Costa Verde Coastal road - Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia - Italy

Tuscany Traverse: Coastal Cycling Tour

Self-Guided 7 days € 1,550

Riding all Sardinia's west coast, starting from the fascinating Alghero. Cross the wilderness of Costa Verde and complete your adventure with the unspoiled beach of Chia and the lively village of Pula.

Style
Road cycling
Gain
4460 m
Distance
355 km
Level
Medium

Tour overview

COVER THE ENTIRE WEST COAST

Ride, explore, and discover the entire west coast of Sardinia. This self-guided tour begins in the fascinating Alghero and continues through the wilderness of Costa Verde, Italy’s rugged and remote region. Finish your adventure by visiting the unspoiled beach of Chia and the bustling village of Pula.

You’ll pass impressive Romanesque-Pisan architecture and sleepy Italian villages as you pedal the routes. With the glistening water greeting you as you reach the coast, the turquoise ocean is the ideal goal for the end of your journey.

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
Alghero
End point
Cagliari
See program for full itinerary
Flying in
Alghero
Flying out
Cagliari

Flights not included. Direct flights available at lastminute.com

Highlights of your cycling trip

coastal road in Sardinia - Italy

Coastal Roads

Pedal along the coast and be blown away by the breathtaking scenery. The dazzling ocean captivates you and makes you want more and more. Take on these perfect roads to see a different side of Sardinia.

Villa Piras Hotel

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.

cyclist in the Tuscan countryside - Italy

Self Guided

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

SARDINIA - ITALY

Sardinia's wild hinterland, out-of-this-world beaches, and endearing quirks captivate cyclists. Coastal roads thrill, prehistory confounds, and four million sheep rule the roads here. The asphalt is as good as on the mainland, and traffic is less congested. This is a destination that every road cyclist should add to their travel bucket list.

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  • 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

    Mountainous and hilly, Sardinia provides excellent climbing opportunities with flowing descents to the coastlines. Dramatic and awe-inspiring. Every trip to Sardinia is incredible, especially those spent in the saddle. Push your pedalling and strength.

  • Culture

    A strong sense of tradition runs throughout Sardinia and the region. Pride and passion are shown through the number of festivals and celebrations hosted throughout the year. Try to tie in your trip with one of the many gourmet food events, not to be missed!

Accommodation during your tour

Villa Piras

4* Hotel, Alghero
Via Della Resistenza 10, 07041 Alghero, 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.

This charming hotel with a sea view and terrace, is walking distance from Alghero old town and the start point for the Wet Coast Sardinia Expedition.

Aquae Sinis Albergo Diffuso

4* Hotel, Cabras
Via Cesare Battisti 44, 09072 Càbras, Italy

This charming hotel, close to Cabras Cathedral,  has a swimming pool and a restaurant that serves up Sardinian specialities. So you will be relaxed and fuelled up for the days to come!

The rooms are super comfortable making this an ideal half way stop on the tour.

Tour itinerary

Your guide to a perfect cycling tour

Alghero to Tresnuraghes
  • Distance
    60 km
  • Climb
    1200 m

The coast is rugged, and the vineyards are lush. The breathtaking scenic coastal road from Alghero to Bosa, 45 kilometres of pristine beauty along the seaside cliffs, will be our first stop. Then head inland, where you’ll find yourself immersed in the Modolo valley, a vibrant patchwork of vegetable gardens, olive groves, and Malvasia vineyards.

Overnight stay: Tresnuraghes

Tuscany coast - Italy

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport options: Alghero

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

Where the tour starts: we meet in the afternoon in Alghero

Transfers: included from Alghero

Flying out

Fly out airport options: Cagliari

When best to depart: in the evening of 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.

  • Breakfast and Accommodation

    Standard accommodation is double room that is shared with one other person with ensuite facilities. Breakfasts and some dinners are included.

  • GPS Tracks Access

    Access to routes through the RIDE WITH GPS mobile application.

  • Transfers

    Transfers in from Alghero airport and out to Cagliari airport are included.

  • Daily Luggage Transfers

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

Cycling bottle
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. 

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.

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