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.

Torre Hotel Green Coast - Italy

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.

Self guided with route maps

Pedal at your own pace, following the maps and tracks provided during the pre-tour briefing. We'll recommend places to stop for lunch and sightseeing along the way. If technical assistance is required, it will be provided throughout the event.

Tour destination

COSTA VERDE - ITALY

Boasting 6 month long summers of glorious sunshine and warm temperatures, the Costa Verde is a dream destination for most 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 Italy.

Who Wouldn’t Want To Ride In Italy?
  • Weather

    Sardinia boasts a beautifully warm Mediterranean climate. The summers are long and hot with the coastal temperatures averaging 28.5°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

Torre Hotel

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

Throughout the week you’ll be staying in beautiful four-star hotels. Each one has been specifically selected to make sure you are able to rest and relax after a full day of exploring. They also have all the facilities you will need as travelling cyclists.

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 center.

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 restuarant is highly rated and will provide excellent refuelling after a day in the saddle.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Torre dei Corsari to Buggerru
  • Distance
    67 km
  • Climb
    1200 m

The mines of Sulcis Heritage of Humanity

A beautiful and scenic ride through the mining history of Sardinia. We leave Torre dei Corsari and begin our ascent toward Montevecchio, a UNESCO Geopark. The history of this region of Sardinia can be felt here. Then you’ll pedal gently until you reach the Passo Bidderdi, where a fantastic downhill will take you to Buggerru, a mine village.

Overnight stay: Buggerru

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport options: Cagliari

When best to arrive: in the morning the day the tour starts

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

Transfers: included from Cagliari

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Cagliari

When best to depart: in the evening the day the tour ends after 17:00

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.

  • GPS Routes and Maps

    You will be provided with GPS files and detailed notes on all the routes, supporting and sharing some local knowledge.

  • Half Board Accommodation

    Standard accommodation is shared double room with one other rider with ensuite facilities and half board meals. Breakfasts and dinners are included.

  • Transfers

    Transfer to and from Cagliari Airport is included.

  • Daily Luggage Transfer

    Support vehicles will transport your luggage on to the next hotel, so you only have to carry your essentials.

  • Experienced Mechanic

    Mechanical service in case of breakdowns after the days riding. This does not include spare parts in needed for any repairs.

Cycling bottle

What’s not included in your cycling trip.

  • Flights

    Flights are not included in the tour package. Please follow our advice about which flights will be best suited for this tour. Reach out to us if you have any questions about flights.

Extra
Bike rental
Only €225 for the entire trip

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. 

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Brands and models may vary

Fitted to you and ready to ride!

More things to maximise your cycling trip

  • EXTRA
    Single accommodation
    €150 per person for entire trip

    If you’d like a whole room to yourself, that’s no problem. For an extra €150 for the trip duration, you can enjoy the comfort of your own room. Just select this option when you proceed to book your tour.

Booking options

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